hi and happy new year! can you believe it's 2015? i hope you all had a wonderful christmas and new year's celebration. i just thought i'd pop in with a quick post and some of my favorite pretty pictures from our staycation over the holidays, before i resume my regular schedule and our found & foraged party this weekend. (i'm a little slow getting back in the swing of things- anyone else?!)
over the break, i kept my nails hot red and drank lots of hot chocolate with peppermint marshmallows. i also drank a lot of starbucks salted caramel mochas. actually, if it was classified as salted, caramel, or chocolate in any capacity i ate it. my brother would have been very disappointed with my holiday diet in general.
we enjoyed making sugar cookies to leave out for santa (we have this weird tradition of making a big plate up for santa and the reindeer even though the kids have always known he wasn't real. the kids stay up late, stuff the stockings, and then eat the cookies themselves on christmas eve. they love getting to "be santa." it's bizarre, but it works)! i was thrilled to find the free printable sign from yes ma'am paper goods. i'm not sure how long she'll keep it up so be sure to go download yours to save for next year!
before my first christmas with ryan i made the mistake of reading the williams-sonoma catalog, which lead to me craving these croissants. he sweetly shelled out the $40 for the box so we could make them for christmas morning. since then i realized that trader joe's makes a $4 version that i like just as well, and they've become our annual tradition.
ryan was so good to me and bought me issues of kinfolk, trouve, and darling magazines for christmas. woohoo- the trifecta! i soooo enjoyed several slow mornings (and afternoons) curled with a blanket and these gorgeous issues. (and can i just say, i adore this photo. those shadows are so so cool!)
i grabbed a shot of this lid- to a candle that is burning non-stop at my house these days. it came from bridgewater candles and is called mingle. it smells like men's cologne but then has a hint of floral, almost as an afterthought, and the whole blend is completely intriguing. they sent it to me because they're a sponsor at alt summit, as a little "hi, hello, & welcome" pre-conference. (did i even tell you guys yet that i was officially going? well i am! i'll be heading to salt lake city this january...and you'll have to forgive me if all i can blog about is lace dresses and gel manicures in the meantime as i prep)!
so now it's time to say goodbye to a lovely 2014, crack open my sugar paper for target planner, and start filling in some blanks. i know a lot of you have done that already, but i'm always a little slow in the new year. i usually linger in holiday mode a few days past when i should, take the tree down a couple weeks late, and make resolutions casually, if at all. i'm more of a dip-your-toes-in-the-new-year than a cannonball kind of girl. whatever your style, i hope the new year brings you joy and anticipation. looking forward to 2015 with you!