Friday, December 3, 2010

can't even think up a title since...


...to be honest, i'm a little brain dead.

the week started off with my odd sleep cycle. stayed up late, yet woke up WIDE awake the next morning. as the week went by, it continued to be productive with shop/blog stuff, running errands, hanging out with family, shopping for christmas gifts, and helping mom out with the yard (haven't done yard work in ages - we don't have yards in chicago - or at least not downtown). then by Wednesday, i felt the dreaded slope. loss of energy. lack of motivation. gah, i'm blaming it all on the weather. (if you follow my twitter, you might have received the tweets in connection to my stream of consciousness.)

so even while i'm sitting her typing, i feel honestly a little, kinda...brain-dead. but i think that it's okay. the weekend is here and i think we are given permission to give into loss of brain activity, wouldn't you agree? i also think that you might agree with me. it is the end of the year afterall. it's pretty normal to be tired at the end of a long year, right?

  glitter striped sweater: forever21
belt: forever21
jeans: aeropostle
boots: madison
engagement ring: my bff and the love of my life (yeah, baby!)

and alas the weekend is upon us yet again! i'm looking forward to some holiday happenings taking place this weekend (and for a brain-recharge).

hot chocolate. night on the town. carolers. outdoor Christmas decor. making/writing Christmas cards. family. movies (ahem, eclipse at midnight...you know i'm not talking about no-moon). 
more Christmas shopping.


and have i ever mentioned to you my all-time favorite way of drinking my hot chocolate? i always have it with hot milk (never boiled or microwave water - gah, me) with a lot of whip cream and sprinkles on top. i have to have the sprinkles on top. i don't think it's high-maintenance. i just think it's more fun that way. and it makes the whole mug taste better. i don't know why, but i've always loved sprinkles. and yup, lately i've been making myself a cup of it every day around 2 or 3 when i'm in the middle of filling orders. there is something very comforting about it. 


welp, hope you have an incredible weekend, friend. not sure if i'll make it back on here this weekend, i'll see you monday when i'll have a lovely sponsor lined up for a sponsor love post and a giveaway! 

and on tuesday, december 7th we'll have the link-up for the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap! i'm so excited to share with you on what i received from my partner in crime - and i'm so excited to see what you all received and exchanged from your partners! we got a darn good start of the week lined up, don't we now? i'm excited. you should be too. *wink*

what are your weekend plans, friend?
oh, and how do you like to drink hot chocolate? 
amd i the only weird one with the sprinkles-addiction? 
(i'm willing to accept the fact that i might be.)

[happy friday and weekend, friend.]
  
p.s. don't forget about shawni's sweet, generous giveaway
also did you notice my new blog buttons? do you likey? grab one, pls!

27 comments:

  1. you're sooo cute!! i love the belt and boots!!! wow, sprinkles on hot cocoa? i haven't tried that but will now!!! can't wait for the cold hands, warm hearts link up party!!! :D

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  2. Love those boots. I always make my hot chocolate with milk, but never with sprinkles. I do sometimes like it with cinnamon sticks swirled in, though!

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  3. can i just say that you are adorable!!! and i love the sprinkles idea! i need to go and try that!

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  4. have a fun weekend ahead illy! :D

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  5. You are to adorable!!!!!!
    I love your outfit posts and I really need to try that beverage!!!!
    Happy happy day!!! I hope you get good rest this weekend!!!!
    xoxoxo

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  6. I am totally putting sprinkles on my hot chocolate now! How have I never done that before?????

    Cute outfit! You are so pretty!

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  7. I tried to grab your new button. But it was so long that it stuck out over my blog (my actual blogging) so then I grabbed the other one and it was the same code.....

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  8. love that outfit! my favorite accessory is still that ring though....um eclipse - heck yes! i think i'm having edward withdrawls!

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  9. Loving the sprinkles and the outfit - cute as alsways!

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  10. I love hot chocolate with sprinkles! Yum! Have you tried the Salted Caramel hot chocolate at starbucks? Um, sinfully delicious!

    http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

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  11. Hot chocolate sounds soooooo good right now.

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  12. The end of a long year is the perfect excuse to feel tired if you ask me -- and you've had such a year too!
    Re the cocoa: You've gotta have sprinkles! :)
    Re these photos: love your belted striped sweater and you're so pretty!
    Have a great, re-charging weekend!

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  13. The end of a long year is the perfect excuse to feel tired if you ask me -- and you've had such a year too!
    Re the cocoa: You've gotta have sprinkles! :)
    Re these photos: love your belted striped sweater and you're so pretty!
    Have a great, re-charging weekend!

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  14. Love the look, very cute :) I'm so excited to link up with the packages for Warm Hands!!

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  15. Ooooh, honey. I gave into brain drain last night. I've survive on coffee all week and finally succumbed to the lack of energy. Went to bed early and woke up a little later than usual. Best. Idea. Ever.

    Hope you have a good non-brain stressing weekend!

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  16. Cute outfit!!! I cant wait to get my pkg and link up!! Your cup of hot chocolate looks so delightful!!! I love mine with milk too! So much better than water!

    Have a lovely wknd! <333

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  17. You did yard work with your Mom?! Marty from ETS was just talking about how he and Heidy had some neighbors who were in awe that they did their own yard work. Their neighbors are at the mercy of the landscapers b/c they don't know the first thing about taking care of a yard b/c they didn't grow up with one and never learned how to take care of one! That's what happens when you grow up in Chicago...We're supposed to have our first snow this weekend. Miss you and thinking of you!

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  18. Aw, you look so happy in these photos!! ;)

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  19. such cute style! have a great weekend!

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  20. that sounds soo nice. a good cup while filling orders. and your items look soo good! gah! oh, the life! and even if you're brain dead, you're still super cute & inspiring!

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  21. I'll have to try sprinkles on hot chocolate sometime. I'm not a big hot chocolate fan but definitely not adverse to it. :)

    SNOW here tonight!!! Can't wait! Are you going to miss it?!

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  22. I love my hot chocolate with cinnamon and hot milk. I need to add some sprinkles though!

    ps. If you are interested, I have a giveaway going on at my blog right now.
    amylouwhogirl.blogspot.com

    Amylou <3

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  23. You are utterly adorable!! You're photos always scream "happy"

    I love hot chocolate and I used to put marsh mellows in it all the time. I haven't tried sprinkles yet. I look forward to seeing your swap packages!

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  24. Hey! just been catching up! Can I just say I love your blog header, I feel like it is new?! Perhaps it has just been ages since I have logged on and seen your gorgeous smile. Anyhoo also loved your decorating the tree and dog post! so sweet xox

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  25. I just stumbled onto your blog! It's so cute & I LOVE your header! Those are great shoes! =)

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  26. Mmm that hot chocolate looks delicious!! And I love your sweater! Ah, last week I was totally feeling brain dead... It was just hard to focus on anything!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    (Haha my comments are always so late!)

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