Currently...

Personalized Christmas Stocking

Waiting... for Christmas! Just 8 days away now!
Reading... Crazy Rich Asians. I will finish this book one of these days.
Watching... Korean drama The Healer with Ji Chang Wook.
Listening... to Royal Pirates awesome rock cover of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Eating... savory oatmeal sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for lunch.
Drinking... loads of tea and boricha.
Cooking... spicy stews. A favorite when it's cold.
Obsessed... with my new iPhone 6 (an early Xmas present from my husband). I was using a flip phone last year.
Wearing... a baseball tee and jeans.
Coveting... this lens.
Planning... to visit a few museums during the holiday break.
Admiring... all the pretty holiday decor around the city.
Bookmarking... a few things I might want to pick up in the after Christmas sales.
Hoping... for a mild winter.

We were a little late putting up our Christmas decorations this year. We don't really do it up but it's nice to have a few holiday touches around the house. Here is my Christmas tree. Yes it's pink.

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What's up with you?

55 comments

Royal Wang said...

Your Christmas to-do lists sounds wonderful, i wish you can achieve all .

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Love the Christmas tree! I've been drinking a lot of tea and eating a lot of oatmeal as well, but it's cinnamon raisin flavor. I need to give the savory one a try, it sounds delicious. I love anything with a fried egg and a little bit of soy sauce on top :)

Lilli said...

Morning Rowena! Oh, Im obsessed with that song every year at Christmas too, lol! I remember your oatmeal and always curious to try it! Your hubby has been so sweet, iPhone 6 is onto my wishlist too! Your pink tree is way too girly and sweet dear, hope you enjoy this time at the best!:) Hugs! xo

Stanislava E. said...

You are really excited about Christmas! I still can't realize it's only a week till it comes! I have the feeling it's month away, haha. This song is nice, I'm going to add it to my favourites! Currently I'm coveting new lens too. Congrats on the new iPhone! What do you think? Is it nicer than iPhone 5S? The pink Christmas tree is really cute and stylish! As what's up with me... I go out every night and don't have time to decorate the Christmas tree, so my dad did it last night (shame on me...). But I feel good, I love going out with friends having good times together. Waiting for the holidays to get some extra sleep and catch up with my family. Have a lovely day, Rowena! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

Mariah Christmas song I love your stocking is so cute.

Shirley Tay said...

Hey Rowena, did you sew that stockings yourself? Totally cool! xoxo
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Anonymous said...

Aw, how cool, your own personalized Christmas stocking! So boricha huh? What is that? I'm gonna google it...

Elle Sees said...

i would love to see a city all decked out for the holidays, like nyc! glad i'm not the only one who was late this year decorating! :)

Emmylou said...

That tree is awesome, Rowena! :D And I should really get my hands on that Crazy Rich Asians....

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Love Christmas decor around town, makes it look so pretty :D
Also your stocking is so cute! :)

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Coco said...

I enjoyed reading what's going on! How cute the sock with your name on it!
Baci,
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Ivana Split said...

Well, I still haven't done all the Christmas decorating...I've made some Christmas decorations but I still have got to put up my Christmas tree and all...I've been reading a lot lately and been interviewing like crazy, with no result so far but at least I learned how to show up uninvited and look cool while I'm trying to see if there will be any job openings in the future...I think I'm getting to a point when it is not even stressful anymore.

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Love it. I was just working on my currently list yesterday.

Your pink tree is precious btw.

Ivana Split said...

love your pink tree btw...and I jumper from that post to another one which now I realize might be a bit older but still what I said is still relevant I think.

FASHION TALES said...

Great gift from the hubby. Sounds like you're definitely in the Christmas spirit. I am too, and so excited. Now. all i want to do is be by the fireplace and drink lots of hot beverages. :) Enjoy the rest of your week Rowena.
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Jane said...

boricha is so soothing. listening to the cover right now and i love it! is crazy rich asians good? I saw it and wasn't sure if i wanted to read it!

365HANGERS said...

That detox tea looks super yummy, and we are way too ready for Christmas too!!

xx 365hangers

Diana Mieczan said...

I can't wait Christmas and I am all about Christmas songs this week:) Happy Wednesday, lovely.

Simera H said...

Beautiful tree.
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Shireen L. Platt said...

I love my iPhone 6, I got one in gold and it's just so sleek looking! Can I request for your spicy stew recipe? I am hunting for a good one to try. xx

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Waiting too, Christmas is a perfect time to share with family, I'm curious the iPhone 6! I have a Motorola I am satisfied with but who knows maybe want to try other smartphones!

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

OMG so cute.
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Anonymous said...

