Sunday Social 1/20/13

Sunday Social

I can't believe how fast this weekend went by!  At least I got caught up on everything that's been running through my head these last few days!  I have a constant mental check list to keep up with, and I love getting everything done!  I'm linking up with Neely and Ashley for Sunday Social this week!  

The questions this week are all about 3's!  

1.  Top 3 favorite kinds of food

I love Greek Yogurt, anything Italian and Mexican food!  

2.  First 3 things you do in the morning

I brush my teeth, make my coffee and check my emails.

3.  Last 3 things you do at night

I brush my teeth, take out my contacts, and read a book.

4.  3 TV shows you NEVER miss

American Horror Story, True Blood and The Walking Dead

american horror story asylumLOVE TRUE BLOOD
# The Walking Dead look like any one you know multicitygames

5.  3 places you want to visit

Italy, Germany and San Francisco

6.  3 people you can always count on

My mom, Skip and my girls, Kelly and Erica

Next week's questions

1. What is your ideal way to relax?
2. Where is your favorite place to be?
3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

Happy Sunday!  Have a great week, every body!

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Liebster Award!

Hey everyone!  I was nominated for a Liebster Award!  Thanks so much to Rebekah for thinking of me!  


This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers...the award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.

2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.

3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

5. No tag backs.


11 Random Facts about myself:

1.  I'm an avid reader.
2.  Green is my favorite color.
3.  I have watched 'Days of Our Lives' since I was 7.
4.  I met Rob Zombie and Malcolm McDowell while working on the set of Halloween: 2
5.  I loathe books with Movie tie-in covers
6.  I work from home so I can spend as much time with my precious babies as I can!
7.  I love drawing/ painting and need to spend more time doing it!
8.  I spend way too much money at Target
9.  I love horror films, and I'm so not afraid of saying how much I enjoy the ridiculous B-movies!
10.  I love comics/graphic novels and anxiously await Dragon*Con in Atlanta every year 
11.  My love for beautiful coffee table books is never-ending!

11 Questions from Rebekah

1. What is your favorite nail polish color?

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

2. What is your favorite season?

Autumn is by-far my favorite!

3. Do you like Instagram or Pinterest better? Why?

I like Instagram just fine, but Pinterest is so much fun I tend to get myself in trouble!

4. What was/is your favorite subject in school?

I've always loved History and Literature

5. Lipgloss, lipstick, or neither?

Can I say i prefer a good Lip Stain instead?  :)

6. What are your favorite types of blogs to read? Beauty, lifestyle, etc.

I don't really have a favorite type!  I love anything that catches my eye and can keep my attention!  

7. What is your favorite pattern? (chevron, polka dots, etc.)

I love a good chevron!

8. Have you ever made anything from Pinterest? If so, what was it?

I love making wreaths, and I've gotten such great inspiration from postings on Pinterest!

9. Would you rather drink coffee or tea?

My love affair with coffee will stand the test of time, however a good cup of tea will cure any ailment!

10. What is your all time favorite movie?

Requiem for a Dream

11. Do you watch reality TV? If so, what shows?

My guilty pleasures are any Real Housewives except NYC...I also love Shahs of Sunset, Million Dollar Decorators and Jerseylicious!  My husband really wishes I could cut them out but it's not happening, unfortunately for him!

I'm tagging these 11 lovely bloggers:

1.  Madison at Ms. Madison Claire
2.  Chelsea at Haute Child in the City
3.  Christine at A Day in the Life
4.  Sarah at champagne for breakfast
5.  Jamie at Forever81
6.  Lady Grace at Lady Elizabeth Grace
7.  Heidi at Polka Dot Pixies
8.  Rachel at Rach.E.Cakes
9.  Beverly at la la Love, Learn & Laugh
10.  Amanda at The Plaid Princess
11.  Amanda at what hopes & dreams are made of

11 Questions for these bloggers:

1.  Where would your dream vacation be?
2.  What DIY are you most proud of?
3.  What is your all-time favorite movie?
4.  What is the last book that you read?
5.  What is your favorite clothing store?
6.  Which magazines do you subscribe to?
7.  What are your top 3 beauty products?
8.  What is your favorite holiday and your favorite memory from that day?
9.  What is your favorite recipe?  (I might want it later :) )
10.  What mascara do you use?
11.  How did you come up with your Blog name?

Thanks again to Rebekah for this honor!  I can't wait to get to know all of your better!

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Emerald City

I don't know about you guys, but this week has been the hardest yet!  I just can't seem to get back in my normal routine.  I'm definitely ready for the weekend to get here, just so I can play catch up.  Wednesday has always been a highlight of my week, but Shanna just makes them that much better!

Today I'm linking up with my girl Shanna at Because Shanna Said So for Random Wednesday...

I'm excited because this post is dedicated to my most favorite color, green!  You can only imagine how excited I was when Pantone named Emerald Green the Color of the Year for 2013.  Nothing is more elegant than emeralds that are accented with gold.  Here's a few of my favorite pieces that sparked some inspiration for me!  I hope you love them too!

