12.04.2012

CURRENTLY, I AM: CHRISTMAS EDITION {+ A THANK YOU!}


{I'm tangled, my fur is glowing, and I swear I have no idea how this happened, Mom!}

Reading: The crazy to-do list sitting next to me. I'm that girl who makes a list of her list and finds multiples of the same list in her purse. 

Watching: The Voice. I can't get over Nicholas David's voice..it is so unique and amazing. Does anyone else like him? Also, who watched the madness that was the RHOBH? The scene of them in the hotel room had me dying laughing, and it was such a nice change to see them party and laugh with each other. I think I need to party with them. Call me, maybe?

Thinking About: How many of you who have stepped up to help Princess Maggie. YOU are the reason why $700+ (in one day) has been raised, and I couldn't be more thankful. (Update: $1,000 (my goal) has been raised! SO thankful!) Truly. Every time I get an email notification of a donation being made, I smile so hard and am so appreciative. Many of you (well, most) I've never met, and it absolutely warms my heart knowing that you guys care enough to donate $5 (and some of you more!) to help this sweet family. Thank YOU all for paying it forward and being so kind! 




Seriously...I can't say it enough-thank you ALL! I am so happy and I wish I could hug all of you! Please know that you made a difference in a families life this year. You are helping them for the better and that says so much! I will update on my blog with the final number that was donated, and will share when I get to deliver the money to the family. You guys are awesome.

Loving: My new Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer's from the amazing Sunglasses Shop. These are by far my favorite ray-bans I've owned. I got the havana color and I love that it is different from the normal black...it's a beautiful color. Not to mention, the fact that they fold makes them pretty much awesome in general. Now when I forget to put them in their case (this drives Billy nuts haha), I can protect them more by just folding them up. Genius! 




Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer: Light Havana Crystal 710 (exact pair pictured)

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Looking Forward To: Christmas and our trip to Snowshoe, WV to a ski resort with my in-laws! 




Billy's parents booked a family trip for all of us to go the week of New Years! Billy's best friend Cory is actually come with us, too. I've never been here, but have heard some great things about it. We will be staying in a big resort house and will be skiing everyday (and when we're not, you better believe I will be planted by the fireplace, sauna, or hot tub.) We are so excited for this and can't wait to spend time with them because we always have so much fun. I really lucked out in the in-law department, they are amazing. 

Wondering: how motivated I will feel to get back into my running/eating healthy while watching tonight's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? On a scale of 1-10, I'm guessing a 13. Ever since Thanksgiving, I've been slipping here and there but it's time to eat clean again! Here's to doing crunches during the whole program + during commercials. (sidenote: I look forward to the fashion show every year! I love it.) 

Cooking/Baking: Lots of chili around these parts lately! 

Disliking: Loving everything lately. My heart is so FULL! :)

Making Me Happy: putting up our Christmas decorations and decorating the house. This time of the year really is the best...






{I spy a little pom sleeping by the tree}

{Billy had no idea I was taking this of him sipping his wine..ha}





Wishing you and reminding you: to enter the $50 shop credit giveaway from last Friday and to COME BACK HERE TOMORROW (EARLY) for something really, really, amazing that you'll want to be a part of! Trust me on this one. It is blog changing...for you-not me! Are you excited to find out what it is? I know I'm excited to share with you. 


See you tomorrow?

41 comments :

  1. your tree looks amazing!! it is so full and oh so gorgeous!! :) and umm...how lucky are you to be going on a ski trip, that will be super fun!!! :) and yes, it totally sounds like you lucked out in the in-laws dept ;)

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    1. thank you Lindsey! We are def excited for it, and to get out of town for a bit :)

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  2. Wow that is amazing that over 700 has been raised! Crazy what a bunch of bloggers can accomplish!! I love The Voice. I like Nicholas - especially when he sang Over The Rainbow. Cassadee is my favorite though! Oh and those sunglasses are the coolest. I need a pair!

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  3. Nicholas David is my FAVORITE this season! Well, him and Cassadee. He's so unique, and I just love his vibe! Did he get his teeth redone? Haha, all of the sudden they were looking really good, and I didn't remember that about him before.

    $700! That's amazing! :) Bloggers rock!

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  4. Man!! Those are really cute!! I like these tortoise shell ones better than the black ones I have the image of on my blog. I'm not sure which pair they will be giving away to a reader, though. Either way- now I want them! lol Thanks for entering!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I didn't know sunglasses could fold up like that! Genius!! The picture of your dog just melts my heart! Adorable! And finally, you are such a sweetheart for setting up the donation widget for the little girl from your community. I am heading to the link as we speak to donate. You are such an inspiration. Keep doing what you are doing! :)

    XO
    Amanda @ Faith*Love*Strength

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    1. Thank you Amanda :) Rocky says thanks too. You'll learn he's quite the rockstar. haha. I appreciate the kind words and appreciate everyone who has donated thus far! It's so amazing!

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  6. $700?! So, so wonderful!!

