Monday, December 17, 2012

Another Monday

Another Monday calls for another weekend recap.

Since I am a semi, aspiring to be, amateur fashion blogger, I thought it would be fitting to start off with some #ootd shots from Instagram.
 Denim was the winning ticket four days straight, followed by scarves. No surprises here.

Moving on...I seem to always include Thursday as part of my weekend recap. I can only hope that the 5th day of the week continues to be just as magical as Saturday. I love Eli Young Band. They are one of my current faves and all their songs are a jam of mine. I missed out on their first trip to Austin this year. Come hell or high water, I wasn't missing out on their the second go around. And can we talk about my friend Joy's hair for a sec? You guys, it is just as bouncy, thick and perfect in real life. No fair. 

And here my friends, are some other bits and pieces from the weekend. 

a) Christmas shopping and wrapping complete. SCORE! RELIEF! AHHHHHHHH!

b) Bath and Body Works had all their 3 wick candles for $8.00. None of these bad boys are getting wrapped. All mine. Who else indulged in this Kick-A sale???

c) My iPhone crashed Saturday night. I think I almost hyperventilated. We headed straight to Apple chaos and thanks to sweet baby Jesus they restored my phone. It's still a little on the fritz. Just waiting for another crash and burn and praying it makes it through the holidays. Anyway, the girls and I found ways to entertain ourselves while we waited. I seriously could have stood their for hours making outer space faces. Don't they look JUST like me? Such strong genetics.

So, I told you guys on Friday that I wanted to conquer this pin. Well, whaddaya know? I actually made another one of my 100s of pins come to life and this one...well, it's like crack with added butter. Peppermint rice krispie treats and they are heavenly. Please, for all that is holy, make 'em tonight!

Directions:
Make your easy-peasy krispie treats with peppermint marshmallows (found at Wally-World).
Drizzle semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate over the treats.
I added a few drops of peppermint extract to the white chocolate.
Sprinkle crumbled candy cane candy over the top.
I put mine in the fridge to harden and keep the chocolate from melting.

Ross was out of town hunting this weekend, so it was just me and these two. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my weekend after the horrific tragedy that hit Newtown, CT. I made sure to hug my girls extra tight and give them triple the kisses they would normally receive. And though they typically never sleep in my bed, I made the exception this weekend. Having them close, hearing them breathe snore and bed hogging me for 8 hours two nights back to back was right where I wanted to be. I pray for all those directly effected by this tragic event. My heart and prayers go out to the families, Newtown and this entire country.

If you are a blogger, I ask that you take the day off from blogging tomorrow for a moment of silence. For more information on what you can do to make a difference, click here.

Don't forget about these two giveaways going on right now. 
Click on the pictures to enter for your chance to win.

I am linking up with: Leeann and Sami for the Weekend Update. 
Molly for YOLO Mondays.
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51 comments:

Rachel Sayumi. said...

your outfits look SO CUTE! Do share details with us :)

Brooke said...

Oh my gosh, great deal on the candles!


Cute outfits!


=) Brooke

Annie said...

Love all the plaid! Sounds like you and your girls had an awesome weekend...love the photos :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Danavee said...

HOW do you get the same perfect OOTD pic every time!?!?!

Ashley said...

Love that tartan scarf. I know your girls enjoyed sleeping with momma this weekend!

Brooke said...

That peppermint rice krispie looks DELISH!

Elegance Personified said...

Hi Gorgeous Shanna. I love posts featuring weekend recaps, and sometimes I should start them too. Except my weekends now are pretty much all the same. LOL

I love all the Instagram photos. Beautiful Plaid Pieces. And speaking of Plaid, check this out:

http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/2012/12/weeks-best-looks-december-16th-2012.html

I also love your snapshots with your friends. Looks like you had a fun-filled weekend. Your outfit is adorable, love the fur vest. =)


Have a Great Week, Ada. =)

Helene said...

love that fur vest! I indulged in bbw sale too!! so exciting. Love all your outfits!! Those rice krispie treats look absolutely delicious!

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

you are most certainly a fashion blogger in my mind :) and your babies are the two sweetest little things ever ever :) how special you had a little girls weekend!

and cheers to adding Thursday to the weekend, too!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I love taking pictures on photobooth. I have a bunch from when my sister and I were flying to Hawaii a few years ago. Bored creates genius I think.

Always Maylee said...

Oh you made the rice krispies! And crack with added butter sounds pretty delicious to me, haha! Letting the girls sleep in your bed over the weekend was perfect, I would have done the same. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

keepingupwithkristen said...

Love all your outfits, as always! Is that plaid shirt from Old Navy?! I almost bought it yesterday. You've inspired me to wear those poofy frost resistant vests...they always look so cute on you! Love your fur vest too, where is it from?!

Have a great Monday, pretty lady!

Kelly Ann said...

I really like your outfits and those presents are great!



xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

The stress relief candle from B&BW is one of my favorites! I love the eucalyptus spearmint. We always have one in our bedroom. OMM.

TheTinyHeart said...

I also pinned that recipe but my grocery store didn't have the peppermint marshmallows! Where do I find them??

