Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Letters

Dear Weather, 
Thank you for being so nice to me and not snowing at all yet.  Please continue this pattern.  
P.S. Global Warming ya'll....that crazy Al Gore may have been right....
Sincerely,
Vanessa

Dear people,
Want to know why women get so upset about their birthdays?  Because we're like Christmas trees....no one wants us after the 25th.
From,
Vanessa

Dear guy staring at me in the mall,
Am I so pretty you want to marry me or am I so pretty you want to wear my flesh like a suit?
Just wondering,
Vanessa

Dear World,
The thing that really really scares me...is that there are actually Taco Bells open 24 hours.  
Sincerely,
Vanessa

Dear 2012,
Please be gentle.
Love,
Vanessa

Dear Readers,
It's been a wonderful year with you!!  Have a very Happy New Year!!!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Through Instagram

I am alive! Sorry I haven't posted all week.  I thought I would share my Christmas with you all through the powers of Instagram











I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  Back to real life now....

xoxo

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

"And there were in that same country shepherds abiding in a field keeping watch over their flock by night.
And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men."

Luke 2: 8-14


Merry Christmas



(you have the song in your head now don't you....heh heh heh)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Letters

Dear Santa,
Out of all of your reindeer, the one that sounds the most like a street name for crystal meth is all of them.
Sincerely,
Vanessa

Dear Jon Hamm,
It makes all the difference that your name is spelled "Jon Hamm" instead of "John Ham".
Congratulations on your face.
Love,
Vanessa

Dear Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars,
This song is perfect in every way.  And the fact that it's for the Hunger Games.....stop...I'm gonna cry just thinking about it.
Always and Forever,
Vanessa

Dear Pandora,
I almost walked into a wall while aggressively trying to "thumbs up" Wham's "Last Christmas" on your Christmas station.  Honestly....I'd be fine dying that way though.
From,
Vanessa

Dear World,
I watched a mom on Toddlers and Tiaras give her 13 month old Coca- Cola.  Heaven help us all.
Regards,
Vanessa

Dear Readers,
Have I told you lately that I love you?  Because I do.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah or a Happy Holiday!!!  Be safe!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

as of late

No playlist today.  Everyone is listening to Christmas music anyway.

So I thought I would share some of my favorite videos as of late.

#1 $h!% Girls Say
Hilarious


#2 Tyler Hilton and Elizabeth Huett - Jenny Turn Around
Even though it's a live performance....I'm in LOVE with this song.  And I'm obsessed with Elizabeth Huett.  And we already know how I feel about Tyler ( refer to posts...1 2 3 and 4)


#3 Aqua - Barbie Girl
Classic


#4 I'm dedicating this to my best friend Jenny's husband NIC
Nic recently threw down the gauntlet by claiming that I never mention him on my blog.  Which is not true.  Exhibit A.  BUT ANYWAY he said that "mentioning" him is NOT the same as dedicating a whole post to him.  So I dedicate number 4 to Nic because he shared this video and I think it's hilarious.  I've watched it a thousand times and when it came on the TV on Sunday while I was with my friends I was all "UMM GUYS SHHHHH AND WATCH THIS BECAUSE MY FRIEND JENNY'S HUSBAND NIC SHOWED THIS TO ME AND I LAUGHED BECAUSE IT'S SO FUNNY" and then they were all quiet and we watched it and they all thought it was funny too!  PLUS the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Packers on Sunday!  I love the Packers but my heart belongs to Matt Cassel so in turn....it belongs to the Chiefs (I mention this because NIC is a fan of the Chiefs.  ARE YOU READING THIS NIC????)


#5 Wal Mart muddy kid.....
he's so adorable I want to weep


#6 N'Sync Merry Christmas Happy Holidays
Best music video EVER


#7 Michael Buble "Duets" Album on Saturday Night Live
We were all laughing so hard we were crying


Happy Tuesday!!!
xoxo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekend Collage

Untitled #25

Untitled #25 by vanessanelson featuring 14k jewelry

I had a GREAT weekend!  Lot's of hustle and bustle at work which is fun.  People are in a good mood for the most part...which in retail is always appreciated.
I got to have a blast at my "family" Christmas party which is really just a bunch of my best friends and I eating good food and laughing a lot.  We had a white elephant and played games.  I love spending time with my besties!
Getting ready for the week!  Lot's to do still!

