Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas 'Round Here

Hello, friends. Just popping in to say a quick hello. And can you believe that Christmas is this week?! We're looking forward to the holidays and kicking back a little over the next couple days. Our efforts to try and simplify things a little this year were certainly worth it; I've been way more relaxed getting ready for Christmas this year. It's nice to enjoy this time of year and not be completely stressed about it! 

I'm done with chevron for the most part, but this wrapping paper caught my eye and was the paper of choice this year. Found it at Wal-Mart (!!). The free printable gift tags from Creative Index were the finishing touch along with some pretty ribbon of course. There is supposed to be some gold in the tags but my printer ran out of colour ink. The simple black and white works pretty well too! 

I'm also real happy with this floral skirt I picked up from GAP. It's festive, pretty, well made and just the perfect length (hits just above the knee). AND it even has pockets which is a fun detail. It looks great with a fluffy black sweater and a sparkly necklace (or that's at least how I've enjoyed wearing it). Unfortunately, it's all sold out, but they have similar styles

Ok. And I have to give you a little peek. We switched out our living room rug, and I'm thrilled with this new (and exquisitely soft) beauty. The old one moved downstairs into the family room, and it looks even better down there. West Elm makes good rugs. 

With that I'm going to sign off and leave you with happy holiday greetings. 

Merry Christmas & Happy 2015! Thanks for reading this little blog of mine, and I'm excited for what the new year will bring. 


Friday, December 12, 2014

Just in time for Party Season

If I had a fancy-pants Christmas or New Year's Party to go to, I'd hope to wear something along these lines. Of course I live in a small, farming town and fancy just doesn't happen all that often. A Christmas party in these here parts is more likely to involve curling at the rink followed by a potluck dinner - jeans will do just fine. 

I do happen to like pretty and a little-on-the-fancy-side things however, so here's my fashion fantasy. Thanks for humouring me.

In case you wondered, I do love the simplicity of small town life, and the people are fabulous. In the end it's not about of the moment fashion anyway no matter where you live. I just have to relish the times I do get to be fancy-pants because they are few and far between. 

I hope your Christmas prep is going well. I'm about 98% done my shopping which is a good feeling. Now to find the time to wrap and do some more baking. If I don't manage to get back to the blog before the 25th, have an enjoyable holiday season and a happy new year! 



Sources: Etta Linear Blush Earrings at Chico's; T. Babaton Silk Blouse; Blue Organza Skirt at Chicwish; Essie Polish; Moorea Seal Goat Fur Clutch; Kate Spade Bow Heels; Boufant Hair via Pinterest