Monday, January 9, 2012

Miscellaneous Monday

1. Christmas was a success! Mr. Fix-It and I hosted our first Chicago Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with his family (and mine, who came to visit), but also got the experience of scheduling meals and menus, activities, and opened presents for the first time by our own tree.

2. For Christmas, Mr. Fix-It gifted me a white coat.
It was, well, a white coat - but other than that a little "meh". It didn't fit well, and the hardware didn't do it for me. (Don't I sound awful?) Anyway, Christmas morning we all collectively agreed that it wasn't quite "it". Mr. Fix-It commented that he had seen one downtown that was crazy expensive but totally gorgeous. I assured him it was fine, and the right one would come along eventually. To my surprise, he got up first thing December 26, hopped on the train, and came back with the white coat. What a guy.

3. Bestie Allie got married on New Year's Eve in Denver! The wedding was gorgeous and we had a blast. Here's a photo from the reception.

4. Men in tuxedos: I always approve. Extra points for a bowtie.

5. I'm not a big New Year's Resolution-maker. BUT. This year I'm serious about getting in shape. For real.

6. I dyed my hair! I haven't changed the color in YEARS, but I had an uncontrollable urge to go dark. I had a bit of an ombre thing going on with grown out natural summer highlights, and I wanted something rich, even, and just plain different.

What's new with you?


  1. Oh my gosh, Amanda you look GORGEOUS in that photo from your friend's wedding. The necklace, the hair & you look stunning. I'm also really digging the new hair color!! Haha, but it looks super similar to mine, so maybe I'm biased?? I definitely want to see that coat! Though, I'm behind on my reader so maybe you posted it already?

  2. You're so sweet! Thanks! It was definitely a snazzy-up kind of wedding :)

    I haven't posted the coat yet - will do!

  3. I agree with Mandy — you look stunning! Love the new hair color too!

  4. I LOVE the new hair color - and I agree with Mandy look amazing! :)

  5. +2 for the bow tie being self-tied. My last new trick of the old year.

  6. you two look so glamorous at the wedding! and feel free to share pics of *the* white coat!