Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's

Hope all of you have a wonderful time ringing in the New Year this weekend!!  We'll be hanging out with friends and family on the coast drinking lots of bubbly....and my husband's dream is finally coming true...he'll be the owner of a BOAT!!! finally.  :)


Friday, December 23, 2011

Simple Gift Idea

Here is a really quick and simple gift idea to maybe help those of you that need a last minute gift.  I did these for some of my co-workers, and I think they loved them.  To start with, I bought some instant hot chocolate mix, peppermint crunch chocolate covered pretzel sticks, clear treat bags, and ribbon.

I put the hot chocolate mix and chocolate covered pretzels in a mug.  I used these initial mugs from Anthropologie.  I then put them in the clear treat bags, gathered the top together and tied a ribbon around to secure.

I  gave them to the ladies I work with so they could use them at work for coffee, tea or the hot chocolate.  This will give them something cute to drink out of while at work (but hopefully will help reduce the amount of paper cups we use too!).

We're on the final countdown to Christmas!!  Good luck to any last minute shoppers!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Weekend Re-Cap

This past weekend I went back to my hometown for a dear friend's wedding.  We've been friends since the 7th grade, and it was such an honor to be a part of her big day!  The wedding was really spectacular.  Everything was beautiful, and the whole weekend just went along smoothly!  It was perfect really.  My friend looked absolutely gorgeous!! Seriously, her dress was one of the prettiest dresses EVER, and she looked fantastic in it.  I think they are an amazing couple, and I really can't wait to see what the future holds for them!

I feel very blessed that I still have such a great group of friends from high school that I keep in touch with after so many years.  We always try to make it back home to be there for each other for important times.  It was so good to talk to them and catch up.  We always seem to pick back up right where we left off, and then after spending time with them, I miss them like crazy!!  Here is a picture of me and my husband at the wedding along with my other best friend since 7th grade and her husband and adorable baby! 

On Sunday morning after all of the wedding festivities were over, Jeff and I got up early and headed back to Houston to go to our first Texans game.  It was so much fun.  There was so much energy and it was so LOUD, which was wonderful!  Luckily the TEXANS won, but it was a close game right up until the end.

Right around game time, it had started raining and a cold front had blown in, so when the game was over, we went out into cold rainy weather - perfect! ;)  But I came home and took a bubble bath to warm up and got to bed early.   Perfect ending to a fabulous weekend!

Hope all of you had a great weekend too!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

For the love of Mercury Glass

Pottery Barn


Z Gallerie

I love the sparkle and glam that mercury glass can add to any decor.  The stores have it everywhere right now, and I LOVE it!!