Happy New Year!

I can’t believe it’s almost 2012! 2011 was filled with a brief long distance relationship, lots of moving, and the birth of Favorable Mention! I’ll be heading back home for some belated birthday celebrations and to puppysit Chloe! I hope you all have amazing new year’s celebrations and I’ll be posting a mini 2011 album soon 🙂
Above image taken by me last new year’s in Times Square

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!

Just a few more hours of work then I’m home free (with a little scrambling for some last minute gifts!).  But have a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!! I’ll be heading home to PA for some Christmas festivities with family & friends, can’t wait 🙂
First photo is of our festive apt and the second is Tim walking down the street with the tree (he almost hit two different people)!

chinese gift exchange / white elephant exchange

This year we threw a Chinese / White Elephant gift exchange with friends.  The spending limit was $15 and it turned out to be a lot of fun! Tim luckily picked the very last number and I picked the 2nd to last number – I swear it was not rigged!.  He ended up stealing some Stumptown coffee & a coffee mug and I stole 15 lottery tickets, which won me $27!
Here’s some more examples of the gifts in case you need to throw a gift together last minute (like we all did):
miniature colander, pasta, & some spices
disposable flasks (on sale now!)
-snow hat
-plaid scarf
-a bottle of wine
-olive oil & balsamic vinegar
-soaps
-a Playboy (lol this was the most hated gift)
Above image by Alexandra Grablweski for Sweet Paul

to grandpa’s house

This past weekend we went up to visit Tim’s grandpa, who is 91 & probably one of the funniest people I have ever met.  The visit was filled with stories, potato soup, card games & a raid of his closet.  Here are some things that he insisted we take home. 
gorgeous ties
probably the coolest sweater ever (it’s so dave coulier)

the sweater pile (two of these sweaters are mine!)