manic monday.

I hope you all had an amazing weekend.

[J] & I took a road trip to des moines, IA. the trip was planned on a whim. and a nice little escape. until our drive back to chicago on saturday night ..5 hours in a “wintery mix” [aka: freezing rain & snow]. watching cars drive right into the ditch does nothing for my heart rate ..but thanks to [J]’s driving, we arrived safely.

on sunday, [J]’s brother gifted us round two of our christmas present – the installation of our remote start. [if you live in cold temps, these are invaluable!]. I can now start the car from the comfort of my nice warm bed. if I wanted to. while his brother was hard at work, we were enjoying #SundayFunday. someone’s gotta do it.

scenes from the weekend ..

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beer glassI chose to drink beer from our {not-so-dainty} wine glass. what can I say ..I like stemware!

yay giveaway!you like them too? I’m giving away a pair on {TheDailyTay}’s blog. [BONUS: there are 15 other bloggers giving away some serious goods]. what are you waiting for? go! enter!

SONY DSC[I learned how to multi-task: playing with dog & baby simultaneously. boooom!].

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and last but not least, a quick shout out to kirsten @ {objets d’envy}. the first piece of jewlery [J] ever got me was from her. and I’ve been in love since. so, I got my mom’s christmas present from her. when I received the sparkle in the mail, I contemplated keeping one of the two pieces. but guilt set in. so she got both!

necklace earringsnow off to the land of productivity. at least, I hope. my to do list could stretch to the moon, wrap around 8x’s, and come all the way back. impressive. especially for someone without a paying job.

happy manic monday.

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currently ..

[J] kept me up until 4AM, working on the fine print of our {TwoCoins} etsy shop [shipping details, return policy, etc]. then proceeded to wake me up at 9AM, slightly redeeming himself with a venti starbucks coffee. & off to fedex we went! to ship our first order! it’s imperative our first customer receives their order before christmas.

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two ‘not-so-dainty’ margarita glasses.

now that that’s done ..am I climbing back into bed for the additional three hours I need to be a semi-pleasant human? nope! because..

it’s party day!

[J]’s mom’s infamous 9th annual ornament party is tonight. it’s my first time attending. big effen deal. and [J] has been recruited head bartender. [I’m going to the bank to stock up on dollllla, dolllla bills. extra tips will ensure I don’t end up on the “cut off” list].

in true “what to wear” fashion ..I prepped my outfit yesterday. here’s a sneak peek.

more pictures to come tomorrow.
more pictures to come tomorrow.

and my [so simple] holiday-inspired manicure.

silver + red mani.
silver + red mani.

the idea came from {TheBrunetteOne} [an iowa, fashion blogger. that I love]. then last night her manicure got some added sparkle ..

happy engagement!!
happy engagement!!

congrats samantha! my manicure is officially envious :)

now time to get ready. & brew a pot of coffee. dang my business partner for keeping me up all night! [love saying ‘business partner’].

5 day 'til christmashapppppy thursday.

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