Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year New Goals

As this year is ending I think of all of the things that happened this year... it has been amazing every year has it's ups and downs but by far the best...

 Mason born right before Christmas

and I'm sure as 2012 comes you will be seeing much more on here of this perfect little face! Can't tell how excited this aunt is right?

New Year means new goals and hopefully this year they will stick!
First and foremost is I'm going to put the patches back on and hopefully no more smoking for good. I have to be able to take that little man places when he gets a little older and I can't do that if I'm smoking!

I've got to start eating better!  I am a vegetarian but lately I have not been eating like I should ... so I have to get back on track! No fries, pizza and frozen veggie meals all the time anymore!

Spending more time with mine and B's family. Life stays so busy but I have to make more time for what is really important.

Stop stressing as much... this one is going to be hard!

Having date night once a month with B! He is gone so much I want to enjoy when he is home!

I have to do better with what I do with my time and getting on a schedule. My family knows when I go into something it's all or nothing and in phases there are only a few things I keep up with! One thing I have never learned is moderation so that is going to be a huge one this year! I have to manage my time and learn to do more than one thing!

Give up my Diet MD ... wow that's scary even to type! It will definitely be something that will have to be given up slowly I live on them... literally! I can easily go through a 12 pack of cans a day.

What are you goals / resolutions for the new year?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

This Christmas was the best one ever. We all received the best gift of all a few days early when Mason was born.

Christmas Eve we went over to Lindsey's to have Christmas with Daddy.

Daddy with his new Garmin

Lindsey did a beautiful job in the dining room setting up for Christmas Eve lunch. And FYI those seat cushions on the chairs my amazing L2 reupholstered them.. herself!

Leslie was coming home that day with Mason so we thought we were going to have to have Daddy's Christmas without her. We were so excited when she said she was coming straight over there from the hospital it just would not be Christmas without all of the L's together.

His Christmas Eve outfit... is he precious or what!

Mama came over after Leslie and Chris brought Mason

Bryan and I decided to do our Christmas on Christmas Eve since we had so much to do Christmas day. This was my Christmas pile from B :)

Here was Bryan's Christmas which included his XBox 360 (since his broke)

We always have done Christmas morning at Mama's but since Leslie had just gotten home we took Christmas to her house this year. Mama fixed our traditional breakfast before and fruit as well as pancakes and bacon.

My sweet nephew and his mama

The best gift of all.... MASON

Christmas afternoon we were on the road headed to see B's family where we had Christmas dinner and spent the night. Bryan had to get up early the next day to work out of town. My mother in law and I went shopping the day after and for the first time they had NOTHING in the stores and I do mean nothing. I mainly wanted to get an additional Christmas tree well no such luck they were either ugly or outrageously priced. We still had so much fun looking around and spending time together which we don't get to do very often.

I got so many great things for Christmas here are a few...

Sephora Gift Card
Lots of gift cards to Sephora! One of my 2 favorite stores!

lots of these as well which is my other favorite!

gotta love these!

LOTS of ornaments!

and this is the best one ever... Mason's footprint!

Mama had an ornament made of us the picture is from my 30th Birthday party and we love it!

Hallmark - for my Disney/ Character Tree
Hallmark - another for my Disney / Character Tree

I also received 2 Baldwin ornaments LOVE!

Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Zumba for the Wii - I'll let you know how it goes!

My mother in law gave me this one ... since it was 3 for me and my sisters... so sweet I LOVE it!

Thor - If you have not seen this go get it! I have already watched it twice since I got it.

Money to get some new stuff... always fun!

A massage ... can't wait!

LOTS of Makeup...YAY

Wine of course!!!

and lots of Christmas decorations... I can't get enough!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Baby Mason Asher is here!

This is Lindsey and I with Leslie when we got to the hospital. She was as beautiful as always. I have never been prouder of Leslie she did amazing!

Our family

Mason Asher was born on December 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm weighing in at 8 pounds and .2 ounces. He is the most beautiful little boy in the world and has completely stolen my heart. 

Mason with his gorgeous mommy

I loved this perfect little baby as soon as I found out Leslie was pregnant but nothing in this world could have prepared me for the love I felt the moment I laid eyes on him.  He is sweet, perfect, handsome and has his aunt completely wrapped around those tiny little fingers.

