Thanksgiving is next week- can you believe it?! That means a lot of you might be decorating your trees here in the next week, so I wanted to offer up some tips on how to make your tree look full and beautiful on a budget. I’m also spilling the beans on this gorgeous $79 flocked tree that we got since I’ve had so many questions about it!Read More
When I initially found out I was pregnant, I thought we'd be finding out the sex of our baby in November. My dad LOVED Christmas (he literally covered our entire house in lights one year), so I thought it would only be right to make him smile big from heaven when he saw our little Christmas tree light up with pink or blue lights! As it turned out, I was a little further along than I thought, so we had a vintage Christmas gender reveal in October anyway and today I'm spilling all of the details!Read More
n our guest room I wanted to install a fun gallery wall, but also wanted something I could switch up for various holidays. I've done huge gallery walls before, but over time we get tired of it and switching it up is too complicated. The artful shelf from Minted is the PERFECT solution to this problem and today I'm showing you how I styled ours three different ways!Read More
Just because you don't have fancy China and and table linens doesn't mean you can't quickly pull together an ultra chic and romantic table setting for two. After all, the point is to have a nice relaxing dinner at home away from the hustle and bustle that the holidays bring. In today's post I'm showing showing you how to create a table setting full of Christmas cheer and luxe seasonal style in very little time with very little money!Read More
This year for Christmas, I wanted to shake things up a bit and really decorate our tree. The only problem was that I didn't want to spend over $50 for the tree and the table setting. Since I had a limited budget, I had to get really creative! Keep reading to see how I decorated everything under $50!Read More
Last year Pottery Barn's plaid ornaments caught my eye and when I saw them again this season, I knew I had to DIY some! We have a small Christmas tree, so I wouldn't need to purchase that many but even at $5 on sale, the PB ornaments are a little out of my price range. I ended up making 10 ornaments for less than $15 with supplies left to make at least 6 more- major money saver! Keep reading for supplies and instructions for these DIY plaid ornaments!Read More
'Tis the season for sequins and sparkle! This year we will be spending NYE in California and I am SO EXCITED! Just the thought of not having to plan for frigid weather while wearing a cute outfit is a major plus. If you are going to be somewhere that is really cold to ring in the new year, no worries! You can always add a chic faux fur jacket, faux fur stole, or a nice blanket scarf to your look to stay warm.
I've worn sequin body-con sequin dresses in the past, but this year I'm really digging the hemline of this Dress the Population frock! It's funny because I actually avoided mid-length hems up until now, thinking that they wouldn't flatter someone who is shorter (5'5" on a good day). I have to say, I was absolutely wrong and I love the way this dress fits! NYE is definitely the perfect occasion to rock a body-con dress and this long sleeve version would be great for colder weather!
For my hair, I wanted to try something different and create an old Hollywood look. To do this, I used the same 1" curling iron as always and wrapped my hair around the curling iron toward the front of my face (usually I wrap it away from my face). After you curl all of your hair, gently brush through the curls to blend them together and make sure to finish it with a good hairspray! There is a great tutorial for this look here!
I hope your week is off to a great start, thanks for stopping by!
Happy Thursday, everyone! Mr. Jones and I still have a few gifts to buy, but I wanted to share our holiday gift wrap and some more holiday decor with you! For the past couple of years, I have used brown packing paper to wrap our gifts and this year I wanted to try something different. I found the ivory and gold wrapping paper at HomeGoods and stumbled upon the black kraft paper at Michaels. To tie everything together, I bought red and green velvet ribbon at HomeGoods, chalkboard ribbon at Hobby Lobby, and chalkboard gift tags at Target. I absolutely loved the way our gift wrap turned out this year, I hope you do too!
Christmas is so soon, but it isn't too late to mix up some adorably delicious holiday cocktails! I created two cocktails that are easy to make and don't require many ingredients. I love a good craft cocktail, but I'll leave that to the real professionals at my favorite restaurants. I hope you enjoy them as much as Mr. Jones and I did!
- For Cranberry Ice Cubes: Add 3-4 cranberries per ice cube, fill with water, freeze.
- For Red Sugar Rim: Pour sugar out onto a plate. With a lime, lemon, or orange, coat the top of the mason jar with juice. Press the rim of the glass onto the sugar to rim the edge.
- Pour 1.5 oz. Vodka over cranberry ice cubes.
- Fill the rest of the glass with Sprite zero.
- Add a splash of cranberry juice.
Santas Little Helper:
Ginger Ale Ice Cubes: Fill ice cube tray with ginger ale and freeze. Our favorite ginger ale is Ale-8-One!
- (Optional) Red Sugar Rim: Pour sugar out onto a plate. With a lime, lemon, or orange, coat the top of the mason jar with juice. Press the rim of the glass onto the sugar to rim the edge.
- Fill glass with ginger ale ice cubes (4-5 cubes max).
- Pour bourbon over ice. Mr. Jones prefers Four Roses Bourbon.
- Garnish with a few cranberries.