Saturday, December 15, 2012

Weekend Ramblings + Shop Update

Oops!  Missed my Thursday post.  I ended up spending that evening in the ER with a family member who was having some severe pain.  Thankfully, it just turned out to be a muscle sprain/spasm and not something more serious, but we were there until 3AM so a post was just not going to happen.

Friday evening was Doad's work Christmas Cocktail party.  I'm not much of a partyer partier party-er? (see I can't even spell it) but I really enjoy going to this event.  It's fun to have an excuse to get really dressed up and I like getting to know the people that Doad is spending his day with.

I also really enjoy pretending I'm rich and go to fancy, expensive restaurants on the normal - valet parking included.  Doad's company chooses a new restaurant in Baltimore to host the party each year so we have gotten to experience several fun little places thanks to them.  This year was a place called Bond Street Social.  They have amazing lobster fritters.  I want more.  The end.

When we first walked in, I thought the place looked like a very upscale, formal dining type of place.  We were in a back room behind a cool sliding door/wall with our own live music and bar.  Ooh la la :)  The party lasted until about 11 and I thought surely the rest of the place would be empty, I mean who comes out to eat at 11?  ... I'm so not a city person... The rest of the venue had now been turned into a club and was absolutely packed.  As we elbowed our way out the front door, I realized how much of a fuddy duddy I really am.  I love this stuff for about one night once a year, but I could never imagine going out like this every weekend.  It's fun, but exhausting!

So here I am, Saturday evening, JUST getting to my post.  Oopsies!

I had planned to share the newest addition to my Etsy shop.  But better late than never right?  :)  Here it is, my brand new Chocolate Floral Tote.

I hope you like it!  And I hope you click on over and take a closer look :)

Have a great weekend, everyone :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mani Monday: Reppin' My Boys

Well folks, I apologize for the most anticlimactic shop launch ever.  My only excuse for not posting since then is that I have been busy sewing Christmas gifts and new shop items to help plump up my bare little inventory.  I hope to have a shop update for you on Thursday.  I also hope that by saying these things that I will actually post it for you on Thursday.  ;)

So what else is new?  Well... lets see.  Hubby went on another business trip.  This time it was in country.  Good 'ol Kansas for a week.  I still hate it when he leaves, but I must say that my sewing machine was a good companion while he was gone.  I think this sewing thing is turning into a near obsession.  Although, I have completely neglected it all weekend since Doad came home, but what can I say?  I had to catch up on all the cuddles we missed while he was gone!

We also finally decorated our house for Christmas.  We ran out of time before Doad left so Saturday was all about the decorating!  Our tree makes our house smell oh-so-lovely and even Ava likes it.  She has completely rearranged our tree skirt and likes to drink the water from the tree stand haha.

Sunday morning we got all dressed up and took Christmas pictures!  Cute little Ava was a perfect angel and posed so nicely for us.  And isn't my husband just the hunkiest?  :)  I adore him.

I also painted my nails, because along with sewing, it's one of my favorite things to do.  And since we celebrated a wicked awesome win this Sunday (and last Monday!),  I decided to show a little team pride and do a Redskins themed mani.  What do you think?

I apologize for the blurriness - I didn't get a chance to take pics in the daylight and this is the best my lil' ol' camera could do with indoor lighting.  Here's what I used:

Base Color: Keira by Julep
"French Tip": Felicity by Julep (and Hole Punch Reinforcers from Target)
Glitter: Vivien by Julep
Top Coat: Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat by Butter London*

Your turn!  Do you have a team inspired mani to show me?   I'd love to see it!  Post a link in the comments and I will be sure to check it out.  :)  Have a good week everybody!  I'll see you Thursday. :)