Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

The holiday season is coming to a close and the new year is fast approaching.  I must say that I haven't made many resolutions that are different from those I made in previous years...just to exercise more and hopefully that a special wish of mine will come true in 2014!

I prepared my New Year "Friendship Gifts"...using gold stripe paper pales from the $1 bin at Target, pink shred, and pink champagne mini bottles, with a "Cheers" tag attached.

Tonight I'm wearing my mama's black velvet pants with a ruffled blouse and black sequined cardo.  The glitter bow belt was a find at Target and my shoes are Kate Spade.

Getting ready to party!

Here's a peek at my New Year's Dinner tablescape...

A look back at my holiday outfits and such...

I wore my Old Navy glitter flats to Happy Hour last weekend.

I gave lots of gifts cards to friends and family for Christmas and placed them inside the cute Anthropologie initial mugs.

This was the outfit I wore on Christmas Eve.  The blouse is from J Crew, the cardi is from TJ Maxx, the skirt is from Target, the gold Revas are by Tory Burch, and the gold monogrammed sash is from Laroque.

My accessories for a Christmas party...shoes by Kate Spade, glitter bow belt by Kate Spade and Chanel fragrance, lipstick, and nail polish.

Christmas party outfit...Blouse by Kate Spade, glitter bow belt by Kate Spade, and navy blue taffeta skirt by J. Crew.

Happy Hour with Target tumblers, straws, and cocktail napkins.

Another casual holiday outfit...sweater from Banana Republic, vest from Ralph Lauren, gold glitter loafers from The Gap.

So that's it for 2013.  Happy New Year to y'all and I hope y'all have a healthy and happy 2014!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

Lilly Pulitzer Print Studio has the cutest Christmas prints.  I think I'm gonna frame these for next year.  Prinstagram is a site that will print your Instagram photos to 4 x 4 prints.  How cute would these Lilly prints be mounted and framed?

Merry Christmas to everyone.  May your Christmas be merry and bright!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Match My Monogram

For all you shopaholics who like to monogram everything, Match My Monogram is the perfect spot to consign your new or pre-loved personalized items.  I usually hang onto monogrammed items forever because, well...what else is there to do with them?

Consign them to Match My Mongram!

Match My Monogram has a world wide audience and gets you a better price for your custom item.

How does it work?
Send your item to MMM and they do all the work.  Just prepare your items.  Fill out this consignment form.  Package it all up and send to MMM.  Or, you can opt to use there White Bag Service...the details are here.  You receive 50% of  what your item sales for via check or Paypal.

This is the perfect way to buy reasonable monogrammed items for children!  You can shop from the comfort of your home in your stretchy pants...with a trusted source of diverse items to choose from.

Here's just a few of the items offered on their website...

Love this darling little tartan outfit!

Precious little dress...

A lot of the items on the site are brand new...probably a monogram order boo boo.

Personalized cell phone covers...

There is a lucky girl out there somewhere...with a cRe monogram...

Pony caps...

Garment bags...

Great buy on this monogrammed clutch...

Monogrammed note cards...

Y'all get your monogrammed loot together that you no longer use and make some cash!  Visit their facebook page here and their website here.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mistletoe Market in Perry, Georgia

When I was home in Georgia recently, I went to the Mistletoe Market in Perry.  It was a great way to kick off the Christmas season with 100 vendors showing off their fun and festive products.

Mistletoe Market is hosted by the ladies of the Balvaunuca Club in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, which can be seen from I-75 traveling south of Macon, Georgia.  I'm not sure what their date is for next year, but I do hope to attend!

Here's some photos of the cute loot they offered...

Custom signs...

Gifts for the youngins...

Gifts for the grown up girls...

I bought these burlap placemats and napkins.  Can't wait to get them monogrammed in black...interlocking script, of course!

This was my absolute favorite booth...look for this to happen next year in my home.  Obsessed!  {my daddy would be proud of this new obsession}

Love these little boots...the inserts are interchangeable and can be monogrammed.

Monogrammed burlap pillows and runners...yes ma'am!

I said yes to the red velvet cookies!

Crafting areas were set up for the youngins...

Cute wreath...burlap and tartan!

Custom ornaments...

Love the stockings...personalized.


You can learn more about the Mistletoe Market here and they are also on Facebook here.

After having a fun time shopping, I headed to the square in downtown Perry for lunch at my favorite spot...The Swanson.  Again, if you are traveling I-75, you must stop in for lunch here!  This is the best place around for Southern comfort food and it's within walking distance of the cute shops in downtown Perry.

I'm sure I've blogged about this restaurant before, but it really is a favorite of mine.  They are always packed for lunch...so that says a lot about their food and service!

Of course, I simply must award The Swanson with "FIVE SILVER SPOONS" for their excellent food and service!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Toffee Crunch Cheesecake Ball

A Toffee Crunch Cheesecake Ball is an easy dessert/appetizer to prepare for your guests during the holiday season.  Crunchy chunks of chocolate and caramel are hidden through this sweet delicious cheesecake ball.  A pack of toffee is included with this mix and all you need to add is butter and cream cheese for a yummy no-bake dessert!  There are 2 mixes in the box and the cost is only $8.95/box.  You may purchase your cheesecake ball here at my Taste of Gourmet site.

Buy some to stock your Entertaining Pantry or to give as a hostess gift.