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Dec. Group Giveaway!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love all of your outfits, especially that vest! I determined to go find myself one!!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love all of your outfits, especially that vest! I determined to go find myself one!!

Ginny said...

I love the pictures of your girls <3
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Love that last picture of your girls! I try to get my son to sleep with us, but he thinks it's play time. I too hugged and kissed my son extra this weekend, and held him a little closer and am so thankful for everyday we have together.

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

I loved all your outfits this past weekend! I especially loved the RZ look!! The pics of the kids sleeping are my fav. So innocent. Little souls.

A Girls Kind of Therapy said...

Love all your fun post! Great blog and so excited to have found it and following along!

Mal
www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

Jes said...

You are rocking that furr vest and making me want one! The last time I tried it I wasn't convinced, but now I feel like I need to take the plunge and get one!

Kristen said...

Cute outfits!
Super jealous that you are done Christmas shopping and wrapping!

Meg O. said...

You are so adorable!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Joy DOES have great hair! And congrats on getting all your Christmas shopping and wrapping done! I'm done shopping, just waiting for the last few items to arrive so I can finish up wrapping! :)

Kayla Peveler said...

Thanks SO much for being my 100th girl, your blog is SO cute. Love all those outfits! :)

hannah said...

The outfits look adorable!

And yes, Joy does have fab hair! :)

Sarah Tucker said...

You're outfits are so stinkin' adorable! Love the plaid so so much!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

Oh goodness I need to make some of those rice krispie treats!! That pic of your girls sleeping is just precious. I'm so sad I missed the candles on sale at B&BW!! Maybe they'll go on sale again soon.. :)

Lyndsey said...

Loved all the outfits :) Hope you had a great time at the concert! Your girls are precious!

xoxo,
Lyndsey

www.theeyelinermanifesto.blogspot.com

Shelli Poole said...

I love you to pieces! Thank you for your incredibly sweet compliments last week!! And I am continally surprised by how much we have in common! I am overly obsessed with candles and ANYTHING peppermint. I've had 10 chickfila pepp milkshakes this season, and I'm not slowing down! And rice krispie treats are my HEAVEN. They don't last a DAY around me! Anyway... you and your girls are so beautiful and sweet and I'm so happy you were able to squeeze in some extra love with them this weekend. That's a blessing any day, for sure. HUGS!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

So many candles! Luckily Justin has been stuffed up so he hasn't had to deal with the endless array of scents in our apartment :)

Looks like another fun and busy and fabulous weekend!

Pamela said...

Just came across your blog today - I love it! I love all of your outfits!! I got a good candle deal at B&BW last week too!! It is the best time to stock up on everything - I LOVE the spiced apple toddy one!
xoxo
- Pam
http://yesitiskevin.blogspot.com/

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Lovely outfits! I especially like the white blouse with the fur...I'm about to post a similar outfit! I took advantage of the B&BW sale too! That was a really great deal!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Kendahl Lanai said...

You're outfits are too cute! I couldnt pull that off if I died and went to clothing heaven!

www.exploringallavenues.blogspot.com

JP Lord said...

I swear I love you and your space alien babies so much. Your outfits too.
Xx

pretty little things said...

gotta love a good instagram outfit shot! I've been doing a lot of those pics lately b/c I'm so busy! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Alisa Marie said...

OMG - love all of your outfits! Love that fur vest you wore to the concert too! That pic of your girls sleeping is hilarious!

tara said...

girl, i'm loving the plaid.. and the fur too! hawt!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Hugs those babies for me too. Denim is always a staple to me. I wore my beauties this weekend which means I took a shower and got dressed. I love you!

Lisette @ Northern Belle Diaries said...

I LOVE your ootd shots. So inspiring. What beautiful little girls you have! I'm sure you hugged them extra tight. The one on the left is your "mini-me."

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

Loving all your outfits recently... well actually I always love them so idk what I'm saying ha! :) Eli Young Band is a fave of mine too -- old and new songs! They were amazing at the Ten Man Jam and I'm super jealous that you were able to see them in a concert for JUST them (they only sang about 2 songs when I saw them). Sweet Landry & Logan - I'm glad they were able to spend the weekend with you after such a horrid tragedy.

Amber said...

I'm so pissed I miss out on the BBW candle deal. I got the email, just let it slip my mind. I'm obsessed with their candles. So amazing!

My-cliffnotes said...

I want the Krispy treats stat

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love the outfit you wore to the concert!! I'm super jealous you finished shopping and wrapping! And loving the picture of your girls :)

Xo,
Angela

Stephanie {Life, Actually} said...

Sounds & looks like you had a fabulous weekend!!!

www.life-actually.net

Lindsay said...

Apparently we have a lot of the same plaid things! I have that ON plaid flannel which I LOVE and that flannel scarf. Love the vest look! Looks like another pretty wonderful weekend!

still being [molly] said...

your outfits look adorable! and i seriously love that picture of you and your daughters in the apple store. hilarious!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

The sleeping picture?! Priceless! haha :) Fun post!

Anhycakes said...

I love that fur vest!

MeetTheBrowns said...

I love your fur vest had to check out your blog because we have the same name! Im a new blogger come follow me! !

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