...more about you! I often feel like I'm solely writing all about myself (which I am, I guess) and so I want to flip the tables today and make this post all about you. I want to get to know you, I want to stalk all of your blogs, and I want to encourage those of you who are new or rarely comment to let your voices be heard.
So here goes. I'm really hoping ya'll participate because posts like these always make me nervous. So, that means I'll be answering these questions myself in this post, too...
1. Favorite holiday smell? Cinnamon or cookies right out of the oven. Enough said.
2. Favorite cold-weather accessory? Definitely cozy scarves and sweaters. Oh, and boots, too.
3. Favorite blog to read/stalk? A Beautiful Mess. Those ladies are creative, I tell ya.
4. How'd you find my blog? How long have you been reading? I'll let you guys answer this one.
5. What's at the top of your Christmas wishlist? A new camera!
6. Favorite Christmas song? I'm looking to expand my playlist that so far consists of five songs so I need your help!
7. Favorite hot drink? Hot apple cider. Although, lately, hot chocolate has gone up on that list...
8. Where do you find all of your cute clothes? And yes, I am talking to you! As for me, I shop primarily at Target and Old Navy.
9. Real or fake Christmas tree? Real. Real. Real.
10. Favorite Christmas movie? I'm in the mood for a cute holiday movie and need some recommendations!
So will you play along? Answer all of the questions, or just a few. I've done something similar before and loved learning more about you so let's keep it going, okay?
p.s. Would you like to see these kinds of posts every season/holiday? I think it would be a fun post, but maybe that's just me...
Happy Friday, friends! It's Friday and I think you all know what that means. Bits and pieces. And if you're new here, that basically just means me sharing the little bits and pieces from my week. Lessons learned, a photo from the week, and lots of links that I loved and had to pass on. Happy weekend, friends!
You have GOT to enter my dear friend, Elizabeth's giveaway. It's just too good to pass up!
Here's a cute new app to download.
It's time to welcome winter, don't ya think?
We're getting our Christmas tree this weekend and I'm super duper excited. Do you have yours yet? If so, do you go with an angel or a star on top (or something else entirely)?
And how about some cookies and cream frozen hot chocolate, while we're at it?
I've always wanted to try bottle brush trees and now I have a great tutorial to do just that.
I am loving this Christmas exchange idea!
Did any of you watch The Sound of Music Live? I saw it go Twitter-crazy last night and only watched a few moments of it while my dad was channel surfing. Even though I personally think Julie Andrews is un-replaceable, I'd love to know if you think it's worth watching online!
Just some cute (free!) holiday fonts to download this weekend.
And this is why I blog about Jesus. Amen, girl. Amen.
How fun is this post? I'm thinking I might have to do my own take on this someday soon!
The most perfect winter wishlist (especially if you live in the PNW!).
I am seriously in love with this DIY project. The lights make it so pretty and magical!
You know how you sometimes just have to cry every once and a while? Well, it's exactly what happened this week and it was exactly what I needed. I instantly felt the comfort of friends and God's love, too. Sometimes a good cry is good, right? Except for the fact that I am one mess of a crier. Not. even. kidding.
And this one's just because you might want some more Christmas printables. I mean you can never have enough of them, right? Especially since they're free and all.
One of the best wedding favor ideas ever.
To the girl who has never dated (a MUST-READ!).
How cute is this Etsy shop?
Oh, and this shop, too!
This is brilliant/hilarious/adorable all in one.
And I know this hilarious video is all over Facebook and social media (like, all over), but it's seriously too good not to share. Happy laughing!
p.s. I have a fun post coming at ya next Monday so I'll see you then, okay?
filed under: bits and pieces
homemade caramel corn for the win.
getting the fireplace mantel ready for Christmas.
rising rolls for leftover turkey sandwiches.
smoked gouda + roasted vegetable + artichoke pizza. one word: yummm.
It's not too late to post some photos from my Thanksgiving weekend, right? I was blessed to get an extra long weekend to sleep in, spend time with family, decorate for Christmas (eep, so excited!!), eat loooots of good food (including leftovers), and work on some jigsaw puzzles. It was a lovely Thanksgiving indeed.
And I also learned that my grandpa (one of the funniest guys I know) wants to ride a biplane with a stunt pilot. He's a daredevil, I tell ya. And if I had only had my camera out to catch my grandma's reaction upon hearing that...