Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Skinny Jeans and the Countdown to Christmas

Twas three days before Christmas and all through my house panic has set in because I am not through with my shopping.  For those of you holding your breath, the answer is "No, I did not send out a Christmas card."  Apparently 2010 was not my year after all.  Yet in my defense, I did make a nice Christmas collage out of some pictures I took last week and gave those to family.  Redemption. Maybe. 



All I know is that this Christmas I am aiming for self-control.  I am already struggling in the diet department.  Don't worry; my skinny jeans are on stand-by.  I've found that wearing skinny jeans given the sheer tightness of their nature helps me not to eat as much.  Of course tonight when I got home Robb said, "Man, you sure got in pajamas fast!"  Yeah, think about that one for a second.  All in all, I can't wait for Christmas. I have a handful of gifts to buy around town tomorrow and then I'll move to round 2; wrapping them all.  Despite the hustle and bustle, I am happy to have Jesus as my Lord.  He's the reason for the season. Happy Birthday Jesus!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Jessie's Top 10 in '10: Christmas gifts that won't disappoint

Favorites.  It's not really fun when people play favorites.  Unless you are the favorite and this Christmas I am doing just that...I'm play favorites with what I think are some of the best Christmas gifts for 2010.  If you are doing some last minute shopping; keep my top 10 in '10 on the top of your list.


1.  Give back with TOMS shoes. http://www.toms.com/ I love these darling little shoes.  Man, woman, or child, they can be yours.  So, here's the great part: For every pair you buy, TOMS will give a pair to a child in need.  *The ones I ordered ran small all across the board, so I would recommend ordering up a full size.*


2.  Meet my new favorite necklace.  I like to consume ACAI and soon I will get to wear it on my neck as well.  Neat concept don't you think?  Not only does it look great, but it's another gift that gives back.  The Andean Collection was founded to "bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in South America."  Local artisans actually make gifts like this great necklace.  Check it out at: http://theandeancollection.com





4.  Leave it to Kate Spade to make a great cover for your I-phone.  Whether you have a 3G or 4G, there are a variety of covers that are really cute. Here's one of my favorite looks for Iphone 4. I wish I could have gotten the picture to work right, but I'm not the techie I strive to be so follow the link: http://www.katespade.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10963449&cp=1855186.4233966


5. I love these!  Dainty, useful, and reasonably priced; you can never go wrong with Pottery Barn's jewelry display frames. http://www.potterybarn.com/products/jewelry-display-frames

6.  New Balance 850 Toning Shoes.  I have personally owned these for a few months now.  They look great, tone well, and are not awkward like some of the other brands.  They can be yours (or a gift for someone you love) for a mere $89.50. http://www.shopnewbalance.com/newbalanceWW850SB.htm
 Women's New Balance 850 - Toning




7.  My nephew got this gift a little early; The Veggie Tales Nativity.  It has been all the rage!  Baby C has tried to confiscate it from my sister's house.  When visiting today, the trips relentlessly fought over Larry.  If you have a young child, I whole-heartidly recommend this gift.  And it's on sale too! https://bigidea.com/products/toys/toys_content.aspx?pid=253


8.  This gift keeps my children entertained for hours on end.  From Fisher-Price, it's the Follow Me Thomas train.  


You guide the train along it's path with a light. Everywhere the light goes, the train follows.  It's really a neat gift.  http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4048063&CAWELAID=564068317


9. I am slightly bitter about this next gift idea.  The Tyler-Poppy flat from Coach.  I love a cute flat.  I love navy and green together.  I am bitter because my feet are so incredibly large that these do NOT come in my size.  I'll try to control myself.  And just in case you have feet like the rest of the planet, here's the link for you to purchase a pair: 
http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/-shoes-10551-10051-105-en?viewType=viewall&t1Id=105&t2Id=105&LOC=LN


10. Last, but not least, the smell of burning toast can be smelled in the wee hours of the morning throughout my house,thanks to my husband's favorite toaster. It's not just any toaster...it burns a star in the middle of his toast.  It's not just any star...it's the Dallas Cowboys star.  I've never seen a man eat a piece of toast quite like it.  Yet, I have to give it props.  So, if a Cowboys fan resides in your home, make his day and make that man some toast. http://shop.dallascowboys.com/product/dallas-cowboys-protoast-toaster,1490,0.htm

Monday, December 13, 2010

The very likely possibility that I won't send out a Christmas card

Ho. Ho. Ho. We are ready for Christmas.  Maybe, just maybe, I will get a Christmas card sent out this year.  Don't get your hopes up though.  I won't throw out any statistics, but there is a slim chance that 2010 could be my year.  There is an even greater possibility that it will be a New Year's card instead. :)  Every year, I make an attempt at altering my personality to accomplish the task of sending Christmas cards.  You see how successful that attempt has been. :0 Here are some sneak peeks at the pictures we took today (you know...as an attempt to accomplish the "Christmas card" task).  If the card, for some very odd reason does not  make it to you by Christmas or New Year's for that matter, then you can simply come by my blog and enjoy the Christmas pictures that should have found their way to my card or for that matter found their way off the computer and onto paper. Ho. Ho. Ho.