Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas // Palm Springs // Emergency Room // Oh My..

Merry (belated) Christmas! Derek and I spent Christmas week in Palm Springs with his family! Christmas was NOT a merry one for us this year.  Somehow, 8 out of 10 of us ended up in the Emergency Room on Christmas day with a bad Stomach Virus.  The nurses could not even believe it was happening when we were coming in to the ER one after another between Tuesday night and Thursday morning.  Derek was one of the only 2 that didn't get sick!

We did our best to recover the trip with a trip to The Living Desert and a night at the Casino.

I'm still feeling sick and seriously feel like someone is punching my stomach every time I eat but hopefully this will be completely gone by New Years Eve.

Pre-Stomach Flu Christmas Tree Decorating!
 the Stone/Scarpelli/Shorr tree

 (our makeshift buzz lightyear tree topper!)

P.S. Can we talk about my anniversary/christmas present?! Pictures are looking a little less iPhone, right?! eeeekk!!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

4 Years Down and a Lifetime To Go...

Happy 4 Year Anniversary to Me and my Love <3

It's been an adventure. A fun, crazy, exciting, sometimes hard, loving, adventure and there is no one else I'd rather be going on this adventure with.

Cheers to 4 and many many more!

I Love You Squishy. Love, your Stinky

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Date Nights

Recently, our Date Nights call for sweats, uggs, and no make-up.
They recently opened a Cinepolis theatre (lazy-boy seats and food service throughout the movie)
and its become my new fav. date night activity. 

Sweater - Macys
Boots - Koolaburra (old but similar here)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Five on Friday

Its Friday, causal day at the office, payday, and sunny/70 degrees outside.
Its a good day.

One week until Derek's sister and her husband (Brandi blogs here) are coming home to visit from Italy for the Holidays! We are celebrating with a week long vacation in Palm Springs. I couldn't be more excited to spend time with them and maybe even do a little planning for when D and I visit them in Italy in July!

I'm getting my hair done tomorrow. Blonde? Brown? Ughh such decision.
When I go dark I get so many compliments and I just feel pretty. Not to mention my eyes are like, BAM!
I'm naturally (and my "naturally" I mean I haven't really seen my hair uncolored since I started highlighting in the 7th grade, but my roots are blonde) a dirty blonde. My mom loves me blonde. My family loves to tell me "I look better blonde". Rude. I guess you can't please everyone!

Have you entered to win $300 Paypal Cash yet? If not, go HERE to enter!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Giveaway! $300 Cash!

Today is the 1 Year Anniversay of Simply Clarke and I have teamed up with 13 other bloggers to help her celebrate by giving away $300 CASH to one lucky winner! Hope you are having a great day and that you hop on over to Simply Clarke and tell Marquis congrats, as well as, thank the fabulous co-hosts below!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Baby Its Cold Outside...

It's beginning to feel like winter! It finally rained (even if it was only for half a day) and its getting down to the 50's during the day (that's cold for LA!). It's my favorite time of year and I love getting to wear my scarfs!

SIDE NOTE: Anyone else starting to feel the pressure of Christmas shopping? Be sure to stop by tomorrow for an exciting giveaway!!!

On my December Goals I listed to wear more accessories. So far, so good!

Grey Cashmere Infinity Scarf (old): Similar 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hump Day, Sweaters, and December Goals

Happy Hump Day! (is anyone else still writing November? No, just me? cool.)

It's finally cooling down and time to swear scarfs and sweaters <3 best feeling.

December Goals:
Eat healthier
Find an insurance policy
Celebrate 4 years with Derek <3 12/19/13
Blog more
Drink less Diet Coke (its a problem)
Decorate for Christmas (this Jew loves the Christmas spirit)
Watch a chick flick by the fireplace with a glass of wine
Take more pictures (hopefully on a new camera)
Read a book
Date night with Derek to somewhere New!
Plan our trip to ITALY (July 3, 2014!!!!)
Organize my Jewelry
Wear more accessories
Shop less / Save more

Time to finish the year on a high note and ring in the New Year feeling accomplished a motivated the make 2014 the best year yet.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


I think I'm still recovering from all the turkey I ate last week.  Derek and I started out the morning with my family.  Tradition in my house is a movie on Thanksgiving.  This year, Derek and I saw Hunger Games with my Dad while my mom and sisters took care of the meal.
We ate with my family around 2 and then head out to spend the night with his family.
Their tradition: Bacon.Wrapped.Turkey
Yes, you read that correctly. The turkey is wrapped in BACON! (see below. be jealous.)

I'm so thankful to have both of our families.
(and I'm thankful for bacon wrapped turkey....)

Scarf/Jeans: Gap 
Shirt: Nordstrom

I hope you all had an AMAZING Thanksgiving.
Its already December?! Whaaaat! Crazy.