Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I don't hear any yuletide songs dude.

Yes, my banner needs something else. I'll change it tonight.

It's almost here!! Can't believe it's all going to be over 7 days! I'm actually kind of glad. I'm starting to get burned out on all the holiday events and shopping. And I am so ready for the new year. 2008 is going to be a do it now year. I'll be turning the big 3-0 in March. If things go my way, I'll celebrate 30 in Seattle.

So this is really the only time I wear this much make-up. My everyday make-up is Aveda tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara, and lip balm. My Ter-bear does such a fab job with make-up and hair. She's always so trilled to do this for me every Christmas and I greatly appreciate it because if she didn't, I'd just do my everyday thing. It's nice to get all dressed up....makes me feel all special and jolly. Oh, and the party was a blast. Good food, good wine, good conversation and dancing. No karaoke for me though, I'd probably clear the room out. And I did have to fight for my pick in the Chinese gift exchange. I chose a little clutch that had the Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath&BodyWorks, something you can't get up here....well, if you're in the military and shipping is ridiculous because they can't ship chemicals here. Apparently 2 other women wanted it too but my J won it back for me. What a guy.
Something I made for a friend. The idea was from Sarah Bowen's 12 Days of Christmas class. I'm so addicted to these little houses. I just kept making them one night and now I've got a neighborhood of them. I think the houses themselves would make fabulous ornaments *making mental note for next year*
And J was so tickled with himself. He put a string of lights around our deck. Yeah, that's it. He's so funny. We don't normally do a whole lot on the outside and I'm not one to plaster my home with decorations and lights so simple is good for me.
Allison Clem, to answer your question about printing photos, I'm an Epson girl. Love it. I purchased mine a few years ago so it's an older model. I use cheapo heavy weight matte photo paper and I've learned to NOT use any other ink cartridge than the one's that are meant to go with your printer. I tried to use the cheaper Office Max ones and ended up with a big mess. And I love Picasa. That's how I print all my different size photos. Hope that helps! :)

Well, that's it for me friends. I did promise a few more sneaks and I will post them here tomorrow. Take care, and get the last minute shopping done!
Tina

15 comments:

Tiffany said...

Love your makeup girly! And your house and your ornaments! So fun!

Lisa said...

You look beautiful, Tina!

Lisa said...

Tina, you are beautiful! Very nice picture. I liked the little house in the glass thing .. pretty cool. Keep warm!

Vee said...

you look beautiful girl!! love your jar, so pretty. now i am wishing i signed up for sarah's class :)

michelle said...

look at your hotness! That house is so super cute!

Allison (Clem) said...

Thanks for answering my question. I downloaded Picasa, and it looks really cool. Wanted to tell you that your blog is one of my favorites now, right up there with Karen Russell and Ali Edwards. I look forward to it everyday. Also, love your hair and makeup from the party. Happy Holidays!

Vhrsti said...

Hello! How are things going in Alaska? ;-) Thanks for your cute blog. I think you are interesting woman.
With best regards
V.

Rhi said...

hottie alert! lovely top you have on, the bit i can see at least ;)

Anilu Magloire said...

Oh, you look so pretty, T!!! Love the top too. Very "Christmasy" :)

Nicole said...

you look absolutely beautiful my friend...glad you had a good time =)

Jenn said...

Wow, you look awesome! That jar is way cool too!

Holly said...

You look so pretty in that photo! And, that top (or dress?) is amazing!

Courtney DeLaura said...

you are stunning!!!

Court

Michelle said...

he he..you look so pretty for the christmas party! =) I'm a tinted moisturizer and lip-balm girl, too..so I totally understand!! he he...love the little houses..=) I am soo wishing that I signed up for Sarah's class!! Happy shopping, and happy holidays! =)

Breanne Crawford said...

holy cow! you look stunning, girl!!! and of course, love that little jar of love!