Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm no Topless Kim but I'll take 2013

Helene in Between

Oh em gee I just lurve this link-up! Thank you Helene in Between

First for the best...

The Monster, Rihanna and Eminem

I love to hate both of them and I can't get this song out of my head...

Timber, Pitbull and Ke$ha

Although I won't lie the video makes very little sense, just start dancing.

Mine Would be You, Blake Shelton

He seldom let's me down

Now on to the worst...
Bound 2, Kanye West

I've already discussed my feelings on this monstrosity HERE

Stay, Florida-Georgia Line

Trailer music

Work Bitch, Britney Spears

Treat for the eyes but not the ears....I hate to say it because I really do like her so much

And there you have it, now go out a cut a rug.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Sweaters

There are many ways in which Christmas stresses us out....

This year for me I realized that tacky Christmas sweaters are a scarce commodity!!

I love any and all reasons to get together with my friends while eatin, drinkin, and bein merry but tacky Christmas sweaters cause me anxiety.

Whoever came up with this idea was a genius! It's a cute idea but since the trend has caught on so has the pressure! You can't find any damn sweaters now because every Tom, Dick, and Harry are attending a tacky Christmas sweater party. Some people find luck at thrift stores but of course not me.

And don't go on Ebay because people have the audacity to sell these things for like $200, who's got that sort of money?!

Luckily, I was able to borrow a tacky sweater, problem was it wasn't technically Christmas so I had to improvise accessories. In all fairness, I waited until the last minute. Also, I'm not sure what this says about me but I did go to Ross Dress for Less and buy a cheap sweater thinking it was tacky only to get home, try it on, and feel as though I could wear it on a daily basis......hmm

I'm challenging all retailers to provide more options! I'm also challenging all moms, grandmas, and aunts to stop hoarding these needed resources!

Despite the struggle, my friends threw a great party :)

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Link-up!

1. My favorite Christmas was....
  • Oh geez that's hard so many great ones! Probably the the Christmas when I was 17, I was grounded but my sweet boyfriend at the time made me forget that. It was the first time he told me to loved me. He got me a Build-a-Bear and he oh so cleverly told me to squeeze the bear's paw when I did it said, "I love you", to which he replied "But I wanted to tell you first". Yes you may take time to take in all the cheesiness! 
2. The worst Christmas I had...
  • 4th grade, when I stopped believing in Santa, I did however get a purple inflatable chair.
3. That one gift that made me scratch my head and say, "Hmmmm" was...
  • Pretty much anything my mother has ever gifted to anyone as a "surprise". If she ventures off of the list you're in for a real treat.
4. One year I....
  • Received a training bra and underwear as a present in front of my humongous family majority of which were male cousins.......needless to say I didn't model around in my present that year.
5. I think the worst gift to give is....
  • Large tins of Wal-Mart popcorn
6. At Christmastime I typically....
  • Watch Christmas Vacation and recite every line.
7. Typically, family Christmas....
  • Means lots of craziness, it's fun though, oh and one side of my family likes to "pick-n-grin" and my mom dances...livin the dream
8. If I could change one thing about the Holiday season....
  • I would bring my family closer so there wasn't as much driving.
9. It is so hard to buy for....
  • My mom, she's getting brought up a awful lot today. Hi Mom!
10. My favorite Christmas tradition is...
  • Looking at Christmas lights and watching Dana Carvey impersonate George Bailey
11. Santa, baby, bring me a ....
  • More like Santa, baby, take away these extra pounds :)

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Friday, December 6, 2013

The Price of Luxury

As a blogger I feel as though it is my duty to be helpful....

And inspiring....

Christmas is not getting any further away although my dad always throws out the saying "you're slow as Christmas" this year but that is farthest from the truth this year.

I haven't done any shopping, I don't have a whole lot of folks to buy for. My friends and I are so wonderful we don't get each other gifts. I'm in it for the conversations.

I figured that there are others that are walking in my shoes as well so I decided to give you a list of what to buy for those special people in your life.......

For the person who loves Scotch........a whole hellavu lot

Is it awesome? Yes. Is it practical? Of course. A tad bit on the pricier end for us non Columbian drug lord types. The downside.....LOTS of Ron Burgundy jokes

For that stripper friend......

For $500, again a practical gift because I mean you're set for at least a month before having to do any laundry.

For your Man-Friend

It's beautiful....Indulge yourself. Sell a kidney.

And last but not least.....

For a simple gift-swap

I can't tell if it's just perfume or if it's perfume and a music box or if it's perfume and a chandelier. Either way it can be yours for $35,000.

Now get to shopping!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thankful Recap

I get excited about the holidays every year because it's the one of the rare times I get to see my extended family. I also hate referring to them as extended family because they are so close and special to me. I've always loved being the oldest cousin on my dad's side and close to the oldest on my mom's because I've always had "little cousins". I never realized how much I would love it when these babies started to grow up and become little adults who bring more joy to my life then I can even begin to explain.

One of my cousins J is seventeen and by far the most laid back person I know. And I of course love this about him! As usual he was the source of my entertainment. The story goes as follows:

J's parents and siblings are members of the Presbyterian denomination and my uncle serves as an Elder. The Sunday before Thanksgiving their minister wanted the congregation to write on a note card what they were thankful for this year. My uncle as well as another Church Elder were chosen to read the note cards aloud to everyone in what was going to be a heartwarming smaller service then the typical Sunday. My uncle said that they read so many cards with so many wonderful things written. People discussed how thankful they were for their families and their health and how they had conquered financial turmoil, and disease in 2013. My aunt and uncle said that it was hard to not get teary-eyed at all the gratitude. As I said this was a smaller service so my cousins were among the few "young people" in the congregation. The other elder besides my uncle read one card allowed and it said, "I'm thankful for toilet paper". And who was guilty of writing such heart felt words, non other than my cousin J!

Despite my aunt and uncle "never being embarrassed so much in their lives",I as well as the rest of our family were rolling in the floor over this story.

The best part was my cousin J's rebuttal, "I didn't realize it was such a serious event"

Here's hoping you and yours had a fabulous Thanksgiving full of shenanigans!

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