Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My So-Called Instagram Life (Christmas 13 Edition)


I can't believe it is practically 2014.  Where has the time gone?  I haven't been able to spend much time on this blog recently, but it hasn't been from a lack of desire.  Here is a recap of my holiday.  

We put our tree in a new location this year and got new, more colorful lights.  I really like the way it turned out.  


I participated in the Fat Mum Slim Secret Santa gift exchange this year.  I had a lot of fun putting together a package for my new Aussie friend.


I also really enjoyed receiving gifts from my Aussie secret Santa (thank you, Amara).  


My sweet husband surprised me with a Benefit advent calendar, which had a mini-product in it for each day leading up to Christmas.  It was really fun to discover what each square had in it each day.  I am now obsessed with the Coralista blush.    


We did a crab feed on Christmas Eve.  


My sweet sister-in-law gave me this sweet piece of art with a light up gnome in it.  
P.S.  I have decided that I am keeping him out all year, but he needs a name.  Any suggestions? 


Stocking stuffers for my 4-legged children.


Harriet loved her new sweater and Chewie stuffed animal


Petunia looked pretty in her new sweater dress.  Yes, I officially buy clothing for my dogs now.  


Some of my friends were lucky enough to get their gifts wrapped in this sweet wrapping paper I discovered at the dollar store.


We found Christmas Yoda for our front yard.


Two sweet girls chin-snuggling me in front of the tree made my day.


I buy a new Starbucks ornament every year, and this one I was able to decorate myself.


How cute are these lamb slippers from Bath & BodyWorks?


My husband slipped this cutie into my stocking.  He cracks me up.


I hope you all had a very happy holiday, whatever you celebrate.  I look forward 2014, and the promise of a fresh start that the new year always brings with it.  Happy new year to all!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dear Santa, Here Is My WIshlist (2013)


The Christmas wishlist is one of my favorite posts to put together every year.  It is fun to look through the things I have bookmarked and saved for another day.  This year my list is very jewelry-centered.  I am still having my love affair with Pandora and Stella & Dot.  I am also still really into rose gold.  I discovered the Pier One jewelry armoire earlier in 2013,  and had a feeling it would help me organize my growing collection.  Plus, it is a really pretty piece of furniture.

Have you put your wishlist together?  Do you like to give specific ideas, or would you rather people just to wing it?  What is the big item on your list this year?

P.S.  I love reading your wishlists too.  Let me know if you have one in the comments.

Christmas Wishlist 2013


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dressing My Dogs In Sweaters


You can file this one under things that I told myself I would never do.  However, as the months started getting colder, the girls started snuggling harder.  Their little bellies felt cold, and I started wondering if they might, in fact, not like it so much.  

I was at the store the other day and I saw the cutest sweaters for 50% off.  At first, I was just shopping for Petunia.  I brought one home, and upon putting it on her, she strutted across the room (I am not exaggerating here).  The only problem was that Harriet seemed a bit jealous.  She had the kind of expression on her tiny face that only a neglectarino dog can guilt you with.  So I went back to the store and picked one up for her too.  



I said I would never dress my dogs in clothing, but I think they like it.  The proof is in the (sassy) pictures.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

My So-Called Instagram Life


Wait, how is it December already?  I feel like we just had Halloween.  Here a a few snapshots of my life lately.  November really flew by in a flash.

Dear Starbucks Barista,
When I told you my name was Erin, what exactly was it that you heard?  


I have the best guard dogs in the world.  I love how they work as a team.


Homemade Thanksgiving turtles 


Turtles in pretty packages for our Thanksgiving guests to take home.


Look what I found at Target!!  A Christmas gnome!!


Showing off the cool scarf I got in my PopSugar Must Have box for November.  I really love the fabric and pattern.


Have you checked out Oprah's favorite things for 2013 yet?   So many things that I don't really need, but have the sudden urge to buy.


Gratuitous pug shot.


If you live near Trader Joes (and you like Nutella) you must try these cookies.  You will thank me later (or you will be really mad at me for getting you addicted).


I picked up a few new scents from Bath and BodyWorks holiday collection in cranberry pear bellini, spiced apple toddy, and my new favorite, champagne toast.



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Hi, I'm Erin. I am living back on the east coast after 15 years out west. Currently readjusting to humidity and mosquitos. I love to take pictures and read fashion magazines.... and to talk about nothing in particular (ok, and my dogs).

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