December 30, 2010

Auld lang syne...

It's funny, the cycles of blog posts throughout the internet. There are the obligatory holiday posts, showing off decor and food while listing favorite things about the particular season. These are followed by the "favorite moments of the year" posts, which are then followed by New Year's Resolutions posts.

If I blogged more consistently and didn't feel such pressure to cram entire MONTHS into one freaking post, I might do that too.

But, since I don't post but once every great while, it's a little overwhelming to try and recap everything that's happened in the last 2 weeks, much less try and compile a list of my "favorite posts of 2010." The archives are there for ya, if you're that interested, I suppose.

2010 was a good year. I got married, which was awesome (partly because it was something I really thought I would never be interested in doing), we got a new niece, my brother was deployed and came home safely, and my epic love affair with wine continued on.

We also took a ton of vacations. We started the year in Jamaica, then went to Cancun twice, as well as California, Alabama (which doesn't SOUND like an awesome vacation locale, but trust me, it was a blast) and a bunch of weekend trips to Austin and Dallas. I feel so fortunate to be able to travel the way we do and 2011 has a whole bunch of new destinations in store for us.

To me, that's what makes a successful year - counting how many times we got out of the state or country. There are still so many places we want to see, and the more we get to travel, the happier I am.

Next year starts on Saturday (holy shit). I've got no resolutions to try and keep because I always break them almost immediately - if you don't and are able to keep them, what the hell is your secret?? We're going out to dinner tonight to celebrate the greatest day of Saul's life - he asked me to marry him one year ago tonight and I said yes, lucky sucker (bahahahaha!) - and then will spend tomorrow night celebrating the end of the decade with great friends at our house.

What are your New Year's Eve plans?

Hope 2011 brings you all much happiness and fun travels!! See you folks again in the new year.


December 22, 2010

Deck 'em

And finally, since I know you've all been anxiously awaiting this post (heh)... how I decked the shit out of the house.

Otherwise titled:
"Welcome to our crib. Don't knock my decor, bitches."

Le cafe table
(that's Francois for coffee table, dur)

The mantle.
Also, our giant TV.

Hello, Knight. Aren't we festive!

A random corner.
The green stuff smells FAB.

Other side of the fireplace.

Entry way table.
Look - it's the picture I painted while drunk!

Yeah, I totally embroidered our names on our stockings last year.
I got mad skills with a big ass needle and thick thread!

Sparkly dudes hanging from the kitchen chandelier.

Last, since I don't have a picture of the living room tree, here is our tree in the front room. It fits perfectly in the bay window. It's fake and colorful and I love it. It's the first tree Saul and I bought together and I am fairly certain it is going to go out any day now, considering we leave it on all day and night. Fire hazard, what?

OMG 3 days!

December 21, 2010

It wouldn't be the Christmas shopping season if the stores were any less hooter than they - HOTTER than they are...

I know it's like 4 days 'til Christmas (HOLY BALLS - 4 days!!!), but even though it's late and the tree's been up for like 3 weeks, wanna see it now anyway?

Thought so ;)

Be warned...our tree doesn't match.


My family has never had a matchy tree. Nothing against them, we've just always had colored lights and a mish-mash of all kinds of weird and sentimental ornaments, most of which my brother and I made. Now, me and Saul's tree has a buttload of ornaments our parents saved for us, combined with ornaments we've purchased together from various vacations, and yes...some ornaments that I made. Like, last year.

Shut up - I was feeling crafty.

Without further adieu (and also without a full picture of the thing because I am soooo smart sometimes), I give you our Christmas tree...

I feel as though the voo-doo doll at the top of the tree, blasphemous as it might be, is canceled out by the angelic little Winnie the Pooh, hanging just below it.

Also, the voo-doo doll looks pretty awesome up there, no?

4 days!

December 16, 2010

The last 3 weeks... more pictures than words.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, we went to a wedding...

...and saw lots of good friends...

...and I got a little violent.

The bride and groom were married on the beach (by the tallest man alive), and my handsome husband stood by one of his best friends on his special day.

Also, Billy Ray Cyrus was there to strum a few tunes.

Contrary to the look on his face in this photo, the reception was a blast.

The groom was pretty stoked to be there.

We got progressively MORE stoked as the night went on...and the booze kept flowin'.

About a week after that, I painted a picture.

This was the finished product. This creation came about with the help of a lot of wine.
Painting With a Twist... look it up!

Last weekend, a few of my favorite people came into town.

We busted a flow with some random dudes at the bar.

And Saul photobombed the shit out of some pictures.

I thought Phil's purple purse was pretty sweet.

And we fell in love all over again.

Drinking the next morning sounded like a fabulous idea!

As did washers in the backyard.
The sky seriously looks like something out of The Simpsons.
Gorgeous day.

This is my last photo from that day. I don't remember taking it. It was at 4:32. We were up until at least 10pm.

Bad news.

**Also, Saul doesn't sag his pants like that. I did not marry a douchey poser.

Coming soon - Christmas decor!
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