Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Birthday

One year ago today a very special baby boy was born, my nephew Mason. Today we are celebrating and having his first Birthday party. This sweet boy has captured our hearts and whose smile and mooches can turn a bad day into a wonderful one.
Mason I can't even begin to express how much your Aunt Lauren loves you. I just wanted to wish you a very Happy 1st Birthday. I can't believe it has been a year since you were born and how much you have already grown and changed. You are so blessed to have such wonderful parents (again twiggy you did so good!). You have so many people that love you and will always be here to love and support you in everything that you do. I can't wait to see how much you continue to grow and change in the coming year. I love you to the moon and back Mase Happy Birthday!

Nail Files

Today I am linking up with Fabulous but Evil and My Vickilicious Life for Nail Files.

I am in love with the new overcoat from Julep it may be my new favorite!
This is Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather with an overcoat of Julep Jordan
Love my new phone and all the apps on it!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Early Christmas and a Winner!

Yesterday I got a wonderful surprise Bryan decided to give me one of my Christmas presents early which surprised me. He was out of town and called and said I needed to go ahead and have one of my presents since he knew I would want to use it on Christmas. He told me where to find it (was not even under the tree) and guess what.... it was an IPhone!! Finally have one now thank goodness and let me just say I am in love!
Now last week I did a Santa post and announced a giveaway for a Julep Polish well it is time to announce the winner.....
Kimberly from Kimberly's Korner!
I will ship it out tomorrow hope you enjoy!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Shop and Save!

First off like most of you I spent a lot of time watching the news over the weekend (which is something I rarely do) and it broke my heart. I don't know what this world is coming to. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
If your like me and do most of your shopping online. So if your going to shop online why not get money back when you do it? It is super easy all you have to do is go to one of the sites and click on the store you want from there.  I have been using Mr. Rebates and Ebates but I have recently found BeFrugal I was so excited to find many of the places I shop at had a higher % back here. I still check all 3 before purchasing because of course I want the most money back on items. They all also give you coupon codes for stores that you are shopping at. FYI if you do shop at Kohls online you want to go through Ebates that is the only one I know of that is kind of weird if you have a coupon code outside of the ones they have listed.
Personally I like when I can save the amounts up on Mr Rebates and get 1 check before Christmas to do my shopping! Ebates sends you checks ever 3? months.
And if you have not entered the Julep Giveaway you can HERE it ends Wednesday night.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nail Files

Today I am linking up with Fabulous but Evil and My Vickilicious Life for Nail Files.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Here are some of the colors I have been wearing this week and don't forget to enter the Giveaway for the Julep Amber polish!

This is Julep Alyson

Julep Whitney with Avon iridescent glitter on my ring finger.

Can you tell I am ready for Christmas with my Candy Cane nails and toes lol.
This is Sally Hansen 300 White On with Zoya Sooki for the red stripe.

Julep Toni with Julep Lisa accent
What are you wearing this week?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Trip to Santa and a Giveaway

Hope everyone is having a great week! Last weekend we went once again to visit The Legendary Santa with McKayla and this year Mason. The tradition started when my grandparents took my Mom, Aunt and Uncle to see him. Once we were born my Mom, Dad and eventually sisters and cousins would all go and wait in line early in the morning so we would be one of the first ones in to see him come down the Chimney. This is and always will be one of my favorite memories growing up.

Lindsey and Leslie were the extra early birds and got there to wait in line for everyone. I rode with Mama and we left town about 6:15 in the morning to make our hour and a half drive.

The next group was Chris, his Mom Trish and Mason.

Then Michael brought McKayla

Look at that sweet face!

Grammy (my Mom) with McKayla and Mason

Now it is time to go in and see him coming down the chimney! If you look close you can see his boots (sorry the picture is not very good).

The Legendary Santa

Leslie and Mason waiting for their turn. I think Leslie was far more excited than Mason for his first trip to see Santa.
Once he got up their he did the same thing his Mom used to always do... CRY!

McKayla telling Santa what she wants.
 Having fun on the train ride.

This year's Legendary Santa ornament... of course we all had to get one for our tree.
Photo: Our 2012 Christmas ornament!

Now I just have to throw this in it is just to funny not to. On the way to see Santa we passed by a restaurant and this was the sign on the side... I could not stop laughing! Kind of hard to read but the middle sign says FREE SMELLS... Seriously?????

Now for the Giveaway!
Now this time of year is all about giving so I decided to giveaway a Julep polish (they are my favorite). Be sure to enter for a chance to win Julep Amber which is a beautiful matte suede.

You just have to:
1. be a follower
2. comment that you follow and want to be entered
Super easy! The giveaway will end Wednesday night and the winner will be announced on Thursday!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Nail Files

Today I am linking up with Fabulous but Evil and My Vickilicious Life for Nail Files.

It has been a few weeks since I have linked up here are some that I have been wearing.

Julep Minka (Matte)

OPI- Under My Trenchcoat

This month when I got my Julep Maven it had where you could make your ring to match one of your polishes. I loved it! I used the polish I got this month so my nails and ring match. I really want to do more!
Julep Petra
What are you wearing?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

O Christmas Tree

Monday night was our yearly put up the tree at Mama's night. My sisters, mom and I all get together have dinner then put up Mama's Christmas tree and watch It's A Wonderful Life. I love that we all do this together it is always one of my favorite things at Christmas time. It's A Wonderful Life is one of the best Christmas movies out there I start watching Christmas movies early (usually around October if not before) but that one I don't watch until I have seen it at Mama's it's just something special about watching it with them.
This year Mama got one of her Christmas presents early from my sister and her family. She gave her a train set to go around her tree and she loved it!

Mama pulled out all of the ornaments and my sisters and I decorated (with Mama's supervision lol).

Every year going through them I love seeing the same ones over and over that have a special meaning. Trips, ours from when were were kids, the ones that still make us laugh.
This is one we always get a good laugh at!  We pull it out every year laugh and put it back in the box for next year to do the same thing again. It doesn't actually go on the tree.

The finished tree. 
Very blurry but Lindsey and Mama putting the train set together.


Leslie was totally engrossed in the movie.

The Train is set up!
My sisters and I - You may have to get older but you can still be big kids at heart.
The part we all cry at EVERY year is at the end when Harry makes his toast to his brother George Baily "the richest man in town". No it has nothing to do with money and I think that what makes it so special. Far to often we get caught up in the monetary and wanting to get ahead but that's not what really matters it's family, friends and helping others. Nobody will remember what you wore, how much you spent on them,  what job you had or what you did there, the car you drive or how big your house is what they will remember is how you acted, how you treated others and if you made a difference in their life. I love that his movie reminds me of that every year especially this time of year.
What is your Christmas tradition?

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