November 30, 2010

i got nothing

Is it Friday yet?? This week is dragging. I just want to go home and sit by our Christmas tree with the pugs.

This is my favorite picture of Phoebs. She rules.

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I'm meeting up with my awesome friend/web master extradinare this weekend to finalize everything for the new blog. I'm hoping to have it up within the next week. I can't launch it fast enough. Have I mentioned how much I hate this purple blog? Over. It.

That's all I got. I'm boring today. Sorry.

Posted by Lisa Paige on November 30, 2010 in Holidays, Phoebe & Miles, Pic's, Random thoughts | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)

November 29, 2010

gucci got me

My new perfume is...

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Gucci "Guilty"

LOVE THIS!

And thanks to Anita at Macy's, I got sucked into buying the gift set for $95.

The medium bottle is $75 and the large bottle is $95 so at least with the gift set, I got the large bottle, body lotion and atomizer spray for the same price as one single bottle. Definitely give this a try next time you're at the beauty counter. It was worth the wait.

Posted by Lisa Paige on November 29, 2010 in Beauty, Where I shop | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

November 29, 2010

the perfect sweater

I couldn't get into my wool snowflake sweater fast enough this morning. It felt weird to wear it last week before Thanksgiving. I was afraid I'd get weird looks. Now that Christmas is in full swing, it's totes acceptable.

Circa American Eagle 2008. Speaking of AE, I just bought my first long puffer coat from them. They are having MAD crazy sales and I couldn't resist!

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Posted by Lisa Paige on November 29, 2010 in Where I shop | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

November 29, 2010

cyber monday!

Happy Cyber Monday friends!

It was super hard to get up this morning and ya know why?? FLANNEL SHEETS! These will kill you! They are so warm and snugly, it's impossible to roll out of bed. Throw a couple of pugs in the mix and you're doomed to over-sleep.

If you're on Weight Watchers, did you see their new revamped plan?

"Essentially we are retiring the Points plan — you can't mix the new system with the old one." The patent-pending formula to calculate the new PointsPlus values is based on the amount of protein, fiber, carbohydrates and fat in foods, Miller-Kovach says. The formula takes into account that protein and fiber are important for fullness and warding off hunger. It also factors in how hard the body has to work to process food into energy, she says. The body has to work harder to use protein and fiber than fat and carbohydrates."

So there ya go. Not for me, but this is awesome news if you're a ww member.

Have a great cyber Monday. Feel free to leave a comment bragging about the amazing deals you got today.

The big Christmas tree lighting ceremony {aka Christmas in Rockefeller Center} happens tomorrow night at 7pm. I can't believe Christmas is HERE.

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Posted by Lisa Paige on November 29, 2010 in Holidays, My fam/friends, NYC, stuff | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

November 28, 2010

come check out my tree

Hi guys! We're just winding down from a long and wonderful weekend. This morning I nixed spin class and went for an 8 mile run instead. It was beautiful but super chilly out. I made sure to layer up and wear my running gloves. After my run, I showered, got a blow out {thanks to the Hair Cuttery & their cheapo prices,} met my friend Amber for lunch, followed by a trip to the mall. I'll tell you what I got tomorrow. Right now it's all about our CHRISTMAS TREE!

I am officially done decorating our crib. I just finished up with the tree. Ahhh. She's so purdy.

What do you think? Not bad for a fake one huh?

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We put it up yesterday but I decorated earlier this evening. I love it.

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Christmas is truly the best time of year. I can't help but smile, I even think there's a little pep in my step too :0)

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Once upon a time I was a brunette. Yes, me, Lisa "the blonder the better" Paige.

Proof.

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I LOVE pointsettias. We bought 13 at Home Depot. They have the best prices around for these little red gems.

