The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: Holiday Swaps and Boots

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Favorites: Holiday Swaps and Boots

Happy Friday, friends! It is such a lovely Friday here in Texas. After a few days of downpours, we finally have some beautiful fall weather. Here are my Friday favorites this week:

/ / One:
My hubby comes home a week from today! He will only be home a few days until he has to leave for his next interview, but as I mentioned in my confessions, I have been missing him terribly and can’t wait to see him!

/ / Two:
I absolutely love swaps, and I think they are even more fun for Christmas. This year, I am participating in the Redditgifts Secret Santa, the Oak & Oats Great Christmas Exchange, and the CG Swaps Twelve Days of Christmas Swap. I love getting to know new people and sending them gifts.

/ / Three:
Speaking of the holidays, I am super excited for our New Year’s cruise this year! I am going to miss doing New Year’s with my family (Russian New Year’s is its own brand of crazy), but I am looking forward to a fun time with my hubby and my in-laws. If you see me posting lots of summery dresses on this blog in the middle of winter, you’ll know why.

/ / Four:
I am trying to stay away from the Nordstrom 40 percent off clearance sale, but it’s not working. I desperately need new shoes. (Seriously, I have worn out all my favorites to the point that it’s embarrassing.) Here are my favorites from the clearance sale:
/ / Five:
It’s been far too long since I posted a photo of my sweet Sky. Even though she made this week fun, I am so thankful for her, especially when Chris is away.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

Linking up with LaurenAmandaKarli, and Amy. 


  1. Oh yay!! I'm so glad you'll be able to spend a few days with the hubs before he's off again!!
    Your New Years cruise sounds like so much fun! I've always wanted to do a cruise over New Years!
    Thanks for sharing those swaps! I'm off to see if I can still sign up for any of them!

  2. Yay for getting time with your husband again soon! And for the Nordstrom 40% off sale. I wasn't even aware, but now I think I need to check it out (I'm trying to increase my closet of dresses!). Thanks for joining us for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap! :)

  3. Oh man, I would love to do the reddit secret santa, but I've taken a giant step back from participating in anything reddit related.

  4. I'm participating in the card swap and I'm really excited!! Love all your boot choices and sounds like you need one so I say go for it!! Have a great weekend!

  5. Is your husband a recruiter or what type of interviews does he always have to do? I'm sure you're excited to have him home. Have a great weekend!!

  6. oh your puppy is so cute and a New years cruise sounds fun!

    1. Thank you so much, Sienna! I'm excited to start shopping for some sparkly dresses for the cruise. :)

  7. awww that last pic is adorable! new years cruise, how fun! jealous!

  8. Yayyyy for your hubby coming home soon!! And yayyyy for a New Year's Cruise. I mean, seriously... that sounds perfect!


    1. Thanks, Claire! I am so excited to head for the beach during the holidays. :)

  9. A New Year's Cruise!? That sounds sooo fun!!!


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