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All I Want For Christmas.. 2013 Edition

16 December 2013

Apologies for disappearing off the face of the earth for a few days. I ended up spending all of last week between the bed and the couch, incapable of breathing or swallowing properly. It was actually so bad that I called in sick to work for both of my shifts, which is something that I hate doing, but was absolutely necessary. I was miserable! After countless episodes of Gossip Girl, a ton of medication, and lots of soup, I am finally on the mend. Other than my health, here are a few of the items on my Christmas wishlist this year (I will be lucky if I receive one or two of these, don't worry).

From left - right, top - bottom..
Tory Burch Denai Quilted Rain Bootie | I need a pair of boots that are suitable for the rain and snow (okay, mostly snow) that are cute, but mainly functional. With the practical "duck boot" bottom and quilted upper half, these fit the bill. Unfortunately I cannot find a review of them anywhere online!

Hunter "Original Gloss" Rain Boot (Kids) | The upside of having small feet? I can purchase kids shoes for a much cheaper price! To be honest, I couldn't decide between the mint or the lilac, so I asked for either/or. Not the most practical of colors, but definitely cute and suitable for the rain and snow.

Dogeared "Yesterday, Today, Forever" necklace | I've been looking for a new necklace for what feels like forever, and I finally settled on this one. I love Dogeared jewelry - my current necklace is also Dogeared - and both the design and the message behind this necklace caught my eye. I love the mixture of metals, as it allows me to mix and match my other jewelry to the necklace.

Kate Spade Moonlit Soiree Sonia (surprise sale link) | The perfect sequined bag to take out for a night on the town! Matches everything and is the perfect size to throw your cell phone, lip gloss and money in.

BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium ConiCurl | To be honest, I still use my old curling iron (with the clamp!) to curl my hair. Since I don't actually use the clamp itself, I figure it is time to move on to a proper curling iron. This one has great reviews and is quite affordable, plus I've had good experiences with this brand.

Echo Touch Bow Glove (Camel) | I know that I won't be getting these for Christmas as they have been out of stock on the Chapters/Indigo website since I discovered them, but how cute are they?  Made with special eLink fabric, I could use my iPhone without having to sacrifice warmth or style.

Vera Bradley Large Duffel in "Heather" | There is just something about Vera Bradley's quilted prints that makes me happy. Love the large duffel bag, which is perfect for a weekend trip to the cabin.

Expressions Pillow "Enjoy the Little Things" | My mantra in life, colored in gold foil on the cutest pillow. A great visual daily reminder!

Bubbly Gold Champagne Flutes | I fell in love with these in store and decided that they need a place in my future house. Would love to sip champagne from these festive flutes after a long hard day at work!

So there you have it - my (superficial) wishes for Christmas 2013. If I have time, I will post my stocking stuffer wishlist too. However, I only have one day off this week (Wednesday) and I have a to-do list a mile long, so no guarantees!

The Blogmopolitan Quiz

10 December 2013

Today my body is like "You thought you were sick yesterday? Hah!". Instead of getting better, I seem to be getting worse. What was initially a sore throat turned into a head cold, and now it is a head cold with a sore throat. The fact that it was -12 degrees outside last night and I insisted on sleeping with the window open is probably the reason for that. But without it, I would have literally smothered. Woe is me.

So far today I have moved by limp, lifeless body from the bed to the couch where I have been consuming copious amounts of homemade turkey soup while watching endless episodes of Gossip Girl on Netflix. In going with the theme, I figured I would complete The Blogmopolitan Quiz, created by Erin of Two Thirds Hazel. Enjoy!

All I Want For Christmas is Tissues

09 December 2013

Naturally, when I have a hundred and two things to get done, I would get sick.

Sure, it's only a cold and I am a nurse, which means I should suck it up and deal with it, right? No. Wrong. I spend my days taking care of sick people, now can someone please feed me chicken noodle soup while I lie in bed and watch countless episodes of New Girl and Property Virgins?! I'll repay the favour when you get sick. Well, if you come to the hospital where I can get paid a decent hourly wage that is.

Seriously though, there is only 16 days left until Christmas and I can guarantee that my to-do list has twice the amount of tasks on it as there are days to complete them. It doesn't help that every day that I'm not working, there are Christmas parties and weddings and family affairs to attend. At this point, consider yourself lucky if your gift is wrapped. Actually, consider yourself lucky that you even have a gift, because some recipients of mine don't even have that yet.

My plan tonight is to tackle the Christmas cards and perhaps a few gifts. Being sick is also making me crave cookies, so perhaps a little baking will be in order too. Who am I kidding? After a trip to the grocery store this evening, I will most likely be too exhausted to even take my coat off. Dear Santa, please make me feel better ASAP!

Christmas Party Poopers

07 December 2013

It's no secret - I love to sleep. Unfortunately, sleeping is difficult when a) you have a 15lb cat lying on top of you, plus a sick boyfriend cuddled into you, and it is a hundred degrees, and b) there is a 2-year-old's birthday party happening upstairs.

Situation A happened last night, situation B is currently happening. Situation C will be me falling asleep at work when I have to stay awake and take care of patients for 12 hours tonight. In other news, we are in the full swing of Christmas parties. I skipped the hospital Christmas party because Christmas shopping in the city seemed more important, however, I attended the nursing Christmas party on Wednesday night as well as Matt's work Christmas party last night.


I was home and changed into my pajamas by 9:30PM last night, mind you. Poor Matt is sick with a head cold and sore throat and as much as I love an opportunity to dress up, I was happier in my PJs last night.


05 December 2013

I've been commenting on blogs and leaving this link behind so I figured I should probably stick a little post up here to let you know that it is not a vacant website!  I know, it's a really lame first entry, not exactly going to make people want to stick around, but it's 1:24AM and it's all that my brain can do at this point.

As I mentioned in my "About Me" section, this is going to be a "lifestyle blog" (how pretentious to think that someone would want to read about my life, hah!) with a bit of fashion and beauty thrown in. And probably a lot of wishlists, because I have a lot of wishes. Maybe some baking and Pinterest failures projects down the road. But primarily, it is going to be written by me, for me, to look back on when I'm old and senile. I'm banking on the fact that the internet will still exist then.

So, without further adieu- welcome! :)