Sunday, December 31, 2006
In other sad news, E over at PreppyCafe has closed her doors! It has been a great place to go and get wonderful preppy ideas. She has made such a little blogging family and i will truly miss seeing the bright pink site! BUT as we all know, E does not disappoint, she is keeping Suburban Cupcake up and open for readers! Big hugs to E!
We're heading to 75 Chestnut for brunch! Yummm...I wish i liked bloody's they seem so perfect with eggs!
Friday, December 29, 2006
A glass of Champagne and a Nantucket basket in the picture, just another example of "All Things Kimba"! Wow, I need to get out more :)!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Today is one of our good friends (I've referred to him and his wife as "fav couple" in previous post, as they really are) birthdays! We are all getting together tonight to celebrate all our group has to celebrate... First and foremost his birthday, a new baby on the way from another couple, and two engagements. WOW...talk about happy new year! It's going to be such a fun night, it always is when everyone is able to get together!
I am also looking forward to getting a different band for my ring. I do like the one Music Guy picked out but it is not exactly what I wanted, and he has no problem with me changing it. Good thing! So many wonderful things to look forward to, it is all just starting.
My mom is going to start staying with us tonight. And she'll be here for another week or so. And on Sunday my brother and his girlfriend are going to stay with us. Full house, but it'll be nice to have family around. But after more than a week, I think that will be MORE than enough family time! But we're so lucky we have the room to let everyone shack up!
I am going to get a mani this afternoon, I might be a little better and keeping my paws nice and presentable for the first few months as people will be looking at them! Or is it an excuse to get weekly mani's? Regardless, they look pretty sad, the winter is brutal on these suckers!
Enough yackin' for one morning. I'll check in with what i ended up doing for a color! :)
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I'll post more pictures after Music Guys mom and my mom send them to us! They have more fun people pictures from when we first got back to the house.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
A few days ago Music Guy told me he always goes down to the beach to toast his sister for Christmas. There is a rock off of Craigsville Beach in Centerville that is the center point of where they laid his sisters ashes in the ocean. He had asked if I would like to join him and I of course wanted to.
We got to their house around 1ish, watched a little bit of the Pats game and then we were off to the beach. It was a little cloudy but when we got to the beach the sun came out and it was so peaceful. We were the only ones on the beach, Music Guy kept point to what looked like the rock and there was also a ferry heading out to Nantucket it was neat to be able to be there with him to share in his special tradition.
All of a sudden he looks over and says "What the fuck...what is that..what do you think that is" and I was trying to figure out what he was talking about. It was a blanket and roses and a bottle of Champagne and I turn to him and he is on one knee and asked me to marry him!!! Of course I started crying and was so shocked. I had NO idea it was going to happen over Christmas, I knew it was going to be over the next couple months. We were still the only ones on the beach it was one of the best moments of my life. We sat and talked about all the things you talk about right after you get engaged like who knew, how he came up with the idea, when he got the ring, all that good stuff. I have never seen him so happy and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! We tried to take some pictures of ourselves but they sure didn't look so good! Then all of a sudden this English family came walking by and they took our picture. It turned out great! Not the best of me but who cares! I will get them on line and post it soon!
We then headed back to the house after being there for an hour! We pulled in and his sister J, my mom and his mom came running outside clapping. I can't get over how thrilled everyone was it was overwhelming and very exciting!
J had come home right when we got there, she was out buying some last minute gifts and then Music Guys mom had forgotten something at the store and asked J to go. Well little did I know she was really going down to the beach to set the whole thing up. Music Guy and her had planned it a few days before. And he had gone down to the beach that morning and marked the spot so she would know where to go. She then texted him when it was ok for us to leave. It was so special because both of his sisters played a part in his master plan!
My mom talked and talked and talked the whole drive down to the Cape and at one point I was like good god woman, shhhhshhh. She was so scared she was going to say something and trip me off to what was going on, so she had to keep her self busy and drive me nuts!
After we got back we cheered with his parents, J and her hubby to be G and my mom. Then it was off to make the calls. It was so neat to tell all the people we love!
We are planning to get married in the Summer of 2008, which is prefect as we are planning it either on the Vineyard or the Cape. The Vineyard would be perfect for us! We have spent a lot of time fishing and being around the Island!
I will post again on all my Christmas goodies, one good one was J gave me a shopping bag FULL of Bridal maggers, I can't wait to dive in!
