Thursday, December 20, 2012

You say it's Thursday?

Thursday, huh? 

Hmmm, I wonder how that happened??? It is always crazy to me how dadgum busy things get this time of year.

The last week as been a whirlwind of *STUFF* going on!

First and foremost (drumroll, please!)...

We have a graduate!!!

I couldn't be more's a little anti-climatic seeing as how we still have to go through this little thing called the BAR...but hey, we'll take what we can get!!! So very, very proud of all the blood, sweat, and tears to get here (from the both of us (c; ).

So we've been playing catch up on all the things that got put on the backburner during finals...

Taking the kiddos to see Santa (which they refused to actually go see Santa. #fail).

Delivering Christmas cheer to our friends (#extraholidaylbs)

And me breaking into my Christmas presents early...hey, my new J Crew Factory skirt was *perfect* for wearing to graduation (c;  (Isn't it great that my only full length mirror is in my bathroom???)

And with that my friends, I am off to celebrate the holiday season until the New Year.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012


Complete and utter devastation.

The unfathomable.

I cannot imagine, nor ever want to know, how these sweet families are feeling...the stories of their lives and of their heroism bring an onslaught of tears that seems to be never-ending.

I feel sick that such a tragedy has befallen the most innocent among us and even more sick that so many are making it a political platform. So wrong.

Praying for Newtown.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Serious Sparkle!!!

This had my name all over it!

It might as well have been titled "Aubrey's favorite things" week. 


And as is *very* well established, this is the season for sparkle...wouldn't you just love to strut into a party in this getup???

I just might be *slightly* obsessed with those heels...I may or may not have to break down and get them this weekend. 

Y'know, early Christmas present and all that jazz (c;

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I want it ALL!!!

I stumbled on this Christmas song the other day over at Party Of One...I had forgotten completely about this darling song...

Now I've listened to it about a kajillion times because my four year-old is obsessing (as four year-olds do), I'm just really hoping that she doesn't decide that she needs a hippopotamus!

 Doesn't that just get you in a Christmas mood??? If it doesn't, than maybe the smell of hot wassail simmering on your stove will...we had some last weekend and I assure you, the smell is *FANTASTIC*.

And if you've never tried wassail, you're missing out...I happen to like it a lot. If you've even seen The Proposal and Ryan Reynold's line about "Christmas in a cup"...this really is Christmas in a cup! (c;

And if that's Christmas in a cup, then this is Christmas in a jar:

Best part is you could put whatever you wanted in pink and gold...y'know, just throwin' that out there (c; 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Come with me to the Emerald City!

I'm sure you've caught wind of the big news already, so you know you're going to be seeing an awful lot of this color out and about:

Those absolutely *gorgeous* emerald cap toe beauties are from Target, a total steal at $33!!!

And if any of you get these for your emerald fix...

...I'm going to have to *seriously* re-evaluate our friendship (c;

Are you as excited as I am about Emerald overload??? I mean, I am a May baby, so of course I think it's amazing (c:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Crazy Wonderful Monday

Today is a Crazy Wonderful kind of in Miss Shelley from Crazy Wonderful is having me over to talk about 

It's the kind of post that really got me greedy  thinking about Christmas! Love it! 

And if you haven't met Shelley and her fabulous casa yet, let me give you a little sneak peak:

(FYI, she made that headboard herself and did a tutorial on it...)

I'm pretty sure I need to copy the toy taxidermy art like, *yesterday*, so cute! 

So now that I've convinced you that your life hasn't been complete without making Shelley and her amazing blog, Crazy Wonderful's acquaintance, I'll see you there! (c;

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Mad for Plaid

Whenever I think of fabulous plaid, I think of two fabulous women: 

 Sarah Jessica Parker...

And Miss Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific :

I don't think I knew that plaid could be so chic and gorgeous before these two women!

Did you know that you can get just about anything in plaid???

Mad for Plaid

But really, I would just love to mix me up some sequins and plaid for some good ol' holiday gatherings...


I think I need more plaid in my life. And sequins (c;

It's a DIY Christmas!!!

Without a doubt.

Homemade gifts are the best, right???

Doesn't that quilt your mom made you just warm your heart?

What about the vase that your preschooler decoupaged for you?

And you're never getting rid of that poem that the love of your life penned all by his lonesome (okay, maybe that one's a stretch (c; )!

And there are literally a BAZILLION DIY projects for this holly jolly time of year...

DIY scalloped tree skirt via Centsational Girl...I thought this was totally adorable and with felt, so cheap and easy!

DIY tie dyed ornaments via Hi Sugarplum! (this was last year, but they're so cute!):

DIY gift ideas:

(I may or may not have whipped up a batch of these for gifts and it was super quick and easy and they only cost me about $1.30 each! And how darling would they be as gift toppers???)

For the menfolk, Para cord bracelets...

Or you could just go the free printable route, Gift tags via Lemon Squeezy:

You can even do your own free printable Christmas art...I thought this one was lovely:

Any projects you're tackling for the holidays???