Monday, December 9, 2013

Let The Holidays Begin!

All packed up and ready to head to Papa's!

We had the best weekend. I took Saturday off for our Fuchser family Christmas which meant I got to leave work after a long workday on Friday, say sayonara to work and hola to cocktails, loads of food, awesome family and Cards Against Humanity. If you haven’t played CAH, I definitely recommend you check it out. Well, that is if you have a good sense of humor and don’t mind a little dirty, nasty awesomeness all rolled into a party game.

Fortunately my dad’s side of the family are drinkers and fun-havers so it was a good night. Well, my husband had a much “cooler” night than I because he, my dad and my brother-in-law didn’t make it to bed until 5:45am. (What normal adults actually stay out that late anymore? Oh yeah, our guys.)

After a fun Saturday we were ready to meet up with Nick’s side of the fam to visit his Grandpa on Sunday. Unfortunately we got loads of snow on Saturday night/Sunday and didn’t feel it was smart to make the trip to the country so we swung by my cutie niece’s birthday party and then took off back for Omaha. DeLaney has to be the sweetest little almost three year old…love her and as much as I can’t believe C-man is two, I also can’t believe Laney is going to be three on Tuesday. And the party? Loads of fun...just check out her birthday tree!

Hope you all had a great weekend, too!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Love Lately {December 6, 2013}

Happy Friday, lovely ladies! (And men. If there are any of you reading this. I highly doubt it, but you never know.) =)

I will just welcome myself back to the blogging world and jump right into some of my favorite things as of late. So, heeeeeere goes......

'Tis the season. I've officially jumped on the bandwagon and, yep, I'm all over this Christmas thing. Well, by "all over" I mean I'm actually decorating the house for Christmas this year which did not happen last year (big scrooge) AND we've adopted this little guy to help us get into the holiday mood.

Granted, Cruz doesn't entirely understand that he needs to be good or the elf will tell the big guy, but it's still fun to watch him look for Buddy (lame name, I know, but my choice Guacamole was veto'd) in the mornings.

Speaking of holidays, we not only are decking the house in holiday cheer this year BUT we also decided to keep our old fake tree in storage and got all fancy with a real tree. An actual real Christmas tree. I can remember my mom talking about wanting a real tree when we were younger, but back then she and my dad had like seven mouths to feed and we couldn't afford one. However, Nick and I decided if we were going to do this Christmas decorating thing, then we were going to do it right, so we loaded up our little lumberjack, Cruz, and headed to the tree farm. And let me tell you, the evergreen smell floating through the entire house? Totally worth every penny.

Million Dollar Shoppers (Lifetime). My absolute favorite show right now. Personal shoppers in NYC paired with rich, snobby women looking for clothes = great TV. Check it out.

Julie Ann Art. I absolutely love sending/getting snail mail. And I love sending cards that are sarcastic, snarky and awesome. This gal offers just that (not to mention some that are a bit risque, which is even more awesome) and I couldn't wait to personalize these two cards with a fun, little message from me and send them to the hubs (when he was away for the past four weeks in training) and my bestie (who just got engaged not too long ago).

Online shopping and specifically Ebates. As many of you know, I'm an online shopping fanatic, well I'm an all over shopping fanatic, but shopping online is just absolute perfection. I just love coming home to packages on the porch. Speaking of packages on the porch - I was introduced to Ebates by a friend and I'm kicking myself for not trying it out sooner.  Long story short, you sign up (for free, obvi), search the website you are looking for, then link directly to your fave major websites from Ebates (Amazon, Gap Kids, Zulily, Ruum, Vickies, name it, most are on it), shop from the site like normal, purchase and voila! you get an email from Ebates shortly after letting you know how much cash back you received just from linking to your fave shopping sites through Ebates.

Let me be honest here, you're not going to become a millionaire overnight using Ebates, BUT you will get cash back for doing what you already do, which by this I mean shopping. Now that my friends makes complete sense to me.

That's all for now! Have a great weekend and remember, only three more until Christmas!