December 24, 2014

celebrate / merry merry

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I will be cozy inside with Chinese food and some movies. Cheers!

December 23, 2014

listen / time after time

Nope, not the Cyndi Lauper version. I discovered this song last night and was all teary and mushy and now I can't stop listening. Enjoy!

December 19, 2014


I've been eyeing this sweater from JCrew.

I ordered this Rifle Paper calendar for my cube and can't wait to put it out! I had wishlisted this wayyyy back when the original art was spotted on Instagram in the spring. 

8 tips for decluttering

Eastern Standard brunch is in my future for my birthday on Sunday!

This article is super helpful when addressing holiday cards.
I just watched Reckless this month and wish it wasn't cancelled!! I love that it takes place in my hometown. 

This little table arrived for the apartment and is already so handy. 

What your ice cream flavor says about you.

32 amazing makeup tricks just in time for holiday festivities!

December 18, 2014

December 17, 2014

wed / white reception tent

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I love ghost chairs and that alone would have drawn me to this image. But to top it off, I love the draped fabric, the clustered floral arrangements, and the textured linens. Throw in pops of green or blue and I'd be ready to move right in. 

What types of reception decor are catching your eye lately?

December 16, 2014

eat + celebrate / hanukkah party

A and I are having a few friends over for a little latke party on Thursday and I turned to one of my favorite recipe resources, Deb from Smitten Kitchen, for recipes. Last year in an effort to up my latke game, I followed this recipe and will definitely use it again. I will of course serve them with sour cream, applesauce, and smoked salmon, but I was at a loss for what else to serve. 

Well, Deb doesn't just feel like a friend talking to you from the blog (I have been known to talk to the computer while following her recipes), but she even responded to my tweet asking for recipe suggestions! Per Deb's suggestion, I'll also be trying out the pickled cabbage salad and making some tzatziki to serve with carrots. Can't wait to share the results next week! 

Happy Hanukkah!! 

December 10, 2014

wed / bridal sequins

This photo was so beautiful I just had to share. Happy #weddingwednesday!

December 9, 2014

listen / blank space

Anyone else stuck on "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift? I can't stop listening to it!! I'm surprised my coworkers haven't cut me off. I keep hearing the Starbucks lyrics too haha.

December 4, 2014

eat / pasta carbonara

Liz from Sequins and Stripes recently posted a recipe for pasta carbonara and I HAD to try it. I am often weary of ordering carbonara since it can sometimes be super heavy and creamy, but this sounded easy and delicious...and I've made it twice in the past week. 

That's Liz's photo above and find the recipe here!