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Holiday Gift Guide 2011 – The Guy

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The Guy

A few giftworthy ideas for the men in your life…

1.H&M Plaid Shirt, $25
2. Diesel DZ4213 Watch, $180 (on sale for $140 last time I checked this link)
3. Norelco SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor, $199 (on sale for $159 last time I checked this link)
4. Craftsman Work Gloves, $19
5. Contigo Limited Addition West Loop Travel Mug, $20 (on sale for $15 last time I checked this link)
6. Ugg Wrangell Boot, $220
7. Wiha 12-Piece Screwdriver Set, $90 (on sale for $56 last time I checked this link)
8. J.Crew Flannel-Lined Chinos, $88 (on sale for $78 last time I checked this link)

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 – The Primper

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The Primper

Kicking off a series of holiday gift guide with a few beauty favorites for the product lover in your life.

1. Bumble and bumble A Glimmering Gift, $70
2. Philosphy The Gingerbread Man Hot Salt Scrub, $25
3. Butter London Holiday Glitter Trio, $36
4. Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 1″ Straightening Iron, $90
5. Sonia Kashuk Silver Holiday Brush Set, $25
6. Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Color in “Gabrielle”, $30

Christmas Wrapping

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To: J
From: Lisa
Subject: Song?
Sent: Fri, Nov 18, 2011 2:55 PM

Do you think you could download me The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping song? Because I think I might die if I can’t listen to it 19,586 times this holiday season. I heard it today all the way through for the first time in two years, and I am determined to hear it in its entirety several more times before December 26. =)

Back to Basics

By diesel the puggle, holiday fun, music 2 Comments

Diesel 2011.10.25

Diesel and I went for our first real run today! I haven’t been running in forever, and I’ve been looking forward to taking him out with me ever since we decided to get him. His little legs are finally long enough, and it turns out we run at a pretty good pace for each other. I’m pretty excited about it. =)

I’ve had the house to myself all week because my roommate is out in the field, and I’ve been taking advantage of my quality alone time by baking, blogging, and listening to classical music.

Speaking of classical music, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is playing at Chrysler Hall on Saturday night, and I really want to go. The cheapest tickets are $14.75, and they’re playing two pieces in honor of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse for my lack of motivation to dress up for Halloween. Despite the fact that I’ve been burning a pumpkin candle for weeks, I just can’t find it in me to go all out this year.

Although, I have been occasionally switching from “Light Classical” to “Holiday Favorites” on my TV — the Halloween music is hilarious.

I was going to dress Diesel up, but not as a mermaid or a shark or anything like that. I just wanted to get a little barrel and strap it to his collar, so he could be a Saint Bernard.

I probably won’t do that either. =)

Dear Dad

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This is my dad. Very often, when it comes to holidays, he says, “Don’t spend any money. Make me something instead.”

Over the years, I’ve framed photos, made CDs, and pretty much just bought presents anyway. And until now, I’ve never actually been able to make anything without spending at least a little bit of money on supplies. (Even paste, macaroni and construction paper cost money, you know.) But this time, I’ve finally figured out something to make that’s completely free. This blog post. And since I’m the perfect daughter…I didn’t even send a card. =)

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!













This crazy trip has got me feelin’: accomplished
And I’m singin’ along to: Back in Time – Huey Lewis & The News