Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I hate having to go return/exchange items. I mean you run into a store you find something you love you make your way to the register out you walk with a bag and smile on your face. That should be the end of that story, right? Just the thought of having to drive all the way back to the store, not to mention in this horrible last-minute holiday shopping frenzy, head to the counter and explain why you could not get it right the first time and now have to return/exchange the item. I know to some folks, no big deal, and for bigger purchases I am like that totally I mean you should love the item/service if you are putting a good amount down.

During our NYC trip as soon as we stepped out the bus we headed to Macy's for my MAC concealer, handed the lady my current one and she gave me the little box so I go to pay, didn't even check if it was the same color, I mean I gave her my container...what's to get wrong?!?
Fast forward, I have been using my new concealer for 3 days and I began to notice how blotchy my complication is looking, maybe from the cold winter? NO !! I start to suspect my concealer is a couple shades to dark for me, so yesterday as soon as I go home I check my old container & new one...I was right !!! I'm a NW20 and the one she gave me was NW25, so now I'm stuck going back to Macy's and getting this exchanged...fun times.

Friday, December 17, 2010

N.Y.C. Winter Trip

The hubby & I were able to squeeze in a trip to our favorite city, New York City!, it was a quick visit full of activities. Looking at the calendar the weekend of the 10th & 11th fit us best, still can't believe we are in the last week before Christmas, craziness! Mainly we wanted to visit Rockefeller Center and view the famous window displays and do a little shopping and eating along the way :o) . We have officially decided to make this trip part of our yearly Christmas tradition!

I wanted to recap our trip and share some photos since we did not take many during our summer N.Y.C. trip, enjoy! 

Walking the concrete jungle

Cool looking building
Rockefeller Center!

I was able to do a little shopping also, I'll post my mini haul soon so stayed connected! Do you live in or have visited N.Y.C? what are your fav. places to grab a bite, do a little shopping, tour or visit when your on vacay ?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Recap

Thanksgiving 2010 has come and gone, still ridiculous to me, but this shows us how quickly time can fly by. We should not only use this time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for but also enjoy each and every cherished moment, with friends and family.

Every year we have made a trip down to N.C. to visit my mother-in-law and we would cook and eat together however, this year we decided to stay home and host Thanksgiving. I did miss visiting my mother-in-law but I must say I certainly did not miss dealing with all that traffic! and it was nice to stay home and host Thanksgiving for the very first time! We put our tree up and decorated for the holidays, I set up our Thanksgiving table and began to prep dinner.

The Set-Up 
Sweet Potato with sugared pecans topping 
Cranberry Sauce (yummy!)
Tres Leches Cake

Stuffed Turkey
Set Table

Setting the Mood


What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions? What are some of your most liked dishes?