Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{Christmas Music Favorites}

At work, for the past 2 weeks, we have listened to nothing but Christmas music and it makes me really happy. I love this time of year and love the music as well. You can't beat the classics, Frank, Elvis, The Beatles, but, there are some pretty good new ones out there too. I was wrapping up the last of my gifts(finally), and I put my ipod on my Christmas playlist. I decided to make a list of my favorites. I can't believe Christmas is this weekend! This year has flown by!
1. Winter song; Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaleson
2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home); U2
3. Christmas Song; Dave Matthews & Tm Reynolds
4. Christmas All over Again; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
5. Santa Claus is back in Town; Elvis Presley
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Frank Sinatra
7. Its Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas; Harry Connick Jr.
8. The Little Drummer Boy; Jessica & Ashley Simpson
9. Christmas Cannon; Trans-Siberian Orchestra
10. So This is Christmas; John Lennon

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

4 Million Lights...

This past weekend, my mom and I decided to take a break from decorating, and head to Branson, MO. I have season passes to Silver Dollar City, and I have only used them a few times. I have heard so much about their Christmas light display, but I've never gone to check it out. It was a great time. The weather wasn't too terribly cold and by the time we got there, after shopping, it wasn't too crowded. We ended up doing some flea marketing downtown, there are like 5 flea markets on Main St., and then we went to the outlets to Christmas shop. All in all, it was a great day with my mom. I only have one more day of work and one more present to buy!! Here are a few pictures of the park.
This tree was so huge, every half hour there was a show with music that coordinated with the lights. So pretty.

Trying to stay warm with hot chocolate
the hot chocolate with the works: choc chips, marshmallows, whipped cream, peppermint, choc on top!!


all the lights + the camera flash= I need a tan!

Such cute little shops and the best food ever!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

{Radiant Reese}

Reese Witherspoon is back with a cute new movie. She is so freaking cute. I usually think brunettes are always prettier than blondes, but she is just adorable. I always love her hair, whether its short or long. I loved when she was with Jake Gyllenhall, I thought they were the cutest couple.
This new movie, How do you Know? is directed my James Brooks, who did Terms of Endearment, As Good as it Gets, along with a million other well known TV shows and movies. It looks really cute, and how can you resist Owen Wilson, he is the best.
{ Her new Entertainment Weekly cover}

{I had this issue of Elle for years, for the haircut }

{Elle October 2007}

{Comes out December 17th}

{the cutest blonde couple ever, this movie looks so funny}

Holiday Wishlist

There is one more weekend left to Christmas shop. To say that I need to get with it, is an understatement. I have gotten 1 tiny present and that's it. My sister and I make Christmas lists ( well, I started this, got made fun of, and now she does it too) and I made mine very down to earth this year. I am on a budget, so i figure everyone else must be too. I know kind of what I am going to get everyone, but here are a few things that any girl would love and are very much affordable.
{Tocca Cleopatra, the most amazing perfume, $68, Sephora}
{teal burlap Tom's, $44}

{Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate, you make it with milk, its the good stuff!}

{Tori Spellings, newer book, Uncharted TerriTORI, $18, Target}

{ I am obsessed with infinity scarves, I found mine in California, but am having a hard time finding them at home}

{ I love a gold watch, this Fossil one is super affordable}

{Tory Burch, Reva ballet flats, these are the best flats, super comfortable and gotta love the TB logo, Nordstroms}

{Kings of Leon's new CD, Come around Sundown, I don't know how you can't love this entire CD, its a little rock and a little country, $12, Amazon. }