December 19, 2011

A Week of Posts in a DAY

Happy Monday! I can't believe Christmas is THIS Sunday! Eek! I am a ball of nerves and excitement this year. I have so much I still want/need to do before then. So, because I will be so crazy busy this week, I thought I would do a "week of posts" in just one day. Today, being that day. Enjoy!

This necklace is pretty easy to make, which is why I love it so much. Think of the possibilities! You could add different beads, sequins, gems, etc..just make it YOUR own!

Materials Needed:

Step 1: Cut your string (you can use any color you want), into two strands. One strand needs to be an inch longer than the other (so it will lay flat). 

Step 2: Begin stringing your beads on both strands. Tie a knot at each end of the beads so they stay in place.

Step 3: Once both of your strands are beaded, thread them through the toggle clasp and tie a double knot. *You can also use a jump ring  and chain if you would like (I opted for the easier version of just double-knotting).
That's it, my're done! So easy, but so cute!
Try-It-Tuesday: Splurge vs. Save

As some of you know, I am a lover of all things Bobbi Brown. However, I don't work for them anymore, and so buying the products I have grown to love has become a bit taxing on my wallet. I have been looking scouring the aisles at the grocery store for something that would compare to this:

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Moisturizing Balm ($88)
This Balm is aaaamaaazing! I have uber-sensitive (being a redhead) skin, and this stuff is phenomenal if you have dry, sensitive or flaky skin. It helps with wrinkles and fine lines and feels super rich, without being sticky. I have used this for about five years, and never thought I could find anything that would compare to it. Now, don't get me wrong, if you want (or CAN) spend the money..I say go for it! You won't regret it. 

However, if you want to save a little money, I found a moisturizer I like almost as much for about $10. 
It's Eucerin Q-10 Anti-Wrinkle for Sensitive Skin. It doesn't have a weird smell (I'm super OCD about smells), and is rich and creamy. It has already done wonders for my skin this winter! I can't tell you how thrilled I am (and how thrilled my hubby is) that I saved $70! I got mine at Ulta, if you want to check it out. 

Wishful Wednesday:

What I am wishing I had in my closet right now!
Tory Burch Leather Bracelets

Frye 'Melissa Button' Boots


Tasty Thursday: Creamy White-Chicken Chili

I have been asked to share this recipe, because it is just so delicious!  It is one of my favorites and as easy as 1, 2, Chili! 

2 cans White Chicken (or you can use 2 cups of chicken from a Rotisserie Chicken)
2 cans Great Northern Beans 
1 (14.5 oz) can Chicken Broth
2 cans Green Chilies
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Oregano 

Rinse and drain the beans. Combine all ingredients in a soup pot. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup sour cream and heat through. 

Serve with hot breadsticks or whatever you want! 

Funny Friday:

Who doesn't want a good laugh everyday? I make it a point to try and get my little babe to laugh, and when he does, it is seriously one of the best parts of my day. 

I saw this video the other day, and busted up laughing. This is SO me and my friends. Get your laugh on! :)


Well there you have it! A week of posts! 

A quick THANK YOU to all of my friends, family and fantastic followers who have given me so much support on this blog so far. You guys have made me feel all tingly :) Love you all! 

Happy Holidays!!!!

The Wife
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  1. That video is hilarious! And super cute necklace! Have a great Christmas!!!

  2. oh my I love all these posts!!! Especially the DIY cute and how easy is that?!?! :-)


  3. @AaReAn
    Thanks Aarean! Your blog is my new favorite "read of the day"! Loves!

  4. Love that DIY necklace!

  5. I really like those brown boots! I just came over from my sister's blog, Kylee Noelle. Love your blog banner too :)

    Courtney Lane

  6. hahaha that video just made my day!!! How funny! But im a little worried, are us girls really like that? Maybe a little, ha. Cute blog!

  7. Great post. Such a good idea to wrap it up in one day.

    Followed the blog btw, hope you do not mind. And maybe you'll visit me someday.

  8. what a fun necklace! i have these beads i made from recycled paper. maybe i could do something like this.

    thanks so much for stopping by and saying hey!

    merry christmas

  9. Love this post. Feel free to make me that necklace. :)

    Wishful Wednesday is my fave.

    Thanks for the comment, I am loving your blog as well.

  10. Love the DIY necklace! Happy Holidays :)

  11. i love this whole week post!
    :) so many things to do!
    and omg the chili looks delicious!

    :) i would love to share the macaroons
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  12. Hi there! I came over from The Tales of a Young Housewife and had to tell you I think you're blog is super cute. Love the video. Hope you don't mind if I follow you.

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  13. That video is hilarious!!! Love the necklace too :-)

  14. Omg I am cracking up out loud! SO funny and so true. I'm about to make my husband watch this to see if he thinks I say this stuff :)


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