Sunday, December 25, 2011


 I love TRADITIONS, I love the anticipation of them. Holiday traditions are my favorite! Aren't they comforting? Aren't they special? I am so blessed in my career that I am able to go home for 2 weeks during the holidays. Home is where my parents and little brother are. Since I do not have a family of my own yet, this is where I come "Home for the Holidays." This year I am even more excited because B is coming home with me! I can't wait to have him around and spend this Christmas together.


I am looking forward to the simple things. The little things that are taken for granted. TRADITIONS. Mom and I bake cookies, so far we made these YUMMY Butterscotch + cornflake + peanut butter no bakes. Recipe Here {B's fav by the way.}

I have done lots of wrapping, and I must say... my gifts are pretty cute, I got lots of ideas for cute wrapping on pinterest. Ideas:

As you can see, I'm loving the brown craft paper and all it has to offer. I used twine for ribbon and then added bright Christmas colors and cute gift tags to finish them off. Find free printable gift tags Here

Next I will be working on a couple Christmas crafts. I have 12 days off so now is the time to get busy! I never have time like this to make stuff. On the top of my list is this Burlap Wreath.
Here is the finished product.

Isn't it GORGEOUS!?

In between baking, wrapping, crafting, cooking and shopping I am going to be taking it all in. I'm going to be loving time with mom, dad and little brother oh and did I mention, having my fiance with me?! I'm going to wear cozy slippers everyday, listen to Christmas music, go see some movies, cuddle up on the couch for a good christmas movie, make yummy breakfasts, take naps, take baths, sleep in, run to Target at least 5 times with mom, finsh reading Catching Fire, and just enjoy this wonderful time of year.

via pinterest

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

New York City & a Ring!

We're Engaged! 

That's right, I'm going to have a husband!
The feeling is quite surreal. It's incredible, unbelievable and the best feeling I could imagine. I am marrying my best friend, and the most amazing man in the world. I remember a long time ago, looking at a picture of B and just saying out loud "he's going to be my husband." It's crazy how everything works out. I feel so blessed to have found him. My other half, my absolute LOVE - If I thought I loved him then, ahhh I can't imagine how much this love will grow. There are things in him that I never even knew existed and things I never knew I wanted. He makes me laugh in and instant, makes me melt with his smile, comforts and cuddles me whenever I need it, is my biggest fan and truly completes me. 
Being engaged really does FEEL different. It really took us to a different level. Ever since then, I feel something stronger than before. It's hard to explain but it's a promise to each other; he put a ring on it, and I said YES!

We were in NYC for Thanksgiving. The trip was the BEST. Below are some highlights of our week!

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