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Wait wait wait, why is it all about the gifts? Shouldn't I be thinking about something with a little more meaning? It could be that I really enjoy getting things for people. I know you say it but it's true, I would rather get everyone something and never get anything. I hate getting gifts, I am way to damn picky and if it isn't a gift card to a place I enjoy, I wouldn't know what to do with it. Now that I am ungrateful! :)
We had such a fun night last night, we had two of our very fun couples over! Hick and his bride to be and Fav couple. Music Guy and I LOVE having people over, and we never could before because our places were never big enough. But now I'm always like come over come over! Nothing beats having a few cocktails and listening to good music with the people you love!
Again MERRY CHRISTMAS! If you really want to get into Christmas check out Lisagh over at Grosgrain Garage she's got it all dialed down!
I am about to start cleaning the place and then off to get some last minute (HA...) gifts! Can't forget my slicker! At least it's not show!
Friday, December 22, 2006
My mom and I strolled down Charles St today, I sure miss Beacon Hill. Yea yea yea, but it's true, I really enjoy the area and every time I am there I run into someone I know. Oh well. That's in the past! HA.
Hopefully we'll have a low key night, I have some laundry in only to find out after the load was done the washing machine does not spin. It just fills up with water and drains for the whole cycle. I had 10 pairs of jeans washing (only one of which were mine) and they weren't even that wet, but covered in suds. But the guy downstairs is not here so i used his washer, thanks! So now I have to tell our Landlord, and that is not really what i'd like to call them about.
Catching up on my Rachael Ray shows and wrapping up some of the few prezzies I got. I'll finish tomorrow when the rest of the men are, along with the pouring rain. Who needs a drink!
I know a lot of you will be taking off so I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas!!! :) Have fun and enjoy!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
I still have zero shopping done. I am taking off in about a half hour to head over to Beacon Hill to meet my mom and hit Charles St for some preppy gifts. My friend Sara knows me all to well. Each gift she got me I loved and was perfect, they were "all things kimba". I will take pictures and post them later.
Now for what to get her, I have been meaning to go to the Flat of the Hill to get her gift, you can't go wrong shopping there. What I do do wrong is buy way to many cute preppy items. Not possible!
I am addressing the last of my Christmas cards, I have sent out all of my blog friends cards so keep an eye out! I received Erin's card and it was such a cute pic of her Ladybug and I had to laugh as i remembered a post she had written about that day. Also she added a very nice touch, To: "Kimba" and "Music Guy". I came home and he said I think you got a blog Christmas card, i said why, and then i saw it, and had to laugh! That is what it is all about!
OH, I made the Preppy Bark last night and it turned out very cute. I also made my boss and another gal at work (who has to listen to all of my stories, poor thing) monogrammed candles, they turned out pretty cute! I am making some for Music Guy's mom and sister. Just a little preppy touch for the Holidays! I saw it in Real Simple, and that it was!
I'll be back later! Giddy up!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
But I wanted to stop in and let you all know I have been keeping up on your blogs and you have all come up with a ton of great Christmas idea's. I too will be making the "Preppy Bark".
I'll check tonight hopefully after some Christmas shopping is complete and I've taken a little nap!
HO HO HO
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Tonight we are having her over for dinner. I asked her if she'd like us to take her out to dinner or if we should stay in and make it. She opted for the latter. Which for a Tuesday night is fine with me! I don't think I know exactly what we're going to make, but it'll be great to have her there!
You know my mom said yesterday she needs to get a mani and pedi soon. And of course I do also, I mean who doesn't! So maybe her and I can do that after work tonight? I think that sounds like a plan. Though I would need to get a mani before we head to the Cape for Christmas, my nails wouldn't last that long. So sad. Which reminds me I need to pick up Vitiame E to help my nails. I get so mad at Sara, her manicures last for weeks. Mine on the other hand...not so much!
I am trying to figure out what days I want to take off next week. The whole week sounds like a better plan, but that's not an option. Maybe the day after Christmas and that Friday? It'll be a slow week regardless, but it would be nice to have a long weekend.
Hope you guys are having a good Tuesday. It is finally cold in Bean-Town so it is starting to feel a lot like Christmas...Which I LOVE!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Music Guy and I are off to Wisconsin today for my dad's family Christmas, woohoo! I haven't been home in so long, and Music Guy has never come home with me so I can't wait to show him around! We will be flying back on Sunday so a very short trip!
I had my work Christmas Lunch yesterday, it was so fun, i'll tell you more when I post again.
If you're in the Boston area enjoy this weather, I of course will be flying into low 40's.
Giddy up! :)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
That show wasn't off the air that long ago. I knew he was sick, but didn't know it had gotten that bad.
