Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Happy Sunday!

I hope you’re having a very lovely weekend!  From all of us at Temptalia, I’d like to wish you the very happiest of holidays, whatever you may celebrate, surrounded by good family and friends.


Sunday, December 16th, 2012


Happy Sunday!

How are you? What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done this weekend (so far)? We had dim sum with my family yesterday!

In the spirit of holiday giving: The always-generous Brooke introduced me (along with the rest of her viewers) to the Family Giving Tree, which has a virtual giving tree. You can “sponsor this child” and provide the funds for a specific toy on their holiday wish list that FGT will purchase for them. The toys range from $20-30. This is a great 501(c)(3) charity that’s been around for over twenty years (see their profile on Charity Navigator).

Dusty actually tagged me in his last video, and for as much of a non-fan of December as he is, I’m a SUPER fan!

  1. What do you love most about December? I love the music, store displays, and all of the lights people put on their houses. I love seeing huge, two-story-tall trees lit up behind living room windows (and am terribly jealous I cannot have a 12 foot tree).
  2. What is your favorite perfume to wear with the holidays? Tom Ford Oud Wood, but it’s really just my favorite year-round. I don’t have a particular scent just for the holidays. I do very much love all things cinnamon and spice (or pumpkin and spice) for candles and body washes, though.
  3. Which 3 products can’t you live without this December? A warm, furry Mellan (keeps my feet warm), Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars (pure BLISS!), and our Christmas tree!
  4. What is your go-to look this month? Glowy, highlighted cheeks.
  5. What is your most favorite glittery product? I really digging Guerlain’s Liu shimmer spray in my hair. My hair twinkles!
  6. Show us your favorite ornament from your Christmas Tree! Here you go.
  7. Which candy are you going to eat too much of this month? If Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bar counts, then that. I’m not much of a candy eater (though I eat plenty of sweets, just not candy ones).
  8. What is your favorite December/Holiday related movie or TV show to watch? The Holiday
  9. What do you really hope Santa has wrapped in a present for you this year? A pile of Christmas (lab) puppies in Santa hats. Not joking, I might keel over from glee if that happened.
  10. The Holidays are all about sharing the love, who do you want to give a shout-out and why? Readers, friends, and family. The three branches of my ever-supportive tree.
Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Happy Sunday!

How are you?  How was your Saturday?  Did you do anything fun or do you have something planned for today?  We’re bound and determined (and we just might be bound) to hang some Christmas lights on the house today, rain or shine.   The other non-blogging-related-task I really want to get done is hang up all my earrings, because the collection I’ve accumulated on my desk is just embarrassing!  I have a good feeling today is going to be particularly productive, and I’m looking forward to it.  Sometimes the rain (that’s our winter) derails my productivity–I already have two bright white floor lamps in my room but I think I need even more light to combat the dreary gray outside my window.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012


A Cirque du Soleil-inspired look by GoldieStarling

Happy Sunday!

How are you?  How’s your weekend been?  What has been the most exciting thing you’ve done?  I can’t believe it’s December!  I can’t believe 2012 is almost gone.  We had brunch earlier (veggie omelet for me), and we’re hoping to decorate the exterior of the house a bit for the holidays–well, attempt to do so, anyway.

I spent my Saturday making Mellan miserable, aka gave him a bath and washed his bed cover.  He can’t even wait for it to dry; he had to curl up (damp and all) on the innards of his bed.  Sometimes I think he likes his bath, other times I don’t know.  As soon as I turn on the water, he’ll come running and will jump in, but he never looks all that happy once he’s in the tub.  In case anyone’s looking for a rec, I highly recommend Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe shampoo.  One of my favorite characteristics is that it has a nice, natural scent (nothing synthetic or perfume-y) that lasts two weeks or so (on Mellan, who is mostly an indoor dog).


Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Are you all shopped out yet? I’ve picked up most of my Christmas gifts for the year, though there are a few I’m hoping to snag a deal on come Cyber Monday.  The hardest part about shopping early is having to keep everything a secret for the next month! Ahh!

Sunday, November 18th, 2012


Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been treating you thus far?  It’s been a rather gloomy, rainy weekend here, but I’ve managed not to succumb to the cold weather entirely (I’m so much more productive when it’s sunny out).  I also managed to bathe Mellan yesterday morning, so I’ve been able to enjoy a clean, extra-soft puppy all weekend.  I can’t decide if he loves or hates bath time.  As soon as he hears the shower turn on, he races there, jumps into the tub, but he doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of fun in there.  He usually just sits there until it’s over, then I close the glass doors and tell him to “dry,” so he’ll shake off excess water. (I’d say “shake” but he will raise his paw to shake your hand!)