Thursday, December 30, 2010

holiday, oh holiday, the best one of the year

in the midst of all the holiday season craziness at work, christmas totally ended up sneaking up on me and passing me by.

i love san francisco around the holidays. everything is just so festive and pretty :) i didn't get to enjoy it and take it in as much as i would've liked, since things were CRAZY the last month, but i did get to go out and enjoy it some.

we went ice skating in union square...



i'm an ice skating nerd from my childhood wanna-be kristi yamaguchi days. and i adore outdoor rinks. this year, we went skating in union square. to be surrounded by that tree and the ginormous macy's all lit up in the background? perfection. i love the "skating in the city" vibe. i need to get myself over to rockefeller one of these days...

in front of the ginormous tree...


one day, a couple friends called up and asked if i wanted to go with them to drive around to see some christmas lights. i said ok. i had just gotten off work, so i didn't have my "real" camera with me, but i tinkered with my point & shoot and played around with some bokeh...fun!



anyways, i'm finally on vacation and have spent the last week or so in so-cal. what am i doing? to sum it up in a nutshell - sleeping and EATING. seriously. it feels like my pants have shrunken again! my plan is to indulge until i get back to SF right after new years, and then go on a diet of sorts, so it's all good.

hope you had a very merry christmas! i can't believe there's only 2 more days left in 2010!

one of the things i'm excited about in 2011? this. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

when i find myself oh, on nights like these, like christmas eve

um, so it's five four days til christmas. when did that happen? i've been so busy with life that decemeber has completely escaped from under me. yikes.

so, yeah. here's my greedy little christmas wishlist. :)

an apron from antropologie. ok, so it's not like i EVER cook anymore these days. so i really have no use for an apron. but damnit, the aprons from anthro are SOOOOOO friggin cute. i'd totally wear one as a dress. seriously. i also love this one and this one and this one (can i have a wardrobe full of anthro aprons. please?)


speaking of anthro, i've had my eye on this top for a while. i looooove that asymmetrical neckline and all the details...


this awesome necklace. really, i want one of everything in her shop, but this one is my favorite. and she really makes me want to get into jewelry making!!


i think i had this purse on my b-day list too. well, here it is again! love that color/pattern...


a yellow coat. a customer came into work not too long ago with a yellow coat, and i just had to comment on it because i have been DYING to get a yellow coat. she said she got it at target - this one is it.



this adorable dress. i love the flower detail on top, and the polka dots!


a fabulous pair of boots. not that i need another pair, but one can never have too many...right? i love these.


...or even these.


a netbook. i don't neeeeeed one but i travel often enough that lugging around my HEAVY laptop is starting to annoy me. maybe i should just get a lighter laptop instead?


a new ipod. because, um, i am constantly having to kick music off my current nano because i have waaaaaaaaaayyyyy too much stuff. i used to make fun of these ginormous 160Gs, but maybe that's the way to go?


lovely earrings...like these. they are simple, but pretty.

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a cool ruffled scarf.


i kinda like this one too...


i was eying this top earlier, too...


a gorgeous new mug? yes, please!


i want a set of these bowls...only because i love the color combo. HA! (and really, i realize my list is made up of stuff from anthro and ruche).


i saw this planner at paper source and it's quite fabulous. me want.


oh, paper source. you make an awesome calendar.


a knit beret. i lost mine in the rain the other day :(


this smokey eye kit.

ok, i think this list is ridiculously long enough for now ;)

i have sooooo much other stuff to post about, so i'll be back soon, i promise!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

the winner is...

Anonymous said...

A Chemo Free Christmas. Last year, my 11 year old son was in the throws of chemo. This year, he has a full head of hair, chubby cheeks and is HEALTHY. That is what I am truly thankful for and will enjoy every moment of this Holiday Season!

Karen Borges

11/28/2010 8:17 PM

shimelle will be in touch with you shortly!

thanks everyone for entering!