I never watched the show in real time, I would always watch it on TBS, re-runs.
I was trying to do some online shopping for Music Guy and gosh I still have no clue, I feel like such a bad Kimba. Who can't think of SOMETHING for their boyfriend of 2 1/2 years? Me, that's who.
I know he doesn't read my blog, sometimes if I think I have written something witty I'll pull it up and make him see, but other than that, he could care less. HA. But in a good way. So if you can think of something small you can leave it in the comments.
We are going to buy a grill for our place so if it were me I would rather take the $50 limit we set for each other and put that towards a grill. But I really can't complain if my guy wants to buy me something. He says I do not have to get him anything, but let's me honest! I really do!
Back to work!
Speaking of work, I have two, two hour conference calls today and they are actually great topics so that helps. But it doesn't help me get my work done that I need to. I have an all day off site meeting tomorrow along with our Christmas work Lunch which is in the North End and everyone is looking forward to the wine. But I'll need to control myself so I can come back to the office afterwards and get anything done I didn't today. If I don't I'll need a nap! And on Friday i'm off so that isn't an option!
I've been meaning to blog about this all week but never got a chance.
I received my English Tea Paperie cards this weekend and I was soooooo pleased! Chloe over at ETP is one talented gal. Besides the super cute cards, Chloe had it wrapped in cute pink tissue and held it together with an ETP sticker and then when I opened it there was the cutest white tote bag with a pink and white poka-dot ribbon ribbon attached to another super cute accessory ribbon tag with her logo on it. LOVE IT. I know she took pictures and put them on her site, but the real thing is so classy! And that was just the packaging! The note cards are to die for. I ended up ordering the Blue Toile (shocker) Assam. It is uber preppy! I can't wait to send out my first card and spread the word. Big hugs to Chloe for following her dreams and creating this classic business!
That seems to be it for now, i have to get some lunch with my girl Sara and then back on another call!
Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Have you been following the sox news? Matsuzaka for 100 million, YIKES. Baseball is getting out of control, salary cap? Who needs it!
Nothing special to report for dinner, i have no interest to make a thing. House is on and it's new so i'm a fan!
I fear turning on our Christmas tree lights as every time the tree is touched or moves it drops about 1000 needles. Getting that beast out is going to be fun! Throw it off the deck? I'm in!
Starting next week I am getting out my sewing and will post some goodies for ya'll to see!
Have a good night, it's freakin' cold now but tomorrow it is suppose to be in the upper 50's Giddy up!
Monday, December 11, 2006
Music Guy and I had said we were NOT going to get anything for each other for Christmas, instead we'd get things for the apartment. I couldn't have been happier! Until he said we should set a limit and not go over because he has a few little things he wants to get me. Oh great. I was so happy to be off the hook with Christmas shopping for him. He never gives me any idea's and I have absolutely NO clue what to get him. This is suppose to be a happy time and fun, but I'm stumped. I have to get my shopping shoes on and just get it done! It will be fun and I love to buy for him (when i know what i'm looking for) so it's really not that bad! HA.
This past weekend Music Guy's parents came for a Christmas gathering and stayed the night. It was so much fun. We made a great casual dinner and just enjoyed each other! Lots of laughs!This week is so busy!
Tomorrow I have an all day meeting out of the office, it will be a great training, but it's so hard to be gone all day with no access to email or vmail. I will be able to check my email on my BlackBerry, but it's just not the same. Wednesday night I have to go to Beacon Hill to clean up my old apartment. My mom is coming out for a few weeks and will be staying at my old place, so i need to do a lot of cleaning.Thursday we have an all day meeting (again) and our holiday lunch party and of course a yankee swap. I haven't yet to buy ANY Christmas gifts, i am so bad this year. Then on Friday Music Guy and I fly to Madison on Friday for my family Christmas.
Needless to say I have tons to do and am very stressed but am spending my time blogging. Go figure!I am going to start making my headbands again and also get more crafty, i can't wait. Now this is the real Kimba!
There is NOTHING on TV tonight, and we couldn't find a movie to watch. I am hoping to grab my Country Living and hit it.Crazy week here i come!
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Hope you guys are having a great weekend. I will post more next week!
One thing....... Baby dolls as a gift for a 18month girl is a perfect gift. Music Guy's mom got our friends daughter one (they came over last night so we could see the little gal) and it was a huge hit... Note to all! :)
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Every year Music Guy's parents have a pre-Christmas in the city and this year we are hosting it. Instead of going out to dinner and only having hor'deurves and wine at our place like they have done in previous years, we are staying in and making dinner.
