Friday, December 28, 2012

Last Post of 2012!

This will be my last post of 2012! What a year!

Let's talk about this crazy-busy Christmas that just flew by!

I made those banana bars and cookies I talked about in my previous post.
The banana bars were soooo moist and sooo delicious. The icing was killer! I couldn't stop eating it!

I left Joplin on Christmas Eve Eve and got to have dinner with Mallory!
no she isn't bald
love you Mal, lol

Christmas Eve was different for us this year. Since my dad is not at home, and I had to leave the lake around 2pm on Christmas, we decided to have Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve. Needless to say, it was pretty lonely without my dad having dinner with us.

But Santa Bonz cheered me up!

Christmas morning my dad got to come home to open presents and relax.
He thoroughly enjoyed witnessing my horrendous Christmas.
What better to wear with my red sequin Uggs than an oversized, sequined, old lady sweater straight out of 1985?

Christmas night I made it to Joplin with enough time to stop at Tyson's before we went to his sisters for dinner. Of course he had my amazing bright orange luggage setting on the pool table! Then he told me to "shake" one of the bags. I was so confused... so I shook it and nothing really happened so I unzipped it a little and pulled out a dollar bill.

I'm all like...


While he's sitting there grinning ear-to-ear.

So I open my suitcase and it's FULL of dollar bills with a print-out that says "Invisalign"!!!

or something of that effect

He said he couldn't think of a better way for me to open my "grand-finale" Christmas present.

I think it was pretty clever.
I have been wanting some orthodontic work for a while but it is sooo expensive. I've had one consultation but didn't care much for the doctor so I've been shopping around for a different doctor. Now that I know it's going to cost me well over $5,000 dollars, I want the best doctor for my money. I watch YouTube videos of peoples' experiences with Invisalign. Basically, I'm obsessed with getting my teeth straightened.

I can't wait to get started!

Anywho... after all that awesomeness, we went to his sisters for dinner. It was very fun opening gifts and drinking wine!

The next day, his sister and I braved the mall and Target for some post-Christmas bargains. We scored some great goodies! I also ordered Tyson and I new stockings from Pottery Barn.
Two velour stockings with names embroidered from PB for $32 doll-hairs.

I got these totally cute ornaments from Hob Lob today for 66% off!
Anything nautical/fish/boats... I'm in!

One of my Christmas presents was a cute monogram bracelet. It makes for some great armcandy stacking!

And I got the Lorac palette with a gift card from Ulta. If you don't have this palette, and you like nude/natural eye shadow, go get it, RUN!

After some deep thought and a few returns, I invested in my first pair of Sperry boat shoes.

Which is perfect because tomorrow I am going to Miami!
Out of the blue. I know. It was for me, too.

Yesterday, Tyson came in the office and talked my ear off about hauling boats to Chicago, Texas, St. Pete, Miami and driving and flying and engines and all this crap for ten minutes before he cut to the chase and told me we were going to Miami with Jim on Saturday morning...
at 8am...

Gee. Thanks for the early notice.


I love flying with Jim!!
Don't have to go through security...
No smelly people...
No layovers...
No lines...

A little getaway sounds great right now!
Photos of Marriott South Beach, Miami Beach

So I won't see talk to you guys until 2013!
Be safe and have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hello Holidays!

Is anyone else under an extreme amount of stress right now?


Just me?


I haven't blogged in 10 days and as I look back, I have no idea what I have done in the last 10 days. Thank goodness I keep notes for that stuff!

Looks like I bought some goodies at Ulta.

I baked some cookies.
Oh and I have a question... How does one (me) find a Kitchenaid Mixer in her (my) boyfriend's house? This thing works wonders on my dough.
Don't worry... they weren't good. I am an awful baker.

I drove from Joplin to the Lake to pick my dad up from the hospital.

Then the next day I had to take him back to the hospital. He was only home for about 14 hours. Ugh.
trying to stay positive!

I made some peppermint bark.

I visited Dixie, Caity, and the Babies... and I found these SWEET baby glasses!

I did some "personal shopping" for Tyson's business partner, Tim. This guy never never knows what to get his wife for holidays!
every lady (with four children) deserves a nice (waterproof), black (stain resistant) purse, right?

Then I drove back to Joplin and met Tyson for dinner right before he left for St. Petersburg with this gorgeous beast.
got to see him for a whole hour!

Then it "snowed".

I got my Urban Decay order.

And yesterday I ran errands and wrapped a bunch of presents.
and now my back is killing me

So looking back on the last 10 days, I am glad I take photos because my brain is SHOT! Between driving 2.5 hours back and fourth, Christmas shopping, CLEANING, hospitals, a sick dad, bills, crappy weather, laundry, and trying to wrap "inconspicuous" Christmas presents so that people won't know which ones are theirs, I am exhausted!

Today it is almost noon and I am still in my pajamas. I have this strange urge to bake things (even though I suck at it) with this sweet mixer I found.

I wanna bake this:

And these:

I don't know... we'll see how much energy I can muster up.

Tomorrow I will drive back to the Lake, have dinner with my lovely Mallory and Seth, and then relax at home.

Christmas Eve I will visit my dad...

and Christmas Day I will go pick up my dad, bring him home, open our gifts, eat some food, then I will drive to Joplin, try to be at Neely's by 5pm for chili, and then I will open gifts with Tyson's family.

jam packed day!

So everyone just pray that my next blog post won't be from a nut house because I keep trying to fit 30 hours into a 24 hour day.

Merry Christmas, my lovelies!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oh, how Pinteresting!

I am finally joining Michelle at "The Vintage Apple" for her link up!

Let's get started!

oh so true...

Source: via Tristan on Pinterest

Source: via Tristan on Pinterest

ha I wish!

Source: via Tristan on Pinterest

Alright that is all for today!
Happy 12-12-12!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I went to Ulta tonight to do some Christmas shopping and remembered I needed more of my Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray. When I found the bottle it was the XL size and it was $29 bucks! I had a 20% off coupon but I still couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on myself right before Christmas. Plus I haven't ran completely out yet.

I hopped on my ole' telly-phone and checked the price at Sephora... no go.

It wasn't on their site.

So I just went with a trust Google search!

I found the XL size on Urban Decay's website for $18.00! Yes please! If I remember correctly, I paid way more than $18 bucks for the 4.0oz... this is 6.0oz!


Free shipping for $35.00+


(I guess they changed the packaging for their setting sprays which means the old stuff is on sale!)

If you need some UD products, they have great products and there is a lot of great stuff on sale right now so...




haha Happy Shopping Ladies!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday Laughs

Today I am sharing with you some pictures that made me LOL this week!


I freaking love this Grumpy Cat!

I'm part German so I really love this one!
Dog Photobomb!

i hate bugs

Have a great weekend!