Archives for December 2015

christmas parade

I’m getting this post in just in time. :) I know Christmas is over and the year is almost over, but the Christmas season flew by so quickly that I never had the chance to post these pictures from the downtown Christmas parade at the beginning of the month. My parents have pictures of me…

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baked brie bites

I hope you all had very merry, wonderful holidays and are enjoying some relaxation as we gear up for the New Years holiday this week! We made so much food last week for all kinds of Christmas celebrations, including these easy and quick baked brie bites. When I was in school, this time between Christmas…

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christmas outfit

I know I sound like a broken record, but I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days away! I’m both taking the day slowly and getting tons done – my favorite way to do it. I wore this Christmas outfit to a few Christmas parties we went to last weekend. We had three in…

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flourless chocolate cake with peppermint whipped cream

I figured out what you need for your Christmas dessert buffet this year. Dense, super rich flourless chocolate cake with peppermint whipped cream. Crush up some candy canes from your stocking and your cake is the star of the party. Chocolate and peppermint is such a great combination and perfect for Christmas day. This cake…

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stocking stuffers under $35

My favorite Christmas morning tradition is opening stockings with all of my family next to a blazing fire and a beautifully lit tree on Christmas morning. When my siblings and I were little, we would hand out everyone’s stockings so we could all open them at the same time. There is something exciting about stocking…

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casual christmas

I can’t believe Christmas Eve is only 1 week from today!  December has flown by!  I still have so much to do and so many errands to run.  I wore this outfit a few weeks ago when Will and I went to a Christmas parade and it was the perfect combination of festive and casual…

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adult hot chocolate with peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog marshmallows

Last week my younger sister turned 21. Since it is December and we have to celebrate a 21st birthday properly, I give you homemade adult hot chocolate with peppermint, gingersnap and eggnog marshmallows. Woah. I am usually a tea person, but there is something about December, the crisp air and the festivities that make me…

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link love

I am loving all of the Christmas decorations around :)  The lights, greenery and trees make me so happy.  Right now we have a tiny tabletop tree, but someday I can’t wait to fill a room with a big, beautiful, decorated tree, maybe even with a color theme.  via I love this article by fellow-Triangle…

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Gift Guide for Him

I always struggle with gifts for guys in my family. They are so difficult to shop for sometimes. I love giving gifts, but I want to feel like I got the perfect gift, and sometimes I struggle with that for the men. Fear not, I figured out some good ones! I hope this gift guide…

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chocolate dipped shortbread and brownie cookies

One of my favorite holiday traditions is making cookies. In my family we make the same cookies every year, and visiting family brings the same cookies every year. It is wonderful and I love the variety of small delicious treats. One of my favorite cookies to make and eat this time of year is shortbread…

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