Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringing in the New Year

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2011!

Here's to 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!

Its hard to believe that 2010 is only hours away from being over and we will soon be ringing in 2011.
I wish you all happiness, health, and love. May 2011 be a wonderful year for you all!

{photo via here}

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peppermint Rimmed Hot Cocoa

oh my goodness.... just had to share with all of you this yummy drink that is featured on How Does She?
I now know how I will be using up my candy canes this New Years Weekend!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Recap

For those that celebrate Christmas I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was nice to everyone this year!

Our Christmas was extra special as it was my daughter's first Christmas. We left cookies and milk out for Santa, Santa even left Elle a letter in her stocking, and he brought lots of fun toys for Elle, a french press for my husband and pretty jewelry for me!

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions that you remember as a child or that you do for your children?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Introducing With Love...

a little bundle of joy has arrived and I can't stop smiling as I have never felt more blessed than I do now.

elle grace
6 lbs 12 ounces 20 inches

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart these vintage red rose earrings. I think they would add a delicate touch to a holiday party outfit.

I heart this ruffled camera strap. Perfect touch for capturing those holiday moments!

I heart this winter white scarf. Loving the soft, romantic detailing.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Macaroons and Dessert Books

My kind of dessert! Available from My Sweet and Saucy

to make your very own macaroon here are some wonderful macaroon books
available from amazon

{I have to admit I have the I heart Macaroon book but have yet to use it}

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby Shoes

Can these shoes get any cuter? I think not... Oh how I want to buy all of these for my little girl.. okay, not going to lie I really wish they came in my size as well.

and oops I found even more cute ones over at little styles. Okay, why can't they make adult shoes this cute?!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blissfully Waiting

I saw this photo/ quote and it reminded me of what today marks... my due date that is and there is still no baby girl..yet! Today, also marks the first day of my maternity leave so I plan on having a relaxing day to myself, taking in the last moments of feeling my baby kick {my favorite part of being pregnant}, and I'm also anxiously waiting to hear from one of my dearest friends about her baby's arrival as she was due with her little guy yesterday.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart this ornament from Paloma's Nest

I heart these felt holiday gift tags from fresh lemon blossoms

I heart this holiday photo stocking holder from my sweet savannah

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Decorating with Stockings

So glamourous, so festive, so cozy, so sweet... I'm loving all of these looks.
{images via country living}

Monday, December 6, 2010

Festive Gift Wrap

Each year I like to do a color "theme" with my wrapping paper and this year I have opted for green and red polka dot paper. The red polka dot paper I accented with green satin ribbon and the green polka dot paper I accented with red statin ribbon. I purchased my gift wrap from Hobby Lobby this year. I love the quality of their paper and their selection. Plus, right now all gift wrap is 50% off!

Here are some festive gift wrapping items I wanted to share from paper source.

Wrapping Paper Designs:

or if you prefer gift bags these holiday colored argyle bags are adorable
Gift boxes- Love these red polka dot boxes!

and for the finishing touch

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Cookies

I already started my baking but since I am finding myself twiddling my thumbs until the little lady arrives {1 week to go} I figured what better way to keep myself busy {besides sitting on my sofa and loving the smell of my Christmas tree } than to find some new Christmas Cookie recipes.

I'm thinking of baking these. After all, they remind me of little macaroons.

What are some of your favorite Christmas cookies? Mine are definitely the kiss cookies!

Gingerbread Houses

The other day I showed you my creative masterpiece and so today I thought I would share some gingerbread house ideas that are too adorable for words.

simple, quaint Swedish gingerbread house

Peppermint gingerbread house made out of a milk carton. Perfect for the little ones

So sweet. Who doesn't love the sled?!

love this masterpiece and the 3 dimensional trees

Now if only I had the talent and the patience to make a creation like these!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cozy Comforts

I love the cashmere holiday collection this year from Restoration Hardware. Here are a few of the pieces I am adoring and I also think would make wonderful gifts for the person on your list that seems to have everything.

I love these cashmere hand warmers and for $15 you can't beat that!

cozy robe for your lazy Sunday mornings

cozy cashmere blanket for cuddling on the sofa while you watch your favorite holiday movie

cozy touch of comfort for your living room sofa

All that a person would need now is a good cup of hot chocolate, a book, and some cookies straight out of the oven!