December weekends always seem to be really full. Full of activities, Christmas-ing, shopping, FUN, whatever it is. This last weekend was one of those “full” weekends.
It all started on Friday. I had been wanting a peppermint mocha, and while the skinny one from Starbucks isn’t horrible, milk irritates my stomach and they don’t have the almond milk option at Starbucks, so I decided to try to remake a peppermint mocha myself. It turned out pretty great actually. See my post with the recipe here.
I enjoyed it in my fun Christmas cup by our Christmas tree. It was so good and so easy, I’ll def be doing this again.
On Friday night, my husband and I went on a Christmas shopping/coffee date.
Thankfully the mall wasn’t like crazy and overrun. You all know that in December things can easily spiral out of control. If you think I am crazy for wearing those heels, they are actually really comfy. I am always looking for a reason to sport some cute shoes. Just wait till you see the pics from the rest of the weekend 😀
On Saturday I had to be to work VERY early. I planned to get up extra early so I could have time to workout in the morning and not be in a huge rush. I woke up at 5:15am on a Saturday! Like woah.
I was a total zombie for the first 30 mins, and then after I had some coffee, I made sure to put on some cute workout clothes (this top is from Old Navy!) and I was ready to WORK.
Then I started having second thoughts. I was having the best hair day of all time. I mean seriously my hair looked like I hadn’t even slept on it. Do you see my bangs in this pic??? Perfection for a Saturday morning!!! I was so tempted to workout later in the day, BUT knew that if I waited there was a 99% chance I wouldn’t end up having time. I was NOT going to let a good hair day stop me.
Then I was off to work. After I got off, I had planned to meet up with my mom and hit all the craft shows that were happening around town. For some reason the first weekend of December is like craft show central. Here is a fun fact about me: I LOVE CRAFTING!
Unfortunately it can get pretty time consuming and with everything I have going on right now, I don’t get to do much. Usually in December I end up making something. Last year I had a full on project table – check it out:
Coco (my cat) likes to help with crafts too 😛
Unfortunately this year I just have no time to make anything. More time for crafts and creativity is in my future plans.
I totally get the “manual creativity” from my mom, she is one of the most creative people. Seriously she could totally have a very successful Etsy store, but instead she prefers to just do it for fun and bless the people around her with her creativity and talent.
This is why it is so much fun to go to the craft shows with her! Every year there is one or two shows that just blow. your. mind. Everyone that has a table is like so talented. Then some of the other shows it’s just a bunch of pre made things which I don’t enjoy as much.
Here is one of my purchases from this weekend:Sunday seemed to be the fashion day of the week. I felt like I was going shopping in my own closet as this outfit came together. Have you ever felt like that?? I had never thought about pairing these together before! Here was my #OOTD (outfit of the day).
How cute is this necklace? So thankful my friend Sara introduced me to Kendra Scott jewelry! My outfits will forever be better 🙂
Hudson skinny jeans in black. Kendra Scott necklace. Chelsea 28 silk cami with lace. Halogen cardigan. Pink lipstick. Nude pumps
The pumps that I wore with this outfit are the ones that I took a #shoefie with at Nordstrom when I bought them!!
When I got home from church, it was time to workout. Instead of doing my workout first thing on Sunday, I made plans to do it later in the day since I knew I would have the house to myself.
PRO TIP: plan your workouts and make them non-negotiable, it’s a business meeting with yourself on your calendar. That is how I make sure to get them done on the weekend.
Post workout I had a DELICIOUS mug cake. Katie inspired me to try one about a month ago. It was so easy and yummy, but for some reason I hadn’t had one since. Sunday’s was the perfect thing to have before going to a party with tempting sweets and cocktails.
Not the best pic, but let me tell you it was yummy! I made it with a little almond milk (1/4 cup), 1 scoop Quest peanut butter protein powder, 1/4 egg whites and a pinch of baking powder. Microwaved for 1 minute. It was done! You make it in a coffee mug, and then I ate it out of this bowl, although you can certainly eat it straight out of the mug. I also made a chocolate drizzle with 1 piece of super dark chocolate and little tiny bit of coconut oil.
Then I met up with my sis and my mom in downtown for the Nordstrom Christmas shopping party.
Doesn’t red and sparkles just SCREAM Christmas?!? haha. I decided to ditch the heels this time and ended up wearing some black flats. Going downtown always involves lots of walking so I decided to take the easy route 🙂
The Nordstom party was so much fun because the store was decorated, there was a DJ, appetizers, cocktails, and lots of special offers from different brands/designers. They do it after hours so it feels “exclusive” even though there were a ZILLION people.
My sister was like, this is so fun it just makes you want to buy something. DUH! That’s why they do it! We laughed about that for a while. Despite their efforts, we did mostly looking and very little purchasing. It was so fun to be together, look at all the Christmas stuff and laugh at the women who had OD’d on champagne. 😛
I saw this shirt while we were looking around and it made me laugh so hard. I mean really?!? HAHA. See it still makes me laugh. I just had to take a pic with it. Too funny.
Then to top off the weekend, my new iPhone 6 came!!! I was eligible for an upgrade and I really couldn’t have timed that any better. Now I need to find a cover for it. Does anyone have any suggestions???