Monday, December 31, 2012

In 2013 I Will

1. Enjoy my life and allow myself to take pleasure in the moment
2. Scan everything until I am living a paper free life
3. Pay off 16% of the principal balance of my student loans.  It would be more, but I have a feeling I will be going on a few trips this year.  
4. See at least one new American city 
5. Go to at least one new state (Maine or Vermont I hope)
6. Get fashion bucket list item #5 
7. Go see at least four Broadway shows (including Book of Mormon and Annie)
8. Rekindle old relationships
9. Go to a concert of one of my favorite artists
10. Finally visit the Statue of Liberty

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012
Immeasurably more than all I asked or imagined.  In fact, it seems like that has been what this year has been all about for me. God has put the most generous people in my life.  This has been the best year and I just want to enjoy every single last minute.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to me.  Just scored this baby at a sample sale during my lunch break. Original price 597.00. Sample sale price 159.00.  I've never shopped this brand before and there were so many beautiful pieces.  I'm so excited to wear this when my life goes back to it's normal fun routine.
Alice and Olivia Gabby Embellished Blouson dress

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All Work And No Play

That's how my life has felt for the past few weeks. Working six days a week and helping others on the seventh is no joke. Nevertheless, I have had some moments of fun.

J and I went to see Evita on Broadway last week, starring Ricky Martin.  He was great, but Evita was ehhh. This was only the third on Broadway show I saw this year so I've been really slacking in the musical theater department.

C and I watched this the other night.  I thought it was super cute and I can't believe it took me 19 years to see this movie.

And of course decorating the tree.  That has been the best part of my holiday so far.  The Lilly ornaments were a free gift and I couldn't wait to use them.  I'm so excited to give everyone their presents.  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Church Chick Lit

Lately my obsession with reading and the library had turned into an obsession with Church Chick Lit.  I remember when this genre was comprised of maybe two authors.  Now there are heaps of books to read and many of them are available to borrow from the New York Public Library.  Here are the ones I've read recently.  I would recommend them all.

This series is geared at a younger crowd (late teens, early twenties), but I thought it was really cute and the traveling part makes the stories interesting.  

I loved this book.  I thought it was well written and definitely not the typical Christian love story.  It deals with divorce and serious disappointment but still manages to be a delightful and uplifting read.  

This has been my favorite because it's a mystery.  The first installment of the "Smart Chick" series, Jo solves mysteries using a mix of home economics and chemistry degree savvy.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Glycerine- Bush w/Gwen Stefani (Gibson 12-8-12)

If I had seen this is person, my head would have probably popped off from excitement. love x one million.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

I did one fun thing last weekend.  I went to see Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel.  I definitely recommend it.  She is so much more fascinating than the current editor of Vogue, although I will definitely be watching her documentary on HBO when I get a chance.  I believe it comes on tonight at 9pm.  Obviously, I'll still be at work because that is my life right now.  As rough as it is, I am just so thankful to be working.  Tonight I'm ducking away for a couple hours to have dinner with friends after which I will come right back.  Hopefully, I can squeeze in another fun this coming weekend despite having to come into the office.