Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Picnik

Ok y'all, am I the last one to find out about Picnik? How have I not found this website sooner? I love it! I have spent hours at my computer editing photos, putting reindeer ears and santa claus hats on people and even making blog title bars! Here are a few things I've put together...




My 2 favorites that I've done....
And in honor of where we'll be on Saturday....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Viva Las Vegas!

Just 8 more days and we'll be headed here...
And staying in this hotel...
In this fabulous room for 4 nights...
I'll be spending alot of time in this bathtub... And drinking plenty of these out of my refillable cup...
We'll be visiting here... and here...
and here...And probably here...
And we'll eat...
Eat...
And eat some more...
John will be doing alot of this...
probably until he looks like this...
And maybe we'll end up here?.....
JUST KIDDING! ;)

We LOVE Vegas. This will be our third trip in the past 3 years... I'm glad we've already done most of the sightseeing so we don't have to rush to see and do everything. I'm sure it's going to be fabulously decorated for Christmas so we'll have to see all the hotels and how they've outdone themselves for the Holidays. But I am super excited about just getting some quality time with the boy in our AMAZING room at the Encore! There will definitely be videos/pictures posted when we get back.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2 fun giveaways!

I've been blogging for almost a year and have never entered a giveaway and I thought it was about time! Megan is hosting 2 fabulous giveaways right now and I wanted to tell everyone about them!

First, she is giving away a $25 credit to Delta Girl's Etsy Store to pick out a super cute distressed wood picture like these seen below.
These are my favorites...

You can see the post on this giveaway here.
And you can visit Delta Girl's Etsy store here.


Megan (along with Olay and BlogHer) is also giving away a $100 Visa Giftcard...
You can visit the post for this giveaway here.


GO CHECK THIS OUT! :)

Christmas Cards

Now that my Christmas cards have been sent out and hopefully received by everyone around the country, I am going to post them here for everyone to see! I had planned on all along using general Christmas cards and just signing our names in it. After more and more thought, I decided I really wanted to do picture cards. That's when I decided on my old friend Shutterfly! I order prints from Shutterfly all the time, but I had never used them for Holiday cards.
I hard a hard time finding 1 that I just fell in love with. I didn't have a lot of choices because...
1. John and I aren't married so we couldn't put "The Ryan Family"
2. I only had one good picture of us that I wanted to use since we didn't get professional pics taken
3. I wanted to put the cats pictures in it too and I couldn't find one good picture of them together!
If we would have professional pics taken and we were married, there were some super cute ones that I would have picked over the one I finally did.
These are the ones I came up with to choose from...


And this is the one we picked...

I let John make the final decision and I think this is the one I would have picked too. I liked how it says Happy Holidays and not Merry Christmas (I sent them to a few people who are Jewish.) The were matte finish and very nice quality. I will order from them again next year! Maybe I'll have professional engagement pictures to send out on the cards next year.... ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We aren't 21 anymore!

Saturday night we went out to Pete's Piano Bar in downtown with some friends and had a blast. I didn't get very many pictures and these clearly were taken after I had had one too many drinks! ;)
Me and Maria
One of my too many...
John, Maria and Dan
One of the guys singing 'The Little Mermaid' in a hula skirt and coconuts...
After our night on the town on Saturday and staying out till 2am, John and I realized we just can't hang anymore! I think we're gonna have to take it down a notch next time! ;)

How John spent most of the day Sunday after the late night...
PJ's, cold compress to the head and Cotton!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Made by Meegz

With our trip to Vegas coming up the week before Christmas, I decided it was time to buy a new camera strap. I have been eyeing these on Etsy for awhile, but just never got around to buying one. I finally decided it was time so I wouldn't have to use that ugly, uncomfortable Nikon strap while we were walking around Vegas. So that's when I found Made by Meegz.
I was very particular in what I wanted. I wanted padding, a lens cap cover, and an actual strap, not just a strap cover. And Megan delivered...
I am extremely pleased with how it turned out! It is so much more comfortable due to the padding on the inside and I love the lens cap pocket.
Go check her Etsy site out!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Just a little bit more...

Ok, I honestly didn’t think I could fit anything else Christmas related in to my house. We don’t have a big house and I pretty much had to take all my “every day” decorations down and stash them in a closet to put all the Christmas stuff up. But, Hobby Lobby pulled me in again with a 40% off coupon and low and behold I’m out with even more stuff.

I love this Christmas tree :)
On display in the kitchen…
New ornaments! (I think these have to be the very last ones; I have no more room!)
The new door hanger
Small flag outside our house
Door mat…the mailman already got it dirty on the first day it was out :(
And my mom bought me these…
So cute!! And fits me perfectly!


And now I really have to stop! The only thing I am considering doing is putting a lighted garland around our banister going up the stairs. But, I think that might need to wait till next year ;)
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