Saturday, December 31, 2011

Counting my blessings

2011 was definitely an interesting year. I am unbelievably lucky that I have had more highs than lows and thought I would share some of the best moments of the year here.

1. The best friends.

2. The best room in which to practice yoga.

3. The best new friends.

4. The best buddha baby nephew, with a nose that looks like this girl :).

5. The best concert.

6. The best sparkly wedding shoes.

7. The best 40th birthday trip..

8. The best movie.

9. The best sunrise.

10. The best zombies.

11. The best newly-two-year-old nephew.

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12. The best families.

And, of course, the best man with whom to share my life!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Almost goodbye

all items remix'd except shoes
dress&belt: Anthro
cardi: Loft
jewelry: Collignon Designs, gift'd
shoes: Payless

I have decided that the exception to my new 1-in-2-out rule to my closet will be shoes. While I will definitely be getting rid of some I don't wear that often, you really can never have enough. And usually they are different enough to justify being in my wardrobe. These wedges at Payless were pretty cheap (of course) but they are surprisingly cute and comfortable as well. Even if they wear out after one year I think they will be worth their minimal investment.

all items remix'd
top&tights: Loft
cardi: Ann Taylor
skirt: Old Navy
jewelry: Collignon Designs, gift'd
boots: Anthro

This last week of the year at work has been absolutely insane...I've been coming home every night thoroughly exhausted and now the thought that the last day of 2011 is almost upon us has sunk in. I have been thinking about different goals I have for 2012 but have yet to write anything down. I switched from resolutions to goals because resolutions are never kept, at least by me!

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And because I am a master remixer (ha!), nothing can be more useful than a plain white tee, especially one with ruffles around the collar.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

No. 4

So, yes, I did get eyelash extensions on Monday. One of my colleagues at work had some put on and convinced me to try them. While I love the way they look, I am not sure I will maintain them. But they will be fun for New Year's Eve!

all items remix'd
shirt&tights: Loft
sweater: Uniqlo
skirt: gift'd
boots: Anthro
earrings: James Avery, gift'd

Today's pink sweater is the 4th one that I own. After sweater weather is over this season I will probably re-evaluate which ones I really need to keep and which ones I should give away. This one is definitely going to be a keeper because it's cashmere. I love Uniqlo and although I wish we had one in Houston, my closet is glad we don't.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

december daily | 25!

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I decided on December 26th that I was going to finish my December Daily this year on the 25th. While I have been really enjoyed this "real time scrapping," I am creatively tapped with this album.

Completed album!
Besides, I can barely close the album as it is. Adding 6 more days would make it almost unmanageable.

I've got a few projects I am looking forward to in the new year (mostly paper and photo-related) and plan on sharing them as I start. Being eek! is more than just wearing clothes and I hope you continue to join me :)

Post-holiday blues

all items remix'd
top: Old Navy
cardi: M+O
jeans: Gap
boots: Anthro
necklace: Christmas gift from my sister!

Something about the few days after Christmas always makes me feel a bit blue. I think in all the anticipation and planning of the "day," we forget that there needs to be things to do the day after as well.

This year I did something completely frivolous and fun the day after Christmas. Can you guess what it is?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

december daily | 24

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We started our holiday celebration with a big Christmas Eve dinner and our traditional family photo. We have added 2 new people in the last 3 years :).

Monday, December 26, 2011

1 in, 2 out

all items remix'd except jeans
shirt: Target
sweater&jeggings: Gap
boots: Nordstrom Rack
scarf: Missoni for Target

In 2012 for every item of clothing I buy, I am going to donate 2 similar items from my closet. Not buying any clothes at all would be near impossible for me, but my poor closet is at its capacity. I figure forcing myself to get rid of things will make me think longer and harder before actually buying. LESS stuff is definitely one of my goals for 2012. I am hoping this is one step in the right direction.

Christmas elves

Something about little ones make Christmas all the more special. These little elves were very helpful this year!

They were also very good and Santa brought them lots of presents.

They took to Uncle Joe very well.

I am so glad today is an official work holiday. I am not quite ready for the real world just yet. In fact, I may keep my tree lighted the rest of the week (but I am officially done with holiday music!).

