merry christmas, everyone! i drove home for christmas late friday night and was greeted by the prettiest snowflakes falling everywhere i looked. we haven’t had a snow like this in years and it couldn’t have come at a better time. today we are all cozied up by the fire place enjoying each others company and remembering the true reason for the season.
tonight we attempted to make cookies and then failed miserably. i’m not sure what happened but once we put them in the oven it was all down hill from there. i would share the recipe but clearly it’s not a good one. actually, i bought cheap gluten free flour and i think that was the culprit, but it’s fine, it made for a great memory, we were just sitting on the kitchen floor laughing hysterically. i love moments like that. now i’m off to fall asleep to the sound of The Santa Clause playing in the background. merry christmas eve.
i know, i know, it’s only november but tell that to target. it’s like christmas threw up in there, and i’m not even 1% mad about it. they get an A+ for their ornaments this year, i pretty much had to buy them all because i couldn’t choose a favorite. i may or may not have already decorated parts of our apartment for christmas. no shame what so ever though, this is my favorite time of the year so i try and make it last as long as possible. hurry go throw some christmas in your cart before i buy it all.
“bout to tear it up down in new orleans just like a real-life thelma & louise, if the cops catch us they’re gonna call it kidnapping got a real good feelin’ something bad about to happen”
happy november! i hope everyone had a great halloween! what were your costumes this year? my friend sammi and i were thelma & louise, i’m super proud of how our costumes turned out considering we threw them together last minute. as much as i love halloween, i’m happy it’s over because now i can dive head first into christmas! yep, i’m that person and i’m not sorry about it.
i celebrated my birthday with all of my favorite people. we ate breakfast for dinner, roasted marshmallows and had s’mores by a campfire, and took fun pictures with a makeshift photo booth. i’ve been a little quiet around here, but that’s going to change next month. i’m coming back in full swing and have some exciting things happening soon. can’t wait to share it with you.
this is the first year in my whole life that we didn’t send out a christmas card, we actually took this photo on christmas day. haha! but better late than never, right? last year we weren’t all together for the holiday’s, and it wasn’t under the greatest circumstances, but this year, we spent the day as a family and we couldn’t have been happier. there are going to be rough times throughout life, but there will always be chances for a new start, that’s why this card was so perfect. hello 2016. hello new year. hello new start. hello greater things.
two thousand sixteen! dang. i remember when that year sounded so far in the future. now it’s here and i’m beyond ready for it. i spent my time ringing in the new year playing board games and just dance with my family, taking fun photo booth pictures, and eating the most delicious baked potatoes in all the land.
this year i wanted the night to seem a little more festive, so i added some silver and gold streamers that i found at target and taped them up behind the food. along with that i threw some (store bought and hand made) confetti on the table which really made it seem a little more put together and new years-y. i also put all the toppings into glass bowls to give it a clean, simple look, and i love how it turned out. not pictured is numerous amounts of silver and gold balloons taped to the ceiling, i was going to put confetti in each one so we could pop them at midnight, buuuut i forgot.
this photobooth was seriously the best idea! it was so much fun and gave us something else to do while waiting for the clock to strike twelve. the back drop is just a dark grey flannel sheet that i bought, also at target (i really love that place). i just pinned that up in a corner of my house then added some fun decorations to make it not so plain. the small circle garland is from, you guessed it, target. but the large spiral ribbons were left over christmas decorations from a friend’s work. we went out and got necklaces and noise makers from party city, and these star chalkboards were found at michael’s. it was a super simple way to make new years feel more special, and (besides the sheet) all of it cost less than forty dollars. cheers! this year is going to rock.