If you are hitting holiday party after holiday party but need just a touch of comfort after eating a few too many sugar cookies, then you will love this outfit. The sweater skirt from Anthropologie paired with a knit sweater from J.Crew. To get that touch of sparkle throw on these copper toe booties and the denim jacket to keep you warm.
This year we decided rather than buying crazy cheesy wrapping paper that we would just decorate the giant roll of craft paper I got from Ikea this fall. I chose to decorate the plain paper with cookie cutters and a gold sharpie.
Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy not only celebrating, but the days leading to Christmas.
Over the course of the weekend we finally received our bout of winter snow.
It was fabulous.
It was beautiful.
It was sparkly.
It just kept coming.
Though I spent most of the day holed up studying for finals, I did get to walk a couple blocks in the snow. It finally feels like Christmas is here and I can celebrate to my heart’s content (including throwing snowballs). What is it my heart would like to do to celebrate Christmas?
-Bake some Nutella Truffles
- Dress so incredibly cozy in an over-sized sweater
- Drink a few too many Caramel Brulee Lattes from Starbucks
- Wrap some presents in craft paper and decorate the wrapping paper myself
- Top it all off with some quality girl time
What is your Christmas Spirit longing for?
Remember my check list of activities? We are making some headway on it. Though we did decide to pass on a real tree this year since the amount of traveling we will be doing seemed hazardous to our little tree. However, we have been listening to basically nothing but Christmas music (check), I made a few slightly disappointing Christmas cards (half check: I’m still training my Christmas creativity), and our apartment is very much filled with lights and sparkly items (check)!
The Christmas Fairy came to my house over the weekend. She sprinkled Christmas sparkles everywhere and lined it with twinkle lights. I am oh so delighted! I cannot not wait to fill our stockings and tuck precious presents under our tree.
I love shopping for all my friends (especially the ones that have the same taste as me). You know that moment when you see something just absolutely perfect for that one friend, oh I love that moment! I compiled a small list of gifts that most of the lovely ladies in my life would love (as well as some items I would love). Various price ranges, but each item is just perfect for the holidays.
I love all the activities associated with winter and Christmas time. Unfortunately, I often run out of time and don’t quite accomplish everything I intended. This year I made a solution- a more moderate to-do list. I called it an activity list because that sounds far more enjoyable than “to do list”.
Therefore, I intend to spend my December-Christmasy days being filled with holiday cheer. I will spend way too much money on lattes. I will spend way too many hours and too many yards of ribbon wrapping presents. I will deal with the hassle of pine needles on my living room floor. I will drag my husband into the freezing cold in far too few layers in order to get a pretty picture. I vow to spend my holiday as I wish and sprinkle glitter on top of all of it!
What are your Christmas ambitions?
Thanksgiving is great. It always is. I love all the food, all the crazy traveling we squeeze in, all the people we get to see. It truly is great. But what I really REALLY get excited for is Christmas.
Last week I asked my hubby if we could set up our Christmas decorations before we left for Thanksgiving so upon arrival home on Sunday it would already be Christmas inside. He said no.
However, when we did arrive home last Sunday night I was overly delighted to find the tiniest traces of snow on the ground. Oh I am so giddy for Christmas!
This coming weekend we have a decorating date. Fireplace movie on Netflix (love it!), Christmas music playing, dipping pretzels, and covering our apartment with Christmas magic (which every normal person knows is glitter!).
Are you thrilled for Christmas time? Or are you wishing for the next month to wiz by?
twinkle. twinkle. twinkle.
I love Christmas.
We ate a ton.
We spent a lot of time with family.
The joy of the coming of our King and Savior abounded.
We celebrated. We laughed. We ate some more.
Last night we decided to have a small dinner party. It was kind of a “enjoy your Christmas break-see you in a month-just because we can” kind of dinner party. We told them to dress up.
The boys looked like gentlemen.
The girls looked classy.
The table was cheery.
The food was satisfying.
The company was delightful.