Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Party #1

My company's Christmas party is tonight at the Dominion Club, which is the country club in my neighborhood. It's quite convenient! I'm somewhat looking forward to it - I think I will feel more comfortable this year, since I've gotten to know so many people over the past year in my new position. I was able to find a cute dress that is actually flattering on me (i.e. not tight in the waist) at Dillard's this week. It shouldn't be too bad. We plan to get there early this year (last year we didn't get there until 9:00 pm) to get food, and if its boring, go home.

The one I am dreading is Scott's party next Saturday. Everything about it is dreadful: I don't know anyone, it's downtown, it's late at night....ugh. Plus, I feel the need to make a good impression on these people because I'm his wife and this will be the first time most of them are meeting me. I hate small talk, I'm terrible at it.

The one I'm most looking forward to is my family Christmas party! It's on the 20th (2 weeks from tomorrow), and its the start of a 2 week (minus one day) vacation for me. So I cannot wait. Plus, I love the Christmas party. It's the one day out of the year where all the family gets together to catch up. I just love that.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Favorite Things

Why should Oprah get all the fun? Here's a list of all MY favorite things.

* Keurig Coffee Brewers - We received one of these as a wedding gift last year from our brother and sister-in-law, and its the best thing ever! It's a necessity for any coffee-lover, and even non-coffee drinkers can join in the fun with flavored teas and hot chocolate. It serves a single cup of coffee or tea, or a cup of hot water, in less than 30 seconds. The coffee & tea come in K-cups and can be purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and several other stores. You can also join the Coffee Club on Keurig's website and get free shipping plus a percentage off. For those who don't want to part with their Folger's, you can purchase a My K-Cup filter and put in a scoop of your own coffee.

*Trader Joe's Kettle Corn - No doubt, the best Kettle Corn ever made. At only $2.99 a bag, you just can't beat it.

* Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals - I began using this makeup a couple years ago when my mom bought me the "starter kit", and since then I've been introduced to their shadows, blushes, eyeliners, and lip glosses. The makeup is all natural ("so pure you can sleep in it") and good for your skin, plus it doesn't feel "cakey". The makeup kits are the best bargain - my favorite is this season's Bare Crystals kit. You get 2 eyeshadows, eyeliner, blush, mineral veil, buxom lip gloss, and 3 brushes for just $54. A steal when you consider how much each of those would cost by themselves.

*Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Mousse - For any girl who has thin, fine hair with no volume, this is the product for you. It runs for $10.50 a bottle, unless you choose to combine it with shampoo and conditioner - then you might get all three for $24. It's definitely the best volumizing hair product I've ever used.

* Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45 Daily Face Moisturizer - After 1 bout of skin cancer, and another scare, I definitely want to keep my skin protected. This face moisturizer is a great way to keep my face protected all year long, and not just in the summer time.

That's all the ideas I can think of at the moment, but I'm sure more will come to me. Anyway, happy holiday shopping everyone!