Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year's Eve! I must say 2015 was a pretty amazing year. I got to travel to and explore a new city. I rescued a cat. I got engaged. It was wonderful to spend it with my now fiancĂ©, and I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store :) 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Glam

I love wearing sparkly, glam jewelry around the holidays. I actually bought this bracelet a while ago {when it was on major sale!}, and I've been dying to wear it on or around Christmas. I love Lulu Frost jewelry, and the vintage-inspired style and green stones is just perfect for this time of year. {shop Lulu Frost here}.

I will be out of town for the holidays until December 29th - enjoy time with family and friends, and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas

I can't believe Christmas is this week! I am getting SO excited, and need to start packing for our holiday whirlwind travel. Below are some photos that make me so excited to celebrate this week: 

{image via Vibeke Design}

{image via Packlight-Travelfar}

{image via Emerald City Dreams}

{image via 5th and State}

{image via Selina Lake}

{image via Cococerise}

{image via Macadameia}

{image via Lobster and Swan}

{image via La Bonne Vie}

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love: Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Happy Friday! I mentioned {here} that I wanted to try this red wine hot chocolate recipe, and I finally did. It was delicious, and was even better with homemade whipped cream{I used Alton Brown's homemade whipped cream recipe here}. Tonight, we will try another new drink recipe {herein addition to Southern Living's{Prosciutto-Wrapped Duck with Gumbo Gravy}. Have a very merry weekend! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gift Wrap Inspiration

I LOVE shopping and buying gifts for friends and family, but I love wrapping those gifts just as much. I love how gift wrapping for the holidays has become a way to be creative with DIY and unusual crafting ideas. Below are a few favorites that I might try out next year:

{image via Wit & Whimsy}

{image via Monika Hibbs}

{image via Babble}

{image via Lia Griffith}

{image via Boxwood Clippings}

{image via Mom Spark}

{image via Monika Hibbs}

{image via Inspired By Charm}

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: $100 & Under

Christmas shopping is officially complete! I am feeling quite relieved at this point, and have just been spending my evenings with Christmas movies. Below is a gift guide for items $100 and under - I have my eye on that red winter coat! 

Holiday Gift Guide: $100 & Under

Zara blazer {here} $100
If You Give a Girl a Saw tray via Etsy {here} $95
Kate Spade fedora {here} $98
Cloth & Stone button down blouse via Anthropologie {here} $88
Diptyque candle via Nordstrom {here} $60
Gorjana necklace via Shopbop {here} $90
J.Crew leopard scarf {here} $65
J.Crew Factory wool peacoat {here} $99
Lulu & Georgia brunch bag {here} $68
Kate Spade wallet via Shopbop {here} $89

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Decor

I love browsing Pinterest {follow my holiday board here} and other blogs for Christmas inspiration and ideas for decor in our own place; I even posted about my favorite Christmas inspiration this year {here}. Below is how I made our place look festive for Christmas this year - I love our tree, and our cat-themed items for Ezra's first Christmas! :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mani Monday: Christmas Edition

 Happy Monday! I realize that I've done a Mani Monday post with this Essie shade, "With The Band" {here}, but this glitter Essie polish in "Golden Nuggets" is something I've been wearing on my left ring finger and is perfect for Christmas. Something tells me I will be rocking this glitter nail polish long after Christmas, though :)