12.09.2014

Tis the Season

Happy Tuesday readers!

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

The holiday season is in full swing and I'm a bit in denial that Christmas is just over 2 weeks away!

This weekend was jam packed with holiday goodness and I am excited to share our adventures with you today!

Friday night we went with a group of friends on a Tacky Lights Tour in a Hummer Limo! Richmond is known for its Tacky Lights Tour (see here) and has several fun houses all over town. Most years we just drive around ourselves, so I was excited that one of our friends decided to organize a tour!

I wore some of my new faves, tassel top & velvet jeans 
with an old fave, and my first bitrhday present from Bryce, 
my Patagonia Vest (cream version here)!

This "Ditto" house may have been my favorite!

Unfortunately this is the best picture we got inside the limo and the one attempt at a full group picture of all 16 of us failed miserably!


A Richmond Classic

This pretty much sums us up...




Saturday, Emily, of Eloquently Emily, was in town and I was so happy she made time for me during her visit! I am really happy and proud of her accomplishments and new job, but have missed her so much since her move a few short months ago! We started out the day with lunch at Stuzzi before heading to appointments at Bombshell for blowouts. We both had holiday outings that night and thought it would be fun to get some girlie pampering!


The twinning was accidental, by the way...

With a head full of curls, I headed home ready for Erin & Ryan's Tacky Christmas Gender Reveal Party!

I didn't have much time to pull together a costume, 
so I simply added one of the giant bows from our 
Christmas decor and pinned it in my hair!


I took hardly any photos during the party, but the ones I did take were the ones that mattered most:

Before the reveal, people voted Boy or Girl, by hanging a Green or Red ornament on appropriate sides of the tree!

Ready, set...

GO!

It's a GIRL!!!



Bryce and I are already so in love with Little Miss Phillips and were happy to be a part of this special celebration! We may or may not have already ordered some Christmas presents for baby girl...

After all the baby excited we had high hopes of making it to a second party we were invited to that night, but were just too exhausted!

Sunday morning we slept in and then got to decking the halls! I still have some decorating to go, but have the most important part done: The Tree!

We decided to move it into the living room this year to enjoy it a bit more and I love that it is the focal point downstairs!

And you probably won't be surprised to hear that I was in bed by 9:00 pm on Sunday. Tis the season!

Finally, just a reminder, today is the LAST day to enter my York River Traders Mariner Dog Collar Giveaway! The Rafflecopter widget will close at 11:59 pm! Click here to enter!

*adorable pup not included

Have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. I am not a huge fan of the gender reveal parties, but that one looks fun!!! Yayee for a girl!

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  2. Love the idea of a Holiday themed gender reveal party!

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  3. The tacky Christmas tour sounds amazing! I always love looking at the lights and a group outing is absolutely the way to go. Looks like an amazing weekend!

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  4. The tacky Christmas lights looks like SO much fun! And I love the Holiday themed gender reveal! What a great weekend you had!

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  5. Love the tacky lights tour, so funny! Your hair looked awesome.

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  6. So cute! Loved the pics from the gender reveal party!

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  7. What a fun weekend! You looked too pretty for a tacky Christmas party and your hair was amazing!

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  8. Such a fun weekend!! Love your blowout and party outfit. The limo light tour was genius!!

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  9. Love all your cute outfits! What a fun weekend, lady.

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  10. Love a good Tacky light tour - one of my besties lives directly behind Mr. Christmas' house - Lucky her!!!!

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  11. those lights are seriously amazing and how people create all that - i will never know!!

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  12. Love all the lights. That is so cool that you went as a big group to check them all out.

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  13. Would you believe all these years in Richmond, and I have never done the limo Tacky Light Tour! Not that we haven't had the opportunity -- but either had plans or sick babies or something else. Now we pile all the kiddos in the car and set our own course. Love seeing their wonder and amazement at all the lights. So fun.

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