Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

At 4:23 this afternoon, I officially turned 27 years old. I have had some rough odd number birthdays in the past but this one has been great! I woke up to Serg saying "Happy Birthday, sorry I was snoring in your ear" and received an amazing present:
Then I went to the nail salon and got perfect Shellac Gel French Manicure... There are very few things that make me happier than a great manicure.

I drove over to The Mall at Short Hills for lunch with my sister & mom at Joe's where my mom whipped out my baby album and gave me a play-by-play of the day I was born. (She does this EVERY year). My sister & mom also gave me amazing gifts from Henri Bendel:
And a pair of earrings that I can't find online but they're hoops with stone clusters that look like these:
I bought myself a small gift from Nordstrom:

Then tonight, we had a delicious dinner at Ginger Sushi with my mom (my dad's on a business trip) & our friends Catherine, Kevin, & Laura.
This is the first odd number birthday in 12 years that has been drama-free! I couldn't be a happier birthday girl :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve is a big deal in my family. My parents always throw a huge dinner and we get to open gifts at midnight. Then on Christmas morning, my sister & I open "Santa" gifts.

This year, things will be low key. My parents are only having a family dinner with my sister and me and Sergio. Serg & I will be spending the night and bringing Fifi along. I've been so caught up with wedding things, I never really had a wishlist this Christmas. I really have no idea what Serg could've gotten me. Last year, the Cricut was an AWESOME present... I wonder what he has in store for me tonight :)

I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas filled with love and peace with their families!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Peace + Love + Joy - Shutterfly Promo

I finally decided on sending out a regular Christmas card and not combining it with a Save the Date. I consulted with a couple of friends if sending a photocard for Christmas then a Save the Date in late February would be overkill and they said "Nope!" They could've been politely lying to me but we have so many awesome pictures that I kinda don't care if it's overkill, lol.

Here's the card & picture I ended up going with:
 
Did you send a holiday card this year?


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Two Birds, One Gorgeous Photo Card - Shutterfly Promotion for Bloggers!

Ever since Sergio & I got engaged, I've been envisioning different ideas for our Save The Dates. With the holidays coming up, I started to think about meshing our Christmas card and STD into one. Shutterfly has so many gorgeous options for holiday cards, it's hard not to consider a multipurpose mail out. I've used Shutterfly in the past for cards and photobooks and their products are always high quality and quickly delivered. Lucky for bloggers, they have a 50 Free Cards promotion! How awesome is that? Now the only problem is deciding which of the 805 designs to choose from. They truly have something for everyone's design taste. Since Serg and I just got our engagement photos done this weekend, I definitely want a photocard. Want to help me narrow it down?

I love the pattern on this one: Retro Chic Christmas Card

Love, love, love this one: Cranberry Joy Christmas Card

And this one too! Frosted Frame Christmas Card


You can find all their awesome designs here: Shutterfly Christmas Photo Cards. Believe me, it'll be a tough choice!