Weekending

Hey y'all! Happy Monday! (I'm on Christmas break from work so I can say happy Monday right?) our two weeks off has officially starts (yay to working in higher education!) and I am in shock that Christmas is NEXT week. I know basically everyone feels the same way but I just hate to see this time of year pass by so quickly. I've been MIA lately but also super productive because of it. Christmas shopping is officially done and everything is wrapped for both my family and my parents. Its a tradition that I shop with both of parents separately (since about the 7th grade) and I always wrap all of Mom and Dad's stuff for them which is making me feel old because I now feel like I need a back brace to sit down and wrap presents for the entire family on the floor - whew! 

Shopping with Afa 

We had our annual Garden Club Christmas party and that was seriously so much fun. I've been OBSESSED with season two of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and decided to channel that mid-century look with a full skirt and plaid heels. Needless to say, I now want full skirts in every color. Very Diane Keaton. We also had the annual Holiday House Tour which is one of my favorite events in our town! We had so much fun (spiked hot chocolate and all!) 





Now My Mom, my sister and I are starting to focus on the menu for our Christmas eve dinner and I'm also brainstorming something fun to bring to Christmas day for my aunt's lunch and for dinner at my in-laws. My brother and sister in-law are hosting at their new house and I'm so excited to get in there and see their finished spaces! Do y'all have any tried and true crowd pleasing holiday apps or meals? Send them my way! Also, come back Wednesday to link up and see an update on Renovation #3!


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9 comments

  1. Enjoy your holiday break girl! I love your red skirt and white top outfit! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. You looked gorgeous in that red skirt!!! We love sausage dip at Christmas— and bonus points that it’s super easy!

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  3. I just loved you in that red skirt! Looks like you have been soaking up the season.

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  4. I loved the red skirt and yes they are just so flattering, I feel like we need to bring back the 50s housewife look.

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  5. I love the red skirt, so fun! Enjoy your time off!

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  6. Why does this time of year always fly by so quickly?! :o( I love your red skirt! So pretty!

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  7. Sounds like you are getting a lot done girl! The renovations are coming along. I just love your outfit for your garden club Christmas party! I feel like Mrs Maisel is inspiring me to dress up more too lol Or at least rotate my lipsticks haha

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  8. I love your outfit - classic but festive with a bit of bombshell thrown in! A lovely tradition too that you shop with each of your parents. Menu wise, we do a fab stilton and cauli soup and smoked salmon stuffed with boursin - super easy and delicious. Looking forward to seeing your menu!

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  9. P.s I really did not like Mrs Maisrl, I must be the only one, maybe it's an English thing haha.

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