Friday, December 28, 2012

Five Things Friday

I can't believe the new year will be here in just a few short days.  As I get older each year seems to go by more quickly, today's FTF is all about new years, here goes:

1.  The best thing about 2012 was...this may sound lame but my job!  This was the first year where I actually felt productive and capable of being an actual engineer! haha

2.  Next year I am looking forward to getting married with my best friend!  After being engaged for a little over a year I'm excited to finally tie the knot!

3.   A resolution I have for next year is to be on a super tight shopping budget until my b-day.  I do this New Year's challenge every year and I find it to be super beneficial, I actually might extend it a bit more further out than my b-day this upcoming year.   This year I might give myself $50 to spend on clothes/shoes/accessories every month for 3-4 months and see how I handle it!

4.  I celebrate New Years by I usually have an end of the year dinner then just watch the NYC ball drop on TV, but sometimes I get super sleepy and just fall asleep before midnight.   I never do anything special for New Years.

5.  This year I will be celebrating the New Year by........I still don't know what I'm doing but like I said in #4 I never do anything special >.<!!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is this DIY vase, I kinda want to make it for my room.

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Five Things Friday

Christmas is just around the corner - I feel like it was only just Thanksgiving! I'm definitely excited to celebrate the holidays...what about you?

1. This year for the holidays I am going to visit my parents on Christmas. On Sunday I am also going to exchange presents with Diana and watch Christmas movies!

2. A holiday tradition I have is buying an advent calendar from Trader Joe's - they are so fun and the chocolates are so delicious, and can't be beat at $1! Although this year I heard they are sold out at the Trader Joe's in town :(

3. My favorite holiday song is: "All I Want for Christmas!"

4. My favorite holiday movie is: so many to choose from! Every year I usually watch at least a couple of the following: Elf, Love Actually, The Nightmare Before Christmas (although usually more around Halloween time), and The Polar Express.

5. All I want for Christmas (or another holiday) is to spend time relaxing! I'm lucky not to have a job requiring me to work on Christmas day. Oh, and a little snow would be nice (for decorative purposes only)!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is these wintery snowflake nails!

Happy holidays everyone and safe travels!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Five Things Friday

Seeing as I'm heading up north today, I decided to make today's blanks all about this chilly weather we are having here in Oregon.  So here goes and don't forget to play along:

1.  During the winter the best way to relax is by having some hot chocolate, snuggle under a blanket read a book or watch TV, preferrably anything Christmas themed! I'm a sucker for Christmas movies!

2.  When it's cold all I want to wear is a vest of any kind, a hat, wool socks and a scarf, and yes I wear these things even when I'm at home!  My house is so cold!

3.  Something weird I do that keeps me warm is when I wear dresses or skirts in the winter I double up on tights! It makes a HUGE difference and it not only keeps you warm and cozy but it also makes black tights appear super dark.

4.  Something weird I crave during the winter is ice cream.  I know that sounds weird, and you must be thinking why would she crave ice cream during cold winter months, but seriously ice cream sometimes is that perfect balance even if it's cold outside ice cream just tastes so good and it reminds me of summer.

5.  What I love the most about the cold weather is all the accessories, sweaters and coats one gets to wear.  During the end of the summer I long to wear my coats, hats and scarves and towards the end of the winter I am totally fed up with all the clothes!  Right now I'm in my loving winter stage :)

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is this DIY Mountain pillow, how cute would that look on your bed or sofa?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Five Things Friday

I love Christmas shopping, not only because I love to shop but I love buying and/or making someone a personalized gift.  This year I've tried extra hard to put together thoughtful gifts for everyone and I'm pretty excited for everyone to have them, seriously Christmas could not come soon enough!  Since the holiday shopping season is in full swing today's blank's are all about presents...

1.  I love to give (give/receive) gifts.  I love to give gifts especially when I find that perfect item for someone, but hey who doesn't love to receive presents, I'd be lying if I said I didn't ;)

2.  I always (always/sometimes/never) do  my Christmas shopping early.  I usually always start my Christmas shopping early by the time the second week of December comes around I only have 2-3 gifts I need to buy.  My fiancee is the opposite he ALWAYS does his Christmas shopping late and it drives me crazy!

3.  The best present I ever received was my pillow doll Lucy, I got her for my birthday when I was 7 or so.  I still have her and that doll has seen me through good and bad times!  Such a great childhood memory :)

4.  My favorite part about buying presents is the gift wrapping!! I am addicted to wrapping things, sometimes I'll buy someone an extra present just in order to have more things to wrap!

5.  I like to make AND buy (make/buy) gifts.  This really depends on the person and the gift I have in mind if I can make part of it then I will probably take the time to do so.  I think it makes the gift extra special when you know someone has taken the time to work so hard on it!  But sometimes there are those present you just can't make and buying something is still just as sweet!

**My favorite things from around the web this week are these fun free printables from Oh Joy.  The sayings on them are so fun and inspiring :)

Have a great weekend everyone!