Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Winding Down

I use the phrase "winding down" loosely because I'm not sure this household ever winds down....more like wine down. In the Single Gal's absence I will say the wedding was beautiful and wonderful, in case you were wondering. She can fill you in on the rest. 

There are so many cookies in my house right now and I cannot stop eating them. Whoopsies. 

I just finished my Christmas shopping and nay a gift wrapped at this point. 

My Christmas present was expediting myself a new passport so I can meet up with Turtle on his trip to London in January. A four day trip to London. Pray for the kids when I get home because I *may* be a little bitchy if I'm jet lagged. Also, what did people do without cell phones because I have to get myself to The Waldorf and wait for him to arrive from some fancy chateau where he is staying prior. 

The twins are really just not there with the Santa Clause concept. Let's hope they don't expect to wake up to new toys in the living room every morning. Lord help me if they fight over everything. I'll take it straight to Goodwill. 

It's pretty rainy and cold here in Atlanta. I'll pretend I'm not about to get in my pajamas at 2:30 in the afternoon. I need to bake some banana bread and wrap gifts once the kids go to bed. 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. Bring on the red wine, champagne and cheese plates. 

The Housewife 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wedding Wednesday...Sort Of...

I just felt like I had to do one of these because hey -- we are almost out of time.  A few weeks ago I was feeling really wound up about finalizing our last few items but a legit calm has descended upon me. I'm seriously just not that stressed about any of it at this point.  I really credit this to us sticking with a small, simple, event.  This is when everything pays off because the only other items I have on my list are really easy -- like stuffing favors while I watch the SEC Championship game this Saturday. Oh, and shout out to Amazon for all my last minute needs. They have everything.

Matt and I are winding down -- even though the wedding is next Saturday his parents will arrive on Monday followed by his sister and brother-in-law Wednesday night.  So we have planned some fun dates this weekend and I'm going to do my best to relax and prepare for guests.  Oh -- and pick up my wedding dress since they are steaming it this week.  

I wanted to write more...but I'm exhausted! This was really just a wow-I-can't-believe-I'm-prepped-and-not-popping-xanax post. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Little Things for Monday

Mostly this weekend I was thankful for time at home, for having a home to decorate for Christmas, the simple pleasures of book, my sweet dogs, laughing with Matt. Here are a few things that caught my eye -- we will go with some pretty light fare for Monday after a holiday weekend. 

I found a link to the cutest video -- and I don't even really like videos.  However, the New York Times treated some second graders to a tasting menu at a Michelin star restaurant and I got really sucked in.  It's long -- but worth the time. 

I don't know why I am seemingly obsessed with the color red lately but these pants are in my head and they won't leave...

The wedding is close. Less than two weeks.  (!!!!!!)  When I start to get worried about small details I want this to be my mantra: 

See -- short and sweet.  I've got 5% battery power and my charger is so far away I'm not getting up to drag it over. 

Happy Monday! 

~the engaged gal~