Friday, December 10, 2010

Time to play a little catch up ........

Do you ever have those weeks that just simply FLY by because you have something going on EVERY DAY???

welcome to the month of December for me
[see those dots - each one represents at least ONE thing going on that day - phew! thats a lot of dots!]

I'm not complaining one bit - I absolutely love being busy and having plans and getting together with friends and family - which we have been doing a lot of lately!

So much that I haven't had time to update y'all on what we have been up to lately [and give you a VERY long blog post to read]!

Last Friday
We had a surprise birthday party for a family friend. It was so much fun getting together for Kris' birthday because normally we are so busy during the holidays that we don't get a chance to sit down and celebrate her! So it was a perfect night to do so

The birthday girl blowing out her candles with her granddaughter, Maddison

Alli and Doug

Justin and I

I was all excited to go wedding dress shopping with my mom and sister and go to hobby lobby... i know big day out! well my excitement quickly diminished after the following turn of events with in the first 5 minutes out of my condo

I was driving when I heard a pop
sure enough, I look down and a button off of my coat had cracked and literally popped off - GREAT! Right off of the left chest - not an obvious place at all to be missing a button - ha!
So i'm already a little disappointed that i'm going to be walking around with a janky coat, when I turned the corner out of my complex to only have my purse fall over and I heard a thud
I instantly knew it was Bella [my iphone]
so trying to reach over to find my phone on the side of my passenger seat - i realized it was in the back seat
and lets be honest - I NEEDED MY PHONE!
so it was as far away as possible [go figure] so I decided to be smarter than my phone and use the umbrella [that i could reach] to pull my phone closer to me... so as i'm doing this I'm leaning into the backseat and my chest [i'll refrain from using the b word] hits my diet coke bringing my diet coke out of the springing cup holders and knocking the can over leaving me with an inch and a half of diet coke swimming in the cup holders [along with my mailbox key, a few gum wrappers and a sonic mint!]
thankfully HobLob always puts me in a much better mood [even 1 button down and diet cokeless!] but I did find stuff to create my tree topper! I'm loving this addition to the tree this year!

and luckily that was the last of our bad luck for that day! my sister found a perfect dress for her wedding - and it is ABSOLUTELY stunning on her!

We went to church and then off to the outlet mall to attack some of my holiday shopping! It was a complete success!


We had our first Columbus Blogging Meet Up - SOOOO much fun! seriously!


If you follow me on twitter - you know that I got my hair chopped - I mean chopped. It was much shorter that I originally had anticipated but its growing on me [literally - ha!]
[sorry I hate taking pictures of myself- but just so you can see how short it is!]
and now i know why babies make the worlds funniest faces when you try and take their pictures - well HELLO bright flash [and double chin!]!

Molly [my friend - not baby molly - just to clarify - because I have had to on 3 different occasions this week - ha!] have had a crafting night planned for almost 2 weeks now to make our ornament wreaths. She came over I made this for dinner [yes you read that correctly - I MADE dinner!] and then we started working on our wreaths

Add your ornaments to a wire hanger one by one... I found shatterproof plastic ornaments from meijer. I also hot glued the top to the ornament itself just so they wouldn't fall off

Once you have all of your ornaments onto the wreath twist the wire hanger [i'm sure there is a name for this kind of a knot in boy scouts or something - ha!]and then hang your wreath on your door for all of your neighbors to see :)
Molly's gorgeous wreath

Thursday [last night]

We met up with our friend Jess who was in town for a teach conference and some of her friends at PF Changs at Easton. It was so much fun to meet her friends from work and just catch up [but i didn't take a picture - i didn't want to freak out my new friends too much!] but they were truly hysterical!

When we got home I needed to bake cookies for our holiday appreciation dinner tonight [easy enough - right?? well not when I'm involved!]

I made these cookies [which are delicious!] but as I was putting away the flour on the top of the fridge I heard a crack... sure enough I pushed the glass canister back too far and the knob from the cupboard went right into the full canister of flour - broken glass - flour every where.. i swear - my life!

as if that wasn't enough for a catastrophe... or my Saturday morning saga....

I tried on a new sweatshirt that I got from nike - super cute - a rhinestone block O right on the left chest [once again - refraining from the b word] well one of the rhinestones was popping off... so rather than send back my shirt - i thought I would take matter into my own hands and super glue the one itty bitty rhinestone back on... well that was a HUGE project fail! As I was squeezing the super glue - it EXPLODED all over my hands!
I soaked my hand in nail polish remover last night for a good 10 minutes but had to pull it out because I felt like I was participating in an episode of Fear Factor it hurt so badly... so I am going to try pure acetone tonight and see if it works any better!

So thank you for staying with me through this whole post - but some of the things that have happened to me over the last week - are just too funny not to share!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Neely said...

All of your xmas decorations look great and I love your new haircut!

Ana said...

I love the idea for the wreaths!! I might have to do that!

R said...

LOVE the hair cut! I almost did something similar yesterday. Then I chickened out.

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

your hair looks SO CUTE!! and that reaaallly sucks about the glue :(

Allyson said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hair! It looks awesome! And BTW - what is your twitter name? I would love to follow you! Mine is @ablackwood930

The Rinkers said...

I'm a newish follower, but had to comment this time. You are hilarious! And perhaps disaster prone... If it's any consolation, reading about it brightened my day. :-D

Also, I LOVE those wreaths, and have added the idea to tonight's shopping list!

(And I love the haircut!)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Omg your were in crisis the last few days lol. Super glued hands, phone escaping you and boob in the soda. Ha love the wreath I need to hang mine still.

Holly said...

LOVE your hair! Too cute!! I can't wait to see it in person!

Still laughing about the button and Diet Coke spillage story!

I need DIY instructions on the wreaths you and Molly made. Those are absolutely beautiful!

And sorry about the super glue. I hope it comes off :(

Sara said...

Your hair looks gorgeous! I love it!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Wow! You have had quite the week!! I am so sad to have missed out on the meet-up! You all look so cute, and like you just had the best time, so I am definitely expecting another one to be organized so I can plan more cautiously and attend :)

Your haircut is super cute! I love the bob.. I could never pull it off, but you look gorgeous!! As do those wreaths... love them!

Kirby and Anna said...

Love the new hairstyle Lindsey!

megan said...

The haircut looks great!

Jenny said...

I love the new haircut, super cute! I feel you on always being busy, it's rare that I have 1 night during the week with nothing planned.

Anonymous said...

WOW! You've had a lot of excitement going on lately!! Haha....PS I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! xoxo

Brittany said...

You have been crazy busy girl! But it sounds like you're having a lot of fun! Love the new hair!!

ps. what is your twitter name?

Mama Dew said...

L.O.V.E. the hair, LOVE! SO cute!

Jenny said...

I love your hair cut and that wreath!

Kimmie said...

Cute hair! But the crazy glue sucks :(

Kelly said...

Girl! What a crazy week FULL of mishaps! Hahah! Love your tree and the ornament wreaths that you girls made-- CUTE! Hopefully this upcoming week is much more mellow ;-)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like you have been on the go NON stop! I love your hair and your wreath!

~Haley~ said...

I loooove the wreaths, I am going to have to do one or two!!! And what a busy month, I love it though, Christmas is always so rushed & hectic, but it's so happy in the end :)