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Happy Monday lovelies! I hope y’all are recovering from your holiday hangovers! We had a wonderful Christmas around here! Santa was very good to the dude and he hasn’t stopped playing with his train table. It’s train time ALL the time…even more than before…if that’s possible.
After completely eradicating video games from our house a few years ago, I caved and got the hubs a PS3.
PS3 at Amazon
I don’t know who was more excited about his big gift, the hubs or le toddler. It was pretty funny watching him open it. The expression on his face was priceless. He made me promise not to publish the pictures though. HAHA! Although, video games drive me all kinds of bonkers, that darling hubs of mine has been workin’ his booty off in grad school this year and he deserved a fun surprise!
He surprised me too actually. Mama’s malfunctioning iPhone is a thing of the past. HOLLA!
iPhone 4 at the Apple Store
Meg and I can now video chat on our iPhone 4s. Can I tell you how excited I am about that? Oh and Santa, a.k.a. my madre, must have been paying attention this past year as I lamented about my less than stellar photos, because I she got me my new baby..an SLR!
Canon Rebel at Amazon
Get ready for better outfit posts people! I’m probably more psyched about it than you are. HAHA! My in laws also must have tapped into my wishes, because they gifted us with a brand new wild cherry red front loader washer and dryer set! I will no longer have to dry my loads twice and that will be sheer heaven, let me tell you!
LG Front Load Washer at Amazon
I must not forget my bestie’s gift. Yours truly is the proud owner of a gorgeous House of Harlow 1960 necklace! And so begins my HOH collection…
House of Harlow 1960 Tribal Triangle Pendant Necklace at Shopbop
Our family was incredibly blessed on the present front this year and I wanted to use my forum to thank my loved ones for their generosity, but, more importantly, I feel so lucky that we were able to spend lots of quality time together. There is NO worldly possession as great a gift as that! Putting together the toys Santa dropped off with the hubs, my lil’ sis and her boyfriend…Having a relaxing cuppa joe with the hubs before the dude got up…Watching my Nonnie’s eyes shine when we gave her our family photo…Marveling over the Christmas decorations at the Magic Kingdom with my mama, just like I used to when I was little…Having cocktails until the wee hours with my bestie…These were my favorite gifts this year! What were your favorites lovelies?
On a side note…As I sat here this morning reveling in my beautiful holiday, my copy of the January issue of Vogue caught my eye. Natalie Portman looks beyond stunning in her feature.
Update: I snagged this image from one of my favorite blogs Inspired Decorating
Of course, when does she NOT look stunning? I can’t wait to see her maternity style! In case you haven’t heard…She’s preggers and engaged! But, I digress….As I flipped through the rag and read about her Black Swan experience, I was again reminded how much I want to see that flick and just how much I big puffy heart tulle. I really must go see Black Swan STAT…if not just for the stunning costumes! There will forever be a little girl inside of me that wishes she could have been a ballerina. Even if that ship has sailed, I can still play dress up right?
BCBG Max Azria One-Shoulder Tiered Tulle Dress
Alice + Olivia Tessie Tulle One Shoulder Party Dress at Singer 22
BCBG Max Axria Tulle Tutu Skirt at Bloomindale’s
Topshop Frilly Tutu Skirt
Update: I just got a tweet from the gorgeous Wendy Brandes that I needed her onyx Cleves Necklace in this post…and, of course, she was right!
p.s. Head over to Dramatis Personae for a killer interview with the girls behind the makeup of Black Swan!