Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sorry I've been a little MIA lately...
The Z-Do-Da is back up and runnin' for the New Year!

Hope you had a WONDERFUL holiday :) 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Christmas Break Motto


Ever Fortunate

Not gonna lie, 
I had a serious moral hangover for about a week after the 
"1st Annual Hall-iday Festivus" party that I hosted for all of my Sandbox co-workers.

Not so surprising with our crew, 
things got a "touch" loud and not just one, but 
both my above-and-below neighbors called-in noise complaints. 
{insert guilty face here}

So admittedly, 
my heart felt very full today after receiving this note 
my landlord left under my door: 

Goes without saying, I'll be working on my "be good to thy neighbor" skills in the New Year :S

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Do you see what I see?

Maybe you're not looking hard enough...

For reals!

I gotta Cookie Monster Lava Lamp 
in our "adult" family White Elephant Exchange. 

Thank you, Dana :)


A very Merry Christmas, indeed :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Without question, this December has been the busiest month of my life (to date) on a personal and professional level. 
I am blessed with work and more so, 
with an incredible amount of 
family and friends close by. 

However, I'm afraid that the combination of the two has brought the notion of "work hard, play hard" to a whole new height. 

So it was really nice to take a breather, 
head to my parents house,
and go to church to take a moment 
to give thanks for all the above. 

I just feel really badly for the woman who had to offer me a Kleenex when I totally burst into tears during "Joy to the World" at the end of the service...
Between the lack of sleep and thinking about how this is our first Christmas without Grandma Stella, I just kinda lost my shit :( 
But it sure felt good to cry it out. With all of our lives being as busy as they are, it's important to take time to remember the real reason for the season :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Not-So-Secret Confession:
My love for Zoo Lights goes beyond words

And it's even better when you go with the fam
and put red wine in your coffee cups ;)


Friday, December 16, 2011

Candy Land

Was so fun to take a break from work, 
to do a lil' manual labor ;)

Sandbox meets Gingerbread Houses...

I was SOOO happy that mine was a winner :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

"Extreme Makeover: HO-HO-HOME! Edition"

Elf consumerism...

Elf at work...

And what came after :)

Will be such a bummer to take this all down :(

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Not gonna lie, 
after traveling all last week for work,
I've never been happier walking through O'Hare 
as I was this afternoon :) 

Sooo nice to be back in my own place
and to decorate for the Hall-idays.
Many pix to follow tomorrow...