Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ralph Lauren Gift- This Would Sure Make Travel More Comfortable!

This Cashmere Travel Set, and a trip to the Chicago RL restaurant to use it would make my day (or year...). Just the thought of a nice cashmere eye mask makes me want to jump on a plane and start sleeping (not that I don't love travel as it is)
Available Here

"A luxurious jet-setting companion, our cabled cashmere travel set includes an
exquisite throw blanket and an eye mask in a coordinating zip bag that also
doubles as a pillow. "

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

23 Days Until Christmas!

We are putting up the lights right now!
Today I am extremely thankful for everyone who is serving our country through being in the marines, military, air force or any other group that is defending our country. The rights we are given as US citizens are very important to me and I am thankful for the people who risk their lives to defend them.

You can show your appreciation by sending a card here.

On my wish list:

Vineyard Vines Patchwork Puzzle Whale Bangle

The song that currently gets me in the holiday mood: Carol of the Bells

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Season!

I love the Holidays! Earmuffs, scarves, hats, skiing, sledding, ice skating, Christmas trees, carols, warm fires, fisherman sweaters, I swear I could go on all day. In honor of the holiday spirit, I will be posting things I wish for this season, Holiday songs I love, and to stay appreciative, things I am thankful for.

I keep going back to the Lilly site for:

Lilly Pulitzer Pencil Me In Case
I love the description on this item, especially the coral lipstick part!

"I mean, did we need to limit ourselves with pencil case? This bag is ADORABLE. If you are really pretty and don't wear make-up it could be a MINI make-up bag. Or maybe it's JUST for your collection of coral lipsticks. WHATEVER you gather in this mini bag of cuteness, please collect these little guys, they have great friends big and small. "

Current Holiday Musical Love:
Last Christmas- Glee Cast

Today I think I am most thankful for the wonderful education I am given.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Back to Boston

Well after about 12 hours of airplane food and travel at 30,000 ft, I'm happy to be home. Although I do miss the warm weather, when we got back to the house it was 50 degrees! I had a great time in Arizona shopping, hiking, and eating Thanksgiving dinner with family. I just wish we could go back sooner, there were so many things to do.

This is beautiful Tortilla Flat. My dad and I went hiking here a couple of days before Thanksgiving. Tortilla Flat is this gorgeous valley along the Apache Trail in the Superstition Mountains. There were many desert areas, narrow roads, large cliffs, and winding trails which made for an interesting drive.

The Valley is enormous and seemed to stretch on forever, or about 50 miles.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade started out as Macy's Christmas Parade in 1924. It was so
successful Macy's announced it would become an anual occurance. The first year (1927) that helium balloons were used, they popped on the Manhattan Skyline. The next year the balloons were redesigned and had return adresses on them. If one was lucky enough to find a stray balloon they could bring it to Macy's and receive a reward.

In 1942 the parade stopped for the first time in effect of World War II. This was because of the lack of rubber and helium. The materials from the balloons were scrapped for the war.

The first floats in the parade were built in 1969.

In 1979 the first Emmy (of nine) was given to the broadcasts of the parade.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Unexpected Delay

I appologize for not starting to post yet, I encountered a problem that I wasn't expecting. You see I've had some problems with my toe. I decided I would go get it checked out and what do you know, it needed surgery. I am currently (along with getting ready for Thanksgiving) recovering. Although, I do have some photos to share from a recent shopping trip when I get back to my hotel.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Blog in the Making

I am currently having exams but I will finish making the blog during my Thanksgiving Break.