twelve down.

december is gone, and in looking back at my resolutions,
here's a quick recap of the month:

sleep early - same as last month...i'm always up later
than usual during the holiday season.
exercise - does shopping count?
girl time - check! a couple of christmas get togethers with the girls, a couple of wine nights with the neighborhood mamas,
and a few drinks with an old high school friend.
 read - eek, no reading AGAIN this month.
one-on-one mini time - both minis were on break from school, so we spent a lot of time together. i did have some one-on-one time with mini-he as we put together all his lego sets.
try something new - check! learned some new crafts,
participated in a christmas card exchange hosted by
sunny days & starry nights, and made homemade salsa!
organize posts - check! caught up on a few reviews for the gea boot and the jola boot from JustFab, shared jane's addiction's latest album, and even got in a giveaway for some cool items that were part of the dobel tequila + perry farrell collaboration.
(you can enter the giveaway here)

how was your december? did you try something new?

christmas card exchange.
mini-he can put together the lego sets by himself now!
homemade salsa...a friend's recipe:
bunches of cilantro, anaheim pepper, onion, garlic, garlic salt, lime & lemon juice, and tomatoes all in a food chopper.
glittered paper rolls made into flowers.
spontaneous wine night with the neighborhood mamas...
this was my favorite of the night.
(f21 sweater; DIY skirt; zara shoes)


GIVEAWAY: oomph + dobel + perry farrell

attention rock 'n' rollers + tequila lovers!

in my previous post, i mentioned how you could download the latest jane's addiction album for free. now i have some amazing items to share...read on!

[oomph.] is teaming up with dobel tequila and perry farrell to give one lucky U.S. reader (age 21+) a high end leather bracelet AND special edition photography book from legendary music industry photographer, danny clinch, featuring amazing photographs shot at the inaugural lollapalooza festival in sao paolo, brazil with perry farrell.

enter using the widget below. good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
don't forget...once you "like" the dobel facebook page, you can download jane's addiction's latest album, the great escape artist, for free courtesy of dobel tequila and the band's legendary frontman, perry farrell.


jane's addiction. the great escape artist.

i used to be a huge fan of the rock band, jane's addiction. hits like jane says and been caught stealing were always on repeat in my car, and i have great memories associated with them. i was excited to hear about their new album, The Great Escape Artist...more excited that i could get it for free.
the band's creative frontman, perry farrell, is giving away their latest album for free courtesy of his recent partnership with dobel tequila. simply like the dobel facebook page here,
and you will be taken to the album download page.
hurry...it's only available until december 31st.

check out the photos and video below to see epic tour shots from
Jane's Addiction's shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco
in October 2012. 
live at lollapalooza - sao paolo

live at the warfield - sf


mele kalikimaka.

there's a whole lotta huggin and kissin goin on around here.
hope you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends.
(mini-she couldn't make it, but she says hi! hi!)

(on mini-he: plaid shirt and denim from the children's place)
linking up to:


half hour.

just a few quick snaps of today's outfit.
i've worn these boots three times this week. it's been raining all week and these Gea boots from justfab couldn't have come at a better time. they are comfortable, fit like a dream, and keep my feet dry.

working late on a friday nite, but we ended with a quick happy half-hour. unfortunately, we didn't have a bottle opener...so we improvised.

looking forward to lunch with my girlfriend tomorrow and wine night with the neighborhood moms.

what are your plans for the weekend?

(gea boot c/o just fab.com)
where there's a will, there's a way.
no corkscrew? find a household hook.
it works!

thanks to terry for featuring one of my outfits here, and check out april's post here to see what's on my christmas list.


yin yang.

we had our office party today where we played our traditional dice game. deliveries of edible arrangements, yummy mochi, and snack baskets are coming in, our meant-to-be-decoration stockings are actually being filled up,
and the ac is freezing cold.
*singing* it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas...

another pair of shorts i bleached, distressed, and studded. i kind of like this half and half pair...it's like two outfits depending on which side you're looking at.
and to those who asked, i promise to get the shorts
listed in the store this weekend!

do you have office parties? how do you celebrate?

yin and yang.
(top, express; etienne aigner shoes via ideeli; DIY shorts)


tigers and leopards.

happy monday.
the weather has been fierce here..rainy and windy, but i love it.
this week i'm planning our office christmas party,
chipping away at my christmas shopping, and
finishing the week off with wine night with the
neighborhood mamas.

i'm loving this super soft tee by la dision. never heard of the brand before, but i'm definitely am going to
keep my eye out for it.

how's your week looking?

(lips: anastasia beverly hills hydrafull gloss in roxanne)
(la dision tee; pacsun bullhead denim; nine west boots, go jane jacket)


where on earth is krispy.

last year, when i started the elf on the shelf tradition, our elf, krispy, was literally the elf on the shelf...or picture frame. this year, krispy is getting a 'lil more mischievous...he got a scissors and cut up a bunch of paper, and he even toilet papered a picture on the wall. hmmmm...wonder what he'll do next.

today begins our 12 days of christmas. another sort-of tradition i started last year to teach the minis that christmas is for giving. they get their presents (one every day until christmas), and christmas day is when they give presents to family and friends when they come over. of course, they'll still have presents to open on christmas from other family members and friends, but i think they appreciate each gift more since they aren't tearing thru a whole pile on christmas.

tell me about some of your holiday traditions.

(necklace via oomph (buy))
taking reindeer for a joyride...
hanging out with friends...
(material girl vest; express top; old navy pants, nine west shoes)

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