Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I am Loving...Christmas Edition

I'm LOVING our Christmas Itinerary is complete for our trip home to Atlanta.  Yes, I put together a schedule for our families. I always receive backlash from them but it is for their own good.  This is our vacation too and I don't want to spend it on a guilt trip because we didn't plan accordingly.  As you can tell I get very amped up about this;)

I'm LOVING my bestie is expecting her bundle of joy anytime now.  She just hit 36 weeks and is ready to meet her new little man.  I am pretty much convinced he will be the most beautiful baby considering how beautiful his parents are.

I'm LOVING our tree is setup and I am starting my wrapping tonight.  Our tree looks so bare without any presents underneath it.

I'm LOVING how my company embraces the holidays.  All of our buildings are decorated to the nines and our holiday party is quickly approaching, which is always awesome.

I'm LOVING Christmas music 24/7.  I started screaming with excitement on my way home from work when I noticed they were playing it on the radio.  Yes, I was one of those people who started listening before Thanksgiving.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our Christmas Card

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Wrapping Inspiration

Shopping for Christmas presents is one of my favorite things.  I love finding the perfect gift for my family and friends.  This year we started in June. Yep!  Crazy, yes, but I blame Nordstrom and their yearly sale.  We have just three people left on our list and hope to finish them up this weekend.

Wrapping presents is also one of my favorite things.  This year I turned to pinterest for some inspiration.  Here are a couple of ideas I am toying with this year...

Source: via Jessa on Pinterest

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap

Hi Lovelies!  
How was your Thanksgiving break?  
Did you eat your weight in food? 
Did you wake up early for Black Friday deals?  
Did you watch lots and lots of football?  
Did you enjoy it thoroughly and are now dragging a little today?
I did ALL of the above.
This break was just what I needed, the four F's: 
Friends, Football, Food and Fun (kind of lame, but whatever;)

Our centerpieces

Lots and lots of appitizers

Our gang for the evening minus a few

Marco and I...the will probably be our Christmas card


Our newest addition, MiaBella.  She wanted to join Marco for dinner.

Overall it was the perfect day.  There was lots of stress the night before, but in the end it was wonderful.  I wouldn't have had it any other way!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Give Thanks Day 2

Today and everyday I am thankful for my friends.  I love the people who surround my life each and every day.  There are a very few people in the world who I would consider to be my closest friends.  I have shared some beyond fabulous times with the ladies below.  I can't wait to see what adventures await us!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Give Thanks Day 1

What a day!  90+ emails, holiday travel, conference calls, Board of Director projects.  Let's just say at 11 AM I was ready for a glass of wine.  Phew!  

Marco and I got back late last night from SF.  It was the perfect way to celebrate his 30th birthday and getaway!  I can't wait to go a full recap over the next few days.  

Since it the week of Thanksgiving I wanted make note of a few things I am thankful for everyday this week.  I should do this everyday-maybe this will become a personal habit of mine:)

{M's graduation 2008}
I'm THANKFUL for my wonderful husband.  We were truly made for one another!  After this weekend I fell in love with him all over again.  

I'm THANKFUL for my car.  I seriously love my Scarlet.  She may not be the prettiest girl on the street, but she makes me happy.
I'm THANKFUL for my sisters.  Over the past few months we have grown closer.  Growing up we were really hard on one another.  Now that we are adults I think we appreciate each other more.  

I'm THANKFUL for remixes.  Yep, I said it.  I am a remix whore.  If their is a remix chances are I will probably love it.  I could listen to them for hours {sometimes I do}.  Right now my favorites are FTP Pumped Up Kicks by Gigamesh and Madonna's What It Feels Like For A Girl by Paul Oakenfold. 

I'm THANKFUL for my job.  As crazy as it can be from day to day I adore the people I work with.  They make the crazy days that much easier to deal with.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Random Thoughts of the Day


 My company rented out a 170 person theater at LA Live tonight for an advanced screening of Breaking Dawn.  Who's excited?  This girl!  I asked Marco to see it with me because I don't really have a lot of girlfriends in LA.  He said yes, but let's wait a couple of weeks.  No bueno in my book.  Thankfully my office pulled through and we are able to see it with the rest of the Twilight freaks {I mean that in the best way possible and consider myself to be apart of this group.}
Source: via Kristin on Pinterest

We leave for San Francisco in the morning via Virgin.  I have never flown them before and am super excited.  It's the small things friends:)
Source: via Kiana on Pinterest

 Last night we did all of our shopping for Thanksgiving.  We didn't want to wait until we came back from our trip because we knew things would be extremely picked over/gone.  For example: We couldn't find a turkey over 20 lbs. last night.  They were already sold out.  Instead we had to buy two smaller turkeys instead.  Not a big deal, but still annoying.  