Sunday, December 25, 2011

december daily | 22 + 23

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Thursday was spent getting last minute shopping done. I like seeing the completed list :)

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Friday was the perfect eve before Christmas Eve. We saw a lot of friends, finished wrapping, and grocery shopping for the next day!

Merry Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

december daily | 20 + 21

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I went to breakfast after yoga on Tuesday with one of my yoga peeps but forgot to bring my camera! Very unlike me, but it's ok.

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On Wednesday I ate lunch with D, a dear friend whom I have known for ages, it seems like. Since he and M broke up a couple years ago, we don't hang out as much as we used to, so I am trying to make more of an effort to see him. One of my goals for next year is to make more of an effort with my friends. Sometimes being lazy and doing the same ole thing is just easy, but life is too short to do the same ole thing every day!

As you can probably tell, I am losing some creative steam with this album. I am still enjoying the process but am having less to say. And I am ok with that.

Happy Christmas Eve (to those of you who celebrate)!

Friday, December 23, 2011

My winter uniform

all items remix'd
top&belt&boots: Anthro
cardi: M+O
skirt: Ann Taylor
tights: Gap
earrings: gift'd

I feel like I am a bit of a clothing rut - top, skirt and boots. Those are my go-to items this season. During my last minute Christmas shopping yesterday, I even stepped into Anthropologie to check out their extra-50% off sale items sale and found absolutely nothing that I even wanted to try on. I am not sure if that's good or bad thing.

Today is going to be a busy day filled with seeing friends, grocery shopping, buying one last gift, wrapping and working on my December Daily album. I hope I can get it all done! If not, there's still tomorrow.

Happy holidays to you and yours! oxox

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A study in contrasts

all items remix'd
top: J. Crew
cardi: Gap
skirt: gift'd
boots: Nordstrom Rack
earrings: gift'd
tights: Loft

The freaky Houston weather has been cold enough for me to wear this tweed skirt again, but I decided to pair it with some spring-like colors rather than go matchy-matchy. I rather like the end result.

I am going to try to finish the majority of my last minute shopping today. Tomorrow will be a day to assess and I guess Saturday will be the last-last minute push! Just gotta make it through one more work day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

december daily | 18 + 19

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Joe's parents send us a live wreath every year - I love it!

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And the buddha baby is 9 months old now! He still has all that cute baby-chubbiness about him but is definitely starting to thin out. I definitely steal my share of kisses from him and his big brother every time I see them.

Not quite ready

all items remix'd
top&boots: Anthro
cardi: Banana
skirt&tights: Loft
earrings: Collingnon Designs, gift'd

The more I think I am ready for Christmas, the more I realize I am not. Every year I tell myself not to wait until the last minute to buy gifts and every year I do. Oh well, I guess that's the nature of the season.

I also completely forgot a regular camera yesterday so this blurry iPhone outfit photo will have to do. I wish I had the rest of the week off to get caught up. I am just counting down the days...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank you Kelly!

all items remix'd
top: Ann Taylor
jeans: Uniqlo
booties: Tory Burch
earrings: old
bag: Gucci

I have been getting dressed lately; just haven't had time to document the outfits! My December daily album has refocused my attention on other things, which is good.

I do want to give a shout out to Kelly of fashion fuel dc for giving me the Liebster blog award.

Liebster means "dearest" in German, and this award is given to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. The stipulations of the award are as follows:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your 5 blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you have sent the award to will forward it to their favorite bloggers.

~ Without further ado, I pass along the Liebster Blog Award to a few of my favorites ~

at her best
megan mae daily
casual chic kiki
living la vida rita

Monday, December 19, 2011

december daily | 15 - 17

{Apologies in advance for the poor quality of the following photos. Taking iPhone photos in the wee hours of the morning make for slightly blurry pics!}
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I wanted to document our early morning habits this month. We are more productive at 5 AM than at 9 PM :)

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On Friday we got together with our friends to go ice skating at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. I don't think I have skated since I was a teenager, so I enjoyed doing something different yet slightly familiar. Luckily no one broke any bones!

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And Saturday was my last official holiday party - bowling with my work peeps. I am lucky I work with good people.

These last few pages were simple but photo heavy. My book is becoming so fat so I am keeping embellishments to a minimum.
Happy week-before-Christmas!