Tuesday, December 21, 2010

holy hipstamatic christmas.

Apparently I am incapable of blogging and preparing for the holidays. So much for being a multitasker. Maybe my new "early-Christmas-present" iPhone 4 will help me become a little better at juggling in the New Year. I've been playing with my new Hipstamatic app (yes, I know I'm about a year behind in the world of technology, but I'm still excited about it) and it has FINALLY inspired me to share my Christmas-filled apartment.

The rest of my week is filled with some last minute shopping, wrapping up a storm, working (out of vacation days) and preparing for my Christmas Eve Eve party! Happy week of Christmas, everyone! xo


Friday, December 10, 2010

it's french for grapefruit.

For those of you who are fans of Pomplamoose, I'm sure you've noticed their feature in the recent holiday Hyundai ads. When I heard her calm, jazzy voice singing "Up on the Housetop" with their magical mix of instruments, I immediately went on the hunt for a Pomplamoose Christmas album. As it turns out, their oh-so-popular youtube channel features a few more fun holiday songs, but I couldn't find an album to save my life (would love it on vinyl). But after a few searches on the Goog, there it was. Their Christmas album is not for sale, only available if you donate a book to the Richmond Book Drive. Click here to see the book drive website. You just order through Amazon, provide your order number and BAM! Free download of the Pomplamoose Christmas album—an absolute must-have for my Christmas Eve-Eve party! YOU are welcome! Watch one of the cute commercials below and another Pomplamoose cover I love, "Mr. Sandman!" xo

Monday, December 6, 2010

but this feels like the first time.

Chad, my parents and I took a road trip to South Georgia this past weekend to visit with family. I'd been to that little town a dozen times before. It's small, barely on the map, and covered with sand in places where there should be grass. It almost feels like Florida, and even though it's not far from the border, there's something about it that's very Georgia. Maybe the smell or the cotton fields or the cracks in the pavement or the way the sun sets. This trip felt like the first time I'd been there, even though it's just been weeks since my last visit. I got to see more family than usual, which I'm thankful for. I spent more time outside, and Chad normally isn't with me. It's funny how the smallest details can make a place feel new. So here's to new experiences, or just making old ones feel like the first time. xo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

hello, angels. sorry i'm late.

I know this is a day or two late, but let's talk about the Victoria's Secret 2010 Fashion Show. I watch it every year, while my bestie and I text our favorites back and forth. It's by far the cutest fashion show out there and this year did not disappoint. About 20 minutes into the show, I found myself getting rather bored. Everything looked like leftovers from last year, and right when I was about to text that to my bff, the sporty stuff came out. Boxer shorts, a racing suit, a baseball outfit, a weight lifter  bodysuit, and the best of all - a soccer ball jacket! It was super cute and fun. The show held my attention for the next 40 minutes. And  even though my all time favorite angel, Adriana Lima (wearing the hot skull on her shoulder, love!), rocked my soccer-ball-jacket-loving socks off, I've got to be honest - Behati is climbing the charts. She's so funky and tomboyish. She's in the adorable rainbow (and soccer) outfit below. And she's my new girl crush. Ok, I'm going to go starve myself now. =0)
photo source: http://www.ajurettemagablog.com/2010/11/victorias-secret-fashion-show-2010.html#