Tuesday: A Short List

01.) I know it's probably (okay, highly) more materialistic than a traditional advent calendar, and it's definitely not homemade, but I don't care, Annelise LOVES the Lego advent calendars. I think this is our third year to use one (last year was Lego Star Wars, this year is Lego City) and she can hardly handle her excitement each day.
02.) We already had to play catch up (um...I guess I mean start) with our advent readings yesterday and it was only Dec. 3.
This year we're following a reading plan using the Jesus Storybook Bible. The past two years we've used the plan from Ann Voskamp (and LOVE it), but just wanted to try something different this year.

03.) We still have no tree.

04.) It's still a festive 80 degrees in these here parts.

05.) I'm refusing to freak out. At least for now.

06.) I have a love/hate relationship with all the holiday perfection pretties filling my Instagram feed and Pinterest and blog reader.

07.) I'm refusing to freak out. At least for now.

08.) I have to shop for appropriate holiday attire (read: cocktail or semi-formal) for Scott's office holiday party at the schwanky Petroleum Club downtown in two weeks. I'm assuming I'll need a dress, shoes, accessories, an evening bag and shapewear. Possibly (brace yourselves) pantyhose.

09.) I'm refusing to freak out. At least for now.

10.) Will a little black dress, with a few accessories, suffice?

11.) Not that I have one of those, but I'm thinking classic, not holiday and definitely no appliqued holiday sweaters need apply.

12.) I've given myself a challenge to try and drink four of these a day.
That's a gallon of water, my friends.

I may have worn a path to the potty yesterday.

But I know it's good for me.

And? I drink more water and can drink it easily when it's room temperature instead of icy cold.

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

P.S. I may have misled y'all about the whole short list thing. My apologies.

*What would you wear to a schwanky holiday party?*
*Advent calendars, yay or nay?*
*How do you drink your water? Are you drinking enough?*


  1. I went to Chico's for my office party attire. And that makes me feel old! Our party is during the day though.

    That is some serious water! I aim for a half gallon a day.

    Our tree is still sitting undecorated in our living room. I'm with you, at 80 degrees it's too hot to go into the attic and hunt down the ornaments!

    We made an advent wreath at church Sunday and have been lighting the candle at dinner but so far, that's it.

    1. Nah, I like Chico's. I was obsessed with their travelers collection--the stretchy, drapey stuff that doesn't wrinkle.

      If I get at least two bottles and maybe a third I'll be happy, four (I'm quickly realizing) is a LOT. :)

  2. I got a party dress at the Loft Outlet. It's red, so sort of holiday-ish, but it's cute. I am NOT wearing panty hose even if it is cold in two weeks!

    Oh and I prefer room temperature water too!

    1. I STILL haven't been to the new Tanger Outlets! Maybe this party will be my excuse... :)

  3. I know it's pricey but one year I just went to Nordstrom & had the salesperson help me pick something out- I had tried to find something long enough & couldn't take it anymore!
    It was worth it-


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