Friday, December 30, 2011

Long Lost Lisa

This week was jam packed full of fun stuff! I got home from Louisiana after my mom somehow managed to fly me to Dallas, Tulsa THEN Denver instead of doing a non-stop flight or one stop flight to Denver.  One could only imagine what she was thinking booking this flight. Love ya mom but I will do the scheduling next time :)

After getting in Tuesday I had a quick dinner with friends to swap stories about Christmas.

Wednesday I picked up LisaLu and her BF and took her to some hot spots I've been wanting to try since I've moved to Denver.

Which brings me to today when I turned back around and brought Lisa and her BF BACK to the airport to head to L.A after a quick stop in Denver.

Boy am I exhausted! Waking up at 5:00 a.m. after a long night with Lisa proved to be worth it but exhausting.  I was so sad to see her go and made me miss my bestie. Next stop. Los Angeles.  So be prepared LisaLu!

Sorry for the graininess of the photo

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rest in Peace

 A great man was lost on Christmas Day. His name was Walter Koelbel. Now I only met him a couple of times, but I can tell you this.  The people in his life loved him more than anything.  I've heard stories about how he had the best laugh. About how he could always make people smile.  About all the great things he had accomplished throughout his life.  About the memories that will carry on for years to come.

This was a GREAT man.

This was my boyfriend's "papa." His name is also Walter as you may or may not know.

I'm sorry to see him go and send all my love this his family at this sad time. He will always be remembered and cherished.

Rest in Peace, Papa.

Go here,  here,  oh and here to read more about his amazing accomplishments.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I See. You See.

And we're back!

After a short break and a baby Meggy and I are back in action for our weekly ICUC.

This week's theme: CHRISTMAS (of course)

So instead of showing you what I got for Christmas this year, I thought I'd show you just how weird my sister is :)  My sister is OBSESSED with boston terrier dogs. I mean obsessed.  Not only does she have one pair of doggy p.j's but she asked for more dog p.j's (specifically boston terriers) for Christmas.  I refused... but my mom fell weak to my sisters insane obsession and gave it.  The awesome sister I am (no really I am....right, Katie?) I went with an iPhone clutch from Michael Kors knowing my sister needed a new purse and I LOVE coming up with great gifts to give as a surprise.

Which do you like better??

Now for new mommy Meggy.

Mommy's lil elf. My Christmas revolved around my best present ever...

Cute isn't he?  Oh little Liam how I wish I could hold you here in Denver with me! But for now I will just follow along on your mommy's new baby blog!

Don't forget to share some of your ICUC theme ideas with us! We love the challenge.  Email me at lmajor9(Dot) or tweet me and include #ICUC.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011


Remember how I mentioned the other day life was getting a little boring sitting inside job searching all day and night.

Well FINALLY when I reached Monday this week I really had something to look forward to. The Deb Ball.

My boyfriend's little sister was a post-debutant at this years Deb Ball and I was lucky enough to be invited.  When I saw "black tie" on the invitation I was immediately stressed thinking I have zero long formal dresses to wear to this thing.  But thanks to Black Friday this year, I fell in love with this BCBG dress from Saks and it was at least 40% off! Now that is my idea of a steal! With my dress purchased, deciding to wear shoes I already had, I gave my Nanna (g'ma for most of you) a call. She LOVES antique jewelry and has more jewelry than anyone else I know.  She was nice enough to mail over some jewelry she had for me to choose from and voila it all came together.  With a last minute purchase of crystal earrings from Banana I was set.

After deciding to wear my hair up, I searched on Pinterest and the Google for hours to find a DIY hairdo.  The idea of someone else messing with my hair with the anticipation that I knew I'd probably hate it, I thought I'd save myself the money and stress and do it myself. Alas, I found a DIY tutorial for a high bun (that involded a sock - check it out here).  It looked simple enough, and although it took me several tries to get it right, I think I mastered it (with thanks to Teale for the assistance as well). 

Finally we headed off to the ball. It was a BLAST! Everyone looked stunning.We danced all night long. I even had some random old man come up to me and say girl you've got so much energy when we finally left the dance floor.

