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Sweet Holiday

I can’t believe that Christmas is only a week away! I seriously can’t wait to be home in New Jersey with my family and surrounded by all of our decorations and traditions.

Until then, I’ll be baking cookies and wrapping presents in my own apartment to keep up the Christmas cheer. The little decorations that I have in my apartment are pink and sparkly, which aren’t much but are perfect for me. Speaking of pink and sparkly, have you seen this beautiful Kate Spade-inspired Christmas styled shoot from Style Me Pretty? I love the pastels, metallics, desserts, and hand drawn tree! A sweet holiday scene I’d so love to recreate…

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{Image thanks to: Style Me Pretty}

Our Thanksgiving Table

I wanted to share some scenes from our lovely Thanksgiving table. Most everyone asked me what I was baking, but unlike last year, I kept the sugar in the pantry and instead helped with other tasks. (My aunt brought all of the amazing desserts including a fantastic blueberry pie!)

I set and decorated our tables in purple and gold, with a fruit-filled cornucopia centerpiece and shimmering candles. My mom made beautiful “I am thankful” tags, which each person filled out and hung on the chandelier. For a veggie platter, I took a tip from Martha and wrapped glass bowls in cabbage leaves and made dip bowls from radicchio heads. I loved how this spread turned out! We all noshed on veggies while watching my older brother deep fry a turkey. This was the first year we’ve done this and it was a huge hit. We didn’t burn down the house and we had a lot of fun with it too. After the turkey was done, we deep fried some cranberry sauce…yes, cranberry sauce…and those little “pies” were just incredible.

I had a really nice Thanksgiving with family and friends and I hope you did too. So take a peak…

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A Crafty Christmas

feeling very crafty this holiday season. Aside from baking, I’ve had a lot of fun making these felted decorations. My mom and I were inspired by this beautiful, but expensive wreath from Anthropologie – and she taught me that we could make our own. I had so much fun making the wreath, that I continued on with some ornaments.

All you need is something styrofoam (wreath, balls), pieces of felt, different colored wool and ribbon. Et voila!

PS. Don’t you love my little pink tree?