Sunday, December 30, 2012

Song: Rocket

" Bleed in your own light
dream of your own life
I miss me
I miss everything I'll never be
and on, and on

I torch my soul to show
the world that I am pure
deep inside my heart
no more lies."

It's been pretty quite here on the blog this week so I just wanted take a minute to say hi! and to share a song I have been loving these days from the Smashing Pumpkins. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far. Be on the look out for a new post tomorrow about resolutions and welcoming the New Year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dear Chloe: Those Precious Moments

Dear Chloe,

Life has been so busy lately that I completely forgot to share with you these sweet pictures I took of you and your Great Grandma from Thanksgiving weekend. Here is the little story behind them - while we were all sitting down at the table enjoying some delicious desserts at your Great Aunt and Uncles house, your GG came over to sit by you while you were sitting in the highchair. It was so precious to watch your face light up as you and your GG laughed and played together. You thought it was so fun to share all your dessert with your Great Grandma, and even fed her a few pieces of your cake! GG was laughing and smiling the entire time you two were playing together and I know it just means the world to her to be able to get to spend time with you. 

Your family loves you so much my sweet child. Thank you for bringing so much love and joy and beauty to our lives!

Love, forever and ever


Monday, December 24, 2012

Song: I'll Be Home For Christmas

" I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams."

Merry Christmas from the Lang's. We hope your holiday is filled with lots of love, laughter, warmth, and peace.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The First Day Of Winter

Today is officially the first day of winter, and what a wonderful surprise it was to wake up this morning to see our neighborhood covered in a blanket of snow. It's finally starting to feel like Christmas is near! Happy Friday, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ahead of them.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Song: Fool In The Rain

" I will run in the rain till I'm breathless

When I'm breathless I'll run till I drop, hey
The thoughts of a fool's kind of careless
I'm just a fool waiting on the wrong block, oh ya
light of the love that I found...."

Now I know this song isn't exactly Christmas music but it sure makes me feel all happy and joyful inside!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Bath time, always a favorite activity of Chloe's!

*Linking up this currently post with Randalin and Lindsey.

Wearing: The usual these days, yoga pants and a sweatshirt, but I have been making more of an effort though to at least straighten my hair everyday and put on a little makeup.

Playing: Chloe and I have been spending lot's of time playing with all the new toys she's received for Hanukkah and Christmas this year. We feel so blessed to have such a generous and loving family.

Baking: Haven't baked anything yet but that does sound kinda fun actually and I know my husband would love it! Any easy but good recipes for a beginner?

Loving: My new blog design created by the lovely and very talented Tiffany. It is exactly what I wanted and even more. I can't say enough good things about Tiffany, she is creative, so easy to work with, talented and so very sweet.

Looking forward to: Our first Christmas and New Years spent back home in Chicago, winter, and playing in the snow with Chloe. Oh and maybe taking Chloe to go see the zoo lights this weekend!

Making me happy: This time of year, there is something so magical about the holidays and winter, and the fact that we are back home just makes it all that much better.

Monday, December 17, 2012

On My Heart: Connecticut

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It's been three days since the shooting in Connecticut. As a human being, and as a Mother my heart breaks for those sweet, innocent children, and the teachers that were taken away from their loved ones on that incredibly sad autumn day. I cant even begin to fathom the pain that, that community is going through right now, and I pray I never have to.

As I hold my little girl tight in my arms I feel humbled and blessed beyond belief that she is here, warm, and safe, and healthy. To think of something like that ever happening to her brings tears to my eyes. My heart aches for those parents who's children we're taken away from them on that day. No one should ever have to go through something so devastating and tragic.

Our love, and prayers, and thoughts go out to all those affected in the community of Newtown. May you take comfort and refuge in God's great arms.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Picture With Santa, 2012

Today we took Chloe to Woodfield mall to get her picture taken with Santa Claus. We waited in line for over two hours and as you can imagine it was no easy task keeping Chloe entertained for that long. In my eyes though, to have this picture, this memory to keep forever and ever made it all so worth it in the end! 

Chloe did wonderful with Santa too. She was very fascinated with him but a little too scared to sit on his lap so Santa had the brilliant idea to drape a red piece of cloth over Mike's legs and have Chloe sit on his lap and the photographer would simply just crop Mike out of the picture. For the most part I'd say it worked out really well.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Around The Web

Happy Friday, so glad the weekend is finally here! We have a few fun things planned for this weekend, tonight we are going out to dinner with family to celebrate by brother and sister's 22nd birthday, and tomorrow or Sunday we're taking Chloe to see Santa Claus at the the mall Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Here are a few things I've been loving around the internet lately:

-- Kate, from one of my favorite blogs - Diapers and Skinny Jeans just announced she's pregnant with baby number two with the sweetest little video staring her beautiful daughter Sofia!

-- This cesarean birth story is so beautiful.

-- I am so in love with this photographers work, his pictures are truly breathtaking.

-- One of the toys Mike and I really want to get Chloe for Christmas this year is the B. Symphony at Target. It teaches colors, shapes, musical instruments, and encourages kids to put different sounds together to make their own symphony!

