Friday, December 12, 2014

Five on Friday {December 12, 2014}

 

Merry Friday, gals! With only 2 more weeks until Christmas (!), I'm definitely feeling the holiday cheer (and also the pressures of being slightly behind on my to-do lists but oh well, that's what weekends are for!). I'm trying to fully soak up all of the seasonal joy, so the five things I'm loving these week are all holiday-centric!


ONE | Holiday Card Photos
True confession - M and I are completely obsessed with the fun pictures from our holiday card photo shoot! We are so thankful to Alex from Idalia Photography for capturing these images (and for putting up with all of our glitter, cackling, and crazy costume changes!). We can't wait to reveal all of the photos and share the behind-the-scenes scoop with you during our card swap link-up but for now, here's just a few teaser pics...





TWO | Friendly festivities
I love packing my calendar with friend outings all year round, but especially at the holidays! I was so excited earlier this week to meet up with Allison, a blogger-turned-real-life-friend - wish I had some cute photos to share with you but we were too busy with all of the stories (and all of the wine). This weekend will bring a Christmas meeting of the Brunch Club (Santa attire optional...but strongly encouraged), a black tie holiday cocktail party, and some last minute holiday shopping, crafting, card writing, and party planning (for my annual Christmas movie night pajama party being held next week)...I can't wait!


THREE | Christmas cocktails




Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to feel jolly than by sipping some Christmas spirits? I have a big pitcher of my Christmas stand-by, Poinsettia Punch, chilling in my fridge, but I'm also experimenting with a few new recipes to create the perfect signature cocktail for my upcoming holiday movie night...any suggestions?



FOUR | Sweet swaps



When Mia and Libby announced that they were hosting an ornament swap, I knew I had to get in on that action. I was paired with the awesome Rachel who clearly knew exactly I would love - not only did she select a fully sequined ornament, but she also threw in some bonus cocktail napkins (with an all-too-appropriate saying) and some fantastic B coasters! I am one lucky lady!
  

FIVE | Holiday cheer in all corners of the world

Even when I was shoving my way through packs of commuters and tourists in Penn Station last week (and definitely NOT in the best mood), the Christmas spirit still managed to find me...I mean, really - you can't help but feel that holiday glow when you see Santa and an unknown reindeer just sharing a pint like a couple of bros (just watch that reindeer tongue there, buddy!).

How are you feeling about the holidays, now that Christmas is only 2 weeks away? (Also, don't forget to enter our Skinnygirl giveaway!)

xoxo
B

Thanks to our gals AmandaJennieKarliClare, Rebecca, Katie, Natasha, and Lauren for hosting today's link-ups!

23 comments :

  1. You girls are so cute in those photos and I love both your sequined tops!! You have so many fun holiday parties planned - can't wait to hear all about them!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. OMG your Christmas photos are too cute! Love your ornament from the ornament swap! And those coasters are so cute!! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  3. I LOVE your christmas photos! The sequin tops are amazing! The poinsettia punch looks so delicious! May have to try that out soon. Have a great weekend! xo

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    I would like to see that :)

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  5. Love the photos of you two ladies! so pretty!! Those sequin tops are fab!!

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  6. Thank you again so much for participating, love what you got! Girls, those pictures are the cutest!!

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  7. That cocktail looks fabulous. I love the name too. I'm all for alliteration, so Poinsetta Punch is a pretty perfect name in my book. Is it time to leave work yet so I can go make myself one?

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  8. Love those beautiful pics!! And that Santa is cracking me up, lol! The Christmas spirit is def in full gear! Enjoy all your festive activities :)

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  9. How cute are you two in your photos?! Love the sequin tops of course.
    And that drink looks fab. Yummy!
    Have a great weekend!!

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  10. Your weekend sounds like so much fun! We need to plan another blogger brunch stat! I love your ornament!

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  11. OMG! I forgot to mention in my last comment how much I love your holiday photos! So so so cute! I love all the gold and the touches of sparkle! Great job ladies!

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  12. Your photos are fabulous! Every single one! And I think I need to give that poinsetta punch a try!

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  13. that photoshoot is fabulous and you girls are so adorable!

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  14. Your photos are amazing! Love the props!! Y'all are so cute :) And those coasters are awesome....great gift!! Love that you got to meet up with a blogger!

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  15. Look at your two hotties! All of your pictures are just gorgeous. I need those cocktail napkins right about now please! Happy weekend :)

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  16. Love the pictures and looking forward to the holiday season as well.

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  17. Yes to holiday cocktails! Such cute pictures!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  18. That photo of you guys outside is so pretty! Love it!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  19. LOVE your adorable photos! And what a fun idea of an ornament swap! xo

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