Happy Monday! Hope you had a happy weekend too! This is my thought today…Coffee (lots of it) till cocktails…lol! I found this sweater at Target and it some how hopped in my cart as I walked by. It’s pretty accurate!
Anyone else love checking the mailbox this time of year? I get so excited to open all the Holiday cards from our family + friends. Friday night was a good one. Our card wall is almost full.
Friday night Bay and I planed to have a chill “stay home day” that’s what she used to call the weekends when she was little. Not sure why, because we never stayed home?!?!
We kicked it in our PJ’s + tested some new recipes for the blog (stay tuned…they are bomb) + watched Home Alone!! My ultimate top Christmas movie! I can watch it twice in a row and be completely content.
Bay helping me made a delish TJ’s soup.
Speaking of Christmas movies….what’s your favorite Christmas classic?
The Christmas Story?
And looking at this 25 days of Christmas TV got me thinking…not only do we have 6 days left of these awesome shows, but the Holidays will be here and gone in 6 days too. Holy cow!
Instead of having it at the Stag, as I suggested. We headed to Matchbook Winery for our get together + Favorite things exchange.
I think it’s safe to say, the setting may have been a little nicer?!?!
Not to mention the staff treated us like queens! We moved inside to out with the weather. They were so incredibly accommodating. Boomerang vidoes + Christmas card photo shoots + extra pours + food sharing.
Pre-party sips with these babes.
I obvi wore my genuine faux fur for the occasion. It was cold AF!
These are a few of my favorite things. Anthro coffee mugs + OPI polish + Kahlua with Dutch Bros gift card + Chandon + Country Christmas CD + Chocolates and so much more.
If you’ve never been to a Favorite Things exchange…you need to change that. So much fun and you end up with so many unique goodies at the end.
Here’s how it goes. Set a price limit. Each person brings their favorite thing (all the same) for each of the other girls. We opened them one at a time together. Lots of Oohh’s + aahh’s.
My legit favorite coffee mug + the most instagramed coffee mug was clearly my pick.
I bought cute little gift bags, but decided to scratch that idea. They are too pretty to wrap up, if you ask me. Cellophane + twine and done!
** currently 20% off + you can still get them in time for Christmas!!!
The wine flowed.
I think I personally consumed at least a gallon of the rose alone! No joke!
An abundance of food. Which I also consumed about 1/2 of.
Thanks for the coasters Nicole…they were perfect!!!
To keep shit real classy we headed to the Stag nasty.
I mean look at the beer sweaters. You can’t find those anywhere!
3 years later and we are still getting together monthly and having a great time! Nikki – this was for sure one of the best ideas you ever had. Love my Yaya’s and can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for us!! ♥
Peace + Love + Cocktails!!
We’ve made so many Holiday traditions. Remember I am the holiday whore. Holidays are my thing. And making them special is my game:) So lame…lol!
Sunday we decided to scratch a couple off our to-do list.
We had dinner at Paragary’s. I was really impressed. I have no clue why I always thought Paragary’s was like an Applebee’s? I was sooo wrong!!!
The outside area is calling my name for a spring brunch. It’s gorgeous!
I ordered the Hand-cut rosemary Pappardelle (carb diet, I tell ya) and it was to die for. I cleaned my plate. My mom ordered the salmon which was equally amazing. Bay had a kids burger + fries.
The Nutcracker is a tradition we started when Bailey was a toddler. I still can’t believe she sat through the 2 hour show so young. She couldn’t sit still as a 10-year-old last night..lol.
This time it was more special than ever before. See those names below?
Kate + Chloe were the cutest little cherubs I’ve ever seen. We are so proud of them ♥
Afterwards the Fab 40’s + Ricks Dessert Diner. The lights were just as beautiful as the years past. So many families out selling hot chocolate + snacks. We decided to drive since we were freezing cold in our dresses.
Rick’s ice cream sundaes haven’t changed either. HUGE! And I think everyone is Sac had the same idea we did. Ricks was just as packed as the fab 40’s. We had a great time regardless.
We are on our last week of school + work before Christmas. It’s going to be a shit show of a week and I can’t wait 🙂