Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow, Flannel and Christmas Decor

It snowed last week! It was beautiful and much awaited considering we spent our last 2.5+ years in San Antonio; the land of nothing but sun and running your A/C while eating your turkey dinner. I watched the snow fall for hours and felt much like a child again. Of course that feeling only lasted a bit as I was soon thrown back into my adult responsibilities, realizing I wouldn't be able to drive to work. Snow Day!

I have been embracing every moment of the cold weather. Hats, scarves, wool coats, boots and flannel. Yes, it.

The Holidays are by far my favorite time of year. My husband and I were quick to put up our Christmas decor and tree this past Thanksgiving weekend. The sounds of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole Christmas tunes are starting to fill our little apartment on a daily basis.

Sweet Baby Jesus in our Nativity Set

Hope all of you are getting in the Holiday Spirit. Don't be a scrooge. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

No, You're Weird.

I have walked by this window many times near Pike Place, on Pine St. and it always makes me smile. The last time we walked by, I had my camera with me so I took this photo. It turns out that it is a window of a shoe store called John Fluevog, whom in fact does have some very "unique" (some in which are weird) shoes.

Speaking of shoes, this weekend I FINALLY purchased a pair of much desired oxfords. I have been wanting a pair for well over six months and have been searching through the many consignment/2nd hand stores I frequent without luck. Always finding a nice pair, but never in my size :/ So I broke down and bought a pair from UO.  Love. them.

The Schrute-ster always trying to get in on the action...

That's it for now. Have a good week!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday Weekend

So I haven't blogged in well over a month. I have been fairly busy with work, classes for work, going out of town on the weekends or family coming up to visit on the weekends. This weekend was especially great and eventful. It was my 23rd birthday on Friday the 5th so we celebrated it this weekend. My husband and I have "birthday weekends", as we like to call them and celebrate our birthdays on the weekend closest to the actual day.

My parents came up on Saturday evening after I got off work and took me out to dinner which was delicious and fun. Then on Sunday my husband and I went into the city for a Top Pot doughnut and coffee date, as well as taking a nice stroll through downtown while crunching on pretty fall leaves that made their way to the ground and breathing in the crisp autumn air that we love so much.

Me after consuming a delish chocolate bavarian cream filled doughnut and a mocha laden with whip cream. That is a smirk of pure satisfaction.

With Birthdays, come gifts. My all time favorite is good ol' cash...which I did receive :) Today I went to the U-disrtict and hit up a few 2nd hand/consignment shops and found 2 dresses for only 21 dollars. I am a firm believer in never paying full price. I also don't mind wearing gently used clothing at all. I would have found more deals but I had to race the parking meters clock while scouring through the endless clothing I had to rush :/ Also, my husband got me a gift I had been wanting for a very long time, but never thought to buy when I had the extra dough. Tripod for my camera! Can. not. wait. to. use...

Along our stroll through downtown. Westlake Center.