Friday, December 30, 2011

Farewell 2011

Well, that was fast!  I can't believe we are practically at the start of another year.  2011 was great.  I'm so glad to have this blog as a little journal of all the events that have gone on in the past twelve months.  Thank you for your support.  Have a safe and very Happy New Year! xo

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Scenes From The Weekend

{baked tons of cookies; pictured are chocolate sugar cookies with peppermint centers}
 How was everyone's holiday weekend?  I had a great one with all my loved ones.  Here's a quick look into what went down...
 {spent Christmas Eve at Christian's aunt's house; don't you love Josiah's Christmas sweater?}
 {after 12 we headed to my mom's house to open some gifts; highlight of the night was Jada's reaction to all of her gifts}
 {wore the blouse Jill got me on Christmas Day}
{some of my stocking stuffers} 
 {celebrated mom's bday with our traditional tapas and sangria as seen here}
{Merry Birthday, mom!}

Friday, December 23, 2011

Eye Candy of The Week

 {you can never go wrong with some embellished Miu Mius}
Well, the official holiday weekend is here and I couldn't be more happy.  Except for the fact that I still haven't finished my Christmas shopping and I have a sh*t load of baking to do.  Oh well! I won't let it get me down though.  I hope you have an amazing holiday! xo
{Kelly green shoes are perfect for the holidays}
{loving the shoe "illusion" given off by these booties}
{a short velvet blazer is perfect for this time of year}
{the perfect Christmas party dress}
images via Honestly WTF, Because I'm Addicted,, The Brooklyn Blonde, and Karla's Closet

Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIY: Cupcake Liner Rosettes

{Use up to a dozen liners for each flower. The more liners you use, the fuller the flower}
Here is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to add a touch of whimsy to your holiday gifts. All you will need is some cupcake liners and glue (hot glue works best).
 {Fold liners in half}

 {make center by rolling up the halved liner}
 {glue to bottom of liner}
 {nestle folded liners inside one another and glue.  Mold and shape to create your rosette}
{glue your flowers to your holiday gifts for some extra special packaging}

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Your Holiday Best

Still have no idea what to wear for this weekend's Christmas festivities?  A perfect option is a party dress.  Check out a few great dresses that will have you in your holiday best... 


 {Nanette Lapore}
{Ali Ro}

For further details on all dresses featured click here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2nd Annual Sugar Cookie Decorating Sunday

This Sunday was our 2nd annual sugar cookie decorating soiree, or as I called it Sugar Cookiepalooza.  This year we were way more prepared. Instead of relying on a pre-made kit I made both the sugar cookie dough and royal icing from scratch. We also had plenty of tools to let our creative juices flow. I think it's safe to say we have improved greatly from last year.

{can you spot Lady Gaga, Run DMC, & Katy Perry?}