Monday, December 30, 2013

Fresh Zest

New Year.
Fresh Start. 
Fresh Ingredients. 
Bright Flavor.

These are Morgan's newest cupcake creations: Vanilla Cake with a Fresh Lemon Frosting. She is quite the baker!  I, on the other hand, enjoy cooking, not baking... there is WAY too much math involved with baking. But thats another story.
Here is a recipe similar to the one she used. Enjoy!
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Friday, December 27, 2013

DIY | Paper Stars

Alright so this post is a tad late...
But, how pretty are these paper stars?!
I used them to top presents & on the tree.  
However, I think they are the perfect transition (Christmas to New Years) decoration. You could string them up & use them as garland or just place them around food platters on a party table.  Check out the "how-to" dets below:

Start with a square piece of paper (any size).  Fold four times. Twice in half & twice diagonally. 

Keep folding until you have all these creases.

Mark & cut up to the center point of the four central folds - 
not the diagonal lines(or corner lines).

Fold the cuts back towards the pre-folded (diagonal) line to make four points. 

Glue one side of the folded triangle & adhere to the other piece forming a cone.  I was able to slip my middle finger inside the cone & press both pieces of paper together. Repeat, making all four points into cones. 

Here is one side of the final star.  You will need two of these pieces to complete it.  I chose two different colored papers for the back & front of my star.

Once you have completed the second piece you can assemble the final star.  Put some glue on the inside of one of the pieces (near the central hole) & press pieces together. You can glue the star to have four points or eight.  I prefer the eight points.  Let dry & you're all done!!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Brunch at the W

Seriously obsessed.
 The W hotel in DC has yet to let me down.
 Gorgeous views, amazing food & drinks.
Because what is brunch with out a little booze?! ha!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Snowy Shopping Excursion

Fabulous Fur
My Favorite Girl
Serious Christmas Shopping
A Snowy City

Image via Pinterest

Fun, long weekend in DC! See y'all on Monday! 
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Monday, December 9, 2013


One of my family's favorite Christmas traditions is cutting down a fresh tree.
Year after year, we drive up to the mountains in all kinds of weather...
this year it was cold but oh, so sunny!
Love a good tree & an even better tradition!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Green with Envy

Head to Toe | Target Aviators, Pink.Rose Sweater, Gap Pants, Marshalls Wedges, Tory Burch Bag
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Drop Those Tree Skirts

Incase you didn't hear:
Christmas tree skirts are a thing of the past! lol.

Loving the new Christmas tree trend of putting your tree in a cool container. 
Whether it is a basket, bucket or barrel.. I think I will be giving this holiday idea a go!

Lovely Links {top to bottom} | Image 1Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5
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Thursday, November 28, 2013


So, so much to be thankful for this year.
I hope everyone has a yummy Thanksgiving!
oh! &
 Happy Birthday Daddy, I love you.
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Shine Bright

Shine bright this Holiday with a gorgeous wooden star! 
On Sale Now! 
Check out Uncle Kenny's Saw Facebook page {here} for the details. 
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sucky Shams

Lord have mercy! These shams with flange were the death of me...
Things you will need: 
 5 sewing needles (I broke 4)
 magic sewing dust
a little more patience.

If you have a whole WEEK free & want a sewing project, give these a go here!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Hot Pants, Cold Weather

Head to Toe | Urban Outfitters Knit, Vintage Shorts, Forever 21 Tights, Nine West Boots, H&M Ring, Tory Burch Bag
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