Thursday, December 29, 2011


It came and it went! 

Christmas 2011 was a success! Pella got TONS of goodies, and so did her mommy!
I loved every second of Nick opening all his CHING gifts from me! 
Couldnt have asked for a better Christmas!

 A couple of my goodies! Frye veronica slouch boots and a Tory Burch handbag! MEOW!

 Pella's Leap top from Nick!

 My Family!

Pella's daycare Christmas gift to me, she took this BEAUTIFUL picture of Peej, framed it and wrapped it up....its probably one of my most favorite photos of Peej!

 my little family!
 Nicks parents got her an American Girl Itty bitty baby and crib anddd wagon!!!

 Pella and PAPA

 Christmas Outfit of the day!
 Putting Peej to bed Christmas Eve night, she was NOT STOKED about the whole Santa thing... OBVI

 the BIG ONE! Santa brought Pella a Retro Kitchen!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Looking back and moving FORWARD!

Christmas being a couple days away I cant help but think about last years Christmas, and the Christmas before that. Why? Because the last 2 Christmas' weren't exactly Merry. Christmas 2009 I was 7.5 months pregnant, just moved back home from LA, was alone, and didn't even give two shirts about this Holiday.
Christmas 2010, I had a 10 month old, still alone, I was a complete emotional wreck from all twisted, effed up shit I had been dealing with my new baby, and my BD drama. The last two years I didnt have  Christmas tree, I didnt decorate, I didnt bake cookies... I didnt do anything but enjoy the company of my family when I was pregnant, and then my daughter on her first Christmas! Here we are 2011, and I feel like this is going to be a GREAT, AMAZING Christmas! I have a 22 month old who has been nothing but a blessing to have as my daughter! I wont be alone FINALLY! I got a real christmas tree! I actually enjoyed shopping, and prepping for the BIG DAY!  I guess Im just really thankful for all of the hardships I experienced and got through! I can honestly look back at the all those moments and events from the past 2 years and not even feel that hurt anymore! I look back and am really proud of myself for finally standing on my own two feet and doing what was best for me and best for my daughter. I am finally in such a good place mentally, psychically, and emotionally.
a couple flashback pics!

 I am so excited to spend this Holiday with the people I love and the people who have been so supportive and there for me! I dont even "want" anything for Christmas for myself, this year was about giving back and reaching out to others who are not as fortunate as some of us! I posted awhile back about the gift drive for 80+ low income children we were sponsoring to provide gifts for, well I cant even begin to express how Amazing it was to be able to give a gift to each and every one of those kids who some have NEVER had a Christmas! It melted my heart to watch their faces light up with excitement! I want to thank EVERYONE who helped my roomate/best friend Kim
with providing gifts, and donating on behalf of the cause. It was a great turn out! Thats what Christmas is all about.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIY Christmas


Thinking of something creative to do for a gift?
Christmas in a Jar, hands down awesome DIY gift! 

What you will need:
-5 cinnamon sticks
-1 dried lemon slice
-1 dried orange slice
-1/2 cup whole cloves
-1 tbs. nutmeg
-1/4 cup whole allspice
-1 tbs. bay leaf pieces
-3 dried apple slices

-Glass Jars (Wal-Mart,Grocery store, thrift store, smart n final)
-Coffee Filters

-Printable Jar LABEL PDF 


s/o Dandee-designs for the post


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Jason Wu for Target!

Fashion designer Jason Wu is planning a special limited-edition designer collection with Target featuring womenswear, handbags and scarves, set to launch on Feb. 5, 2012.

“My collection for Target embodies my signature aesthetic of feminine sophistication, with a mischievous nod to the 1960s,” said Jason Wu. “I’ve had an incredible experience partnering with Target and I am looking forward to bringing these affordable designs to women across the country.” - Jason Wu
Ranging in price from $19.99 to $59.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves, Jason Wu for Target will be available Feb. 5 through March 6, 2012 at most Target stores and

What do you think??
I love the classy, clean, sophisticated looks!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mid week weekend wrap up..sure why not

For those of you that dont know...this is Nickmy significant other, aka LOVER.

Took Pella to Chopper Fest, clearly a biker extravaganza
but Pella found the live band the most entertaining ..dancing it up!

Peej reppin my mans booth at the show.

 My family

 Pella "blowing" during her occupational therapy session

 Y'all like my Christmas sweater?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DIY Christmas Craft: YARN TREES

What you need:
  • 3 Foam Trees ( Can be purchased at any hobby/craft store)
  • Yarn (obviously......)
  • Decorative ornament balls (.99 store has tons of cheap "decorative balls")
1. Wrap your trees with the yarn.
Start by putting a dab of hot glue on the foam to start your yarn and to keep it in place. I actually didn’t use anymore hot glue as I kept wrapping – it stayed in place perfectly. There is no science to it really, I just kept wrapping – I did not wrap the yarn perfectly as I kind of like the “messy” look of it compared to the perfect lines – plus that would take a bit longer :) Wrap the trees until your foam is completely covered (takes a couple of minutes) and end your yarn with another dab of hot glue.
2. Hot glue your ornaments.
3. Add a snowflake or ornament of your choice to the top.


Monday, December 5, 2011


How cute is BabyLady Spring 2012 collection!
I want it ALL for Peej! 

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