Monthly Archives: December 2008

T-1 to the New Year

I was talking to Brendan a few days ago, and I mentioned to him that I’m sad that it’s going to be 2009. I don’t want to let go of the year we got engaged. He reminded me that 2009 is the year we get married!

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It’s funny how you forget.
This year I got engaged, started my 5th year of teaching, started Graduate School, painted every floor in my house, and underwent a painful home repair and renovation.
I’m so glad you’ve been here to read all about it, and I hope that 2009 is as great for you as I expect it to be for me.
And those of you that are riding the baby train: Congratulations to Melissa, Missy and Amy. You will all be the best mommies a baby could have.

Cheers! See you in 2009!

New Years Resolution

Every new year, I always say I am going to lose weight. Well, guess what? I’m making a resolution I can stick with this year.
I am going to take care of my eyes.
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I go to bed with mascara on. All the time. I love mascara, especially Cover Girl Fantastic Lash.  But I hate taking it off.

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And lately, I’ve been using Ulta Amped Lashes mascara.

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But here’s the real story.  I am getting older.  I’ll be 28 this year, and I am worried I don’t take care of the skin around my eyes.  So this year I promise:

1.  I will remove makeup before bed (even when alcohol is involved)

2.  I will use an eye cream nightly

3.  I will wear sunscreen every day (right now I wear it 90% of the time) SPF 15 minimum

Here is the skin care system recommended to me when i got a facial today.  AGE Smart by dermalogica.  I’ll let you know if it works!

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Orange you glad?

Ahh, as the Holiday whirlwind dies down, i’ll finally show you the color we painted the second floor.

Pumpkin Patch!

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Christmas Decorations

I’ve been neglecting the blog.  I’m sorry.  But Christmas with my father and Brendan’s father took up the whole weekend, and then a snowstorm took up all of Sunday, driving back from Michigan.

So here’s a little holiday cheer.

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Love those CB2 trees.

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Martha told me to cover a bulletin board with wrapping paper and hang my cards on it.  I’ll need a bigger one next year.

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I’m not sure how many gifts can fit, but we’ll try.

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday to everyone!

I want this!

A La Card Chicago

Also Santa, I want a new camera.  Mine sucks and I’m jealous of Jenni.

Winter Wonderland

I’m waiting for my butter to hit room temperature so I can bake, so here are some views from my windows:
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Now I’m going to make blackberry pinwheel cookies, pecan balls, and classic sugar spitzers!

We’re published!

Laura Meyer Photography