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How to Survive the Holi-daze

Happy Holidays!Yep, it’s the most wonderful time of the year again… almost as fun as paying your taxes.  Wait, you LIKE Christmas?  Well heck, maybe there is something to this!  Maybe there are ways to not only get through this time of year, but to actually enjoy it!

Here are ten fun things to do that might actually lift those creepy crawly sneeky-deeky holi-daze blues.

1. Make a list of all the things YOU have done RIGHT this month. Even things like “I didn’t bitch out that lady in Trader Joe’s even though she cut me off with her cart” or “I didn’t fart in church” are things to give yourself a little pat on the back for doing.  We don’t give ourselves enough credit for all the effort we put into life!

2. Make a list of all the things your parents did RIGHT.  This might be a short list for some of you but there’s got to be ONE thing they did that was nice!  “She didn’t hit me” counts.  So does “I never saw my father naked.”  If it’s a long list, well then lucky you and what are you yammering about?  Go hug those crazy people and count your blessings!

3. Put up some Christmas lights, even if you aren’t Christian.  There is just something so magical about those little white lights… you can even keep them up all year!  They just say “Dream, Hope, Don’t kill anybody today… ”

4. Listen to “The Charlie Brown Christmas Album.”  Yep, it’s the best Christmas album ever, and will bring back at least one happy moment of your childhood when your parents left you alone in front of the TV.

5. Get this years Jackie Lawson Advent Calendar.  It’s only four bucks for a whole month of daily joys.  Again, you don’t have to be Christian to enjoy this calendar, you just have to allow yourself a little bit of childlike wonder.  Yesterday I made five virtual snowflakes and put together an internet puzzle with dogs pulling a sled on it and felt pretty darn accomplished.

6. Do something for somebody else, even if you don’t know them or like them.  Open the door for someone who never opens the door for you.  Let the jerk with the shopping cart go ahead of you in line.  Smile at strangers.  Don’t share the ugly gossip about a mutual friend.  In 2014 you can return to being as rude as you want, but if you want to feel better until December 31st, restrain the beast.

Noodle and Nutjob

7. Let your freak flag fly.  There is no better time of the year to wear stuffed reindeer antlers, or to put them on your dog.  Paint your toes with Christmas trees or Hanukkah candles, cover yourself with body glitter, put clips made of mistletoe in your hair… whatever secret little mad nuttiness you’ve been dying to do but didn’t want to look like a freak by doing.  If anyone makes fun of you, tell them to not be a grinch!  It’s Christmas!  The best excuse to be a freak second to Mardi Gras!

8. Indulge in holiday fare.  Yes, you CAN buy those holiday Pringles, Candy Cane Peppermint Oreos, or an Egg Nog Starbucks Latte.  YES… YOU CAN… Why?  Because it’s Christmas!  Just try not to eat the whole bag or can … you’ll vomit.  Really, you will.

9. Make something special for co-workers!  Nothing says “Hey, I actually like you sometimes but especially when I’m drunk” like bringing a hot thermos full of Swedish Glogg to share with the gang at the office. I assure you, you will be decking those halls with someone you couldn’t previously stand in about 30 minutes.

10. Be your own Santa Claus.  If no one else is going to stuff your stocking, well as you probably learned in college, you are just going to have to stuff it yourself.  Why not try one of these fabulous personal pleasure packages?  Being naughty has never felt so nice.

Tingle for Kringle

Happy Holidays!




Fun at the 2013 Daytime Emmys

Well first I had to get dressed and all dolled up, which is always nerve racking, but luckily I had the help of Genevieve Garner who did this beautiful up do and my makeup!

40th Annual Daytime Entertaimment Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Hair and Makeup and photos by Genevieve Garner
Hair and Makeup and photos by Genevieve Garner

Special thanks to Sabra Temple for helping pic out an amazing dress by Tom Ford! Shoes are by Charles David, earings by Alexis Bittar, and clutch by Tasha at Nordstroms.

I get my hair color at Kim Vo now.  He’s amazing!


Shoes by Charles David Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 5.03.21 PM


Ring by Ariella.



Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 5.09.16 PMWith Denyse and Sal on the red carpet


You can also find these awesome earings at Nordstroms.




When we at last we walked the red carpet, it was so crowded we had to wait about 30 minutes to get to the front of the line, then we kept getting bumped for Dr. Oz and Dr. Drew and their crew to come in!  I was standing with Sal Stowers and Denyse Tonyze so we amused ourselves by taking VINE videos and pictures for Instagram which we tweeted out like mad because we are just nuts that way.

Then we met up with a bunch of the other gals and compared our shoes (and the pain they were inflicting) and what’s on our home screens!

(I now have a photo of Tiny Fay saying “You know what? Bitches get stuff done.”)

Me and Jon


But the very BEST part of the evening was seeing my man Jon arrive.  He looked so handsome… and he’s just my favorite person in the whole world.

Rock Star Nails



Forgot to mention the nails! Got them done at Chi Nail Bar in Beverly Hills.  Ask for Jennie! They are in “rock star” glitter.  A rose gold color!  Did my toes the same!

If you like nail art, follow them on Instagram!  Lots of fun inspiration there….


Super Cute Daytime Outfit for Kicking Around

Sem título #201


Black top

H&m jeans
$32 –

Blue shoes