Music Guy suggested we do some sort of skirt steak sandwiches and heavy hor'deurves. I LOVE this idea, it is more casual and less stressful. We also wanted to have a lot of different sauces or toppings and this is were I am stuck.
If you have some idea's please let me know, I am open to ANYTHING!
VERY busy day back at work today, Monday's are super hard days for me to take off. But what's a girl to do. It was also so freakin' chilly out, I know this is nothing but man this stunk. I do not like this...at all, darn it.
I have a busy rest of the week at work, I am just relaxing tonight. I started my weekly list of "to-do's" and the top to-do is wash the bathroom floors. That is for tomorrow, I can't bring myself to do that right now. I want to just curl up on the couch and read my magazines. Speaking of maggers I have changed my address on some of them but am waiting to get them in either my old mailbox or forwarded and they have not shown up in either place. I put in a change of address request and I have yet to get ONE piece of mail forwarded. I am so not happy, I love mail!
Monday, December 04, 2006
2. If you could eat lunch with one person, who would it be? My mom, she's in Wisconsin so that would be a nice treat. But I always have lunch with Sara
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? I think Failure to Launch, I'm not a big movie person.
4. What is your favorite TV show? Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, Vanished (which was cancelled), Studio 60.
*Hey, what happened to #5?*
6. What do you have for breakfast? VitaMuffins or Special K
7. Who would you hate to be stuck in a room with? A dog or cat
9. What is your middle name? Irene
10. Beach, City or Country? Beach, but as Erin said Boston is the perfect in between
11. Favorite ice cream? Non-Fat Black raspberry
12. Butter, plain or salted popcorn? Light popcorn, little salt
13. Favorite color? Pink, Navy, White
14. What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Celica...or as Music Guy says my little Rice Rocket
15. Favorite sandwich? Turkey on wheat just made one for lunch tomorrow
16. What characteristic do you despise? Stupidity
17. Favorite flower? hydrangea
18. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Italy
19. What color is your bathroom? White and Blue with a little Yellow
20. Favorite brand of clothing? Lilly Pulitzer is my favorite, but I tend to shop more at JCrew and Banana
21. Where would you retire to? Cape
22. Favorite day of the week? Friday and Sunday
23. What did you do for your last birthday? Music Guy and I made dinner and watched a movie, but the next night we all got together at the Rattle Snake in Boston
24. Where were you born? Madison, WI
25. Favorite sport to watch? Baseball
26. Who do you least expect to do this meme? Oh who are you kidding I only have two readers
27. Person you expect to do it? See above answer
28. What fabric detergent do you use? Tide
29. Coke or Pepsi? diet Coke
30. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Matters, i wish i was a morning person ALL the time
31. What is your shoe size? 8
32. Do you have any pets? No, i would die of sneezing and coughing
I got up around my normal time and laid around on the couch blogging and just playing on the internet. Which Music Guy is about to put me on a timer with this thing :( "That's all you do". That is so not true, I do however spend a lot of time just reading random blogs but I also use it for even educational things. Like the News and um.... People.com, that's about it, other than that it's blogging. OH I also look for headband ideas. See I do use it for more than blogging or shopping.
I had a lot of things to get done so I headed to the Christmas Tree Shop to look for a tree skirt. I found a good one that was only $2.99, it's just a cream fleece with a little snowflake print around the edges, simple yet cute and oh so cheap! Then I had to hit up Target to find some workout pants for again cheap. I don't mind spending money but for things like that i'd rather not if I don't have to. And I found some super cute ones for only $14.99 on sale, they are just what I wanted. Picked up some other daily things for our place, nothing special but for some reason I was able to spend a TON. I think I was reading an old post from Erin's blog about how she always seems to be able to spend $80 dollars at Target, I too feel that is one of the easiest things to do without really getting anything "good". Paper towels and soap doesn't add up that much, yikes, I might need to be watched when I go there.
Then it was off to pick up some goodies for the week. I just love Johnny Foodmaster's deli turkey, it taste just like any of their high end deli meat, just for the record! I got some pita pockets because they are only 1 point on Weight Watchers and they are honey oat, yummy! So a sandwich is only 2-3 points and for lunch that's great plus filling, also easy to eat at work.
I have some chocolate chip cookies in the oven and I am getting ready to start dinner. Funny how domestic I am when i'm not in the office all day! We just had Comcast come to run another line to our bedroom. Oh joy...nothing like Music Guy falling asleep with the TV on and I am the one who has to get up to turn it off! Poor Kimba!!
