Monday, December 10, 2018

Clink, Clink

Eat, drink, and be merry is a pretty well known saying that pretty much sums up the holiday season vibe perfectly. There always seems to be an endless amount of holiday parties and festive throughout the season and it is basically impossible not to catch the holiday bug. 
However, for every single positive thing the Christmas season has going for it, there is always one downside…I absolutely hate it when I put my drink down at a party or family gathering and five seconds later I have no clue what so ever as to which glass is mine. For years I have been trying to find a tasteful solution, but I’m not a fan of the little rubber things you wrap around your glass and bows tied around the stem of a wine glass look great to start out with, but an hour later the ribbon is untied, damp, and frayed. 
Recently I came into contact with a company who introduced me to some stunning wine charms that are simply fabulous and available on amazon! Bliss Home Magnetic Wine Glass Charms feature premium Swarovski Ctystal Elements that come in a variety of shades, holds securely to wine, beer or cocktail glasses, and won’t scratch delicate glassware. 
I was honestly a little skeptical if the wine charms would stay in place on the a drinking glass, Since it seems like the dampness of the drink would eventually cause the charm to fall off, but they stay on and work amazingly well! These magnetic drink markers are set in a velver backing and arrive in a beautiful, sturdy box – perfect for storage. I absoutly love the assortment of colors and it comes off as adding an elegant touch, but it also serves a purpose!
Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve is almost here!Bliss Home Swarovski Magnetic Wine Glass Charms {set of 12} are $19.99 and can be purchased on Amazon!!!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Hostess Gift Guide

The  Holiday season is officially in full swing and that can only mean one thing, holiday parties are well underway. I feel like this weekend is really the first weekend of holiday parties. Whenever I go to a holiday party {or any party, really} my go-to hostess is either a bottle of wine or a candle, aka, the can’t go wrong gifts. 
The hostess usually puts so much time and effort into a party of any sorts, that at the very least, they deserve a token of gratitude. During the holiday season I always thing it is fun to be a bit more festive when giving hostess gifts, and I always love the smile it bring to their face. 
So whether you are shopping for the master cocktail maker, pro cookie maker, or the merry maker, or that special friend who is the definition of the hostess with the mostess, here are 10 gifts that would thrill any hostess.

6.   S’mores

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Decorating For Christmas

Does anyone else heart soar with merriment at the first sign of a festive red and white Christmas bow or a Christmas wreath on every window of a house? A part of me wishes that it was 100% to keep Christmas decorations up all year long. During this time of year there is a lighter feeling in the air and the illusion of entire neighborhoods being dusted with a layer of shimmer. 
Over the past few years I have really come to appreciate a beautifully decorated mantel and a well-tied, simple, yet elegant bow. The pinsperation this year is pretty much endless, but I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite holiday pins!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

I always make a point to make the Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide the very first gift guide of the holiday season. Growing up, on Christmas morning stockings were always the very first thing to be opened, plus I love how stocking stuffer type gifts can be given through out the season.
They always make for such a fun way to surprise and show appreciation to friends, family, neighbors, etc. They are sure to bring a smile to your face and infuse anyone with a little Christmas spirit.

Here’s where to shop for the above stocking stuffers. Click on the of the item to be directed to the website.

5.    Trouser Socks
9.    LettyScarf

Friday, November 30, 2018

Happy Hour Time

What’s that sound? Do you hear it? It’s the sound of the weekend walking down the sidewalk. I always look forward to the weekend a little bit more during the holiday seasons. There is always something going on this time of year complete with a festive feeling floating around in the air. Here’s to a weekend filled with decorating, parties, and memories made with family and friends. Cheers!

“May you always pursue the narrow path, a life that calls for something more. And not perfection, but fullness… Something deeper, beyond the shore.”
~ Morgan Harper Nichols

Drink Special! 
1 ounce tequila
1 ounce heavy cream
1 ounce white crème de cacao
½ounce white crème de menthe
Ice cubes 
Cocoa powder for garnish
Shake liquid ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cocoa powder

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Holidays at the Hermitage at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Saturday, December 1, 4:00pm
Little Rock, AR: North Little Rock Christmas Parade at North Little Rock, Sunday, December 2
Atlanta, GA: Tree Lighting at The Battery Atlanta, Friday, November 30, 7:00pm
Seaside, FL: Seaside Farmer Market at 30A, Saturday, December 1, 9:00am
Charlotte, NC: Holiday Festival at Ballantyne School of Music, Saturday, December 1, 12:30pm