The Little Things

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I had a very relaxing two weeks off that I got to spend with my family.  It the such a nice time spent with friends and loved ones.  2014 was very good to me. It ended just the way it started with a kiss from my husband.  We started 2015 yesterday with plenty of relaxing, binge watching Luther, and a delicious steak dinner.  I plan on continuing relaxation theme this weekend with a couples massage with Andrew, a family dinner, and a football brunch with friends.  Have a great weekend!

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/e1c/62637937/files/2015/01/img_4772.jpg |pomegranate cake my brother in law made for Christmas|

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/e1c/62637937/files/2015/01/img_4745.jpg |afternoon tea with my mom and sisters|

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/e1c/62637937/files/2015/01/img_4771.jpg |Parisian carrots|

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/e1c/62637937/files/2015/01/img_4808.jpg |happy new year!|

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours ❤️

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Last Minute DIY Gifts

Only 2 more days till Christmas? Wow that came quick. If you’re a last minute shopper here are a few cute and inexpensive DIYs for your family and friends! Merry Christmas everyone!

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1. Marbled Clay Ring Dish

2. Agate Bauble Box

3. Dip Dyed Serving Utensils

4. Metallic Dipped Taper Candles

5. Holiday Cookie Soaps

6. Oh Deer Christmas Pillow

7. Brownie Mix

8. Monogrammed Mugs

9. Sugar Scrubs

Links to Make the Weekend Come Back Sooner

It’s already the weekend for me so I’m a very happy little girl! I have the whole week off! I feel like I haven’t had a moment of down time in the last month so I am truly excited for a little time off. Between finals in grad school, interning at a non-profit, and working part time I was completely overwhelmed. Last week I finished up my fall semester in grad school and only have one semester left! YAY! Then this past Saturday we threw our second annual Christmas party. We had 60 people come by our home. I absolutely love welcoming our family and friends into our home, celebrating the season and catching up with loved ones. Our house is still a little bit of a mess, but it’s just a reminder of how much fun everyone had.
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1. What a fun idea– mulled wine syrup that can be poured over ice cream. yum.

2. Holiday playlist that can be added to your traditional playlist.

3. How to pack for a week in a carry on in case you are one of the many traveling this holiday season.

4. How to make the most adorable holiday cutout cookies.

5. Last minute gifts under $10— stocking stuffers?

6. Gorgeous wintery white flower arrangement how to.

The Little Things

IMG_4607.JPG |They were as ecstatic as I was to get our tree|

I am in full fledged Christmas mode!  Last weekend and this week really got me in the Christmas spirit and super excited for the upcoming weeks.   The only problem… school.  School really gets in the way of things.  My last paper for the semester is due Monday.  The moment I finish I am celebrating.  Until then, my weekend includes a lot of writing (next to the Christmas tree with Christmas music playing and a festive cocktail in hand).  Hope you all are enjoying the holiday season!

IMG_4608.JPG |Andrew made us Finnish Pancakes while we decorated the tree & played Christmas music|

IMG_4625.JPG |Doodle giving his ornament a kiss before he hung it|

IMG_4627.JPG |Nordstrom’s Christmas Party|

IMG_4658.JPG |NBC’s Private Holiday Party at Universal Studios with free food, dessert bars, rides, games & prizes galore|