Friday, November 30, 2012

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I saw this link up today which got me motivated to dig up an old photo album.
Thanks Crazy Mama for hosting!
This week is dedicated to my sister.  She turned the big 35 on Wednesday.
Love you!

She's the oldest, I'm the baby.
Looks like she was trying to give me a head lock but got caught...

With our grandparents.
What I would do to still have papa around... :)


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Happy Friday everyone!
I have the day off work and it's been fabulous.
Took little lady to preschool, ran a couple errands, went to the gym for an hour and enjoyed watching a couple of my favorite girly TV shows.  Which by the way.. I've put a not-so-boring gym routine together that I think will keep me going back more often YAY!

Five things I'm loving this week:

I conquered this lovely bull last weekend.  Sorry for the poor picture taking as the thing was throwing me around.  Good times.

My love bug.

Found a new restaurant/bakery that carries Bolivian food.
It's closer to our house which means we'll be going there TONS.

The book I'm reading now!

Our Christmas Tree!
AHH, December 1st is tomorrow... can you believe it? 
I can't.  Each year keeps getting faster.

Have a fun weekend!

Book Review: Reflected In You

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Summary from Goodreads:

Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…

I finally read the second Crossfire Novel!
HAH, and it was nutso.  But I liked it.  The only thing I didn't like was in the beginning when they based their whole relationship on sex.  Everything they wanted and needed and couldn't stop thinking about.  Though, the more I read on the more it showed that two crazed obsessed people can work on their relationship.

Both Gideon and Eva's childhood are completely F'd up.  You would think that it would be impossible for them to stay together.

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I can relate a tad because the Hubs and I grew up having rocky lives as teenagers.  That was a big thing we connected on when we started dating.

Reflected In You was a fast read.  A roller coaster ride with a lot of, "Aww!" moments.  Before reading this book, you need to get Bared To You.
Once you get to the second book, you'll find out what happens to the closed off Gideon and why he never shared his past with anyone.  Happy Reading!

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Oh, how Pinteresting!

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I have missed out on this link up the last few weeks, no bueno.
Which also means I haven't been pinning much lately either... no bueno.
I'm back in it!  Just a few random findings I've pinned recently:

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Tell Me About It

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Helene in Between

It's not even December and we have out tree up and decorated!
(Now if only we could have our shopping done...)
This is our first family tree.  The last place we lived in was too small to for us to have one.  
More like we had too much shit.  Plus I feel like my child wont cause too much damage to the tree now that she's a *big girl.*  Well, let's hope not...

A real tree!  I would have been fine with a fake one but the Hubs thought my decision was crazy.
So far I don't regret his choice.  It's beautiful!

Anyone do some Black Friday shopping?  I like how the sales went through Monday that way I didn't have to go out with the crazies on Thursday evening.

So excited to give this to B!
I wish they had these around when I was young.
Last year we planned to get the first one but they had already sold out by the time we started our Xmas shopping.  I'm glad we waited.  

I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner!

Wordless(ish) Wednesday: FUDGE!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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As soon as I saw this box at Giant, I knew I had to have it.
I've never made fudge before and I always remember my Aunt making the best fudge growing up!
I've always wondered how to and finally got motivation to make it last night.

It wasn't very hard at all!  Just plain ol' chocolate fudge...
Pretty.  Damn.  Good.
I'll be taking it over to my in-laws house for Thanksgiving.  I know it wont be nearly as good as my mommy in laws Apple Pie but hopefully the family will like it!

Me, Myself & I LUP

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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1) What are your top 5 favorite movies during the holidays?

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Reminds me of how I watched it every year growing up!


... Love Will Ferrell!

A Christmas Story

Another movie I watched growing up.

Ralphie:  No, no! I want an official Red Ryder Carbine- Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
Santa:  You'll shoot your eye out kid.

The Santa Clause

Bad Santa

2) It's the month of giving thanks, what are you thankful for?

There's a lot to be thankful for!  But the most I'm thankful for is my family.  We're healthy, we have a nice home and we love each other.

3) If there was a verse to describe your life, what would it be?

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4) Who in your family are you most like?

My sister.  We act a lot a like!  Though I'll always be the baby.  ;)

5) What is your favorite drink to order at Starbucks?

White Chocolate Mochas!

Tell Me About It Tuesday

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Helene in Between

Oh man.  It's been over a week since my last blog post :(
I haven't been feeling myself, not wanting to take care of my blog.  BAD!

This past week has been quite eventful though...

A surprise baby shower at work.

One of the best consignment sales in NOVA!  Got a few new winter outfits for my cutie patootie.

Some of my favorite people got married!

Breaking Dawn Part 2
Of course I was there to see the first showing!
AMAZING.  Twisted.  It ended wonderfully.

Ahh.  Can't forget ER visit #2.

The Hubs and Briana went to pick up my sister in law from the airport.  They were supposed to pick her up and surprise his parents since she wasn't planning to come home for Thanksgiving.
B ended up getting her hand smashed into a bathroom door which ended up breaking the skin.  The medic said it's a possibility of broken bones and so I got off work and met them at the ER.

Poor babe.
What a trooper!
No broken bones but cleaning, icing and re-wrapping are critical for a few days.

WOW.  I can't believe how fast Thanksgiving is coming up on us.
Christmas will be here in a flash!