Five of Friday


Get this-
I put these cinnamon scented brooms in our hall to flank our condo door. The smell was strong, but Christmas-y and not too overpowering. I was a little nervous that it was too strong, and well, apparently someone in our hall agreed because yesterday they were missing. Like, someone literally came up to our door, stole them, and hid the evidence. 

I'm so irritated by it, because if it was too strong, a simple note would have been far more respectful than just up and throwing them away?! Someone is getting a lot of cinnamon smelling coal in their stocking.


Since the world needs a balance of scrooges (see #1), I've decided to help the balance by getting our Christmas on. 
 We are hosting Thanksgiving, so I'm not going to put every Christmas decoration out, but the tree and some lights are going up this weekend. It'll add to the festiveness, and I don't have another free weekend to enjoy the putting up process, so we're just going for it. 

 Try a new hairstyle and go for a bold short cut!
I'm so anxious to get my hair colored and trimmed. The last few times it just has not gotten blonde enough so I'm really hoping my pre-Mexico appointment can get me the much lighter locks I'm looking for. 

Blog friends. 

You know, there should be a whole other post for this, but one of the best things of my little place on the Internet are the amazing people I've met through it.  Mallory sent me this California cutting board/decoration as a good luck gift for hosting Thanksgiving (I mean, how beyond is that?) and it just really meant a lot to me. These kinds of gestures are just so heartfelt and I'm so thankful for friends like her in my life.


Friends are therapists you can drink with. more funny pics on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourfunnypics101
 Since I work in the education industry, today is my last real day of work until after Thanksgiving!! I'm starting my celebration with a blowout and then going out with girlfriends for dinner and some live music at The Culver Hotel. Here is hoping I can keep it somewhat in check because I'm getting really tired of Saturday all day long hangovers!

Have a great weekend!


  1. sounds like you're going to have such a fun night and what a thoughtful gift!

  2. I've always wondered about those cinnamon brooms. I might have to give them a try. Such a bummer yours got stolen though - so rude!

    I'm putting up our Christmas stuff tomorrow. We're so busy next weekend, and I always hate when we have a late Thanksgiving because then we don't get to enjoy the Christmas stuff as long.

  3. I have to admit- I am not a fan of the cinnamon broom. That being said, I cannot imagine someone having the gall to steal yours! #howrude

    I hope your Thanksgiving goes well! I'm hosting for the first time, too, and it's so nervewracking!

  4. Enjoy your break from the kiddos! Loving the long(er) bob look - just trying to grow my hair out enough to make it a reality ha. Can't wait to see the new 'do and happy weekend :)

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your rude neighbor, that was just not nice! Your short hair keeps making me want to chop my own! Sounds like you have a fun night planned, enjoy love!

  6. Are you sure someone didn't just steal your brooms for themselves?! Haha I can't say I agree with it, but at least it's sort of a compliment that way? LOL.

    Also, my hair is crazy DISGUSTING right now. So grown out because I keep forgetting to make a damn appointment. Today is the day!