Friday, December 18, 2009

Tell Me About YOUR Christmas!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper! Complete with pretty ribbon :)

2. Tree--Real or Artificial? Artificial, its so much easier!

3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving but this year it was like 2 weeks after.

4. When do you take the tree down? After New Years

5. Like egg nog? Bleck!

6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes! On top of our entertainment center. The tradition that my parents, my sister and I have though, is to put the nativity scene under the tree because Baby Jesus is our gift. :)

7. Favorite gift received as a child? My dollhouse. My parents made it. It was never finished. But my dad put some of the wallpaper from mine and my sister's rooms into the rooms of the dollhouse. It was awesome.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My aunt Brenda. She has EVERYTHING!! The best gift I gave her was the Tickle Me Elmo TMX. (You know, the one that rolls around on the floor and laughs hysterically!) She wanted it the year that they were selling out within MINUTES. had 4000 per day for one week. They went on sale at 10am every day. The first day they were on there, I pulled it up online at 9:50am. It said "Not Available". I kept refreshing the page until it said "Add to Cart" I rushed through the purchasing process. By 10:01am they were SOLD OUT! 4000!!! But I got one!!! The reaction on my aunt's face was PRICELESS!!! Now I just need to figure something out for THIS year! Oy.

9. Easiest person to buy for? My fiance. He tells me exactly what he wants! Hehehe. Over and over and over.

10. Worst Christmas gift? A few not-so-stylish sweaters come to mind

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Snail mail all the way!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? It depends. Sometimes I'm done by September. Sometimes I finish the week of Christmas. This year, I'm done the week before. Thank goodness for!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes.

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Grandma's Macaroni & Cheese. Although, I make it now.

16. Clear or colored tree lights? Both. The white lights just make the colored lights POP!

17. Favorite Christmas Song? Carol of the Bells

18. Travel during Christmas or Stay home? Go to Grandma & Grandpa's house! Its just not Christmas without them.

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph of course!

20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Star. The one we have now is not the greatest. I'm getting new stuff next year!

21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? trying not to bust out of your pants :)

What about you?

Much Love,

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Where am I?

I feel like such a slacker! I haven't been updating my blog nearly as much as I want to! But I have been SO busy!! I have been decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, etc. My living room looks like Santa's Sarah's workshop! Hehe. I'm hoping to get most of the wrapping done tomorrow. Then I can clean up the living room and have time to blog some.

I am SO excited about Christmas! Matthew's daughter Callie will be here on the 23rd!! She is going to be here til the 30th. We are all going to my grandparent's house for Christmas, so she will get to experience Christmas with my family for the first time! YAY!!! She's met my grandparents before, and my parents and sister. But she hasn't met my Aunt Brenda. Hehe. She will LOVE Aunt Brenda! Aunt Brenda will spoil Callie!

Even though she is going to be a step-child on my part, she is the first great grandchild on my mom's side! I'm happy about that. She's totally the greatest kid EVER!!

Well, that's my mini-update. I am exhausted. I'm going to bed. Tune in later to hear all about my car DRAMA! Ugh.

Much Love,

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Guide

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Less than an hour for this giveaway!

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I am SO excited!! My mom and dad bought us one place setting of our china as a bridal shower gift. They didn't have it in the store, so they had to deliver it. And it got here TODAY!!

Here are pics of me opening it! Hehehe.

SO excited!

Pretty box

Untying the bow

Its peeking out!


These pictures do not even do it justice. It's so beautiful!

Much Love,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Super Exciting Giveaway!!

HP & BlogHer have created this great giveaway so you can have a chance to win a FREE COMPUTER!! No kidding!!

Thanks to Kelly @ Kelly's Reviews

And thanks to Stephanie @ Totally Together Reviews 

And thanks to MckMama @ MckGiveaways

And thanks to Stephanie @ NieNie Reviews

And thanks to BooMama


 Much Love,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry SITSmas!!!

Merry SITSmas SITStahs! Are you as excited as I am?

If you don't know what SITS is, check them out here.

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry SITSmas and a Happy New Year!

Here are a few photos from my year. I hope you enjoy!

 One of our first dates

 Relaxing together

Point of Grace Christmas concert

My new family


 We're ENGAGED!!

My fave pic from our engagement pics

Me, my sister, and our amazing Grandpa.

 Me and my Monkey, Callie

 At my Birthday party!

Hannah and I dressed up for the Dove Awards!

Me, Maggie, and Amanda @ Kairos

Amanda, Rachel and me @ my mom's house

Some of the most amazing women in my life @ my bridal shower in Louisville

My amazing best friend Kelly @ my bridal shower in Nashville

My best friend Karen. She's engaged too!!

Me and my sissy/Maid of Honor at my bridal shower!

My sister, my mom and I at my bridal shower. Holding one of my gifts!

I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into my world. It's been one amazing year!! I can't wait to see what happens in 2010!


Much Love,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Great Giveaway!

Fantabulously Frugal is hosting a great giveaway! I would love to win this! I could use them all for gifts!!

If you sign up for this giveaway and you found out about it from me, please let them know!!

Much Love,


I am so so SO excited! My best friend and my sister have planned everything. I know nothing! LOL! I can't wait. My amazing best friend Kelly is cooking all the food. There are games planned, but I don't know what they are. I think that Matthew has been involved in part of it too! Hehe.

I had a bridal shower last weekend too, in Louisville KY with my family. It was so much fun! Check my wedding blog for pics and more details to come!

Much Love,