I'm off to make dinner. I am making Turkey Kielbasa, baked beans and a veggie mix. Kind of a weird combo, but that's what happens when I am left to make dinner, as you can tell unless we are having taco's Music Guy plans the meals!
Monday, December 4th - 3 to 5 pm - Ornaments for sale starting Tuesday!Kids' Ornament Making Event at the Hill HouseOrnaments can be purchased for a suggested retail price of $5, at Blackstone's starting
Tuesday, December 5th until they sell out!Tuesday, December 5th - 6 to 8 pm - Please RSVP!Sea Bags, One Acorn, Anne Made Handicrafts - Women's Entrepreneur EveningWin a chance to have a specially designed Sea Bag, or a limited edition Adult One Acorn T-shirt, or a wonderful basket of handcrafted ornaments by Anne Made. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by responding to this email or calling 617 227 4646. Light refreshments (wine & snacks) will be served courtesy of Cambridge Trust and 75 Chestnut.
Wednesday, December 6th - 11:30 am to 3:30 pmVera Bradley Spring Preview & Holiday Gift Giving IdeasSpecial limited edition gift free with purchase and one lucky person will have a chance to win $50 off their Vera Bradley purchase! Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, December 7th - 5 to 9 pm10th Annual Holiday Stroll on Beacon HillLet Blackstone's help you complete your holiday gift giving list. Stop by the store between the hours of 5 and 9 pm and enjoy the camaraderie of your friends and neighbors while completing your holiday shopping and share in the spirit of the season! Enter your name in our hat and you could be the lucky winner of a fabulous holiday gift!
Coming up week 3:
Mon., December 11th - 11:30 am to 3:30 pm - MY Oilcloth Bags for Women - Light refreshments will be served.
Tues., December 12th - 3 to 6 pm - Wendt & Kuehn Collectors Day - Light refreshments will be served.R.S.V.P. ASAP
Thurs., December 14th - 6 to 8 pm - Vineyard Vines Night @ Blackstone's - Refreshments (scotch sampling & wine plus snacks) will be served - courtesy of Charles Street Liquor, Merrill Lynch, and 75 Chestnut.
I think i'll be attending the event on the 14th, how could I pass up v vines night? But we'll also be back for the Beacon Hill Stroll this Thursday. They also have the Beacon Hill Christmas tree lighting, awww! Get over it Kimba!
Sunday, December 03, 2006
My sweater is in brown, I have dark brown eyes and Mrs. Kimba always said I should wear more brown so when I made my JCrew sale buys I got it just because of her!
These shirts are a staple in my closet, a lot of time Music Guy and I will show up and we'll be wearing the same shirt, of course then I have to change!
Nothing special, just regular pants, these are not the exact ones, but I got these so long ago I was unable to find a link or picture of them. But these are close enough!
Music Guy has a Christmas Party tonight for work. I will not be attending with him, it's at a club in Boston and that's just not where I could see myself on a Sunday evening. And he's also not going to be there for very long so I don't feel as bad!
I took tomorrow off, so this is a long weekend for Kimba!
I've been catching up on my new blog friends old post, it's fun to read how they were and how they are now. Smart, fun and oh so preppy!
You know when you see the jewelry commercials around Christmas time and they show all off the sale great presents, why are they all SO ugly? I see these woman get these terrible necklace and they're so happy. I do understand the Lexus commercials, I mean those are nice hoopdies.
All a few Sunday thoughts as I wait for Music Guy to get ready!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
We joined a gym in the next town over yesterday, it is only $10 a month. They just opened and are trying to get members, worked for me! When our fav couple came over on Thursday they were telling us all about it, so we signed up on line and in a half hour we're going to have our first workout there. Regardless of what it's like you can't beat $10 a month. We both were members at the Beacon Hill Athletic Club, and it SUCKED...I paid $64 a month for a crappy no good gym so nothing could be any worse! If you can't tell I feel very strongly about it. HA.
Then it's off to get our Christmas tree, I can't wait! I wanted to get it the Friday after Turkey Day but we couldn't find an open tree lot. The only place i saw was K-Mart, and for me there was just a little something about getting my tree at K-Mart that didn't feel right.
At some point I need to run to the Christmas Tree Shop to return some crappy window candles, i got 10 of them and none of the worked. Damn it. Then I went to CVS and found the exact ones i wanted for a dollar less each. Score!
Not sure whats on for the PM but we'll worry about that when the time comes!
I hope you guys have a great Saturday, I really love the weekends!