Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday's Fancies: NYE

I found a fabulous dress for today's link up with Long Distance Loving. I really wish I actually had this for my NYE festivities!
Loving the tulle with the sequins!

And here are a few perfect combos to go with:

Happy New Year!!!

And in case you don't have any New Year's resolutions for 2012, here is a site that will generate one for you:
New Year's Resolution Generator

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Recent pins

I am linking up with The Vintage Apple today for her Oh How Pinteresting link up.

Here are a few of my recent favs from Pinterest:

Happy Pinning!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday's Fancies: White Christmas

I am linking up with Long Distance Loving today for a lovely White Christmas post. I put a little outfit together for a dreamy Christmas celebration.
I don't necessary have a special occasion this weekend to wear this lovely thing to, but a girl can dream... right?

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

All Wrapped up






Some pretty & creative wrapping ideas.
Its always nice to make a gift your own... and stand out from the rest.

Happy Wrapping!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas reds & green

I am linking up with The Vintage Apple today for her Oh, How Pinteresting link up. And appropriately, I am posting inspiring and festive reds & greens for today's post.
Merry, Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tie them in a Bow

Bows are always festive for any occasion... but there is something special about them around Christmas time!

Here are some last minute gift ideas or just some sweet eye candy for Monday morning!

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Happy Monday! Xo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Peppermint Bark

This weekend the bird & I conquered what is becoming one of our favorite holiday traditions.
Its delicious, fun to make together and great for small gifts.

Peppermint Bark
1 bag White Chocolate Chips
1 bag Brown Chocolate Chips (I used Semi Sweet)
1 package of Candy Canes
Parchment Paper

First, I unwrapped all the candy canes and placed them in a freezer size plastic bag. I used the back of a plastic spoon to break apart the 'canes into small pieces.
Next, I emptied the bag of brown chocolate chips into a bowl and microwaved them at 30 second increments. At the end of each 30 seconds, I removed and stirred the bowl of chocolate. I ended up heating the semi sweet chocolate for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
I then placed the melted chocolate into the bottom of a 9x13 pan that was covered with parchment paper. That was then placed into the freezer for approximately 20 minutes.

I melted the white chocolate in the microwave at 30 seconds increments next. This chocolate only needed 1 minute and 20 seconds. Be careful not to overcook white chocolate.

After one last stir, I added half of the crushed candy cane. I let the mixture sit for about a minute. I then removed the semi sweet chocolate from the freezer and layered the white chocolate/candy cane mixture on top. Lastly, I added the remained of the crushed candy cane on top, pressing it down with the back of a spoon.
Once layered and smooth, I placed the pan back in the freezer for another 20 minutes to set. I removed the bark and let it sit for a few minutes before chopping into pieces with a knife.
I then placed them in individual boxes for early Christmas gifts!
Happy early Holidays!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday's Fancies: Sparkle + Shine

I am finally linking up with Long Distance Loving again! Its been weeks!

Today is all about Sparkle + Shine. So I picked out 3 of my favorite sparkly dress to showcase for you:
Sparkle + Feathers = 2 points!

Love the Sequin & Tutu

Gorgeous open back

Love these looks for some festive holiday parties! Perfect for NYE!
Happy Shopping this weekend for all your last minuters like me!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eats: Diy's & gift ideas

Today I am sharing a few yummy & festive eats with you. Perfect for diy's at home or hostess gifts!

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate dipped candy canes

Christmas wrapped cookies

Cookies in a jar

Holiday cake pops

Peppermint bark

Here's to baking season! Xo

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Festive Christmas pins

I am linking up with The Vintage Apple for her Oh, How Pinteresting link up. I found the most festive pins to share with you today to get us geared up for Christmas! T minus 11 days, just fyi :)
Happy Pinning! And Happy Decorating!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I got back from my trip about a week ago... although you wouldn't know it since I have been MIA from my blog! I am trying to get back on track, I swear!

Here are a few snapshots of what my world looks like, with a little help from my friend Pinterest:
My {un}packing pile

The ridiculous amount of pictures I took that seriously need to be organized!
(And uploaded!)

And my current state of tiredness.
After 10 days of travel, 3 birthday parties & 2 Christmas parties the week I return.
Oh, and finals week for the design classes I am taking.

I've missed you all. Hope Christmas shopping is going well!
Any fabulous finds are welcome in the comments section! ;)