Monday, January 03, 2011

I finally...

spent my Christmas money, on Friday!  I got up early before work and while Nick and Guillermo were still sleeping. I took some cookies and a Christmas card to our vet for helping us out SO much last week (if you  don't follow me on Twitter, then you should know that Guillermo finally passed the twist tie after another xray and hours and hours of hoping!). I also made a trip to the post office and ended with Payless and TJMaxx. I love that place, seriously.

First of all, I wanted to show you guys our new family pictures! Lynzie's husband, Brandon, took some photos of all of us before Christmas to give to the parents, and Nick and I got some extras to spread around (my parents got some, and so did a friend or two + the vet)!

I love these pictures and I think that L+B did an AWESOME job!!

Also, here are the moccasins I got at Payless: [sorry for the picture quality, this is the only one I can find, and I haven't yet built up the courage to do a "what I wore" post..]

I have never had a pair of moccasins that I really liked before, so I am excited to wear these! Unfortunately, they look a little silly with the socks I had available to me at the time, so I am hoping that I don't have to wait until it's warmer out to wear them. I think when I have my full wardrobe available to me (i.e. I am not at Nick's..) I will hopefully have some socks that will make them warm + cute at the same time.

ALSO, this is the part that I am most excited about... I got this coat at TJ's. It was only $30, down from $70. Rampage Juniors...  It's really hard to see in the picture, but there is a ruffle detail vertically along the buttons on the front. So fun!

Ignoring the fact that I had to re-attach two buttons, and reinforce the rest of them, which took a good 30-40 minutes (I am assuming this is why it was marked down) I am absolutely in love with it. I have seriously worn it every day since I got it, and am really excited because it makes me feel so much girlier!

Also, here are a couple of pictures from Nick's and my NYE. Just a random table that I happened to be sitting close to while the party was commencing (Of course, I ate something that didn't sit well with my stomach just before we left the house, and was left feeling not-so-excited about the evenings to-do.) This whole house was decorated with amazing art and with this color scheme and it was so warm and cozy in the quiet parts!

NYE drinks! Left - Hers: Cook's Brut Champaign His: Wild Turkey American Honey. Can you say awesome coasters?

Happy Monday! 


  1. What a great coat! Great choice!

  2. i am glad your puppy is doing better!! i went shopping this weekend too :) love your finds. xoxo jcd

  3. I love your new jacket! Totally worth it to fix a few buttons to get such a good deal, too :)

  4. Laura- thank you! i am in love with it!

    Jillian - thank you, he is doing really well! happy new year ;)

    Meri - thank you! i actually had a little fun fixing the buttons. don't tell ;) i am not a very crafty person, so it was a fun few minutes!

  5. That jacket? Is amazinggggg. SCORE.

  6. Lovely pictures, you have a cute family! And, that is a truly FABULOUS coat!

  7. Loving that coat! It looks kinda like my new one, which I adore.

  8. Thanks, Tara! I really love these pictures + this coat :)

    Liz - I agree! I *might* have thought of you a little when I bought it! <3


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