Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This and That

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe there are only 11 days til Christmas!!  AHHHH!!  I hope you all are excited and enjoying all of the fun festivities that the holidays bring :)  I definitely have got the Christmas spirit (it's my favorite holiday, hands down) and have been loving playing all my holiday tunes, baking goodies, and decorating the apartment.  

We had a great weekend, filled with delicious food, parties, and shopping of course!  And we got to celebrate John's last day of class on Friday -- only 1 semester left to go! 

I made this dinner (from Pinterest) and it was a HIT.  It is Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas, and I baked as directed (using a frozen bag of peppers/onions), and then used whole wheat tortillas to wrap them up in.  YUMMO.  John said that it was one of his favorite meals to date -- which equals a big ole SUCCESS in my book :)

not the prettiest dish ever, but easy and yummy! 

 Saturday, I got crafty and knocked out a few little Christmas projects (again, thanks to my Pinterest obsession).  I made a Christmas Card Wreath, and a decorative Tree Canvas (made from rolled wrapping/scrapbook paper)...I like how they turned out!

Some other decorations in our humble abode.....

my handy chalkboard frame, also seen here 

mini tree :)

John and I had a delicious and cozy lunch date at Toast on's one of our absolute favorite spots in downtown Durham.  

toasted panini and warm butternut squash soup = perfect winter day lunch :)

I got THIS lovely coat at Anthropologie on Saturday.... while I was supposed to be Christmas shopping for others.  But when I saw the sign outside the store that read: "50% off ALL jackets and outerwear!", I couldn't resist.  I bought this beauty in the winter white color.  I have ALWAYS wanted a winter white coat -- I LOVE IT!!  (and it was a steal at only $98!)

navy blue color:

me, in the white version :)

my Anthro finds....I got the orange sweater in the middle :)

Sunday, one of my dear friends, Meredith, hosted a fabulous Christmas brunch, complete with a mimosa bar, hot chocolate station, bloody mary's, frittatas, and an amazing game of "Dirty Santa".  

we love ribbons ;)

From the game, I ended up bringing home:

This cozy scarf

and this nail polish (love!)

bobbing for baubles

Ok, so there is my weekend update!  Hope you all are having a lovely week!!

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Shannon said...

i love your christmas card wreath! that is a really cute idea.

off to pin that now...

Lindsay said...

i am SO jealous of that coat!! i want it!! can you go back and get one for me!?

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Love everything about this post! That coat you got from anthro is beautiful! Such a great bargain! I love the chalk board with the bible verse on it, and your christmas card wreath turned out great!

I hope you are having a wonderful week! Only a few days till the weekend!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Those marshmallows are such a wonderful idea! Love your blog!!! xo

MK said...

Loving the card wreath idea! I had a hard time figuring out what to do in my new place with all of my Christmas cards. I will need to try that out next year!

natasha {schue love} said...

Love your white coat! And the fajitas look delish!! Lots of fun things to catch up on!