Monday, December 22, 2014

Scenes from the weekend...

It's Christmas week! Can you believe it?? I cannot considering all my family arrives tomorrow, and it still looks like Santa's secret shop in my dining room. Lots of cleaning to do today! We had the best weekend. It was the first one in way too long where we were all healthy and able to have some fun. Friday night B and I got all dressed up for one of our favorite holiday parties. When I walked out, George said, "Mama, you're beautiful! You're sparkling!" He's not used to seeing me in anything other than comfies these days! We left the party and hit up our favorite late night spot for a little solo time just the two of us {and our favorite late night snack of course!}. Thankful for date nights! Saturday was all about errand running with the boys followed by a birthday party for our favorite little Elsa. The boys ate way too much frozen yogurt, but we had a ball. Yesterday I got the last of my presents wrapped and am officially done! We surprised the boys last night after their bath telling them we were going to see Christmas lights. I think G was just more excited about the candy cane. 

Holly Jolly PJ Party

It really is the most wonderful time of the year! And what is Christmas without kiddos in cute holiday jams?? After bath time last night we dressed the boys in their holiday duds and surprised them with a trip to go look at Christmas lights. We also bribed them with candy canes to actually sit still and take some pics. How do you moms with multiples do it?? I can never seem to get both of them looking and smiling at the same time. Oh well, they are still pretty darn cute!

The boys pjs are from our favorite shop Sugar Bit but are sold out. There are still some other darling holiday items left, so don't fret! Thanks to these lovely ladies for hosting such a fun pajama party! Cannot wait to see all the kiddos decked in their festive pjs!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Five on Friday

{ONE} Candy Cane Cake - How fun and festive is this cake?? A little ambitious for my taste {I'm all about a cake mix out of a box. Don't judge!} but cannot get over the whimsical look of it. Thinking I might whip up a poke cake and decorate like this. Easy but still super cute. The best of both worlds!

{TWO} Holiday To-Do List - Can you believe Christmas is next week?? We've had a rough couple of weeks over here, and sadly holiday festivities have been put on the back burner. Was feeling guilty we weren't decorating cookies, looking at lights and snapping pics with Santa. Luckily stumbled across this poignant print and got things back in perspective.

{THREE} Christmas Wrapping - Usually I like to plan out a theme when it comes to wrapping our gifts. The craftier the better! Alas this year, this is as good as it's going to get. I have to say I am a fan of the yarn garnish! So simple. The good news is all the gifts for out of towners have been wrapped and shipped! Now to just finish wrapping for the folks who will be with us come Christmas!

{FOUR} Chef - Don't get me wrong, I'm all about some holiday movies. We've definitely been watching plenty of Elf and Christmas Vacation, but the other night B and I decided to take a break from the festive films and stumbled upon Chef. You guys, this is the best movie I have seen in a long time. You must watch it! Just be warned it will make you hungry!

{FIVE} G's camping vest - You may remember last week I mentioned we were in full party planning mode for G's tent party. The tents are still a work in progress, but luckily I found this adorably rugged vest for my little man that will be perfect for his big day!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Our Christmas Card + Family Photos

I have to say one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is receiving Christmas cards. I absolutely love them! Each year I get so excited to plan ours and this year did not disappoint. The fabulously talented Jamie Hunt took our family photos, and my oh so talented friend and stationer extraordinaire Courtney Callahan Paper designed our cards. I could not be more pleased with how they turned out! Wishing I could send you all one! Be sure and scroll down to see the beautiful and fun moments Jamie captured. Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Five on Friday

Happy Friday, friends! Here's what five things I'm loving this week.

{ONE} Holiday Favorite Things Party - I love to entertain {especially around the holidays!} and was absolutely swooning when I found this fabulous party. Is she not the most incredible hostess?? How fun would this be to do with your friends? I hosted something similar a few years ago for our girls' recipe club, but thinking I'm going to twist B's arm into getting the guys involved!

{TWO} George's Tent Party - Sadly my holiday favorite things party will most likely have to wait until next year because I'm already in party planning mode for my little man. G turns three next week {where oh where has the time gone??} so we are hosting his party the weekend after Christmas. Little man is all about some tents these days {and flashlights!}, so we are going with a camping theme. Since it's a little chilly to play outdoors, we'll be hosting an indoor tent party complete with some DIY Tents. B and I are not exactly handy, so here's hoping we can pull these off!

{THREE} Cinnamon rolls - In the midst of birthday party prepping, I'm also getting ready to welcome our family for Christmas. I am so excited so many of my family will be making the trip to Nashville and cannot wait to continue our family traditions in my home as well as start some new ones. One of my favorites is our cinnamon roll competition. You may remember I won last year with these bad boys. In an effort to keep my title, I'm thinking this recipe will do the trick. Do you have any favorites??

{Four} Mini Capri Blue Candles  - With all the holiday hustle and bustle I've been a little behind on another one of my favorite traditions, making treats for the boys' teachers. So this year I'm keeping it simple. I absolutely adore theses candles from Anthropologie and the mini ones are the perfect gift to thank those lovely ladies who keep up with my wild men each week. Plus, these make fabulous hostess gifts for all those holiday parties. I'm stocking up!

{FIVE} Anthropologie Sweater Sale - And speaking of Anthro, did you know all their sweaters are 25% off right now?? I'm all about a deal and this one is good. If you have anyone left on your shopping list, this would be some seriously good giftage. I got this one last month for my birthday and have been living in it. So soft!