Friday Favorites: Plaid Tidings Party

Happy Friday, everyone! And happy last day of work for the winter break for me. Eeeks! I feel very fortunate to work somewhere that gives us two weeks off at Christmas. Bring on the holidays!

This past weekend, I hosted a Plaid Tiding Party for my girlfriends, and I’ve been sharing all the party details this week. My first favorite this week is the party decorations.

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I shared all the details on Monday. Check out that post here.

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Plaid Tidings Party: What I Wore

The Plaid Tidings Party I threw last weekend wouldn’t have been complete without plaid party wear! I searched for a few weeks for the perfect plaid piece, and was thrilled to find a festive pair of plaid flats that were perfect. I also found a great ruffle sweatshirt and paired both with black jeans and red earrings, and I was ready to party!

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Here are some of my other favorite plaid items, perfect for the holiday season, if you are plaid to the bone like me 😉

scarf ponchovest | shirt 

ruffle sweatshirt | coat | scarf 2

And if you’re looking for some plaid lounge wear, here are my favorites:

pants | pants 2 | pants 3

I hope you’re feeling inspired to add some plaid to your holiday wardrobe!

Party on!


Plaid Tidings Party: Decor

This weekend, I hosted a Plaid Tidings Party and it was so much fun! When I asked my girlfriends what they wanted to do at our annual holiday gathering this year, they said they wanted me to teach them how to make wreaths. I happily obliged! And since I want all the plaid things right now, I thought a Plaid Tidings Wreath Making Party would be the perfect event. To set the tone right off the bat, I used Paperless Post to send e-invitations.


Since I hosted this party at someone else’s house, all my decorations had to be portable and easy to set up/take down, so I limited it to one main themed table, plus the crafting table. I love the mixtures of plaid throughout, from the wreath ribbons, to plaid ornaments, to the plates and napkins! Continue reading

Friday Favorites: Holiday Food Gifts under $25

Happy Friday! Today I’m excited to share my favorite gifting ideas for neighbors, coworkers, teachers, etc. I think food gifts are so great, because they’re easy, practical, and fun.

I like to give food gifts to our neighbors and my coworkers, because it’s a thoughtful gift for someone you may not know super well. I’ve come up with a list of my favorites, several of which we’re using this year!

I thought it’d be fun to use the same box, but pack it five different ways, to show you exactly how I gift these items. I picked up a Sugar Paper LA box from Target – I chose white, so it’d be neutral and let the gift items be the stars. I filled the box with white crinkle, and it was ready to be dressed up.


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Friday Favorites: Decking our Halls

Yay, it’s December!! I have so much fun stuff planned for this month, and I’m really looking forward to all of it. And I love that we had an extra week after Thanksgiving to get ready for Christmas, which has me feeling like I’ll really be able to enjoy the season.

This week, I’ve been sharing the decorations around our house. I changed up a few things this year, and kept some things the same as previous years. I love being able to use my sentimental items every year, and mix in some fun new stuff as well.

My first favorite this week is the blog post I shared on Monday about our Christmas trees. We have a classic tree with gold, pearl, and olive accents, and then a mini tree with all our travel ornaments.

I love doing a non-traditional tree topper, like the flowers on our tall tree and the big plaid bow on our travel tree. Check out all the details about both trees here.

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Thirsty Thursday: Rosy Cheeks Cocktail

Happy Thursday! It’s been all things Christmas this week on my blog. On Monday and Tuesday, I shared the holiday decor in our house (you can read those posts here and here). Today, I’m sharing the perfect cocktail for sipping this season! It’s full of peppermint flavor, toasty warm, and great when the weather outside is frightful.

When I went to Victoria, B.C. with my Girl Scout troop a couple weeks ago, we stopped at an adorable little tea shop, Silk Road Teas, and I picked up a little tin of their loose leaf candy cane tea. I also found a festive Christmas mug and reindeer stirring spoon, and I couldn’t wait to use the tea to create a holiday cocktail to serve in my new mug! Here are a few snaps from our weekend in Victoria:

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