Over the weekend Andrew and I picked up our Christmas tree! I love Christmas so much and putting on our santa hats and decorating is something I really cherish. I’m very lucky to get the chance to do that every Christmas for the rest of my life! Now it’s time to work on the rest of the apartment. All the candles will be switching to Christmas scents, stockings will be hung, presents will be wrapped (in metallic wrapping paper and twine), flowers will be red, and hot cocoa will be made on a daily basis. Tis the season!
I don’t typically do gift guide posts but if you guys are anything like me this year, Thanksgiving really snuck up on you. I can’t believe it’s in two days… which means black Friday is practically here. I know people say it’s ridiculous to wait on line to attribute to the greediness of our country but I have just two words to say to that, BAH HUMBUG! I love giving gifts during the holidays, and it’s fun to wake up in the middle of the night to get someone something special. I try to make a gift guide for myself each year before I go shopping. It’s easier for me to focus when I have a list of people and an idea of what I want to get them. So here is this years:
Today is my birthday. Hard to believe another year has passed. Lots has changed… as things do in a year… and I’m excited to start my twenty four year old life. Starting by heading to the beach, then dinner with a really great friend and her (also really great) boyfriend. Possibly wearing a tulle ball gown, or not. I wish I could pull off a balloon skirt like this lovely lady. I do have the Ban.do bow headband ready to go though!
My Dad is totally the coolest man on the planet. It’s not because he’s particularly stylish or on trend, but because he’s my Dad… he cracks me up to the point of tears and he would do anything for me. Every year on Father’s Day I get him a card, and a hug, and typically something that relates to fishing. This year though, I was thinking that I should be getting him presents that reflect just how cool he really is. Here’s some super cool dad inspiration.
I. Coach Leather Bracelet II. Yankees Baseball Cuff Links III. Coach Men’s Weekend Tote IV. Ramones Tee V. Coach Carabiner Key Ring VI. Empori Armani Cruiser Bike VII. Coach ID Case VIII. High Top Sneakers
Ever since going to Paper Source in LA with Catherine and Renee Zellweger (okay, Renee may have already been there when we walked in) I’ve been obsessing over holiday gift wrapping. Catherine’s plans for a white and silver theme got me thinking about the gifts under my own tree. Here’s some inspiration for my holiday gifts, and you can bet that no matter what color scheme I choose I’ll be tying in gold!