 Our annual Thanksgiving Friends Feast is one week away!  Bring on the sweet potato casserole-pretty much my favorite thing ever.

 Our Christmas schedule in Atlanta is almost complete.  I know this might sound silly to some of you, but when Marco and I travel home we have to put together a schedule of where we will be spending out time.  Not every second is planned, just who we are staying with on what nights and our Christmas plans.  This does cause quite the ordeal on both sides.  My outlook is I would rather deal with it now before we get home instead of while we are there.  We are only there for a week and I don't want any arguments to occur while we are there.  The first draft went out this morning and I am already receiving a tiny bit of backlash. 

 At our cafe today they have peanut butter frozen yogurt which is pretty much the most awesome thing ever.  

How is your Thursday going so far?  
Who is going to see Breaking Dawn at midnight?
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I am Loving

Wednesday! YESSSS! 
Tomorrow is my Friday so I am desperately wanting this week to pass by quickly.

I'm LOVING that we will be spending this weekend in SF!  A couple co-workers of mine are from there and have given me the lo-down on where to explore.
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Where we will be dining on our first night!

I'm LOVING the ball is rolling for our Sonoma trip in the Spring.  
Wine + our oldest couple friends + wine + husband  = an epic long weekend {Yes, I used the word epic. who am I?}
One of the many weekends at UGA

Camping in Indiana Memorial Day 2007

I'm LOVING Tonight is the Night and I'm Good, I'm Gone they are both on repeat in my office.  
To all my GA friends Lykke Li is performing this weekend in Buckhead. I would totally go if I still lived there.

I'm LOVING my new Kendra Scott earrings.
Jeanine Dangle Earrings in Watermelon

I'm LOVING Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

I am lucky enough to hang out with this crowd next week.

I'm LOVING I maintained my weight this week at Weight Watchers.  Phew!

I'm LOVING RHO{insert city here}.  They all crack me up.  I even make Marco watch them. He loves it;)

I'm LOVING our local paper gave Marco a full page article on The Ocean Black.  It hit news stands today.  

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beverly Hills What a Thrill!

Last week Marco's parents were in town.  His dad's company is headquartered here so he comes out twice a year for sales meetings and their huge anniversary party (yes, they throw one every year).  His mom tagged along to hang out with us.  Marco hadn't seen his mom in a year!  Crazytown.

For the first part of their trip they stayed at the SLS Beverly Hills.  We rarely spend time in BH because it really isn't our scene, but it was fun to hang out at the hotel.  It reminded me a lot of Vegas.

LOVED the decor!

The deer glowed! I need this for my apartment.

Hanging out in the Lobby area

Loving Jay-Z

Chilling with his favorite

Dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood

I took a half day for a fun day in BH with his mom.  We went to Villa Blanca for lunch.  It was delish!  We saw Ken and Mohammad lunching and eating up everyone who wanted to take a picture with them.  Next up was Rodeo Drive for some window shopping and then, my favorite, Kendra Scott.  We both picked up some cute items.  The girls who work there are always so nice.  I would totally love to be friends with them.  Later that night we met up with our husbands for dinner in Venice at Baja Cantina.

The flowers were beautiful!

Saturday we celebrated Marco's birthday by watching college football, drinks at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey and dinner at Bottega Louie Downtown.  This was the perfect way to end their trip.  We had wine, yummy Italian food, Macaroons and the cherry on top was sitting next to Emma Roberts and Cord Overstreet from Glee.  Just another night out in LA {kidding!}

Cocktails at the Ritz

MIL and I at the Ritz

The Garcia's


The macaroons were to die for. Yummy! 

A little buzzed:)

Honestly I think it was the most perfect trip to date with them.  It was such a blast hanging out.  I can't wait to see them in 5 weeks with the rest of our family.  November is turning out to be quite a busy month!
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