Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Black + White + Pearls All Over {My New Year's Eve Attire}

Although my New Years Eve plans with friends are entitled "no plans" I thought it would be fun to share with y'all what I would wear if I had big plans! This outfit could be perfect for other occasions as well, think date night or evening out!



| Shirt: Target | Skirt: Shop Riff Raff | Shoes: Tory Burch | Pearl Necklace: Prep Obsessed on FB | Monogrammed Necklace: Marley Lilly |

Happy New Year's Eve to all of you!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Great Books for a New Year

This past semester I haven't had that much time to read for pleasure. I never realized how much I missed it until I downloaded some books to have while at home for break! Although I love the feel of real books, lately I have found connivence in using the kindle app on my iPad!

Below are some of the books I have downloaded and have been reading over the break that I have been recommended by friends and am now recommending to all of y'all!

Great Books for a New Year

1. Gone Girl or any of Gillian Flynn's mystery novels
I read Gone Girl this past summer and couldn't put it down. Parts of it are kind of crude but if you ignore that and instead just follow the story line then it is a really entertaining book! Right now I am reading her book, Sharp Objects, and it is another easy read for anyone who loves a mystery. If you aren't a fan of murder mysteries then these may not be the books for you but if you do enjoy novels of this sort then you will most likely enjoy her books!

2. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
This was recommended to me by a friend at school and was such a cute quick and easy read! It is set at Christmas time in New York City (talk about perfection) and is written for young adults! It is kind of a romance but is super well written and entertaining!

3. The Book Thief
This is next on my list! I have heard so many awesome things about this book and can not wait to start it. I hear that the movie isn't quite as good as the book but that is to be expected. Regardless, I am excited!

4. Where'd You Go Bernadette
My aunt recommended this to me and this is another one I am hoping to read before heading back to school!

5. Divergent
I began listening to this on my drive home from Furman and am looking forward to listening to more of it soon! If you like the Hunger Games you will probably like this one! I was a bit skeptical at first but am excited to get through this series! PS, Divergent was made into a movie  that will be in theaters in March!

6. The Fault in Our Stars
I have heard that this book is really inspiring and is another that I am hoping to get through this before heading back to school!

What books have you been loving?

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Hooray, I am 19! Today is my first day in my last year as a teenager! Here is today filled with cake and sprinkles!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas it is a Holly Jolly Holiday!

It is the merriest day of the year and I am hoping that all of you are enjoying a fabulous morning with your families!

While I never do posts like this I thought that Christmas would be a fun day to share my Pinterest favorites for the holiday season. Our house is much more of a red and green color scheme but this season through pinterest I have been drawn to all of the fun and colorful Christmas decorations!

I hope your Christmas is excellent and I would love to hear your favorite gift!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

4th Annual Cookie Decorating Party Event Photos

Merry Christmas Eve! What you are about to see are loads of fun pictures from my cookie decorating party! It was so much fun and great to get together with my friends after being separated by a semester of college, I was also so excited that my roommate got to join in on the fun!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 23, 2013

4th Annual Christmas Cookie Party Preparations

Last Friday was my 4th annual Christmas Cookie Party and was the perfect time to get all of my friends back together for the holiday season.

The table was covered with tons of sugar cookies iced in royal icing along with any holiday sprinkles and candies you could imagine!

The "place cards" were everyones super fancy solo cups in either red or green with an alternating jolly straw! Between the cups were bags of icing that would surely be passed around the table!

Here is a better look at the center of the table, the amount of cookies I made was a bit outrageous but were definitely a hit!

What is a holiday party without tasty treats (besides all the cookies to be decorated)?

We had oreo truffles, reindeer nose pretzels, swiss cheese and bacon dip, chips and salsa, goat cheese, and mock champagne (frozen lemonade + ginger ale). 

Be on the lookout for tomorrows post with tons of photos from the party!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree, Your Ornaments Match Me

I am so excited that I am finally home for the holidays and pulling into the driveway of my holly jolly holiday decorated house was like a dream. It probably comes as no surprise to y'all that I love Christmas, the magic, the lights, the food it is all too good! I realized yesterday morning as I was darting out the door to grocery shop for my holiday cookie party (this afternoon) that it would be fun to share pictures of our Christmas tree!

Oddly enough my attire fit right it. My mom has always loved blue and white and that is obvious after taking one glance at our tree!

I feel like I could easily relate to Kevin McCallister (Home Alone) and his love of Christmas trees. I love the smell and the personality people's trees have from all of the ornaments hung on each branch and the memories they contain!

Sadly, I am too small to properly embrace our Christmas tree so this slight hug will have to do!

| Jeans: AG | Sweater: Forever 21 | Necklace: Etsy | Nail Polish: Etsy, Snap Happy | Boots: Frye |

I can't help but be a bit goofy in front of the camera so I hope you don't mind!

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