Friday, December 30, 2011

Link Love and Lovelies and a New Year Wish

Isn't it so crazy another year has come and gone?  I am definitely feeling time fly this year!  Even if it feels I haven't been able to take a breather until now, I am so thankful so much has happened!  The biggest things for me in 2011 was that I earned my first master's degree (!) and was accepted to another super-competitive master's program.  I really struggled with the decision about going back to school or not, but with the support of Shug and my amazing family and friends, I left my job and jumped back in!

While I've been crazy-busy since school has started (cough-quietblog-cough), I did have some fun posts from this last year you could take a gander at over the holiday weekend!

~ A breakdown of French style!

~ Remembering that Shug and I went to Paris!

~ Pretty gifs.

~ Drunk babies.  Amazing, really!

~ Shug had a fun surprise birthday party!

~ Complete with a lumberjack photo booth!

~ Annnnd chocolate-covered bacon;)!

~ Finding the perfect jeans.

~ We adopted a hyena/deer/dog!

~ I prepared a Thanksgiving feast!

~ Shug and I made a holiday mix!

Thank you so much for making Goldteef a part of your blogroll, daily reads, and/or links!  While it's been a little quiet, Goldteef isn't going anywhere, so keep checking back for little snippets of life that inspire me!

Here's to wishing you all a safe, happy, and healthy 2012.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kids These Days...

...are so smart.
I always wondered why I only had She-Ra as a superhero option when I was little!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Music Monday: Panda Bear

Panda Bear can't make a bad song to save his life.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I have a little holiday treat for you!  
This is a little holiday mix Shug and I put together for the season.  

I hope you all have a lovely holiday and get to take a little time to celebrate with those you love!

You can get the mix by clicking this link:
Have a happy, happy holiday!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hunter Boot Dupe!

Do you know what I have been coveting for years?  A good pair of Hunter wellies.  They really are chic and functional, especially in the sloppy winters we have here in Utah!  The problem is, Hunter wellies are, well, pricey.  I just couldn't bring myself to buy a pair of rubber boots that were over a $100!  I hovered over at Gilt for a Hunter sale and ended up buying a pair that weren't the EXACT thing that I wanted, but I was hoping they'd suffice.  The fit was much too big around my calf and that's what I had found so appealing about the Original Hunter was a sleek rain boot, NOT a galosh! 

Well, I'm here to tell you there is a DUPE for the Original Hunter Wellie and it's....a Hunter Wellie!  The dupe is that you go on over to the kids section at Nordstrom and they have the SAME boot for half the price!  Now, this dupe will only work for ladies (and gents) with a tinier foot, up to about a 7-7.5 to be exact, so I'm sending my apologies for all you larger-footed folks.  I wear a 6.5 and the Big Kid size 4 fit perfectly, even with thicker socks!

Now it's not exactly the same as the adult Hunter wellie.  There are two main differences: 1) the shaft of the boot is about three inches shorter than the adult version, but if you're like me, the taller adult version actually hit uncomfortably at the back of my knee, so the shorter shaft was perfect!  2) There are two greyish-silver reflectors at the back of the kid's version...and I understand this could be a deal-breaker for some, but I truly don't mind them!
So there you have it! I'm excited to stomp my way through this winter and hope this saves you a little moolah if you're on the market for some new boots!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hoo-to the-ray and a Music Monday!

I.  Am.  Finished.  With.  Finals!!!!!  It feels so good just typing those words!  I probably don't need to mention that I couldn't have done it without my sweet, sweet husband, who was the most supportive force in the world.  From bringing me home soul-restoring pho to tucking me in at two in the morning for a couple hours of sleep to just telling me "I can do it!" - I am forever grateful...and he's gotta do all of this again next semester...BUT, we won't ruin the start of my winter break with talk of next semester!

So, you know what I missed like crazy during super-busy-school-no-fun-time?  Music.  I am excited that I get to listen and share some of my finds with you!  This is Zoo Kid.  Not only does he have sick hair, his guitar-playing chops are impressive.  It's just the mellow stuff needed to ease into vacation-mode.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Goldteef seems to be getting quieter and quieter these days.  I am blaming my insane-o school schedule and the fact that finals are right around the corner.  (Eeep!)  The next two weeks are going to be totally cray-cray for me, so I'll have to check in after all my studying and finals are taken and papers turned in.  I hope you all get to enjoy the holiday season and take a few minutes to do something you love (I really like to watch the old Rudolph and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!).

See you in a couple of weeks!  Wish me luck and super-extra brain cells!
(And if you really want to keep tabs on the exciting life of a grad student, you can always check out my tweets and Instagram!)

P. to the S.!  It's Mummateef's birthday today!  I hope she has a great one!

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