How was your weekend?
xoxo

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Letters

Dear "Baby It's Cold Outside",
As a child I thought you were a very cute song.  Now the more I listen to it...the more I'm convinced it's about date rape.  Say...what's in this drink?
Roofies.
Vanessa

Dear Tim Tebow,
Congratulations on being the most talked about white Bronco since the OJ Simpson case.
Sincerely,
Vanessa

Dear Michelle Bachman,
I would pay $50,000 to watch you and Sarah Palin play Trivial Pursuit.
From,
Vanessa

Dear Readers,
I hope you're getting all your shopping done!  Have a great weekend and in all the hustle and bustle...try to enjoy the season a little bit :)
xoxo,
Vanessa

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Ten

Glue cranberries to foam balls....so cute!

You can't go wrong...

I need these

I couldn't help but laugh...

Rising Snowdrops Cardigan from Anthropologie - I'm in love

 OPI - Let Them Eat Rice Cake

Still one of my favorite movies of all time

Spoiler alert....it will always be Paris

Beautiful

This couple went into the clinic for a check up and found a piano...they've been married
62 years!  This makes my heart melt...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


  1. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
  2. Tyler Hilton - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  3. Tracy Chapman - O Holy Night
  4. The Bird and the Bee - Carol of the Bells
  5. Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
  6. Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
  7. Glee Cast - Little Drummer Boy
  8. Justin Bieber feat. Boyz II Men - Fa La La 
  9. Little River Band - Mary's Boy Child (my fave Christmas song...)
  10. Mariah Carey - Jesus Born On This Day
  11. SheDaisy -  That's What I Want For Christmas
  12. Michael Buble - Holly Jolly Christmas
  13. Owl City - Peppermint Winter
  14. Carrie Underwood - Do You Hear What I Hear
  15. Andrea Bocelli feat. Mary J. Blige - What Child Is This
  16. Leighton Meester - Christmas Baby Please Come Home
  17. NSync - Merry Christmas Happy Holidays
Put up the Christmas tree....I'm getting in the spirit!
xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend Collage

my weekend

my weekend by vanessanelson featuring a bow skirt

I had a nice weekend....except for the shift at work that started at 6:45 am yeah.  How is that even a  legal time for people to be up??
Oh well...at least I got to see the lunar eclipse.  Did anyone see the show "Neverland" on SyFy?  Wasn't it so good?  Didn't it make you super obsessed with Peter Pan all week?  (anyone...?).
We also put up our Christmas tree and I started abusing NyQuil again.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

xoxo

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Letters

Dear Glee,
Thank you for finally getting it right.  Congrats on the first good episode in the last 1 1/2 seasons.
I wish I could quit you.
Vanessa

Dear Damian Rice,
Thank you for being so perfect.
Love,
Vanessa

Dear "The Virgin Diaries",
I laughed, I cried, I threw up in my mouth.  Welcome to the club....you can have a seat right over there in between "Teen Mom 2" and "Toddlers & Tiaras"
Sincerely,
Vanessa

Dear "Neverland" on SyFy,
OMG.  Best thing I've watched on television hands down in the last....forever!
Thank you,
Vanessa

Dear Tom Brady,
Stop crying....it's just hair.  Your magic ponytail will grow back someday.  Until then....you're still a douche.
Always,
Vanessa

Dear Little Brother,
Thank you for making me laugh every single day.  You are my favorite and my best.
I love you,
Nini

Dear Readers,
Have an amazing weekend!!!  Only a couple more weeks until Christmas...and Hanukkah is coming up here soon isn't it?  Have you finished your shopping?  More importantly what did you get me?  If it's not Bradley Cooper then....just go ahead and keep it.
Thank you all for being the best.
xoxo,
Vanessa

*most of these letters were about television shows....I have no secrets when it comes to my priorities.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday Ten

I must have this bedroom


So gorgeous right?


Monogrammed mugs...so cute and so cheap!  $8 at (where else?) Anthropologie


Love a great blazer...completes an outfit


OPI - I Pink I Love You

Beautiful

So amazing!  Can you imagine having these on your wedding day?

Hot Chelle Rae - Whatever....I seriously LOVE it

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons - Recipe HERE

Florence + The Machine: Cosmic Love (has been my favorite for a LONG time...can't go wrong)
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