Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve

Hope everyone has a great Christmas Eve and a Merry Christmas tomorrow! As for me I'll be enjoying some time with my family and my grandmas amazing homemade ravioli!

Here's my Christmas Eve OOTD!

XOXO Jennifer

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday travel

Hey everyone!

Last night I drove home to my parents with the boyfriend so the holiday traveling is over. We weren't planning on leaving until this morning, and then last night around 6 the boyfriend decided he just wanted to head home, so we scrambled around for the next.2 hours, got everything packed up and here we are! When he decided this I was right in the middle of taking some packing pictures to post last night. So since that didn't happen, I'll post them today. I must say, I love having polyvore, it has made packing SO much easier! I can plan out my outfits in advance so that when it comes time to actually pack all I have to do is pull up the polyvore set on my iPhone and pull out all the items. It's really streamlined things and saved some time I think, even though the planning does usually take some time. If you haven't tried it before I definitely recommend it!

We somehow managed to load all the wrapped presents into the car, and everything made it safely. I must say that I have become quite good at packing my jeep for travel. I was proud of my packing job with all the presents last night needless to say lol.

It was definitely nice to have this extra day to spend with family. I went out and did some running around with my mom, and we finished up all the Christmas shopping, even though I was basically already done at that point but she had a few more things to get.

I'll probably not be posting much substance over the next week or so, but I'm going to try and snap some pictures of what I'm wearing to post throughout the week! Sorry if things seem a little unorganized in these posts. I'm using the blogger app for the iPhone and it doesn't let you put the pictures into the text, so bear with me!

Here's some pictures of my packing and of my OOTD!

I hope everyone has a blessed holiday, and safe travels to all of you traversing long distances to get to your destinations!

Happy holidays!

XOXO Jennifer

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blog Award!

Hey everyone, 

Christmas is rapidly approaching, are you done with all of your shopping yet? I only have a few more things to grab, but other that that, I'm done. Its such a great feeling to be finished with Christmas shopping. I'm all for giving presents, but I am horrible at coming up with things to get everyone usually. Fortunately this year for the most part it seemed a little easier than usual, so that helped! I've been doing my wrapping as I go, so my tree has some festive looking presents under it! My kitty, Jezzibelle, is probably not too happy about it, as it blocks her ability to lay under it, which is her favorite spot this time of year lol. She also has seemed to have taken a liking to playing with the bows on the presents. 

Yesterday my friends and I got together to bake some cookies for the holidays. We made my grandmas butter crisp cookie recipe (my favorite cookies ever) and meringue cookies that were a family recipe of one of my friends. It was a lot of fun, and we realized why we could never be cookie decorators or anything like that for a living lol. By the end, none of us wanted to decorate any more cookies, which is one thing I like about my grandmas simplistic decorating she usually does - just the sprinkles. Do you have a family cookie recipe thats been passed down through generations. I can always remember growing up, we would go to my grandmas on Christmas Eve and I would get some of her cookies to leave out for Santa :-) Oh to be back in those days..

Also, a HUGE THANKS to  Tweed and Toile for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award! :-) It's my first blog award and I am honored! 

Liebster means "dearest" in German. This award is given to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.

The award has these stipulations:
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.

So, my 5 blog picks are:

Be sure to check out these great blogs! And thanks again to Tweed and Toile!!

I plan to do another post later this week (if not sooner) with some of my holiday week outfits similar to M's post here, but until then, you can check out my polyvore for the set with my packing! 

Have a great day!

XOXO Jennifer

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Almost done...

Hey everyone!

I am ALMOST done with this semester of school, so things will definitely be lightening up after this! I've been doing pediatric surgery for the past month and I love it! Working with the kids is so much fun, and the vast majority of them are healthy and just undergoing small little procedures. My exam for surgery is tomorrow, then we have a small 2 weeks worth of classes, then two weeks off. It will definitely be nice to have the break!

So last weekend i started getting into the christmas spirit, and boyfriend and I went with a friend of his from work and his family to go cut down Christmas trees. We had already put up our fake one, but it was still a lot of fun, and the weather was great! Do you guys put up a real tree or fake? I grew up with real trees, boyfriend grew up with all fake trees. I definitely miss the smell of the real tree but can appreciate how my h easier it is to put up a fake pre-lit tree. It does make things a lot easier! I did end up getting a wreath at the tree farm so that I could bring that lovely smell into my house.

I was also in decorating mode extreme last weekend, and not only put up my tree, but put up lights and garland outside as well. We have some neighbors that always go all out with lights, and I decided this year I didnt want to be outdone, so I went all out as well.

There's someone else in my house that appears to love the Christmas decorations just as much as I do, my cat, Jezzibelle. A few years ago, she climbed halfway up the tree, so every year I'm terrified she will do it again. This year she seemed to be in a particular spunky mood when I put it up, but so far, the most she has done it laid under it. I did find one bulb on the floor, which I'm sure she did, but luckily, it wasn't broken or anything. Let's just hope it stays that way...

One thing I haven't started doing is Christmas shopping! With school being so busy I just haven't found the time! I always wait until the last minute. I have some ideas, but still trying to figure it all out. Luckily I don't have too many people to buy for so that makes things a little easier. Hopefully this weekend I can get most of it done, if not all of it. It would be so nice to be done now and not have to worry about it anymore!

Here's some shots of my decorations and miss kitty sitting in her favorite spot.

Have a great day!

XOXO Jennifer