-- I love the idea of making a touch and feel mystery box for Chloe and found this great tutorial on YouTube on how to make one.

-- And.... here's a little sneak peak of my new blog design!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Playing in the waiting room at our doctors office yesterday

*Linking up today's currently post with Randalin.

Reading: At the moment, nothing at all. I really need to make it a priority to pick up a book from time to time, I miss reading.... a lot actually.

Listening to: The usual, Ben Howard, Lana Del Rey, Deftones, and the classic rock station on the radio.

Hating: To be honest, the holiday commercials on tv, the ones that make this time a year all about buying things. Maybe if I had a ton of money I wouldn't mind them so much but when you don't have enough money to buy gifts for friends and family those commercials can make you feel so guilty about it.

Laughing: Yesterday evening Chloe opened up a few Hanukkah gifts from my parents, one of them being a shopping cart. Chloe was so excited about having her very own shopping cart and drove it all over the house which mostly consisted of her bumping into everything. She had us all cracking up!

Ignoring: The fact that Christmas is only a few weeks away! For some reason it just doesn't feel like it's that time of year yet. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Song: Bel Air


" Roses, Bel Air, take me there,
I have been waiting to meet you.
Palm trees, in the light, I can see, late at night
Darling I'm waiting to greet you,
come to me baby."

This has truly been a favorite song of mine lately.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Loving: These sweet pictures of Chloe. A few days ago I took her to the park to play and she spent most of the time we where there going down the slide all by herself! I just cant believe how quickly she has grown into a little girl.

Watching: Mostly just the show Catfish on MTV and the new season of SVU. 

Listening to: Lot's of Lana Del Rey, Ben Howard, Deftones, and Jeff Buckley these days.

Dreaming about: Getting my hair cut and colored and maybe also getting a manicure and pedicure too. I'm in need of some serious me time!

Looking forward to: My new blog design is coming together beautifully thanks to my wonderful blog designer, Tiffany. I cant wait to see it all finished and to be able to share it with all of you. Other things I am looking forward to, taking Chloe to see Santa Claus this weekend, and celebrating my brother and sisters 22nd birthday next Friday.

Making me happy: This season, this month, that winter and the holiday's are almost here. It just gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Infuenster: The Cosmo VoxBox

First off what exactly is Influenster? Influenster is a free to join community of invited trendsetters who love to try new products and give their honest opinion. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products. To learn more about Influenster please visit their website,

A few months ago I signed up for Influenster and on Saturday I received my very first VoxBox in the mail! Below I have listed the products that came inside my VoxBox as well as a small review on each product.

Inside the Cosmo VoxBox:

:: Ghirardelli's sea salt escape gourmet milk chocolate bar
:: Forever Red perfume exclusively at Bath & Body Works
:: Gillette Venus Embrace razor
:: Gillette Venus & Olay single cartridge
:: $ 2.00 off coupon for any Venus cartridge pack
:: FriXion erasable pen's by Pilot Pen in both black and pink

Product Description and Review:

Product: Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape - gourmet milk chocolate with bursts of sea salt and almonds.

Review: Delicious! The sea salt in this chocolate bar made me a little hesitant at first but after trying it I was pleasantly surprised by the subtle taste of the sea salt and the creaminess of the milk chocolate. I will definitely be trying this chocolate bar again!

Product: Forever Red exclusively at Bath & Body Works - a blend of pomegranate, red osmanthus, and vanilla rum.

Review: I absolutely love perfume so I was thrilled when I saw Bath & Body Works new perfume Forever Red in my VoxBox. After wearing this perfume for a few days I can definitely say I am really enjoying it so far, it smells very womanly, sexy, and the vanilla rum and oak wood give it, it's edge and richness. I would highly recommend this perfume and think it would be perfect to wear on dates and special occasions!

Product: Gillette Venus Embrace razor

Review: I have been using the Gillette Venus Embrace razor for years now and love how smooth it makes my legs feel after I shave, I also really love that any Venus cartridge will fit any Venus razor handle, so you can mix and match as you please!

Product: Gillette Venus and Olay cartridge

Review: What I really loved about the Venus and Olay cartridge is that it is very moisturizing and made my legs feel very soft and smooth. What I don't like about this product though is that the Olay moisturizing bars on the razor blade run out very quickly. I personally would much rather use a very moisturizing soap or shaving cream that I know will last me a while instead of having to spend money on an expensive razor cartridge that's not going to last me very long.

Product: FriXion by Pilot Pen - writes in gel ink and can be completely erased with the rubber tip.

Review: I'm actually kind picky when it comes to pens because my handwriting is awful and there are some pens out there that make it even worse. The FriXion pen looks well made and I really like the idea of the eraser on the end, which by the way works really well! My only problem with the FriXon pen is that the gel fades in and out when you write with it. Other then that it's a nice pen and I'm very impressed with how well the eraser works!

* Please note I received each product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Each review listed above is my own honest opinion on the products I received.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh, Hello December

It's hard to believe December is already here! Yesterday it was a beautiful 60 degrees outside, so we took Chloe to the park near our house to play, and as you can see we even took off our jackets for part of the time we were there. It sure doesn't feel like winter is quickly approaching here in the windy city but I know it is.