|This year's Christmas Card|
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
|Table Settings (getting some use out of my china!) and the flowers served as the favor and seating assignment|
My best friend is getting married and loves Christmas, so I figured an intimate lingerie shower thrown during the holidays was a perfect way to celebrate her. This was my first time solo hosting, and you may notice there aren't any pictures of the food...that's because that part is not my specialty or what I get excited about so I'm not featuring it (but note I didn't make the guests starve-they got pasta and salad). Here are the things that I did put together that I had fun with.
|Invitations in Christmas Colors|
|Banner (stole this idea from my other BFF)|
|Champagne Cocktail Bar- "Naughty" napkins because it's a Christmas lingerie shower, get it, get it?|
|Dry erase markers add an easy fun touch to the bathroom mirror|
|The Bride to be and her ladies|
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
|Our tree...with no branch left unadorned|
So my posting hasn't been very regular. Went from Halloween decor to Christmas (with a baby in between!). Christmas is my all time favorite holiday and for the past 4 years my husband and I have picked out our tree and decorated over festive cocktails (this year mine was sparkling cider). Here is our tree (which is sadly already dead as a door nail) and a few of the festive touches keeping us in the holiday spirit!
|Beautiful Bouquet from the in-laws|
|A portion of our holiday cards- LOVE getting these in the mail|
|No chimney, so the stockings hang from a door...mine is still empty (hint hint hubs)|
|Wedding guests you remember this guy! Our house mascot in his Santa gear|
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
|Straight up chillin'|
Little Blue (that's the nickname I gave you back when you were the size of a blueberry), we love you so much already and can't wait to meet you! xoxo
Monday, October 31, 2011
|Our Little Pumpkin Family|
|Festive Center Piece Courtesy of the Hubs|
|Pumpkin Catch All|
You best be scared of my plants
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
|Palm Springs, 1980|
I have never had to go far or pay a penny to get awesome vintage dresses that fit me to a T... I simply go into my mom's closet. Not only am I thankful for the mom I have because she always has my back, is the most caring and empathetic person I have ever met, is fun to hang out with, and truly is one of my very best friends, but she had the foresight to save all her favorite clothes from her twenties to one day give to me. The picture above is my mom looking super hot on her honeymoon, and below is me on my honeymoon, 30 years later, in the very same dress. Knowing how much I have loved having my mom's previous favorites for my own enjoyment, I have been keeping an archive of my own greatest hits to give my future daughter. I hope she will be as excited about her loot as I was with mine (and better yet, I hope she can wear this dress on her honeymoon and keep the tradition going). Thank you Mom! xoxo
Friday, September 23, 2011
|Parker Sequin Jacket that I scored for 90 bucks|
It has been almost 3 and a half years since I first moved in with my husband (then boyfriend). After all this time I still have to stop myself from buying overly feminine things for our house. Occasionally though he agrees on a girly home accent, and when he doesn't I can always slip them into my jewelry box or closet. Here are my latest purchases that say sugar and spice.
|Spike the Punch Necklace|
|Aperitif Glasses from Pottery Barn|
|One of my favorite little vases and vintage shelf|
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
|Next time I'll wipe the plate so this looks more pro|
Like every other red blooded American fifty-something, I have a subscription to Good Housekeeping... and I love it. When I read magazines targeted to my age group they don't have adds for mayo in them so this was a real treat. Honestly when I saw the page below I thought how disgusting it sounded, mayonnaise on chicken with a company logo I associate with soap, but then I thought that it sounded easy, and easy trumps gross so I gave it a try. If you need to make a fulfilling dinner in less time than it takes you to watch an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians give this recipe a try. Add some sauteed veggies and Trader Joe's orzo and rice pilaf and you got yourself a speedy crowd pleaser.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Above I present to you my new blogger business card that I am oh so happy with. Next time I am asked the name of my blog I can pass this along instead of just saying it aloud and hoping the person remembers. I ordered these at pinhole press where they are marketed as calling cards for children's play dates. Maybe I will also end up using them to schedule the adult version of the play date- happy hour.
Monday, September 12, 2011
|Sparkling water in champagne flutes makes me feel fancy-even in sweats|
Friday night to Sunday afternoon the hubs and I were certifiable hermits. The only time I left our apartment during that period was to take out the trash and do a load of laundry. Even though we didn't see the light of day there was plenty in our home to keep up busy and happy. We rented Win Win, which we both really liked (that doesn't happen often so I recommend it wholeheartedly), ordered in delicious Thai, and I got a package from Amazon to keep me entertained...not to mention our whole house is spotless (another Win Win-ha!). Here are a few more things that kept our recluse weekend bright.
|$4 of TJs gladiolas brighten the entry way|
|my new kitschy camera case|
|Can't wait to read this cover to cover|
|Assembling my shopping list now|