Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm now on Tumblr!

Come find me! -- http://luciwithani.tumblr.com/

I will still post here from time to time, but more of the everyday will be @ tumblr.

Friday Funday: All I Want for Christmas is You



This song is among my top 5 all-time favorite Christmas songs!

Tonight is my work Christmas party, but they're calling for a crazy snow storm starting at noon and the entire city is preparing to shut down, so we'll see about that!

Happy Friday! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wunderland


I cannot wait!!!

Let the Countdown Begin...

1 week to Christmas @ HOME in Pittsburgh!

3 weeks to VEGAS with the whole family!

5 weeks to New York/Lady Gaga concert!

2010 is already beating 2009 by a MILE!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oreo Truffles: Major Party Hit!

I made the Oreo Truffles for a Holiday party last night, and they were a hit! I dipped them in white and milk chocolate, and then sprinkled more crushed Oreos on top. Yum!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Peace Out, Playoffs.


WTF, Steelers!?! We could go 1-15 but losing to Cleveland AND Oakland!? Ugh.


Friday Funday: Golden Brown



Snatch is one of my all-time favorite movies, I can't get enough of this song.

Happy Friday!!! We're just 2 weeks away from Christmas! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oreo Truffles (!!)

This amazing recipe comes from the adorable Jordan of NonSociety:

OREO TRUFFLES

What you need:

1 package Oreo cookies, finely crushed

1 8 oz package cream cheese (no reduced fat stuff, please…we’re talking truffles here)

2 packages (8 squares each) semi-sweet chocolate, melted (in the microwave is easiest)

What you do:

1. Mix 3 cups of the cookie crumbs with the cream cheese until well-blended.

2. Shape cookie/cream cheese mixture into 42 1” balls.

3. Dip balls in melted chocolate (use two forks and sort of roll them around until evenly coated; allow excess to drip off) and place on wax paper.

4. Sprinkle over remaining cookie crumbs and refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

Other decorating ideas: Adorn your truffles with sprinkles, colored sugar, or even edible glitter.


I plan to make these for a Holiday Party this weekend! Mmmmmm...

Christmas Is All Around



Love Actually is one of my top ten favorites of all time, and I easily watch it a dozen times until Christmas. :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Oh Saaaanta!


These boots.... I die. JCrew's Nottingham Tall Leather boot, $325.


Recapping Thanksgiving


(Little Sister, Little Brother, and Me on Turkey Day
)

Here is a belated review of the fun I had while home in Pittburgh for Thanksgiving.

-- We made the 8.5 hour drive home Wednesday morning, and it was relatively uneventful aside from a traffic cluster in Virginia that pushed us back 45 minutes. Otherwise, easy drive home!

-- Wednesday night was the annual "see everyone you went to High School with at the local bar" night. Had a great time!

-- Thanksgiving! Ate my face off at the boy's family feast, then we ate another meal about 4 hours later at my Mom's.

-- Black Friday I slept in, and then did a bit of online shopping. There were no deals good enough for me to brave the crowds, nooo thank you. Friday Night we had a Black Friday party at a friend's house, complete with RockBand, Buzz Quiz and great friends. :)

-- Little Sister turned the big 2-1 on the 28th!! So we went out in Pittsburgh. We hit up the new Casino so everyone could "practice" for Vegas next month ;) We then hit up the bars until closing time, and I quickly came to the realization that I am waaaay too old for that scene!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Christmas Movie Montage



Now it just needs to SNOW here in Raleigh! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Funday: Empire State of Mind



I am obsessed with this song, the lyrics are amazing, especially the Anna Wintour name drop. Love. I'll be in The City in less than 2 months for the Gaga concert! I can't wait!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide: Friend/Sister

Solden Scarf, $38 -- Comes in various colors and great with literally everything.

Gifted Bow Posts, $22 -- How adorable are these?! I love them! Great for teens and adults.
Sephora's Collector's Edition Fragrance Sampler for Her, $75 -- As we all know, buying perfume for someone is nearly impossible, but when you're giving 7 amazing options it's brilliant. Sephora's Best of Bliss Set, $45 -- This is a must have for all ladies out there, the lemon scent is lovely.
(Can you tell I'm a fan of the Sephora sets?) The Kitten Collection, $18 -- This is a great deal for both! And the eye shadow is great for day and night.

Target's Xhileration Flannel 3-piece Pajama Set, $14.99 -- How cute are these?? The shorts have little gnomes on them!

Anthropologie's Juxtaposed Sweater Jacket, $98 -- I am in loooove with this sweater. It comes in black, too and looks amazingly comfortable yet stylish.

'Tis the Season





'Tis the season for Holiday YouTubes! First up, Mean Girls. Oh Linds, where did you go?