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My friend Danielle tipped me off about hanging a wreath over a mirrow {bc that's what she does.} What a brilliant idea! Why didn't I think of that? As soon as we parted ways, I went strait to where else?? PIER 1!  Can't beat a wreath that not only matches the color of your family room, but is also 25% off. Who am I to turn down a sale? In the midst of my Christmas decorating process, I found myself being very picky with the stuff I was putting up. I'm not a knick-knack kinda girl. I like classy and simple decor. Half the crap I've put up in past years didn't make the cut this year. I like this new minimal cleaner look. I'm going with it.

We're just relaxing now. Slow cooker Sunday was yet another success. Second week in a row we had stuffed peppers. We love our pepps. Hope you're enjoying your last day of freedom vacation.

Talk to ya on the radio tomorrow!

PS- Don't forget to check Lifetime and The Hallmark Channel for our favorite Christmas movies! My dvr is going to expolode with all the specials I have scheduled to record.

Posted by Lisa Paige on November 28, 2010 in Holidays, house stuff, Where I shop | Permalink | Comments (11) | TrackBack (0)

November 28, 2010

sunday riff-raff

Sunday already? This sucks.

I'm up early and trying to decide whether I should go for a run or hit the 9:15 spin class. Decisions decisions.

Last night we went to the mall, but it was the quickest trip ever. I hate that. Stu had to get his jeans hemmed at Nordstrom, so while he did that, I browsed. Around 7, we drove to Jim and Cynthia's house to meet their new daughter Kate. She's only 2 weeks old and weighs just 7 lbs. It was like holding a cabbage patch preemie. Trey, Kate's older brother {turning 2 next month} gave me quite a workout. We played, colored, played some more and by 8:30, I was ready to die of exhaustion. Cynth looked at me and said "welcome to parenthood.". Very funny Cynth.

Today the plan is to get a blow out {thanks to Hair Cuttery,} meet my friend Amber for mani's and lunch and then back home to get Slow Cooker Sunday underway. I want to make the stuffed peppers we made last week, only omitting rice for couscous. Speaking of recipes, I dug out this recipe organizer my mom got me for Christmas last year. It took me a while, but I finally filled it up with all the magazine tear out's I've collected over the past couple of years. It's pretty rad if you ask me.

Ladies, I asked momma Paige where she found this and she thinks it was at a Hallmark Store.

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Okay, gotta get off my ass and move. Have a fab Sunday!

Posted by Lisa Paige on November 28, 2010 in My fam/friends, Recipes, Where I shop | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

November 27, 2010

let's go shopping

Happy Saturday!

I got up early, had breakfast and then met Danielle for an 9am spin class. After class, we met up with Angela at Starbs. Ang and I have been dying to try a peppermint mocha. For the past 3 weeks, this stupid drink has been the bain of our existence. Today was the day we tasted it, and omg, it was definitely worth the calories. Wowzas. Christmas-ey goodness in my mouth. I'll be going back for another tonight this week.

Rewind to yesterday.

Before we started decorating, I had to make an impromptu trip over to Target. Stu says to me "Black Friday at Target?". My response? "We can do it babe, we'll power through." To be honest with you, Targs wasn't all that bad. Guess our expectations were too high. The toy and electronic areas were the most packed, everywhere else in the store was pretty calm. I made a bee line over to the Christmas section, but my attention was quickly diverted when we approached the candy and snack area.

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Oh yes, peppermint oreos. 140 calories for 2. I'll pass.

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tons of candy. yummmm.

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My favorite. Candy cane tootsie pops. I always have extras in my purse. Ya know, just in case.

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We're making progress.

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I always make sure I  have "emergency gifts. These cookie mixes are perfect. In the cart they go.

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Why not make it 11 creamers? Don't judge.

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And we're done. Mission accomplished.

Last night our town held it's official Christmas tree lighting. There were Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and of course Santa. He arrived on top of a fire truck. Kids everywhere were going nuts. It was adorable. I swear, this was a scene strait out of a Lifetime. Phoebe and Miles were a huge hit with all the kiddos. Kinda made me want one or two little one's of my own. After the festivities died down, we went to dinner and then to the movies. We saw "Unstoppable." Not exactly the greatest movie to see if you commute in on a train every day, haha. It was really good. We like it a lot.

