Monday, December 19, 2011

Tail Wagging Tuesday -- Holiday Edition!

Today, I am linking up with C Mae @ Happiness is for Tail Wagging Tuesday. Today is all about ELI FLUFFY. I got Eli in 2008, a few days before Christmas and haven't stopped loving and spoiling him since.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Cheer

Friday was perfect but I blogged too soon. That evening, we decided to go see Christmas lights. Our plan was to grab Starbucks and walk through this neighborhood that apparently has AMAZING lights. I've heard of this before but had never gone. Off to Starbucks and unfortunately it was too warm for a hot drink. So I grabbed a frappe and off to the lights we went.

Wow, we have been missing out. It is so popular, there are even tour buses bringing people in. The amazing thing about this neighborhood is that all the neighbors do such a spectacular job. Each house has a different theme-airplanes, motorcycles, etc. There’s even a house at the end with a backyard Nativity scene that you can wander through. Amazing! And the garages when you walk by. Talk about garage envy-this place will astound you. You can see garages of your dreams. You will see spotless, junk free, floor painted, wooden floors, tiki-bar equipped, beer neon light adorned, and just plain cool garages. Amazing! We had a great time! I'd do it again!

So once again, It was a good Friday! Enjoyed every minute of it. Hope you had a great friday as well!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Friday

Hope everyone is as happy as I am that friday is here! I was lucky enough that on fridays, we only have one doc in the office and he is off to France with the SKI TEAM which means a day off for me, WOOOOOHOOOOO! So, I was sure to make the most of my day, annual girly doc appt, not so fun but its outta the way. Breakfast at "The Farm" house with my love. They have the MOST amazing cinnamon rolls......

When we got home, there was a little visitor that ran into our garage as we were pulling in. BeeeeBeeep, Roadrunner.....

He was so cute, I chased him around the yard and took pictures. He wasn't too afraid so I was able to get a few pics! I've seen him in our neighborhood before but never at a good time to get pics. After I was done feeding him crackers, I came in to lounge with little Eli, followed by some playtime and late lunch on the patio ....

I would say today was "Perfect" in every way!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you are having a thankful and blessed day! Today I am thankful that I can spend the day with Aaron and Eli in the beautiful 70 degree Az weather. I am also thankful for my beautiful home, wonderful significant other and loving and caring parents. I am thankful for health and happiness of my loved ones.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Something Borrowed

Yes, I FINALLY watched Something Borrowed in sunday and I loved it! I cant wait to see the next one. Have you read the book? Because now I think I may read the books. It was such a sad yet happy at the same time sorta movie. And well I cant wait to see what happens next so I may be making my 1st ipad book purchase. Ive been wanting to get a book to read in the ipad. Have you read a book in the ipad? Yay or Nay? Ive heard mixed reviews on ipad books. Let me know what you think.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I love Cassandra Erin's Jewelry Line

I'm sure most of you must love jewelry as much as the next girl. And if you do, I have great Jewelry Designer I've been dying to share with you. A couple years ago for Christmas, my parents got me a very nice and cherishable bracelet by a great jeweler in the St Louis area, Cassandra Erin. She designs the jewelry and she does an amazing job. Each piece is very unique, personalized and one of a kind. She recently opened her own shop in Historical St Charles, MO. I know most of you have not a clue what Im talking about but, if you are from the area, I wanted to make sure you knew she has her own cute little shop.
The following was quoted directly from her website:

Cassandra Porlier, owner, designer, and primary metalsmith for Cassandra Erin line, grew up in Florissant, MO. Her mother and business partner, Teri Sallee, also works with her at their St Charles, MO studio. Her work has been featured in the "Best of Missouri" art show at the Missouri Botanical Garden in 2009 and 2010. Cassandra Erin has been featured 2 times on "Show Me St Louis" and the company;s unique "From the Heart" line was featured in a story in the Style section of the St Louis Post Dispatch in April 2011. Current clients' word of mouth advertising has brought attention to Cassandra Erins work, and its inherent uniqueness. A variety of local St Louis celebrities, including news anchors, television and radio personalities, and profession athelets are proud owners of these open of a kind pieces.

Here is a picture of my bracelet from my parents, quote was from my mother and the writing is my fathers. It is a piece I will cherish for a lifetime.

Here is a few more pics taken from her store, during a recent visit there by my mom. The picture in the bottom left corner is a bracelet similiar to mine with a bangle that I have next on my CE jewelry wish list.

One last photo. The top is my bracelet again! Love it so much. And the bottom left is a pendant my mother wears, with her fathers name in his handwriting on her necklace. To me, these pieces are truly amazing and Cassandra Erin does a fantastic job. I said it before and Ill say it once more, I will cherish my bracelet from my parents for eternity!

I hope you have a chance to visit her website and add a few things to your wishlist. Mine continues to grow. Thank you Cassandra for letting me blog about your Unique Jewelry. Hopefully I will get to St Charles soon and visit your new little shop!