J&L Celebrate the Holidays

On Our Eleventh Date of Christmas …we doubled with one of my dearest friends! Normally we try to keep Christmas Dates to just the two of us, but at some point in late December, we realized we weren’t going to get all 12 of our dates in, due to my surgery and not wanting to […]

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On Our Ninth Date of Christmas …we went to ‘Midnight’ Mass on Christmas Eve! I say ‘Midnight’ because it really started at 10PM. I couldn’t find a single church that did a service at 12! When I was little, my mom took us to our church’s midnight service every single year. When I started dating […]

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On our sixth date of Christmas …we opened Dunmyre Salon! I love that one of our ways to save money is to have Justin dye my hair, and me to cut his. No sense in spending $80+ when I can get a box for less than $5!   On our Seventh Date of Christmas… we went […]

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…we went to Phipps Conservatory! This was our second time seeing their Winter Light Garden and Flower Show, and it was just as good as last year! I’ll let the photos do the talking from here: I realize Christmas is over, but I do want to finish telling you about our 12 Dates, since who […]

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…I was laid out on the couch recovering from surgery, so we had ourselves a nice little State-Night! We knew we wouldn’t have a lot of time to get out of the house this month, so we planned to have some of our date nights at home. (Now that we’re three days away from Christmas […]

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…we had our big annual date night in the city! This is one of my very favorite holiday tradition of ours, and I’m so glad we are able to keep it going year after year! (It also helped that this was the night before my surgery, which kept my mind off everything we would be […]

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…we spent the day visiting some local shops! First we headed to The Church Bazaar in Verona, where we made our yearly Department 56 – Christmas in the City village purchase! After much deliberation (no seriously, we were there for like ever), this year we went with “The Brew House”. It took some digging to find it […]

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Yup, it’s that time of year again! And perfect timing, because I’m an emotional disaster right now, and this is keeping me smiling :) …we purchased our Christmas Tree! We bought it the day after Thanksgiving, as per our tradition, but didn’t put it up until a couple days later to give it time to fall. […]

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So remember how I was planning a Harry Potter party? Well, I’m here to tell you that it was so much better than I ever could have possible imagined, and no future party will ever beat it! I didn’t take too many photos the night of, since I was too busy mingling, but I made […]

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IT’S FINALLY MAY!! I’ve been waiting my whole life for this. Seriously. Not only do I turn 30 this month, I turn 30 on the 30th this month! It’s my golden birthday and, as if I don’t make a big enough deal out of my birthday every year, I’m going ALL OUT this year! Justin […]

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