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Archive for December, 2012

a third of the way through

We’re a third of way through our twelve days of Christmas here in the Martin household.  Blake has given me one gift each day, for the twelve days leading up to Christmas, for the past couple of years and last year I started doing the same for him.  I usually send him an email with some gift requests, but this year I created a page on Pinterest of things I would love to have.  Check out my page here and feel free to start shopping Winking smile


If you add up the price tags, you’ll quickly realize that this board truly is a wish list and I don’t expect to get all the gifts on the page.  It’s merely for inspiration!

So far, I have received…

on the first day of Christmas- a spatula

Chef'n FreshForce Small Scoop Turner: Amazon.com

on the second day of Christmas- a pair of pumps!

on the third day of Christmas- a new cover for my phone

Printed case for iPhone 4

on the fourth day of Christmas- a glitter skirt

Tinley Road Sequin Pencil Skirt | Piperlime

Can’t wait to see what’s next!


a few random things

1) Yesterday I was lazy for most of day, so decided to go on a run later in the afternoon.  It was misting outside, which usually isn’t a problem, but I was wearing glasses and seriously couldn’t see a thing.  I had to stop every half mile to clear off my glasses.  LASIK (surgery is scheduled for this Thursday! Smile) cannot come soon enough! 

Crappy picture to go with my crappy run.

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2) Today I had the freedom of going grocery shopping solo because Blake was planning to do office work all day.  I had to focus on getting a huge list of things for the week and hosting Christmas Eve dinner, so it was nice to only worry about groceries and not about entertaining two children.  Afterwards, I picked up lunch at Panera for us.  It really was “a moment to be merry, full of joy, and filled with cheer.”

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3) I personalized this video from Santa for Macy and she was in complete awe that he knows her name, her age, what she wants, and where she lives.  He even had a picture of her.  We’ve watched it five times already.

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4) Blakester and I just watched Home Alone and drank egg nog while snuggling on the couch.  This reminded me that I don’t love egg nog, but I do love my husband.  Very much so. Red heart

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reindeer mobile

I mentioned it on Instagram, but not to the blog, that my car got a whole lot cooler last weekend! We’re now sporting antlers and a red nose. Tis the season!


noelle’s adventures- part two




You’ll notice that on this day, Noelle came with a WARNING note directly from Santa.  Macy had misbehaved a few times the day before and didn’t seem to be taking my Santa threats seriously, so Noelle personally delivered this warning note.  Two WARNING notes, and you’ll most likely be on the naughty list with NO presents!  She’s been on her best behavior since. Smile


douglas fir

This year we tried out a new tree farm for our Christmas tree and were very pleased with the selection there.  We’ll definitely be making Becks Tree Farm our new Christmas tree spot!





a good day

Includes homemade waffles with a special girl to help mix,DSC_0095

lots of syrup,


baking cookies,




and a fresh manicure.


This was all in preparation for getting our Christmas tree later that day.  That post is coming up next!

go fish

Not sure how I missed posting this, but I did… Another great idea from one of my favorite websites, Pinterest.