Monday, December 9, 2013

Blog Reader Appreciation Part 8

With Christmas now being officially "really close," I'm in the same boat as the rest of America.  (That boat being the S.S. Holy Sh*t There's So Much to Do.)  With my holiday to-do list longer than the last five minutes of Sunday's Ravens game, I should have spent the weekend checking things off that list.

But unless "play on Photoshop for hours" was on it, that didn't happen.

I refuse to believe that I am the only one who spent her weekend rolling around in anti-productivity. So this one is for all of you out there, who counter holiday stress by ignoring it completely.  Grab a cup of hot chocolate and settle in because there's something here for you.

No shame there.  Just make sure you've got the right number.

The 28 Most Flawless Responses To A Wrong Number Text

That sounds incredibly dumb.  You would get along well with these people.

The 33 Dumbest Things That Have Ever Happened

Luckily for you, after you read this... that won't be a problem!

The Complete Guide to Dealing with Hangovers [Infographic]

Well, when it comes to comfort food... Go big or go home.

#1. Bacon Double Cheeseburger Beer Cheese Soup in 30 Minutes via The Slow Roasted Italian
#2. Crusty Parmesan-Herb Zucchini Bites via Nutritionella
#3. Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls via Half Baked Harvest

Commendable, but no one has goals as high as the kid who wants to be a dog when he grows up.

The 28 Funniest Notes Written By Kids In 2013

Hah.  Like anyone ever does that.

27 Everyday Decisions That Twentysomethings Are Really Bad At Making

I guarantee not even Nicholas Sparks has anything on these guys.

5 Happy Things: Heartwarming Marriage Proposals Edition

Well then, you and I would get along just fine.

In case you weren't in America this week: it snowed!

The first real snow here in Chicago and it was just as magical as I could have hoped.  After the past five Florida eternal summers, I almost forgot how absolutely marvelous it is to have the Michael Bubl√© Christmas Pandora Station on and snow falling outside the window.

The last time I lived in a state where winter existed, I was in high school.  I'm a sophisticated working woman in the city dating a hard-working, cosmopolitan man now though, so I made sure to respond to the first snowfall as such.

Oh wait, that's right... No I didn't.  Oh well; there's always next snow fall.

What else did I do this weekend?  Well, for one: take a look around at this joint!  Photoshop is officially my new drug of choice.  Once I finished redesigning my blog, I moved on to writing more posts with extravagant graphics and eventually got to the point of writing "Nicole" in rainbow colored paint splatters with a drop shadow and outside glow.

The only thing that could pull me away from my laptop?

You guessed it.

Happy Monday!
No but seriously; Monday means we're one day closer to Christmas.  So happy Monday indeed!

That wasn't you cup of tea?  Maybe one of these will help:

Blog Reader Appreciation Series
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Also, linking up with Sami today!

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  1. Graphics are looking good!!! I'll drink the photoshop kool aid someday I'm sure. I'm in Chicago too and am happy the snow is here! Just in time for Christmas. After that... Then it can beat it.

  2. Loved this! We are supposed to get our first real snow today! I'm in New England but on the coast so we often get rain instead of snow the first few storms! I'm a teacher so snow day for me! So excited :)
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee