Friday, March 1, 2013

January/February 2013 Recap via Instagram

It's been a long time since I filled you in on what I've been up to. I just realized I have not really done any sort of life update since my Christmas recap. With March (yes, March) upon us already, I thought I'd do a brief January/February recap. Not only for you, but I like to be able to look back on my blog and remember what I did and where I've been. But mainly for you, of course. Is anyone even still out there?? I feel like I completely fell out of the blogging universe.

January began with New Year's Eve. I swear I passed out before midnight. Yes, my first New Year's Eve in Vegas and I was in bed before midnight with Nyquil and Reese's teddy he left behind at Christmas.
If this isn't an attractive NYE look, I don't know what is
I've enjoyed my new owl coffee mugs from West Elm that I got for Christmas.
I've perfected at home soak off of gel nails without ruining your nails. Tutorial anyone?
essie marshmallow topped with sally hansen shall we dance
I think after 6 months of living here, I've officially learned how to navigate my way around the Las Vegas Strip.
stuck in morning traffic
It's been a while, but you may remember that since I moved here, I was using my coffee table as a TV stand, I finally bought a TV stand from Joss & Main a month of so ago and I was very proud of myself for putting the entire thing together all by my lonely.
Do we approve?
Have a few FaceTime sessions with the nephew:
Finally put pictures in picture frames in my room 3 months later.
Saw George Strait in concert at the MGM when an old college roomie was in town.
pre hair trim. Can't even fit my hair in the picture it was so long. #michelleduggarhair
Decided it was finally time to trim my hair. If you know me at all IRL, you know I am psycho when it comes to my hair. I've had several traumatic experiences throughout the years and finally found an amazing hair stylist who I've been going to for the past 6 years in Dallas. Well, I could not wait any longer, so I went to a new person here. I was not traumatized from new hair cut, but let's just say I'll be flying back to Dallas for my next one. No pics, sorry. Maybe soon. Don't love it. Actually, that experience could be it's own post.
I'm in the stages of planning a baby shower for my bestie who lives here. She's due very soon. I just sent invites out a few weeks ago. Here I am watching The Bachelor (don't love any of the girls this season) and addressing the invites:
Have come to the conclusion, no where is off limits for gambling or boozing in Vegas. When I was getting my prescription filled on Valentine's Day, I had to shake my head when I saw this while I waited to check out in line at my neighborhood CVS.
Only in Vegas
And most recently, I spent last weekend relaxing. I made an enormous omlette on accident, went to the grocery store, painted my nails and made my slow cooker beef stroganoff, which I've every night since Sunday except last night because we had a work dinner. (single girls who live alone problems)
Mushroom, onion and bacon omelette with a side of freah Whole Foods salsa
Essie Strawberry Shortcake
As much as I love this recipe, after 4 days in a row of it for dinner ... I'm ready for something else
That about sums up January and February. Like I said, it's not too exciting. I leave you with a pretty picture of the sunset from my balcony this past Sunday night. I love the mountain sunsets here. One thing you cannot get in Texas.
The pictures don't come close to doing justice
TGIF. Everyone have a great weekend! I'm going hiking at one of those gorgeous montains Saturday afternoon for the first time. Wish me luck, and please have the paramedics on standby. Thank you.
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  1. wow! girl, glad you're back, sort of! missed you here in the blogoverse!

  2. Best.Post.Ever. :)
    & I have that exact same recipe as my "go-to" beef stroganoff recipe! SO GOOD!

  3. Yes on the nail tutorial obviously! Love your long hair and totally agree about the hairdresser thing. I hate going anywhere because nobody does a good job so instead I go months and months until my hair looks awful haha. Happy to see you back as always!

  4. Loved the recap! Looks like you've been busy. I love that entertainment stand you bought - way cute, same with your frames in your room!! Love the nails too :D

  5. Glad you're back! Pleassseee do the tutorial. I have to go to the salon today because I can't get this gel crap off my nails!

  6. Just started reading your blog and think it's great as a fellow blonde. Would love to seen the nail tutorial :-)

  7. OMG I so need that nail tutorial. I have tried the acetone/cotton ball/foil thing & I just suck at it. Looks like you have been having fun in Vegas, I am super jealous you saw George & Martina! Their tickets are a fortune at the rodeo this year gerrrr :(

  8. I got excited when you started talking about hair -I'm moving to Vegas soon and one of my worries is finding a good hair stylist! So yeah, sucks you didn't have a great experience.

  9. nice pictures, I live in the UK so its really nice seeing pictures of a different life :) xx

  10. I hate that I just discovered your blog when you now have so much on your plate! I guess that's what archives are for! :)