Archive | November, 2010

Date Night!

21 Nov

I’m so excited for today. I finally get to see Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows tonight! Even better, my boyfriend & I both have the [rare] evening off together, so he’s coming with me : ) I love our date nights!

Finally!!

A lot of people like to criticize this book/movie series so if you’re not a Harry Potter fan, don’t scoff. If you’re not an HP fan but you are a Twilight fan, seriously shut up. I love Twilight just as much as any other female member of our species but Harry Potter, I have to say, is just better. Get past your issues with wizards & wands. The challenges these characters encounter will always outshine Bella’s heartache & insecurities over not being good enough for Edward. I’ve probably pissed quite a few people off now… Sorry! Just remember I do love Twilight too.

Now that I’ve gotten that out- I love that the holiday season means a lot of new releases. I’m begging you, though, don’t see Skyline… Worst. Movie. Ever. Other new movies that look awesome?

Morning Glory

Little Fockers

The Next 3 Days

Due Date

Megamind

The Dilemma

I have less than two hours until Derrick gets here & I can’t wait for our evening to begin : ) Have a happy Sunday!

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Too Much White

20 Nov

Okay, no one can give me crap for listening to Christmas music anymore. Here is the vision I was met with when I woke up this morning & looked outside my window:

Seeing this, I immediately want a large blanket & a hot cup of coffee

I can't say I'm happy about this.

Welp, I guess winter is here! I haven’t been able to keep myself from listening to the Swingin’ Christmas station on Pandora, even though a lot of people have told me to wait until after Thanksgiving haha. No one can’t stop me from doing it now, though! Seeing the snow gets me even more excited for the holidays. It’s less than 5 days until Derrick & I are on the road to Grand Rapids for Thanksgiving! The anticipation is killing me : )

I LOVE Bing Crosby!!

Book Nook

15 Nov

It’s common knowledge among my closer friends that I don’t mind putting a fair amount of my earnings into decorating my living space. That’s why I’m so proud of myself for what I accomplished yesterday evening: I created a little reading nook in my living room without spending any money & by using only what objects I already had in the room! Trust me, it’s not much. When you live in as small of a space as I do, however, these little changes make a huge difference.

Yes, I'm still a college student so yes, that is a blanket I've converted into a makeshift slipcover for the stool. Someday I'll have a bigger paycheck & bigger budget so I can design my home like you see them on HGTV!

Did I mention it’ll be my nice little hookah corner too? I realize the littlest things make me happy but… I love it! Now I just wish I had a dog (FRENCH BULLDOG, to be exact!) to nestle in next to me while I utilize my new space. : )

Oh BOY!

8 Nov

It was this past spring when I found out that one of my best friends, Andrea, is pregnant! From that moment on, I knew I wanted to take on the responsibility of planning her baby shower. I spent months looking at decorations, thinking about themes & bookmarking a zillion webpages that contained ideas I wanted to incorporate (I now have a party planning tab on safari just so I could keep it all organized!).

We found out in July that she’s having a BOY! Mattyx Anthony Nicely is due to come into this world on December 18th & I really hope he comes on his due date- I hear the 18th is a good day for awesome people to be born. ; ) Once I found out the gender, I was able to hone in on color schemes & I was hooked. My apartment was converted into a short-term decoration warehouse & I don’t think anything or anyone could convince me I was going overboard with my planning! We held the baby shower October 3rd at the Marquette Commons & it was a success! I was a happy host but more importantly, I think we finished with a happy mama & happy baby. : )

A Phil's 550 onesie!

Baby Uggs to match mama's

Candy Bar!

Yumm! Homemade chocolate-covered pretzels : )

sweet...

... tooth.

Andrea with her mom & sisters : )

Andrea & Matt (dad!) & his mom

You can see them in the bottom right corner of the photo of Andrea with her mom & sisters, but I made a TON of these paper poms I found at the Martha Stewart Weddings website. Technical difficulties made it so they didn’t hang from the ceiling like intended, unfortunately, but they’re adorable & affordable. Since you can make them in any tissue paper color imaginable, I’d recommend them for any kind of party! You can also purchase them pre-made from Etsy because they are very time-consuming to make on your own. Woooo I can’t wait to be an auntie!

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things- wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda J. Le Shan