martina is losing it #18

Christmas is the season of miracles. If it wasn’t, Hallmark wouldn’t be able to crank out the canon of movies it does every year. Maybe it was one of those Christmas miracles or some Santa magic or someone upstairs was looking out for me when I stepped on the scale this Thursweigh because I lost 4.2 pounds. I LOST 4.2…

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i’m more of a giver

Well, friends, we’ve reached that time after Christmas where every blogger, YouTuber, and humblebragger on social media is starting to share what they got for Christmas. Because I am more of a giver (and because I’m pre-writing this and Christmas hasn’t actually happened yet), I’m going to share a gift that I gave this year instead. Earlier in the month,…

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weekend update: christmas shopping, light displays and historic houses

So, it’s Sunday night and I’m actually writing a weekend update post. Friday I took the day off of work so that I could uphold the tradition (and necessary evil) of going Christmas shopping with my mom, aunt, and cousins. When I say necessary evil, it’s the crowds and the pressure of getting it all done that I hate, not…

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christmas 2016 photo dump

How can Christmas be over already? I ask that every year and every year it seems to be more and more unbelievable. Anyway, for posterity’s sake and because I love those life lately photo posts, here are some scenes from Christmas and Christmas Eve 2016! 2016 has been an all around shit storm that I am looking forward to cutting…

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christmas carpool

Can you believe Christmas is in 5 days? I sure can’t. I wanted to share with you not one but TWO early Christmas gifts I got and am googly eyed over. And they’re from a celebrity! I kid. I kid. They’re the newest Carpool Karaoke segments from one of my many celebrity husbands, James Corden. Last Tuesday he released the long-awaited…

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mar & dar’s christmas train

Last week, my mom and I played my favorite game of tourist and took a ride into the big city to see the tree and the lights of midtown. It wouldn’t be Christmas around these parts if I didn’t have at least one post with pictures of crowds of people, lights, over the top decorations and probably a taxi or…

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photo dump: better late than never!

How has Christmas come and gone already? I hope everyone’s holiday was great. Filled with lots of love, food and presents. I just wanted to share two things. One is a really quick “aww” moment and the other is a collection of pictures I took before the holiday that I hadn’t gotten a chance to post until now. Better late…

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festive balls

Merry Christmas Eve, my darlings! I figured right now is as good a time as any to share my Christmas card with you. As much as I would love to have been able to send one individually to each an every one of you, postage is ridiculously high and my paychecks are ridiculously low. I don’t know what happened when…

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Christmas Favorites!

Guys, we’re in the home stretch. 5 days till Christmas and 12 days until 2016. crazypants. Anywhoo, last year I did a Christmas survey so I figured I’d do one this year too because, tradition. I’m borrowing this one from Libby at Honestly, Libby. I use the term borrow very loosely because I can’t give it back. I can tell you…

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movie night: christmas edition!

One of the things that I love most about the Christmas season is the movies that it produces. I haven’t been able to sit and watch any this year because for whatever reason, my attention span is nonexistent. thanks, social media. When I do get a chance to have a good old fashioned Christmas movie marathon, I definitely have my must sees.…

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