Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Lights

Not posting often due to holiday construction going on in our house...

We are hanging Christmas lights this week!

Hopefully pictures will follow

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Half Marathon Training

One of my best friends from high school is here visiting her family. We are running the Shamrock Half Marathon in March together. She lives in Florida right now so we don't train together but we are pretty much at the same pace. Today was our first run as a team! We ran/walked 12 miles. We were following the course that we will really be running down at the beach.  There is a loop in the middle that we opted out of this time which is why we were a mile short. We finished that in 2.5 hours. I am very proud of us because I thought for sure it would take us longer. Now I know we will be able to run the whole thing in less time come March.

Thanksgiving was fun. I spent most of the week with my sister. My camera isn't really working so I don't have a single picture. I'm hoping Santa will bring me a new one because I miss taking pictures. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Because I am such a good momma I picked the kitty climbing thing. Ordering was quick and easy. And we received the box today! How awesome is that. Delivery was free and came much faster then I thought it would even with the holiday. I hope Ashleigh likes it. I put some catnip on it to make it extra enticing. Only time will tell. I am happy with the purchase!

I really loved the clock but I was just too afraid it wasn't going to be big enough for the area I want to hang it. I just need to buy one in person. So that's why I went with the the cat thing. Plus I feel like the puppies are always getting new toys but she can't because the dogs will just eat/choke on hers. She deserved a little something special. :)

Hopefully, one day in the near future I'll get a picture of her on it.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I have never done a review before so I am excited to announce that I will be doing one for CSN Stores.

 You know the company, CSN Stores sell everything from housewares for the kitchen to bar tables and stools for the den and everything in between! There is so much to choose from I feel like anyone could find something they love!

I am having a hard time picking just one thing! Plus I am so indecisive....hopefully I make a choice tonight!

I really want an over sized clock to go over the fire place
Timeworks 18" x 18" Bond Street Wall Clock - BD18

Or maybe something for my kitty since the puppies just got a new dog bed it only seems fair
Armarkat 26" Faux Fleece Cat Tree in Sky Blue - B2501

Or something for the kitchen...I love these!
Le Creuset Stoneware 10.5" x 7" Baking Dish in Caribbean with FREE 7" x 5" Bonus Dish - PG051926-17

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Going to Michael's today with my future sister-in-law to look at wedding things and hopefully sale items. Twice in one weekend...I am out of control! haha

I would like to get a mirror to put down in the fireplace and candles going for a look like this...without so many candles all over. We have a real wood burning fireplace but the odds of us actually using it are slim to none so I'd at least like something nice to look at inside it!


Saturday, November 6, 2010


Signed up for swag bucks today...addicting!

Maybe by next Christmas I will have enough to get a really awesome gift card

Friday, November 5, 2010

Did I really just say that?!

I used to work at the Crowne in Old Town Alexandria. That was my first big kid job out of college. Now that I work at this CP it is taking some getting used to. I was leaving a message for a client this week and started saying Hi this is Christine with the CP in Old Town Alex...I mean Va Beach. LOL Ohhh man. I think it was worse because I was talking to someone's voicemail. While I wanted to explain my mix up I really didn't want to ramble on. I thought it was pretty funny...embarrasing...but funny. Now I really think about it when I answer the phone to make sure I don't say the wrong hotel.

I went to Michael's today after work. They are having some great sales. 70% off all halloween and fall decorations. Since I'm not really ready to put out Christmas decor. I took this time to purchase a few things for the mantle. A few years from now when I have hit up all the after holiday sales I will have a house decorated nicely during the actual least that's my plan right now.

I don't have any plans for this weekend. Which I am very excited about! Maybe I will be able to get a few things done around the vaccum and laundry. I know, I am the most exciting person. Maybe I will be able to hit up a few more stores for their fall sales.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A new month

It's November 1st already. Like most other people I'm sitting here wondering where the time has gone.

I made it through my first week back as a full-time hotel employee...and now it's on to the second week.
I am getting the hang of things but boy, is it such a change of pace! Days are just flying by.

Halloween was busy but fun. We set up the fire pit and chairs in the driveway and had friends over to help us pass out candy. E and his brother made it their mission to scare kids. We didn't scare too many kids but a teenage girl was frightened to come up our drive-way. We realized later that we probably did look creepy with all of us sitting there in the dark huddled around the fire.

I ran 4.5 miles today the furthest I have gone yet. That is really what I needed after taking a few weeks off last week was very discouraging. So to start this week off with such a long run is awesome!