Friday, December 19, 2014

Five on Friday

Ok, who out there feels like this week was a total blur?  Maybe it's because this was Emmie's last week of school (so I had to cram everything left on my to do list into three days), but man...where did this week go?

Here's what's been going on in our little world...

-one-

Christmas cards are finally in!  The goal is to have them all in the mail today...we'll see if that happens.  This is by far the longest it's ever taken me to get them out.  I'm usually a stickler for having them out by the beginning of December.  But, life happened this year.  I'm calling it a win if everybody has them before Christmas. :)


Here's a sneaky peeky!  I'll put the full one up next week once most everybody has them.

-two-

Yesterday started off great.  I had all of my presents bought and under the tree...


...went to Emmie's class Christmas party...


...and then had a fender bender on the way home. Boo.  Everybody's fine, and that's definitely what is most important.  Let me tell you, Emma Ramey Lambert got a couple of extra hugs yesterday.  But man it stings to pay that insurance deductible right now (not that I'm not thankful for insurance - they've saved our butts this year).  I'm also very thankful I have a father-in-law that works in insurance (and happens to work about a half mile from where we had the accident, so he was able to meet me there).

So that was my day yesterday.  I rewarded myself with a big ol' fat doughnut during nap time.



-three-

So I didn't know this existed until this week.



HELLO, LOVER.  It's called Naked on the Run - basically a little travel-sized set of Urban Decay's Naked products.  How did I not know about this?  I'm a self-diagnosed Naked junkie.  It makes up most of my makeup right now.  So I think I need this.  Hint hint.

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We met the big guy last weekend!  Our plan was to go to Biloxi to one of the big casinos to meet him.  Yes, really...a casino.  They have the absolute best Christmas decorations and a great Santa.  Really!  It sounds weird but I promise it's a big thing.



But, we got there and the line was hours (HOURS) long.  We wouldn't have made it without a major meltdown from Emmie.  So, we decided to look at the decorations, go see the beach for a little bit, and head home and see him at one of our downtown events this weekend.  We got to meet him with no wait!  Emmie drew him a picture and just couldn't stop smiling - it was so cute.



Have I mentioned how much I love having a child this age at Christmas?  It's just the best - everything is still new and fun to her, but she's old enough to really get it this year.  I kind of want to freeze her at this stage forever.  Up until she has one of those 15-minute come aparts like she did yesterday afternoon.  Yowza.  But besides that, it's fun! ;)

-five-





Noah and I are fresh out of shows to watch.  Seriously, I think we've watched every good show out there.  So, in anticipation of House of Cards coming back in a couple of months, we decided to rewatch it and Orange is the New Black.

And I totally forgot what a total time suck both of them are.  They're not kidding when they labeled it "binge watching" - I could seriously stay up all night watching them sometimes.  We have to make ourselves turn off the TV most nights.  So good!  I'd highly recommend them if you need a show to watch right now.

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One more week until Christmas...ahh!! Hang on to your hats, parents! :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Create It Thursday #85 (Plus Features)




Thanks for stopping by for another fun week of Create It Thursday!

I loved browsing the creations you guys shared last week.  I've listed a few of my favorites below!  These are featured on the Create It Thursday Pinterest board and the Lamberts Lately Facebook page as well.













A big huge thank you to everyone who shared creations with us last week!  If you were featured above, grab a button before you go:



Now let's get this week's party going!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 Family Pictures


I wanted to show off a few of the family pictures we had made recently!  I am so in love with how they turned out.  I think they captured our personalities so perfectly.













Photography by the amazing Kelly...if you're local, you should check her out!

 A couple of these made our Christmas cards for this year - I'll show those off next week, once they come in and I can get them all sent out.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Favorite Things 2014

For the past couple of years, I've written a Favorite Things post (2013, 2012) to show my favorite finds of the year.  And to be honest?  Finding these things has turned into a favorite hobby of mine.  All throughout they year, as I find something, I pin it on Pinterest to save for this post.  I always like reading about cool new gadgets on other blogs, so I hope y'all love this post as much as I love making it!




Starbucks Made Greener Coffee Refill Tumbler, 16oz - If you or somebody you love is a Starbucks frequent flyer, this is absolutely perfect for Christmas.  Buy this tumbler now and you get a free grande-sized refill of coffee every day in January. It's a $30 investment, but would pay off if you go to Starbucks a lot!

Makeup Eraser Cloth - I absolutely love this product and really want one.  This is a makeup remover cloth that doesn't require any kind of soap or chemicals to remove your makeup, even mascara.  It claims you can use it around 1,000 times and always come clean when washed out with water.  So cool!

Conair Dual Jet Bath Spa - This is great if you're in a short-term home or don't want to put the effort into changing a bathtub to a jetted tub.  Just hook this up to the side of a tub and it automatically turns it into a jetted spa!

EatSmart Precision Get Fit Digital Body Fat Scale - Ok, I totally didn't know this existed until I was researching scales lately, but now I need one.  Not only does this scale measure weight, but it also uses electromagnetic technology to measure your body fat percentage, water retention, muscle mass, and bone mass.  Isn't that awesome?  The reviews on Amazon say it's really accurate too!

Eye Vac Touchless Stationary Vacuum - This might be lazy or genius - I'm not sure which one.  Just sweep any trash into this vacuum and it automatically sucks it up - no need to use a dustpan!

All Ware Easy Pineapple Slicer and De-Corer - This might just be the least expensive item on the list, but one of my favorites.  It's a super easy way to decore and slice a pineapple.  It gives very little waste and makes the process so easy!  I love this one so much I've got it on my 101 Unique Stocking Stuffers for Women post too.

Host Freeze Cooling Wine Glass - Seriously...I should have thought of this one!  You put water in an outside reservoir of the glass and pop it in the freezer.  You'll have cold wine without the ice watering down anything!

Jesus. Coffee. Hustle. Repeat. Print - Aren't these adorable?  My friend Erin at By Erin Creative Company started selling these prints and I've seen them everywhere.  I have this one next to our desk at home...it's a perfect little motivation print!

Click and Grow Smartpot Tomato Growing Kit - I guess I have a soft spot for those living in cramped quarters this year. :) If you're an apartment-dweller like myself, but still want to try your hand at gardening, this is great...all you do is put water in the reservoir and put batteries in the thing, and it does the rest!  They have lots of other growing options on Amazon too.

Redken Anti Snap Leave-In Treatment - This has to be my favorite hair product of all time.  It's a leave-in conditioner that I use every day if I have a bottle. It makes my stringy hair so soft and manageable...I have the most tangly hair ever if I don't use something, and this almost always knocks the tangliness (is that a word?) out!

Better Homes and Gardens Wax Cubes - Ok, I'm a broken record about these, I know...but they are by far the best scented wax cubes I've ever used, and they're pretty much the cheapest!  They keep a great scent for several days (and I'm a heavy user - I usually keep my warmers on for 10-12 hours a day).  There are a bajillion different scents too!

Zoku Quick Pop Maker - This would be so fun to do with kids!  You can pick your own flavors and make frozen pops (without electricity) in around 10 minutes.  They have a bigger version too, but the one linked above is a little smaller and more affordable.

Wet Brush - Another item that's definitely on my Christmas list this year.  This is a really inexpensive brush that quickly detangles wet hair.  Like I mentioned above, mine's a rat's nest if I don't give it some TLC, so I could get some major use out of this.  Everybody raves about it!


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