Friday, December 19, 2014

Five on Friday: {December 19, 2014}

Hey Gals! It’s the last Friday before Christmas, which means I get to squeeze in one last 5 on Friday for the year that’s devoted exclusively to Christmas!! Hopefully everyone isn't holiday'd out yet, because I'm soaking up all of the festive goodness while I can since this season has flown by so incredibly fast! I hope you all have a great weekend ahead - as usual, here are my five favorite (Christmas) obsessions of the week!

ONE | Holiday Card Link-up

We're so excited to be hosting our very first link-up on The Sequin Notebook next Tuesday, on 12/23, featuring holiday cards! So grab the button above and join the party and link-up your beautiful holiday card posts! I know I’ve been seeing them float around blogland all month, so we thought it would be fun to feature them all together!  And of course, we can’t wait to showcase some of our favorite cards from our Card Swap, so don’t forget share your pictures on Instagram, along with #2014SequinCardSwap so we can feature YOU!

TWO | Family Holiday Card

And speaking of holiday cards, I’m excited to share my own family holiday card! I was so behind this year with getting these out, but now that they are in the mail, I couldn’t resist sharing! That wagon has been a staple in Little M’s life since he received on his birthday from his two fabulous Aunts, so I knew we had to include in our card this year.  
Oh, and I couldn’t forget my gal Fred, so we also included a jazzed up picture on the back (thanks PicMonkey!) that includes BOTH of my babies – don’t they both look thrilled in the picture?!  I ended up designing the card in photoshop and uploading the complete file to Vistaprint for printing - I like having total flexibility with the design and it ends up being a lot cheaper this way!

THREE | Disastrous Santa Visit

Along with being pretty behind in getting my cards out, we also decided to go visit Santa on the worst possible time – 2 Sundays before Christmas! So obviously the line was out of control and we had to wait for over an hour.  Little M handled it pretty well, but the second we got to Santa, he was having none of it! Oh well, I still think the pic is pretty cute! I mean, we need at least one “crying in Santa’s lap picture” to tease him with in the future, right?!


FOUR | Favorite Recipe - Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!
oreo truffles, peppermint snicker doodlescookie wreathcake batter cookiessnowman cookies
Normally I try to make a batch or two of cake pops for the holidays but this year I've decided to go the cookies route and try out a bunch of different recipes.  After spending waaay too much time on Pinterest, I think I'm going to try out some of the above recipes, though please let me know if you have any recommendations or must make cookie recipes!!


FIVE | Favorite Holiday Episode – The Mindy Project

I absolutely love when tv shows do a holiday episodes since it’s always fun to see your favorite characters engaged in crazy holiday antics.  My favorite from this season has to be The Mindy Project.  First of all, I love, love, love this show and basically know that she and I would be total Gals in real life (so if you aren’t watching – add to your DVR stat!), but on top of that, this show is always good for a great Holiday Episode.  I won’t spoil it in case you haven’t watched yet (or planning to get all caught up over the holiday), but basically it had a little bit of everything I love: tons of ridiculous one liners from Mindy, a romantic plot twist, and an ending that left me wanting so much more!

What fun holiday things have you been obsessing over this week?

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

xoxo
- M

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22 comments :

  1. I usually make cake pops around the holidays too but I totally want to make cookies this year! So many amazing cookie recipes! Those peppermint snickerdoodles sound amazing! Have a great weekend!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I LOVE The Mindy Project. I love her & Daniel together...
    Every one needs crying Santa pictures - they're my favorite.

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  3. I loved participating in the card swap. Thanks for hosting it!

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  4. love Mindy!! I just want her to be my bff! CUTE cookie recipes...i might have to try them out! happy weekend!!!

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  5. We haven't watched the mindy holiday episode yet -but i seriously love that show and her fashion!! Hope you ladies have a great weekend!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. Love your card and the other adorable pics! A crying with Santa pic will def pay dividends in the future, lol!

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  7. Your card is so cute! Love the Santa pic, classic! I SO need to bake still, I haven't done much baking at all this season!

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  8. I know it is mean but kids crying on Santa's lap are my favorite holiday photos. I think they are so hilarious!

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  9. Priceless Santa photo! Love holiday specials of my fave shows too.
    Have a great weekend!!

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  10. My PO is not doing so well lately.. I am waiting on so many things, my card included :( Hope it comes before Tue!

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  11. Can't even deal with that Little M pic with Santa...and of course, I'm so excited to see that sweet face in my mailbox soon!!!

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  12. Those little snowmen cookies are SO adorable. Love how the card turned out and can't wait to share our cards (although sadly my buddy never sent me one!?).

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  13. Aww your cards came out sooo cute!!! Hopefully I'll get my card from my swap partner before the link up :)

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  14. Can't wait for the holiday card linkup next week!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  15. I have those cake batter cookies pinned too, I'm hoping to try out the recipe next week. Can't wait to link up for the card swap, it was awesome to be a part of that with you gals! :)

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  16. Your card is precious! I love Christmas episodes too! Hoping I get my card before the linkup so I can share!

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  17. Those cookies all look delish! And the crying santa pic is so precious! Have a great weekend!

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  18. Little M is adorable! And I can't wait to see that holiday card!

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  19. I've been wanting some glittery nail polish! Love the blue one! And your family Christmas card is adorable :)

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  20. Mmm..Those recipes look like something that I may need to try! As for the Cirque Colors giveaway, I think that Let's Dance is my absolute favorite! Thank you for the chance to win these beautiful glitters!

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  21. Love the pic of the cookies...I'm saving my baking until the day before Christmas...my daughter and I are baking cookies to take over to my other daughter's new house on Christmas Day! I'm making Gingerbread people! LOVE THEM!! She's making Salted Caramel cookies. The reason we're waiting until the last minute? My 26 yr. old son lives with me. I'm CONVINCED he is the original Cookie Monster and will eat ALL the cookies we bake! NO KIDDING!...LOL!
    Anyway, Ive just entered your Cirque Colors giveaway, and my favorite color glitter polish if it is even one of the one's shown, is 8 Crazy Nights! I'm Crazy for blue polish! Thanks for the chance to win!

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