Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I hope you all had a very blessed and wonderful holiday! 

On Friday ( Christmas Eve Eve) we hosted a Christmas Party for our friends AND families which resulted in the most adult party that I have thrown so far. It was rather exciting having some catered food and my family/my friends families milling around. It all felt so...adult. I liked it.

My brother and I (in my purple party shoes) in front of the (hidden) Christmas tree.


My obligatory cute couple picture of Leah and Matt!


Some friends hanging around the fire pit


Our riveting game of White Elephant 


Courtney and Ricky being cute and Christmas-y



After the party, I was very happy that I was able to stay at my parents house over the holiday and soak up all the Christmas wonderment and youthful glee for a few days and not worry about too much. 

We have both some normal and wacky traditions and it just doesn't feel like Christmas until they occur. For example: it's not Christmas until my whole family goes to Christmas Eve Service, followed by driving around looking at Christmas lights and then dinner. Then once we get home my dad gets all dressed up in weird clothes and uses props to read the "Night Before Christmas" story (even though me and my brother are both in our mid twenties..), then after my parents go to sleep my brother and I alwaysalwaysalways watch "Jingle All the Way".  

On the actual Christmas day my whole large extended family hung out, ate food and enjoyed each others company at my cousin's new home. We stopped getting presents for each other a few years back and we all pitch in to get my little cousins/second cousins toys. We decided we don't need anything and it's so heartwarming to see the pure joy and excitement on their faces when they open up their gifts. 




Do any of you have any wacky/interesting holiday traditions?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We have a winner!

 Congrats to Krystal on being our lucky Lush gift card winner!

I want to thank you all who commented and I will be adding all the silly/corny jokes to my arsenal 
because I love the cheese!

In all seriousness, knowing people actually read this silly thing lights up my life like whoaaaaa

So..

FROM,

Sam , her puppy, ...

Vegas Elvis and I- we say a very big...


 "THANK YOU!"

Friday, December 16, 2011

CHRISTMAS LUSH GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY!

Let me start this post by saying...

Today, has been a very exciting day for me because I planned on spending my day off from working for my dad to update my resume and apply for as many jobs as I possibly could before nightfall.
INSTEAD!
I woke up to a wonderful email from a nonprofit organization I interviewed for (but had no real hope of getting because they were interviewing SO many candidates) that started like this..
"Lindsey, we have some great news to end your week.."
and went on to offer me a position within their organization to help plan this HUGE and super fun event in the springtime.

Needless to say, I SPRUNG off the couch, grabbed my phone and called my parents and my closest friends to let them know the good news!

I am reveling in this moment because I have been looking for a job that fits my degree for almost a year now. I am finally breaking into the event planning field ee!!

SO, in the spirit of the holiday season and of todays good fortune I want to do another giveaway!

We will be giving away a : $25 dollar gift card to my favorite store LUSH!
(A little blurb if you're not familiar with their products/store"We specialize in handmade, 100% vegetarian (and over 70% vegan!) products for shower, bath, hair and body that are loaded with fresh, natural ingredients and minimal preservatives. Our products and ingredients are never tested on animals. To learn more visit http://www.lushusa.com/shop/")

So here is the deal the only thing you have to do to enter is:
**Leave a comment with a silly/corny joke
AND
your email address/name.**

**The email address is REALLY important because the giftcard is going to be an E-GIFTCARD which means it will come in an email **

This Giveaway will end SUNDAY 12/18 at 12 MIDNIGHT EST

GOODLUCK! :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

We have been quite busy with holiday madness, traveling, work, and the like so this is going to be quite the bomb of pictures and short descriptions of what has been going on in our lives as of late...

First off, let's go back about three weeks to Thanksgiving time. We host an annual Friendsgiving dinner the day after Thanksgiving every year where our second family (our friends) get together to have food, wine, and play silly games. This is honestly one of my favorite "holidays" and one of the only traditions that has kept after 6 years with everyone moving away and on with their lives.

Here are just a few pictures from the night. 


...and then we all went into a food/libation/silly games coma so the pictures stopped..! But we had about 15 people show up all together and it was a very successful "Friends"giving indeed. 


Next up, Samantha and I got contacted through our Etsy, about being in a Fashion Trunk Sale type event on the UNLV campus called Sassy City Chicks
Unfortunately, we only had about a week notice and Sam could not get out of her day job so I went alone with my friend to just check it out so that we would be prepared for the one in February in San Diego. 
Plus, how could I pass up a trip to LAS VEGAS??!
We stayed at New York, New York because it had a SMOKIN deal for mid-week. 


**I didn't feel too comfortable taking pictures in the actual event but I'm sure they are online somewhere!**
The event was really cute though!They had a DJ, cocktails, and plenty of great booths and deals on super cute clothes. I skipped the designer deals because getting to Vegas to check out the event took some savings but I did buy some fun shirts from Jac Vanek, a sassy lady with fierce style. 
Plus, another one that is based off the "Keep Calm" series and it says " Keep Calm and Party On" 
I pretty much love it. 

After the event, CC and I went out for our one night in Vegas and spent it at the club Rok and had a little bit too much fun in a way only Vegas can provide



Lastly, as a second year tradition I helped my good friend turn his office into a Christmas/Holiday Explosion. We played Christmas Music, Elf the Movie, Home Alone 2, and pulled an all-nighter decorating his whole office to surprise his co-workers who walked into a winter wonderland the following morning. 
 One of the things we did was make a fireplace out of cardboard boxes to create a "living room" scene



 Next, we set up the Christmas tree, wrapped some miscellaneous things from around the office and created a "window" that looked out into a snow filled valley that included snow capped mountains and a happy snowman.


Things not pictured(but hopefully I will be in possession of soon!):
*A Christmas Wonderland that we created at the front entrance with snowflakes and twinkling lights
*A sleigh set up for photo ops
*An igloo built over an entire desk
*A "candy cane" room where everything was decorated in red and white

Overall, the night was a huge success and from what I hear his co-workers loved it :)
**Vacation Santa approves of this post.**


We are hoping to have another giveaway very soon just in time for Christmas so stay tuned!