New Year's Eve Handbook

With 2015 right around the corner, New Year's Eve celebrations are on the top of everyone's minds. Here's a few tips for hosting a sparkly soiree--perfect for welcoming in a new year, as well as ideas for what to wear, no matter what your New Year's plans may entail. Consider this your guide to New Year's Eve festivities!

A Christmas Wish

Wishing you all the most wonderful of holiday celebrations, full of happy memories, much joy and happiness, and time with those you love. As we enjoy the time with family and friends, gifts exchanged, twinkling lights and stockings stuffed with care, let us not forget that beautiful night; the reason for the happiness we share. 

1And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:10-14
Merry Christmas, friends!

Crimson & Gold Christmas Party

I hosted this crimson and gold Christmas soiree two years ago, and never shared it on the blog! With all the festivities of the season in full swing, I thought it would be fun to bring it out of the archives to enjoy once again! For many years it's been a tradition to have a bunch of my friends over for a fun evening of good food, lots of catching up, a gift exchange, and a little glitz and glam. For this party, a little shimmer and hand-lettered touches were just the thing to pull all the colors together. The menu was quite simple, and guests got to enjoy some divine chocolate hazelnut truffles and mini vanilla bean cupcakes from my dear friend Leigh. We had such fun toasting with sparkling cider to happiness, friendship, and many adventures ahead. I just love this's the most wonderful time of the year! 


Happy Monday, friends! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Things have been bustling and busy 'round here! I'm close to finishing up classes for a little bit, so I can understand the intensity that is felt by all students facing exam week. (We can do this!) One of my favorite things to do this holiday season is to take a minute, amidst the Christmas hustle and bustle, and simply reflect on all the wonderful moments and memories from throughout the year. I've got to admit that I was reminded again to do this kind of thing when I started looking back through the photos saved on my computer, and the things shared on my Instagram account. There's a lot of happy memories in life, and it can be easy to simply forget them in the middle of the busy seasons. It is refreshing for the soul to reflect and remind ourselves of the many blessings we've been given. Being a person that constantly has multiple projects underway at once, it is beneficial for my creative process to be willing to simply think, enjoy and create. I hope that you, too, challenge yourself to take a moment to reflect...maybe even jot down a list of 5 things you're grateful for, some happy memories or a few of your accomplishments from the year. It's amazing to see how something so simple can totally change your perspective. Let's reflect on the good things, shall we?
Have a great week ahead!


December Details

(skirt: ShopKonfetti)

Happy December, friends! Can you believe we're into the holiday season? I have to admit that this is one of my very favorite times of year, as everyone is decorating, hosting parties, giving gifts and in a cheerful spirit. This past weekend was spent decorating the house, finding and trimming the perfect tree, picking up a few presents for friends and family, and listening to an abundance of Christmas music. I should also mention that amidst all this festivity, a good friend and I are hard at work, putting the finishing touches on a SUPER exciting project that will be debuting here SO soon! I'm really, really excited to share it with you, and wish that I could divulge more details, but rest assured, it's worth the wait!! Hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend, and here's to a wonderful, new month!

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