Proud parents Leslie & Chris
The first time I held Mason

My 2 favorite guys baby Mason with his Uncle Bryan holding him for the first time the day after he was born.

Mason with his Daddy


Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Decorations- Part 1


One of my favorite things about Christmas is opening up all of the boxes of ornaments it's a look into memory lane I have them starting from the first year I was born. So today I thought I would share a few with you that are on my 2 full size trees. I already told B I have officially run out of room on the "family" tree so I will be stalking the stores the day after Christmas to get another only it will have to be a skinny tree to fit. It will be red and white and red and silver ornaments only. I also wouldn't mind replacing my character/ Disney tree yes I'm a big kid I know...  Hey you have to upgrade every so often right? Some of the pictures are not that great I had to take them with my phone so sorry.

My Character / Disney / Kid Tree

Sleeping Beauty (the real reason the Disney/ character tree began)

Yes that is Bewitched I love that show!

My Lenox Mary Poppins

Pooh, Barbie & Belle

Sleeping Beauty, BoBo in a pluto ornament

Tink & Gone with the Wind


My Cabbage Patch ornament

The Family Tree

My care bear ornament. This is the only character on the family tree and it always will be I got this when I was maybe 5 or 6 from my Aunt and Uncle and it has always been one of my favorites. It is always in the middle of the front halfway down the tree... Yes certain ornaments have to be in the same place ever year.

I LOVE my Santa my Grandma made this for me when I was little on the back it even says love Dama because I coulnd't get out Grandma yet.

The 3 L's - my sisters are my heart

I love Baldwin ornaments- this is the first one Bryan got me from them.

The left is from our girls trip to Charleston with my mama and my sisters, the picture is one of my favorites of me and bryan, and at the bottom is my bo ornament

This is the ornament I bought on our honeymoon and is the top one on the tree.

This years Legendary Santa ornament for the 75th Anniversary

2009 Legendary Santa - this is the first year we went back and our first with McK

Tractor ornament :)

I was born and raised on a tobacco farm so you know I gotta have my tobacco ornament!

This adorable ornament is the one I got from LeAnne for the blog ornament exchange along with the sweetest Christmas card. Thank you I love it!

This is actually in my curio cabinet. On this shelf are my first and second Christmas ornaments that can't be hung because the top piece has been broken for several years (hey they are 29& 30 years old) and the rocking horse is the same. Behind it is the ornament that used to sit on the top of my mama's tree of her and daddy's first Christmas (that one is in there because I am scared to death of it breaking).

Do you see the Santa boot... can't miss it right it's twice the size of my Diet MD can. Well it is supposed to be an ornament. Yes that's right I thought it was adorable online and had to have it but I also thought it was a normal ornament for a normal tree. Lesson learned ... look at the dimensions before you buy. Hey can't say I didn't get my moneys worth right?

Happy Friday! Check back later for Christmas Decorations - Part 2!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Makeup Monday

Happy Makeup Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It's that that time of the year again and things are getting so busy! Be sure to check back this week I'm going to put up my Christmas decorations!

It's Christmas time which means gifts and deals! Right now there are several on Haute Look now and some coming up that are worth checking out! Right now there are deals on Dr. Brandt, Nuface, Lorac as well as Best of Beauty Holiday shop which includes Philosophy and Urban Decay. Let's face it who does not like a great deal on makeup!

QVC also has some great makeup brands and lots of kits that save you money! Smashbox, Clarisonic, Mally, WEN which I am in love with (it is the ONLY thing going on my hair), Philosophy, Josie Maran, Tarte and so on.
Mally is one brand which I love! Her Mascara and Shadow sticks are to die for! There is a duo you can get HERE or you can get individual ones HERE the colors are amazing and once you put  it on they don't move. As in you can go all day all night and it's still looks as amazing as when you applied it!


The other thing at QVC right now is a new Cleansing Conditioner from WEN. Seriously I can't not say enough Chaz created a MIRACLE!!! This new one is perfect for winter and I have got to stock up!

Winter Vanilla Mint

What products are you eyeing right now?

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