It's been awhile since we've done a roundup of confessions, and I thought of some really funny and necessary things to call myself out on the other night while laying in bed, so here goes nothing. A perfect post, right before I leave you to take some time away for the holidays... just you wait ;)
One. We have been living in our home for three years now and still have those pesky paper blinds hanging proudly in our master bedroom. Obviously our boudoir hasn't been the focus of any decorating... maybe Kendall can help us tackle that in 2017, or maybe it'll be another year of glamorous Lowe's semi-permanent window treatments.
Two. I haven't read any books since October. I was on a role and then completely lost my momentum. Maybe it was due to the fact that so many of my favorite shows came back on so I'm on a winter hiatus... well, unless The Night Before Christmas and the Cravings Coffee Table Book count?? Anyone have some new must-haves to get me going again in the new year???
Three. This is the first year we have pretty simple plans for New Years Eve and I'm kinda happy about it.. sad that I most likely won't get dressed up in a fancy outfit (like the ones I posted Monday) BUT equally excited to have the option to call it an early night after dinner with friends, dress in some comfy pajamas, and rent a movie with a heaping tub of popcorn... my goodness when did we get so old?!?!?!?!
Four. The fourth quarter has absolutely taken its toll on me... owning a retail business is crazy the entire year, but when Q4 shopping rolls around, it's insanity times 100. Between holiday events, personal obligations, blogging gift guides [I know you're sick of them too], and all the other "stuff " that comes with the holidays, I'm ready to take a few days off and spend some quality time with my little ones and Jeff. On the agenda??? Jellystone's Dancing Lights of Christmas Tour, plenty of cookie baking and mess making, the Predators Smashville Outdoor Rink for princess ice skating and snowman building, movie watching, Predators Hockey Game with Mimi and Pappy, and loads of playtime with all our Christmas gifts I'm sure!
Five. Cooking in the winter is not my favorite thing... am I the only one that doesn't like to fix dinner during cold months?? You can only cook so many soups and crock pot dinners to where you're completely burnt out and in need of something different. Now baking on the other hand, that's more like it ... I'm planning to make my favorite Peppermint Poke Cake for Christmas Day at Gran and Papa's house and I might devour the entire thing myself--no willpower I promise.
via Something Swanky
Six. I've been slightly off the radar for a few weeks now and it's because I gifted myself an early Christmas present... we are going to Turks and Caicos in January and you'll most likely be wondering if something is different with me, so I'm spilling the beans. This gal got herself a breast augmentation two weeks ago and so I am still in recovery mode while things "settle". I'll be doing a full post on the matter to talk through the details/my decision on why I chose surgery/etc, but let's just say I'm SO happy I finally did it because it's something I have been wanting to do for many years. And yes, I might have done some celebratory shopping, too! P.S. I know this is a very touchy subject for some, and I appreciate everyone's viewpoint, but can we keep it polite?!?!
Crochet Lace Triangle Bralettes [just $20]
Seven. And finally, I'm confessing some holiday specifics I'm itching to discuss. I hate stick-on bows, despise Josh Groban songs on Pandora, refuse to eat black eyed peas for New Years, can watch The Holiday and Love Actually over and over again and not get tired of it, don't understand why people still sell fruitcake, want to throw away our elf Roxie, and I'm SO thankful Santa isn't bringing another live animal to our house this year... we are sticking to American Girl Dolls and dollhouses instead ;) OK, now I feel much better!!!!
Anything you're dying to publicly share??? I promise, it feels good!!