    Your tree is gorgeous..and of course so is Rocky ;)

    I LOVE SNOWSHOE! We never go anywhere but there for our ski trips. The village atmosphere is just amazing. The last time we went we stayed at Allegheny Springs and enjoyed it so much! We used to just stay at the mountain lodge but we splurged last time and it was definitely worth it! Have y'all ever gone snowmobiling while there? If not, you absolutely HAVE to. It's done at night and is so much fun...those things will FLY! Kinda scary, but definitely fun :)

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    1. Took note of all of this!!! :) thank you girl!

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  7. Just love the new glasses! So proud of you for stepping up and using your voice. I hope you can reach $1000! That would be awesome! Xo

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  8. Your home looks so festive and cozy! :)

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  9. You're coming to my state!! Unfortunately, it's still far away from me. I stay in the part of the state that DOESN'T get wrecked with snow. (I hate hate HATE cold weather.) Have fun! And take a face mask. The wind on top of that mountain is fierce when you're skiing / snowboarding.

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    1. good idea. I wish I could cover up my whole face and head haha We are really excited!

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  10. I lucked out in the in-law department, too. Cheers to that! Have a wonderful vacation!

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  11. Love this post! You have so many great things happening in December. Those sunglasses are fab - going to the link next! Your tree and fur baby are adorable. I hope you have an amazing trip!

    What kind of camera do you use? I am in the market for a new one - I have just been using my iPhone for everything lately

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  12. Those Raybans just made it onto my Christmas list! LOVE them!

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  13. Hahaha...you do know one of the models came about her pre fashion show routine last year? She only has liquids like two weeks before the show.

    SHOOT ME NOW!

    So jealous of your christmas vacation! Can't wait to stalk it on instagram!

    And yeah...want those raybans. How is this just now being done???

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  14. Haha I am a master at that yoga position and I cannot WAIT for the show tonight too! I may or may not look up ways to stretch my 5'4" frame out a bit after seeing those tall beauties though

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  15. I hope you have fun on your trip! I've been to Showshoe once for a church youth group trip quite a few years ago. It was really nice. My family tries to take a yearly winter trip, the last few years we've been going to Whitetail near the border of Maryland and PA.

    I watch the VS fashion show every year. I always think the same thing!!

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  16. Where did you find the house ornament? I have been looking for something like that since we bought our house this year. And I love all of your Christmas decor!

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    1. Billy got it from our local mall at one of the random stands they set up during the holidays! :) Hope you can find one similar!

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  17. Those sunglasses are a must have! I use to have the classic ones in white but they got stolen. These are a perfect replacement!

    http://www.teenyhippie.com/

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  18. Loving your Christmas decor Katie! And I guess I'll be back bright and early tomorrow. :) Yay!

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  19. Your tree looks gorgeous! I love that "our first house" ornament...might have to look for one for myself ;) Also...you are awesome for helping Princess Maggie and her family. She is precious and I wish I could send her a letter in the mail or something like that...I sent her an e-card from the website. I guess that is the next best thing... what a little sweetheart she is. Hope you have a great day :)

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  20. I looooove Snowshoe! my dad and I used to go every year...y'all will have so much fun! :)

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  21. I absolutely looove the VS Fashion Show! I look forward too it every year too, both for the insane amount of beauty and glitter, and the workout motivation that comes after! Except sometimes I get depressed and start eating my feelings while watching...which isn't so good..haha! Also, one of my neighbors just got a pom and I think of rocky whenever I see her walking him! (I realize that is super creepy, but you can't have a dog as cute as rocky and not expect total strangers to fall in love with him!:))


    p.s. her pom is not as cute...obviously.

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  22. You come to WV to "get out of town" and I go to Columbus to "get out of town". When you drive through Charleston, stop at Tricky Fish for lunch or dinner!

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  23. HI Katie! Love these photos! I did all my Christmas decorating on the weekend too - I absolutely love living in a Christmas grotto! :) Could Rocky be any cuter? Adorable! I just discovered your blog and very much look forward to reading more!

    Lauren x
    www.stylelixir.com

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    1. thank you Lauren for saying hi! :)

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  24. Hi! Just wanted to drop by with a little note about Snowshoe, WV. We are season pass holders and own a condo on th mountain. We love it there! I would be happy to offer an advice or answer any questions. Without your prompting, I will say....make sure to eat chili at The Junction in the village. Yummmmm! Also if any of you are less experienced skiers or boarders, there is another plac to ski called Silver Creek. It is all included and the shuttle will tak you down there. It's a little less busy. Have fun at our home away from home! :)

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  25. Loving The Voice this season! Nicholas is awesome - definitely unique. Kind of sad to see Melanie go home - she was so adorable, but I was expecting it. A little surprised by Amanada though!

    We're planning a trip to Snowshoe as we speak! Never been. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

    -Samantha
    itsallinthedeats.blogspot.com

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  26. Love this post! I am going to do one too. I'll give you credit, of course :)! xoxoAllison

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  27. Can't wait to hear about the familys reaction when you give them the money. so amazing!

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  28. I love your tree, it is gorgeous! I posted about mine today but yours puts mine to shame, great blog!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. thank you Kelly. I'm sure yours is gorgeous as well. Tis the season!

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  29. those are some sweet sunglasses! i'm also loving all the christmas decorations!

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  30. Love the way your tree turned out!

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