Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Favorites and Happenings

I am so glad the weekend is here. I have a lot on my plate this weekend (don't I always), but so much of it is fun stuff. So let's get right down to it.

ONE. Today I get my hair done. That is enough to make this day great. I remember telling my girls a couple weeks back when they were getting their first haircut that one day they would love getting their hair done and they should only cry when they get a botched haircut. They didn't listen. 

But I always go back and forth on should I change my hair? Leave it? I still want that long bob or to make my hair more of the same length, but always fear that I would hate it. It has taken me a long time to get my hair the length it is. Choices.

TWO. Tonight is also my work Christmas party. No it is not hosted or anything done by the bosses. Nope. One of our co-workers sets it up each year and we have to pay for it, but we usually have a great time. 

I even bought an "ugly" Christmas sweater for it. It was originally $49 and I got it for $19.
Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater

THREE. Tomorrow is my friends 30th birthday party. Two parties in one weekend? Yes. And I am sure I will be exhausted come Sunday. But my friend Jess is turning 30 and I am going to a party animal party. I need to figure out my outfit....I need it to be an animal, but I can't wait. I am sure my liver will hate me after this weekend. #oldmomstatus

FOUR. Sunday morning we are taking the girls to meet Santa. I set up pictures at a local small business and I can't wait to see their set up. You pay $25 for up to a 30 minute session and they send you the best photo of the bunch. You can include as many people you want to and it is done by a local professional photographer. Here is to hoping for the best Santa photo. 

This was last year's photo.
twins with santa
Sorry for the photo of a photo

I would call last year a success, so hopefully this one is just as good or even better.

FIVE. I got this text message on Wednesday and it made my heart happy.
where your donated blood goes

I feel so good knowing my blood went to someone in need. Go donate blood if you can.

I am linking up withApril, A Little Bit of Everything, Karli, Meet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.


  1. You have a fun weekend ahead. Love the girl's Santa photo from last year. I hope this year is good too. What a great text message to receive. Way to go! Have a great weekend.

  2. Look at you with your party pants all ready to go for the weekend! I love a good ugly christmas sweater and your deal on it was awesome! I saw Target has been stocking some this year too haha. I need to make a hair appointment I just keep forgetting to call but it's been a couple of months and I'm in need! Have a great weekend--can't wait to see the new Santa pics!

  3. what a fun weekend you have planned! I can't wait to see how the girls do with santa this year. Jack still won't sit on his lap, he did stand next to him last night which was a big step. Graham loved him though! So nice of you to donate blood, I wish I could! Its cool that they text you letting you know its been used! Have a great hair apt, that is one of my favorite things to do. Happy Friday friend!

  4. Woohoo sounds like a fun party weekend for you!! I love that sweater so much I just may need to get it! I can't wait to see your this years Santa pic, last years is so cute!!

  5. Sounds like you have lots of fun planned for this weekend - hair done, work party and friends party - it'll be a great one! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. yay santa! E did not want to touch santa this year.

  7. Sounds like you have a fun weekend in front of you. Good luck with the Santa pictures, last years picture is cute. Have a great weekend!

    1. This year's was funny because the girls were screaming. Should be a good one!

  8. Have so much fun at your parties this weekend! We have an ugly sweater party this weekend and it's always one of my favorites to see what everyone comes up with. Good luck with the Santa pictures! Beautifully Candid

  9. That is so awesome how you really get to see your blood is being put to use! Donating is so important. Being pregnant/nursing has made me pretty much ineligible the past few years..Good luck with the parties this weekend, I hope you have a great time and also hope you miraculously feel great come Sunday ;-) Oh and enjoy getting your haircut-I always feel like going to the salon is like a mini vacation. I did a long bob about 18 months ago and while I have grown my hair back, I really did like it!

  10. Sounds like it is going to be a fab weekend! Have fun at your holiday party!! Hope the girls enjoy meeting Santa, so fun!

  11. That is so cool they let you know about your blood & where it goes.
    Hair day - THE BEST!!!!!
    I laugh that people BUY ugly sweaters now. I'm sure when those parties started long ago, they never thought there'd be real ugly sweaters to buy ... though most ugly sweaters, I think are super cute ;)

  12. Yay for getting your hair did! The best feeling ever! Good luck meeting Santa. I was at the mall last weekend and we walked passed Santa and #babybigtruck clung onto me and said she was scared of him. I don't think it's gonna be a successful trip for her this year.

  13. You have such a fun and busy weekend ahead of you! Have a great time at both parties and I hope the girls cooperate and sit nicely with Santa! XOXO

  14. I love your 'ugly' sweater! Every year I want one, and I've still never bought one! I need to get on it.

  15. So many things about this post! I love it. First, I'm so excited to see the girls' photo with Santa. I love the idea of setting it up like that. I think Ben would handle more time much better. Also, yay for the blood donation. You are awesome. I had a blood transfusion during my chemo and I am always so thankful to that person. You've saved someone's gift you could ever give ;)

  16. Big weekend ahead! Have fun! I just darkened my hair and I regret it a little, change is so hard, but if you cut, it will always grow back! That is so great that they texted you about your blood donation, I need to donate. I can't wait to see their Santa pic! I hope it is as effortless as last years' looks!

  17. I love that you got a text notifying you that it was being delivered - that makes my heart swell!

  18. That text is the best - so cool they do that!!! Enjoy your parties this weekend!

  19. Hope you had fun at your work Christmas party, and I'm sure your hair came out fab! Have an amazing weekend <3
    Green Fashionista