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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fab Friday Faves 12.30.16

Happy Friday, and the last Friday of 2016!  I hope everyone had a great Christmas.   It has been a whirlwind week, with family here and lots of busy Christmas activities.  I'm going to share with you some of my favorite moments from this week, but none of my presents or anything (even though I was super spoiled!) We are back on our own for a few days here before Miranda comes on the night of the 2nd.  We are not totally sure of our New years Eve plans, But we are going to the Outback Bowl in Tampa on Monday, so that will be exciting.  It is a big game AND my first college football game.  It sounds like I will be in Disney World next Friday, for the first time ever as well so that is super exciting!  For some reason I didn't use them as favorites, but I won more Instagram prizes!  An awesome makeup palette from Julie Hewitt and a facial, mani and pedi at Ocean Breeze Day Spa in Dunedin for me and a guest!    Alright, everyone have a great weekend and a happy and safe NYE!   

1. After opening gifts on Christmas Day, the family headed to Honeymoon island for an afternoon on the beach.  I did the same thing last year and it is quickly becoming my favorite way to spend Christmas day!  

2. On Christmas Day, we also went over to Indian Trails, a few blocks from our house, to one of the best residential Christmas light displays in the country.  Several blocks of houses participate and it is breathtaking.  Pictures don't do it justice at all, but it really is beautiful!

3.  On Wednesday,  Josh, Stephanie and Steve went deep sea fishing for the day (which I love but hate to risk doing with my horrible seasickness) and Luke and Vanessa went to Busch Gardens.  I had been busy and a bit stressed so I went out to Fred Howard Park for a walk on the beach to decompress.  I found some sea creatures, and relaxed and enjoyed myself.  The beach is so calming!  

4. Tuesday, we went to the Wesley Chapel Outlet Mall a few minutes from the house for the morning.  After having no success in finding the shoes I wanted, Josh and I left and went for lunch at Pinchers and had some great blackened Grouper.  We made our way back and stopped in at Big Storm Brewing, which we love.  I was not aware of all their award winning Christmas beer.  They are all named after the reindeer too which are me love them more.  So good!

5. So, the shoes that I wanted, that I couldn't find at the outlets (literally every store was out of my size in any shoe that I wanted) were just a simple pair of loafers.  I just wanted a comfy, stylish, well made pair, no certain brand but no dice, so I went to Nordstrom Rack on Wednesday and found ton, but ended up getting these cute Coach ones.  They were the original ones I had on my Christmas list as a guide to the ones wanted and they actually fit the best and are just the comfiest things ever.

Today I'm linking up with:

Paula @ Sincerely, Paula

Jerri @ Simply Sweet Home

Erika @ A Little Bit of Everything

Lauren @ Style Elixir

Katie @ Cup of Tea

Karli @ Sept. Farm

April @A. Liz Adventures

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fab Friday Faves 12.23.16

Happy Friday and merry Christmas to all!  I'm going to lee this short and sweet, I have company and we are headed out for a girl morning of pedicures!  Everyone have a safe Christmas and see you all next week!

1. My Christmas room!

2. These boys from down the street saw me out doing yard work by myself the other day and came over with rakes and a broom to help me.  How sweet is that?

3.  How about this tree in Reagan Airport in DC? One of the most beautiful trees I think I have ever seen!  
4. Another one of my Instagram contest wins.  $100 off a party at the Largo Wine and Design.  This is going to be so much fun, now I just need 10 friends...

5. My Christmas cards.  I think I got more this year so I am happy about that!  This picture apparently is terrible but thanks to everyone who sent them out!  

Today I'm linking up with:

Paula @ Sincerely, Paula


Lauren @ Style Elixir

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Christmas Movies I Love

It occurred to me today that I have never shared my favorite Christmas movies.  I love Christmas movies, and I have some favorites that are a bit obscure and you may not have heard of, but you really should watch.  You may notice a lot of the "classics" are missing from this list.  Well. they aren't really missing, I just don't love the same movies as most people haha.  Actually several of my favorites are on some of the "Worst" lists.  Anyway, I'm sure you all have seen some on the list, but I can pretty much guarantee there are some you haven't, so watch them!

My "MUST WATCH" list.  These are my top, have to watch every year movies.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation


Home Alone

The Muppet Christmas Carol

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Bad Santa

Christmas With The Kranks

My "You Really Should Watch This" List.

The Polar Express

Frosty the Snowman 

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the original cartoon)

Surviving Christmas

Garfield Christmas

All the Winnie the Pooh Christmas Movies

A Muppet Family Christmas

It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean

Ernest Saves Christmas

Pluto's Christmas Tree

A Chipmunk Christmas 

Four Christmases

Jingle All the Way

The Christmas Raccoons

Black Christmas (I prefer the original)

Silent Night, Deadly Night

David Copperfield (The cartoon one with cats)

It's a Wonderful Red Green Christmas

Also, you should watch Die Hard.  There is always a great debate if this is a Christmas movie or not but it is totally set at Christmas, so it is.  And it's awesome.  

You should also watch this years SNL Christmas Special.  No SNL skits are better than their Christmas ones.  Especially any with Alec Baldwin!