January 11, 2011

Winter Wonderland & "Window" Shopping!

Today I woke up this morning to Spencer banging on the backdoor! It had frozen shut! We got around a foot of snow! The dogs love romping in it, and its beautiful to look outside the window at all the white.
Yesterday Spencer shoveled the driveway twice, but it snowed all day and night so this morning there was another inch laid down. As he bundled up to go to work, I layered my clothes to go get the last bit off the driveway. The snow was fluffy, and gently fell to the ground with each shovelful.
Mia watched me the whole time...I think she wanted to come out and play!
Once I came inside I poured myself a warm cup off coffee, got under the blankies and watched Pretty Little Liars (I DVR'd it last night) I am sooo happy I didn't start work this week with the weather being so cold and snowy. It's nice to have some "snow days". I'm not even guilty about not going to the gym!

Speaking of the gym...I have been slacking ladies. I REALLY need to get back on track. Luckily I get to choose my own hotels when traveling so if the prices are similar i'll pick the one with the best gym, or the one closest to a 24 hour fitness where I can use my membership. I  downloaded the sparkpeople app for my new MyTouch 4G (which arrived yesterday and is an AWESOME phone!) It's so easy to just log into the app and enter in my calories for the day. LOVE it! I do also still plan to run in the 5k this spring, and I really need to start my training in running! But for now, i'll enjoy this last week of freedom and of no schedules! I've been doing a lot of "window shopping" to fill my time. I did end up rewarding myself with my new job by buying a new coat...and it's on the way! I got it on clearance from Express for 1/2 off! And its the same coat i've been in love with since I saw back in August for the first time.
I got it in Navy, and I just love the tiered bottom! So cute!
I haven't purchased anything else but I have had fun filling up the cart with the things I want, and then walking away until another day... My favorite place at the moment has been Etsy, and here are a few of the things i've been coveting...
A wool Kindle sleeve.

A pretty headband.
A Little Bird.
Lacey earrings.
A Camera Necklace.
A little owl.
Pretty Little Blues.
My "uniform" with the new job is to wear black pants, a black top and comfortable shoes (I'll be in hospitals all day) but I feel I need to stay dressed up since I will be playing the role of an authority, and want to look in charge. I'm thinking some slim fit editor pants, pretty black blouses and lots of pretty jewelry will come in handy and make me feel good :) I also have to have my hair out of my face, so pretty headbands and figuring out ways to put my hair up will become very important!
What are your favorite window shopping items at the moment?


Kerr said...

I am all caught up on pretty little liars now and it is my new addiction!

Corinne said...

I love the picture of your house with all the snow! So pretty! We are getting it right now and I absolutely love it!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

you find the best stuff!! love the little owl and that coat is darling.

carrie1 said...

I am so jealous of everyones snow posts!! I wish we would have gotten snow here.. instead all we got was rain. =(

Kinsey Michaels said...

that express coat is beautiful! i saw it in the store the other day! they had some left in grey :)
we're getting snow here tonight and tomorrow - 12-16 inches they're saying!

bananas. said...

you NEED that camera necklace. like gotta have!

oh the snow is so pretty...but i have to say, i'm so happy not to live in it. lol.

Gwen said...

I am in love with the owl necklace!!! And too funny that you have a camera necklace. I have a camera jewelry themed post coming soon. ;) XOXO

Mimi said...

Loving your choices! I guess at the moment, my fave shopping items are boots or anything super warm and cozy:)

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Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

The snow look so pretty! And I love that coat!