I can't believe Christmas is just 8 days away! SO excited!

SHE Jenmarie said...

Your tree is so cute! That is awesome that your husband bought you the new iPhone, hope you're enjoying it!

Bree Aylwin said...

Such a cute stocking. Merry Xmas!

Barbara Bermond said...

Cute post!
Have a lovely day!!

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Marika Odoardi said...

I hope you can achieve every single goal!!
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Paola Lauretano said...

Iphone 6... I love it!!! Beautiful tree!!!!

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Corinne said...

8 days away! Woo! I'm glad you're enjoying your iPhone.

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Monica L said...

Your tree is so beautiful Rowena!:) Curently I´m baking cookies.

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Rowena you Have a fantastic hobby!!!!
Ciao bella

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Lovely post, thanks for sharing!! <3

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Alicia Mackin said...

How is "Rich Crazy Asians"? I am reading "The Secret History" same author as "The Goldfinch" it is GOOD!

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Anonymous said...

I'm currently also into drinking lots of tea!

Mira Devils said...

Hi Rowena, omg you already have the best gift. I wish I had the new i-phone too. We don't put up christmas decorations too. Just a little bit here and there. We need a new lens too. Sadly I'm not feeling well right now and I hope I'll be healthy on Christmas. Wish you a wonderful day sweetheart!

xx

Carmen Cotugno said...

so pretty list :)

Diana Ashuayem said...

I'm also loving holiday decor around the city!
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this post! I can't believe that Christmas is next week!! It's crazy but I love it!! I hope you guys enjoy every minute of the holiday!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Lenya said...

Love your pink tree, it's so cute and cool at the same time. Have fun with your new iPhone 6. Lucky you ;)
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miss b said...

Your tree is so pretty and cute too. I love the personal;ised stocking too. I can see that you are getting in the festive mood. Not long to wait now!!

Beauty Editer said...

spicy stew sounds perfect! Happy Friday.



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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Is it already a 6 for iPhone???!! Boy, I am behind on technology... x

Lady Lilith said...

Yay. I just love the holidays.

Rosemary Nardone said...

How are you making your savory oatmeal? I am a fan of oatmeal, have not done savory yet. Hope you have a most wonderful holiday. Mine is very low key with my Mom going in a nursing home 2 months ago. Things are still very crazy, and I usually love Christmas, but with her not home, it just feels different. I so enjoy reading your blog, and look forward to more in 2015!

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My Garden Diaries said...

Ah!!! Love your tree friend! And it sounds like you are just having such a wonderful time this season! I too am hoping for a mild winter! Yum on the stews and YAY on the baseball T's! Merry weekend to you!! Nicole xo

Hoda Katebi said...

Oh my gosh I just clicked through to your chirstmas tree and it is so amazing! I can totally see that being your tree, Rowena! Also, I am totally with you on the tea drinking--I feel like there is nothing better to do in this weather!
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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rowena,

Love the pink Christmas tree and all the fun things in the lead up to Christmas for you.
Enjoy the weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

little luxury list said...

Aww I love your stocking! I hope that you get to your museums and cook lots of spicy stews! I may just visit a museum on Christmas and start a new tradition with the little one.
Ooh and yay for Boxing day and other sales!

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Kim Alston said...

Loving the sound of your Christmas Rowena. I have to switch to the iPhone 6. I have the 4S LOL Fabulous present from your husband. Going to the museums in NY sounds awesome. It's so pretty for the holidays. I'm about to see if there's anything I want so I'll be ready for the even bigger sales. As of the moment, I'm content.
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Anonymous said...

crazy rich asians is my favorite!! You can probably tell from how I blogged about it a few times haha
http://inbusinessandlife.com/2013/08/14/crazy-rich-asians-the-movie-hollywood/
you MUST finish the book! such an easy read. I can't wait for that movie to finish production. So many movies I'm looking forward to thanks to you :)
merry (early) christmas rowena!!
Andrea

Hadas Ben-Tsur said...

It is so good. Please everyone read Crazy Rich Asians and then come find me to talk about it. I love it! @hadsterific everywhere :)

Hadas Ben-Tsur said...

So so good Jane. Please read it and post your thoughts on your blog. Following you now XD

Hadas Ben-Tsur said...

It's interesting, hilarious, touching, and fun. I'm kind of obsessed with it. :)

Hadas Ben-Tsur said...

Andrea, I knew you would pop up to say something about CRA :) <3 <3

oomph. said...

i love stews and soups. you are right - perfect for cold weather! cute christmas tree! one thing i dislike about our tree (douglas fir, i think) is that it is dense with so many branches that you can't really "hang" your ornaments!