We're relaxing now, and then it's off to KOP for some Christmas shopping. Speaking of the KOP mall, did you know they have an iphone app?? YES!! Just download it, it's free {& fabulous.}

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Posted by Lisa Paige on November 27, 2010 in Favorite places, Food and Drink, Starbucks, stuff, Where I shop | Permalink | Comments (12) | TrackBack (0)

November 27, 2010

poinsettias galore

13 poinsettias later. I line our foyer with them.

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Posted by Lisa Paige on November 27, 2010 in Holidays, house stuff | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

November 26, 2010

string those lights!

Happy Black Friday! Who's been up since 3am shopping? Not me. Hell no. We're going to KOP tomorrow. Today is my big Christmas decorating extravaganza.

I had planned on running this morning, but it's raining out and I'm a wimp like that. I opted to do an hour on my elliptical and caught up on my shows. Did you catch Oprah's Favorites part 1 & 2? WTF? As I was watching O hook the audience up with camera's, watches and a 7 day cruise, I found myself getting jealous pissed annoyed. Why am I watching this? Clearly I'm just envious. Boy, did that audience hit the jackpot that day. After three years of being on Oprah's wait list, my friend finally got to attend a show taping. She said it was crazy to see how everything works behind the scenes.

Before my workout, I had an eggwhite {in a mug} sandwich with cheese and hot sauce. It totes hit the spot. Oh, and an eggnog coffee with eggnog creamer. I was in eggnog heaven. Yum.

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Protein overload. Yum. The hot sauce gives it a little kick.

We're putting the Christmas decorations today, even the tree! I think this year we're going to do 2 trees!! Speaking of trees, tonight is our town's Christmas tree lighting. We're going, can't miss that! Stu called a Christmas light decorating company. Yup, they specialize in blinging out people's houses. They hang lights everywhere and then return in January to take them all down. I have a feeling my house is going to look like a scene from of Chevy Chase's Christmas vacation when they're done with it. Omg, could you imagine?

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I love this movie. We watch it every year.

Who else is decorating today? What's your favorite part about decorating?? Mine is blasting Christmas music and burning Yankee Candle "Mistletoe" tarts.

Posted by Lisa Paige on November 26, 2010 in Food and Drink, Holidays, house stuff | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

November 25, 2010

thanksgiving '10

Holy carb coma. Good thing I took a spin class this morning. Hope you had a blessed day with friends and family. I did! Here are some pic's.

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the calm before the carb coma induced storm.

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Stu's Aunt Debbie (she made 99% of our din, and for that we are SO thankful), Stu's cousin Colleen, Aunt Peggy, cousin Ali, cousin Kirsten, step mom-in-law Sue, and me. BEFORE DIN.

MY PLATE. I tried to practice portion control, "tried" being the operative word here. The older I get, the more I love turnips.

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Dessert time. BRING IT!

I told you I took the easy way out and bought a sheet cake. Thank you Whole Foods. It was flippin' delicious. I went back for seconds. I know, shocking.

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Three generations. Stu-ball, his grampa and his dad! What a good looking bunch!

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hey, Uncle Bill decided to get in on my picture action.

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I forgot my sneakers this year. Thankfully my boots were comfortable enough to walk the mile loop.

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Notice my new blonder locks?? I love my new hair girl, Audra. There's nothig better than fresh highlights. I am definitely thankful for Audra, lol.

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I can't believe another Thanksgiving has come and gone. I am so thankful and blessed to have such a wonderful family and friends {and blog readers like you!}

Decorations go up tomorrow, woot woot!

Do you guys want me to post more pic's?? And of what?

I'm asking "Santa" for a new camera and when if I get it, I know I'm gonna go banana's with it, so just be ready, ha! Have a great night. xo

Posted by Lisa Paige on November 25, 2010 in Holidays, My fam/friends | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

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