Here I am today, two days later with my feet STILL killing me.  But it was all worth it! I had the best night of my life - to date :)

Walt, Me, Teale, Carl (Walt's older bro)

My Prince Charming

Teale and Me

Me with Bethany (Walt's Little Sis)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Apparently that is me lately :)  No I'm just kidding.  I will say that unemployment has given me the much needed rest, missing social life I've been needing since move to Denver.

Trust me I know that I have been neglecting this little blog here, and apologize.  Trust me on this when I say that it's probably for the best.  I wish I had new exciting stories and pictures to show you! Being cooped up in my house looking for jobs regularly doesn't really prove to be all that entertaining to anyone other than my cat.  She gets more attention now than EVER.  She loves it.

But with that being said, back to my first paragraph, I've begun balancing my "search efforts" with my social life.  In fact, last night I had girls night with some friends I met out here in Denver and some college friends that also happened to move out here.

Unbeknownst to us, we ended up at a close restaurant that had BOGO on wine and Tuesday Trivia. Both of those things are equally amazing. Mostly because the more wine we drank made some of us better at trivia (me not included...).  Overall though... a great, much needed night.

And yes.  Our table looked insane with all these wine glasses :)

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Little Update

If  you follow along on a regular basis, you will notice I have been quite absent over the past week.

Let's just say I HATE that. I've had some crappy things happen over the past week... Ah hem... I was laid off after three months of accepting a job and moving to Denver FOR the job along with about 150+ other people. Needless to say, if I didn't say it already, I was in pharma sales.  It was my first attempt and I really do think I was doing a pretty damn good job.... but as luck would have it, apparently this job wasn't for me.

20/20 hindsight, maybe there are better things out there for me?  I hate NOT having a job, and not having a purpose right now because I have worked/ran since I was 15 and here I am at 26 and no job in a new city.  I'm looking at this as a blessing in disguise.  It's the holidays and this company can suck it for doing lay offs during the holidays, but I am just going to have to find something that much better!

That information aside, I was so lucky to have my mom come into town the night I was laid off. We had this trip planned for a couple of months and as luck would have it, it worked out perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend and a better time for her to come visit me in my new home.  I'm so blessed to have her in my life and to be there when I need her.

Just to kick things into full gear with mi madre... I had to take her to Canvas and Cocktails.  I had so much fun the last time I went with Teale,  I had to show off this fun new place when my mom came to visit.  Needless to say, Teale joined us because she is now my C&C friend.

Teale, Me, My Mom

What's with my mom being the best artist here! Teale and I have had practice!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I See. You See.

Everyone ready for Christmas?  I sure AM! Well... sorta.  I am still slacking on my Christmas shopping and to top it off I also have to Christmas time birthdays to shop for as well. Eeeks.  Better get a start on it!

For this week's ICUC, Meggy and I thought it fitting to go with a holiday theme:

The First Signs of Christmas

After looking around on Christmas lately, I've seen beautiful pictures with Christmas lights.  With people, pets, trees, houses.... But what about just the lights themselves?  They are so pretty when all lit up. Alone they make it feel like Christmas.

What's looking Christmas in Kansas?  Well why don't I let Meggy tell ya?

The very first signs of Christmas...snow flakes are falling, real and faux! The last couple of years, we've collected these LED lite up snow flakes to adorn our house around the holidays.  Something a bit different than the rest of the houses on the block, plus mixed with a fresh dusting of our very first snow, quite fitting!

So what do ya say?  Let's all get in the holiday spirits shall we?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Quirky but Beautiful.

Why hello there.

I hope everyone got off to a good start for their week.  Countdown is T-Minus 2 1/2 weeks until Christmas vacay/celebrations. I'm pumped.

After getting sick as a dog this weekend and losing one of my weekend days to the couch and trying to bring my body back to life - I feel like I deserve an extra day to catch up on all the errands I could only do on Saturday and missed! Wouldn't that be peachy?

Work got insane last week so I'm just now getting to post this quirky picture of my sister Katie. I convinced her and my mom to go for mini photo shoot when I was back at home for Thanksgiving and look when I ended up with.... a weirdo :) But actually a pretty cool picture with the sun coming through. I gotta hand it to Katie for always throwing a fit for being my "subject" and then "turning it on" when I start snapping away!