December 31, 2013

celebrate / happy new year!

It seems that the majority of my New Years cards have reached their recipients and I can share them! Happy New Year to each and every one of you!!

celebrate / new years eve

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe night! I’ll be ringing in 2014 with a low key night a friend’s apartment. Any glamorous plans?

December 27, 2013

celebrate / 2013

What a year (in reverse)!!! #2013

December 25, 2013

celebrate / merry christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating tomorrow!! May your day be merry and bright and full of friends, family, and good food!

December 24, 2013

celebrate / christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating tomorrow!! May your day be merry and bright and full of friends, family, and good food!

December 23, 2013

celebrate / birthday present

From @kevinkevinson: "I made these for my roommate’s birthday to hang in our bathroom. Me on the left, she’s on the right. They were a success!"

A beautiful birthday present from my roommate!!!

quote / journey

December 20, 2013


How BEAUTIFUL are these copper painted oyster shells!?! I think a friend of a friend is behind these pretties, as I discovered them on Facebook. Find them on Etsy here.
Any fun weekend plans? Last minute shopping? Cozying by the fire? Baking your butt off? I’ll be relaxing and celebrating the big 2-5 tomorrow (including crossing #43 off of my 101 in 1001 list). TGIF!!

December 19, 2013

celebrate / diy advent calendar

I personally don’t celebrate Christmas, but there are certainly aspects of the holiday, and of the season, that I get very excited about (I’m looking at you, Fresh Balsam candle and of course all the sweets!). I really like the idea of advent calendars, especially when they’re full of family and friend bonding activities! I just had to share this tiny DIY advent calendar from Country Living

Do you have an advent calendar?

December 18, 2013

funny / elf on a shelf

I still can’t stop laughing at this insta from @shelikesruffles. #regram #amazing #hilarious #elfonashelf #mileycyrus

wed / glittery bridesmaids

I’m a fan of mismatched bridesmaids, but these lovely ladies in complementary glittering gowns kill it!!! Dare I say that they actually might wear their dresses again?? (Plus giving your ‘maids flexibility allows them to rent their dresses if that’s a better option for them!)

December 17, 2013

three little spaces / cozy

It’s that time of year where I just want to hunker down and be cozy. With 9 degree temps this morning and snow falling outside, I’m dreaming of these three little spaces!

{1 / 2 / 3}

December 16, 2013

December 14, 2013

wear / plaid and sequins

This is basically my outfit for tonight!! Just my skirt is black.

December 13, 2013


TGIF! I’m so glad it’s finally Friday. It’s been a long week (these holiday hours at the mall are longer and it’s making me sleepy!) and I can wait for a cozy night in tonight and a friend’s holiday party tomorrow. Boston is supposed to get hit with some serious winter weather and I’m looking forward to some downtime and (if I don’t get called into work) making some beef stew. What are you planning on doing this weekend?

December 10, 2013

101 in 1001

It’s been awhile since I updated my 101 in 1001 listMackenzie’s post this morning was a good reminder :)
Some recent accomplishments: 
1. Sent 3 more cards/notes
2. My holiday cards are thisclose to being ready for the mailman

4. Brought soup to a sick friend
9. Left a 100% tip
10. Treated a friend to a celebratory cocktail
17/22. Hosted a board game and wine night for more than 4 girlfriends
18. Had dinner at Ten Tables
31. Got dressed up for my (early) 25th birthday party!!! Sadly I have no pictures
34. Fell in love
53. Started collecting for my bar area

64. Finished 3 new books
83. Spent $20 at the SOWA Market

86. Went to a BU/BC hockey game

Anyone else working on a list? How’s it coming?

December 8, 2013

wear / elbow patch sweater


I’m obsessed with this sweater. I have it in wine!!

9/6/14: JCrew Factory is selling this now!

December 6, 2013

celebrate / splurge list

I put together this group of splurge worthy items mostly for fun. Whether you go in on a gift with a few people, give one big gift per person, or are feeling extra generous, here are some splurge-worthy gift ideas. I wouldn’t be disappointed to see any of these end up in my lap!

Previously: For Her // For Him // For the Hostess // For the Home

December 4, 2013

celebrate / gift guide for her

I definitely did something wacky with scheduling this post for yesterday! Regardless, here are some of my favorites gifts for her. Happy shopping!

{card case for business cards / festive plaid shirt / coffee table book (one of my favorites!) / oversized colorful studs (something many wouldn’t buy for themselves) / tech gloves / rose gold rings / glittery nail polish}

PS-Jenn from Much to My Delight posted a great article about depression during the holidays. I love gift giving and cheer, but recognize that life can’t always be sunshine and rainbows for everyone.