Merry Christmas!

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!

I've taken a bit of a blogging hiatus this week to soak up every bit of the Christmas season I could! I'll be back early next week with some end of year wrap-up posts! Until then, I hope you are enjoying the holidays surrounded by those you love.

Here's a glimpse into our Christmas season thus far:


DIY Jingle Bell Bow + Last Minute Gift Ideas

Hip Hip Hooray! The last Friday of school is here!

I apologize for a bit of a blogging absence this week. I have been running, running, running these last few weeks. Since Thanksgiving, I have been staying at school late almost every day. That combined with several different Christmas events to attend, has left little energy or time for blogging.

That being said, today I bring you a brief post! 

We always have a Jingle Bell Run the last day of school before break and my first year I made a cute jingle bell bow and have loved wearing it at Christmastime ever since!

All you do is get a craft barrette, tie a bow with some ribbon and add jingle bells. Everything was attached to the barrette with hot glue. All in all it took under 5 minutes! I've even gifted some to friends over the years to wear to Christmas parties!

And finally, I wanted to share some of my top picks for last minute Christmas gifts. Lots of places are still accepting online orders through the weekend with guaranteed Christmas delivery! 

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?

Any fun Christmas weekend plans?

Have a great day!


10 Days!

Happy Monday friends!

Can you believe that Christmas is just 10 days away!

Major crunch time!

I have just about all of my holiday shopping done...just a few more people to shop for.

Fortunately, just about all websites are still accepting orders through the week (and beyond) with guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery.

I, therefore, thought that now would be a good time to redirect you to my Holiday Gift Guides. I will also be posting more gift ideas on the blog and Instagram throughout the week.

Below you will see my top picks from each guide, as well as links to all the full posts. I have made a note of which items are no longer available and which are currently on sale!

cocktail napkins (unavailable for Christmas delivery, these are equally cute)/cheetah pillow/hurricanes

pajamas/headband (30% off with code GIVETHIS)/vest/slippers (sold out, these are 30% off with code GIVETHIS, though!)/gloves/book/


leather catchall/boots/log carrier (currently on back-order, similar here)/bottle holder (unavailable)

iPhone camera lens (unavailable, similar here)/monogrammed swiss army knife (unavailable, similar here)/sriracha to go (unavailable)/growler (unavailable, similar options here)/

Also, be sure to check out my Pinterest boards, full of many more gift ideas!

How's your holiday shopping going?

Are you a shop ahead or last minute kinda person?

Have a great day!



Happy Friday readers!

I hope this week has been good to you! I am still plugging along to make it to next Friday and a much needed winter break!

Anyone in education knows that these last few weeks before break are crazy! There are all sorts of holiday activities going on at school and every day the kids get a bit more excited and a bit more wild!

To offer some stress relief during this hectic time, I had the kindergarten team over the other night for Cookies & Cocktails. It was such a fun little holiday celebration!

I made the cookies and set the table 
ahead of time the night before!

To munch on, I served poppy seed ham biscuits (recipe here), bacon cheddar dip (made from a pack bought at Southern Season, so good), and chocolate chip cookies (recipe here).

To sip I served a Pomegranate Prosecco Spritzer and Peppermint White Russians!

I wasn't too keen on how the spritzer turned out, but the Peppermint White Russians were delicious, so I thought I would share the recipe with you today!

Peppermint White Russian
2 parts Peppermint Mocha Kahlua
2 parts Milk or Cream
1 part Vodka
*Garnish with crushed candy canes and peppermint marshmallows!

What are your favorite holiday beverages?

Fun weekend plans ahead?

We have a black tie party tonight and I know I'll be drinking another Peppermint White Russian or too!

Have a great weekend!


We Have a Winner + Other YRT Goodies

Happy Hump Day readers!

I hope you're having a great week!

Today, I am excited to congratulate blogger Seersucker Sass for winning my York River Traders giveaway!

I also wanted to be sure to share some other YRT goodies with you, that would make perfect gifts this holiday season!

And last, but not least, my personal favorite on their site right now:

Have you shopped YRT before?

What are the men in your life getting this holiday season?

Have a great day!