Realizations…

When first deciding what to do for NYE one thought ran through our minds – VEGAS, but after checking prices, we decided we didn’t want to start the new year off broke, so a few weeks ago the hubby had made reservations for NYE at some of our fav. Portland hotspots – PCG, Depature and Urban Fondue and we were planning on spending NYE in PDX the super fancy style. Now I am not saying there will never be another weekend like this (we still love those places and PDX), but after really thinking about it, we are both still exhausted from the holidays not to mention a little short on cash (dinner & drinks at these places is not cheap, and of course I would have needed a new going out outfit/heels). So…. we decided what really sounds good is a nice relaxing weekend at the coast – one of our favorite weekend getaways, from Bandon to Astoria we love the entire Oregon Coast and while we go a lot for daytrips, weekends there are pretty rare.

We have free player’s cash from ThreeRivers Casino, so I am sure we will  be ringing in the New Year there, as well as attending their Rose Bowl watch party (we had tickets for a table in the event center that includes a FREE all you can eat tailgate buffet). We are staying a Driftwood Shores in a suite with a kitchen and balcony – time to relax!

Honestly, this decision is just one of many in the New Year where I need to stop thinking (and doing things) based on what I think others expect of me – I have this crazy idea that people still expect me to be this wild party girl or go all out for all events, which while fun, I am realizing that I am totally happy staying in lounging in sweats with the ones I love as well in fact, to be honest 99% of the time, I am MORE happy doing that.

I am sure we will participate in the champagne toast at midnight at the casino, but other than that, a night of bumping and grinding against strangers in the clubs, $20 covers and $15 drinks just did not sound appealing this NYE – all I really want is a weekend of fun with my love. We plan on hitting the casino of course, seeing MI4 at one of the old style theaters (a tradition of ours at the coast), reading (I have tons of new books on my list), drinking our favorite wines, cooking meals in our kitchen, eating at Mo’s and shopping in Old Town.

I am ready to bring on the New Year with my hubby with – gambling, champagne, wine, relaxing at the coast and of course most importantly – A DUCK WIN!!!!

We will be here, where will you be? (Not saying going all out and drinking/bars is bad, that is my norm, but this just sounded more appealing this year to us).

Prob not that sunny, BUT you never know with the OR coast!

Threadless <3

Last year, I discovered Threadless.com & fell in love! I have ordered a few shirts over the months and just ordered 2 more (I had 4 in my cart and had to narrow it down). Here are the two I just bought –

Love this!

& I of course had to have this one - cities are a rare design!

One of the super cool things about Threadless is YOU are the designer and YOU choose which shirts they print. You can submit shirt designs for fun and a chance at $$$$ – I am working on a couple designs! Right now they are having a Donald Duck theme contest, but I doubt I will be able to come up with a design in time.

Here is the latest one I voted on – I really hope it gets enough votes!

Disney Alphabet

Go shop, vote or design! 

True <3

Saw this on a friends FB today and LOVE it, so true!

You argue, you fight, you stop talking at times, but the truth is the love is always there.

A favorite of ours

We both love this song, it is so perfect!

“More Than You’ll Ever Know”
(feat. Charlie Wilson)

I know a lot of years have passed us
But I still love you more than you’ll ever know
There was a time I felt it wouldn’t last us
And baby how I felt I didn’t show
Sometimes I took you for granted

And thought that you would understand it
But through it all we managed to make it through tough times

No, I can’t imagine not having you by my side
Everything you are and all you do
I’m still in love with you

More than you’ll ever know
Just like the stars in a thousand skies
More than you’ll ever know
Deeper than a place where the ocean floor lies
You’re still number one in my eyes
Until this day I still get butterflies
Know that I love you more than you will ever know

Sometimes I watch you sleeping
Kiss you and fall in love all over again
In the morning when you’re leaving
I start to miss my best friend
You’re my better half like a twin
You complete my words when I begin
We don’t have to be validated
With love we’ll always make it

No, I can’t imagine not having you by my side
Everything you are and all you do
I’m still in love with you

More than you’ll ever know
Just like the stars in a thousand skies
More than you’ll ever know
Deeper than a place where the ocean floor lies
You’re still number one in my eyes
Until this day I still get butterflies
Know that I love you more than you will ever know

See I don’t never wanna be without you
To me you’re one of a kind
You’re my everything
Girl you’re my sunshine
Know you stood for me,
Behind me through tough times
I’m so glad that you are mine
Knowing you’re my ride or die
I love you

More than you’ll ever know
Just like the stars in a thousand skies
More than you’ll ever know
Deeper than a place where the ocean floor lies
You’re still number one in my eyes
Until this day I still get butterflies
Know that I love you more than you will ever know


My wish list…

Is full of so many different types of things – I am the girl who wants jewelry, video games, board games, books, nerd shirts, kiddy things, old school toys, stuff from the 80s/90s, camera equipment, purses, movie memorabilia and more, seriously I want everything from a Yoshi shirt to diamond earrings from Tiffany & Co.

This is my latest obsession…

I love fairytales (all of them), and I love the message to go along with this necklace from this cute Etsy shop;

Every love story begins with Once upon a time. A fairy tale inscription to wear over you heart. 

Special moments

On xmas, we didn’t quite have Shaun’s gma’s gift ready (I was waiting on a photo to get printed for a frame) so today on our lunch breaks we went by and had lunch with her/dropped off the gift – it is seriously the little moments like this that are special to us. Just getting to spend that hour of quality time with the ones with love, made our day (and hers). It was also great to catch up with her after all the holiday craziness!

I know I said we don’t really have any NYE resolutions, but another one of our goals is to start taking more time to have these special moments, whether they are with each other, family or friends – I am finally realizing it is the little/simple things in life that matter most!