In a Nutshell… December 2014

January 19, 2015

Alrighty, let’s just dive right in, shall we? Here are some highlights from my life last month.

 

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We got our own place! It took a bit of searching, but we finally found a really great condo in our price range and moved in last month. It probably wasn’t the best timing with the Christmas season in full swing at work (seriously, I was working 50-60 hours a week) but we managed to arrange a time to drive down to Fairborn to get our things out of storage. Andrew’s sisters and some friends of ours helped out and we got the whole thing done in a couple hours (excluding travel time of course) then stopped at Tim Horton’s for lunch – oh, how I had missed Tim Horton’s.

 

 

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My friend’s band A Work of Fiction hosted an event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society as well as a family at our church who recently lost their husband/father to cancer. There were a bunch of bands playing and different raffles. It was a fun night and benefited a great cause. (The flyer says it happened at the end of November, so this should have been in last month’s recap, but for some reason I thought it happened in December so I’m writing about it here instead.)

 

 

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One of my very best friends got married! She looked absolutely perfect and the wedding and reception were beautiful. She and her now husband met at mine and Andrew’s wedding – she was my bridesmaid and he was a groomsmen and they walked down the aisle together and everything - so this wedding was extra special to both of us.

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The bride and groom are both huge Game of Thrones fans so they had special themed glasses at their head table.

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The theme was kind of a rustic, outdoorsy Christmas thing with pine cones, plaid, trees, and lanterns everywhere.

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It was gorgeous and so much fun. I’m so happy for our friends!

 

 

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Despite all the chaos of moving and working extra hours, we set up our Christmas tree so we could celebrate at our new place.

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And I got this super sweet Sorting Hat from my brother-in-law.

 

 

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We took our annual trip to see The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival. “The Festival, a volunteer production, is a multi-sensory Elizabethan Christmas experience with pageantry and music that celebrate the light of Christ coming into the world.” It’s something my family’s always done since I was little. We missed a few years as we got older, but we’re trying to restart the tradition and keep it alive.

 

 

In a Nutshell… December 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

In a Nutshell… December 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

We rang in the new year by playing Cards Against Humanity until 3am at my brother-in-law’s parent’s house. (photos were taken by his mom and I was clearly not prepared for them).

 

 


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In a Nutshell… November 2014

January 17, 2015

I’m back! I hate when I have to take crazy long hiatuses like that, but with everything going on with work and moving and life… I needed the break. Things have settled down a bit now, but Valentine’s Day and Easter are just around the corner so work will be back to unnatural levels of chaos soon (I work in a chocolate factory, remember?). And when work gets crazy the rest of my life is thrown into disarray and I lose all motivation to do anything but eat and sleep. Hopefully I can still find a way to sort of keep up with the blog, maybe just one post a week until summer..?

I guess this is my way of saying “I’m back! But don’t get used to it! Maybe… Idk…”

 

Anyway, let’s at least get caught up on the past two months, shall we?

 

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Hugo got a new sweater. That’s totally noteworthy, right?

 

 

In a Nutshell… November 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

In a Nutshell… November 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

Andrew and I, along with his mom and my brother-in-law, saw Alton Brown Live at Playhouse Square. It was a great show! He told funny stories, sang songs, and had members of the audience help him make ice cream from a fire extinguisher and pizzas in a gigantic Easy Bake Oven. Very entertaining. We even got to take an adventure through a dark alley and climb over a fence to get into our parking garage afterward! So ya know, your typical night in Cleveland.

 

 

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Badalalala

 

 

I started handling the social media accounts for the chocolate factory I work at, Suzin L. Chocolatier and am also helping design and create window displays for our main store. Here’s what we came up with for Christmas:

In a Nutshell… November 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

In a Nutshell… November 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

In a Nutshell… November 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

In a Nutshell… November 2014 | allonsykimberly.com

We made the glitter trees out of cardboard and wrapping paper and put everything else together with things we found around the shop or got at the dollar store. I think we did a pretty good job, don’t you? There’s another window that has little tables displaying some of our specialty items, but I guess I never took a picture of that one. Whoops! I’ll be sure to take one with our Valentine’s display though to share with you guys.

 

 

That’s all for now. I’ll post a quick December recap tomorrow, or the next day, or some other time in the near-ish future…