This Elf is for Health AND Shopping!

by agirlandhermutt on December 10, 2012

Hello friends! I’m happy to report that I am officially done with my Christmas shopping. I’ve been a little quite on the blog for the last few days because I have been a busy little elf shopping, buying and wrapping. I don’t have that many people that I buy for (small families FTW!), but I still love the whole Christmas present shopping process.

Speaking of being a little elf…I just joined the Elf for Health Challenge started by Elle of Nutrionella and Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean.


This is a 6-week challenge that started the Monday after Thanksgiving and goes into the first January. I missed signing up for the first round by a few days so I got on board for Round 2. There is a daily tasks calendar, prizes, weekly newsletters, and my favorite part…you are paired with another “elf” to serve as support buddies for the challenge!

Today starts the first day of the challenge and our task is to track our water intake. Easy peasy for me. I’m a real liquids kind of gal and drink a ton of water throughout the day. I use a fun little app called “Eight Glasses a Day” to track how much I have downed each day.
Although Round 2 sign-ups have closed, you can still follow along and also sign up for Round 3. Check it out here!

After I was finished being an elf for my loved ones, I did a little shopping for myself. Heh. Figures.

This weekend was the SOWA Holiday Market and this is a can not miss event for me each year. I picked up a few goodies for friends, but I also managed to find a few things that I enjoyed.

Earrings from Leetie Lovendale <—Greatest name ever!  These earrings are all made out of vintage lucite.

I also snagged up a pair of arm warmers, one of my favorite winter accessories, from I Heart Arm Warmers. They have appeared on the blog before. All of the arm warmers are made out of not-worn-any-longer sweaters. The pic on the right is the actual color.   

They are also doing more accessories now so I picked up this super cute clutch.

Just like the SOWA Market each weekend, this event was packed. They were playing Christmas music and had festive decorations so I didn’t mind the crowd too much.

I have a few holiday parties coming up in the next few weeks so I figured while I was out I would pick up a few items to complete the looks I am planning on.

One of the dresses that I have I plan on wearing to two events. One party is in December and the other in January, for two totally different groups. No one will know. 😉

I am going for two different looks by changing up my jewelry.

From Forever 21 I picked up this great bejeweled necklace and found matching earrings. I have sparkly black flats and a clutch to tie it all together!

I also picked up this amazing peachy floral necklace at Forever 21. It paired perfectly with a pair of jeweled earrings that I found at Call It Spring. I’m wearing a pair of patent leather nude heels with this combo and adding a rose gold clutch that I also got at Call It Spring.

My shopping is done. My outfits are ready to go. The Elf for Health Challenge is on its way. This is going to be a great week!


Tonight I’m heading out to have dinner with a bunch of my girlfriends for our annual Girls Holiday Dinner. I’m so excited! Have a great day!

Have you finished your holiday shopping?  

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle December 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’ve heard about people like you… people who get ahead of the holidays… I can only wish! I bought my first gift today, online. I blame moving!


Shannon December 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Haven’t even started — I feel like I’m going to end up being a mad woman the weekend before Christmas.


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