Emerald City

Coast dress, $79 / Robert Clergerie heel sandals / Blue Nile gold jewelry / Gerard Yosca teardrop necklace / CC SKYE bracelets jewelry / Wallis gold earrings / Cashmere scarve, $315 / Velvet Love Tub, $875 / Emerald Vase / Pier One Metallic Beads Pillow / Cindy

I also am super excited about all the awesome makeup options out that feature this fabulous color!  My favorite picks are all from Sephora!

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week and has some fun plans for the weekend lined up!



Back to Work!

It's hard to believe Christmas was almost 2 weeks ago!  Getting back into the swing of things is always tough, but it's also nice to get everything back to normal and then start preparing for our next celebration.  I've got a month to get Jake's birthday party planned.  I'm starting to freak out a little bit, but I know it'll all come together.  

Today I wanted to show you a few things that I've been loving since we unwrapped gifts.  I don't think it's ever too early for making a wish list, just because.  

The fastened wood candle stands from Terrain are such a nice addition for any centerpiece.  They add just the right amount of a rustic touch.  Aren't they great?

This bracelet will be in my jewelry box!  I think it is so glamorous and would be perfect for a viewing party of 'The Great Gatsby!'  

(P.S. You need to be warned that my obsession with ALL things F.Scott is going to be at a fever pitch by the time May 10th gets here.)

How awesome is that address stamp from Fawnsberg?  I love that there is such a resurgence  of hand-written style typography going on these days!  It is wonderful that so many artists have the opportunity to show off their talents.  The simple elegance of this stamp makes it a must-have!  

I hope that all of you have a great week getting back to work!  These great items have inspired me so I may make it until the weekend!  



Sunday Social 1/6/13

Sunday Social

Is anyone else still worn out from all that celebrating we did a couple weeks ago?  I'm still trying to get back in the swing of things!  My house still looks like it's been hit by the Toy Tornado, but at least the tree is gone.    

Here are this week's questions!

1. Do you plan to change any of your eating habits in the new year?

Yes!  Especially since the last couple of months have been filled with nothing but holiday treats...I always eat salads and we grill vegetables and fish or chicken at home.  There's always room for improvement, so I want to stop eating out and add some change to my wallet as well as my eating habits!  

2. Any work out tips to get us back in shape after the Holidays?

Portion control is the most important part of eating at all of those work parties or family meals, so I think that if you don't go crazy, and stay active, you will be okay!  I love walking and taking the kids out when the weather is nice, so our jogging stroller is awesome, but there is so much you can do in your home!  I think as long as you get off the couch and drink lots of water, you will start seeing positive changes.  

3. Favorite thing you did of the Holidays? 

Every night we could, we took Chandler and Jake out to look at Christmas lights.  They loved getting to see the pretty displays and the occasional Christmas cookie that we let them enjoy while we were out.  I really enjoyed getting to spend some much needed time with all of our family.  The Hanging of the Greens at my aunt's church is always a fun night to start off the Christmas season.  It's also a great spot to possibly get a picture for our Christmas cards :)  

Here's the 2 seconds they both decided to look at me.

Our favorite trees this season!

Skip got a major surprise at his Christmas party for the Fire Department this year.  He had no idea that he was going to be named Firefighter of the Year and from the picture below, you can see how excited he was! I'm so proud of him!

Sorry it's a little blurry, I had no idea they were doing this and didn't bring my camera!  These are pictures that someone sent to us.

Here is Chandler and Jake's official Santa photo for 2012!  We've always gone to the Santa at Phipps, so I'm just a little partial to him, but I do think he is by far the prettiest Santa in all of the land!

We had lots of fun hanging out with friends this year!  Chandler and her friend Hadleigh are 4 days apart and they love each other so much!

My little elves were so patient on Christmas Eve.  We were sad that Skip was on shift, but Santa stopped by and we were so glad that he got to spend Christmas Day with everyone!

The craziness that arrived!  Any tips on toy organization would be greatly appreciated!

Skip surprised me with an awesome gift that he picked out all by himself!  I must brag a little and show these beauties off!  I'm officially obsessed!

4.  What is something you hope that you accomplish in 2013 that you did not in 2012?

I would love to regularly participate in 5K's...I think that I need to find someone who is really interested and can hold me accountable for doing the work.  It's always easier when you have a friend to participate with you!  

5.  Name 3 things happening this year you are excited about and why:

Jake turns 1 on February 9th, and I'm already in party planning mode.  I love getting everything organized and made and then seeing how great everything comes together!  

Skip will be turning 30 on May 20th.  I can't wait to see how we celebrate!  

I'm already looking forward to our annual beach vacation in August!  

I hope that everyone had a happy Holiday season and got to spend a lot of time with those you love!   I'm glad to be back!  Sorry for such a long but needed break!

Here are the questions for next week:

1.  What is the name of your blog?  How long have you been blogging?
2.  Why do you blog?
3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
4.  What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?
5.  What are your blogging goals for 2013?
6. Top 3 favorite blogs to follow?

Have a great week everyone!