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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Wishing all of you a very happy Christmas! I hope it is filled with love, laughter and that you are able to be surrounded by friends and family. May all of your wishes and dreams come true. Enjoy these precious moments you have with the people you love.

Happy holidays to you and your loved ones!

xx, Caitlin

Photo from Victoria Skoglund

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Decking the Halls with Treetopia

Christmas Tree | Sacramento StreetWith Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s time to start decorating the house. It’s my favorite time of year – I love putting on Christmas music, watching Christmas movies (like The Holiday and Love Actually) but most of all, I absolutely love decorating our tree. It’s such a special time seeing ornaments that bring back memories, picking up new ones to fill in the holes and finding the perfect spot to put the new ornaments. Since we’re in a new apartment this year we were finally able to get our first big tree – we’ve always had the type that sits on a table.

This year, Treetopia reached out about testing their artificial Christmas trees. I have to me honest – we’ve always bought a real tree, but last year ours died so quickly that we had to buy a second. So, we decided to give it a whirl and picked out the Addison Spruce tree. What could we lose? Friends, we were shocked with how beautiful this tree is. Plus, with the lights already on it we didn’t have to deal with doing them one or two times over . . . it was always a challenge for us. My other favorite part, when you needed a branch to go one way or another you can just move it and you fill in a hole where you want to place the favorite ornament. It was amazing!

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Once we decorated it with out antique silver ornaments it felt just like a tree out of the lot. We placed our faux fur tree skirt underneath and wrapped a few presents that had already been purchased in Smock Paper (my favorite). I’ve never been more ahead of the game before – this is definitely a first! I even  bought a bit of greenery to go around the house and voila, we have the scent of the tree.

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If you’ve ever been on the fence to go real or artificial – take it from me, these are beautiful, you don’t have to worry about watering it, and once you get your family ornaments up on the tree, it’ll feel just like every other year. So take the plunge if you’ve thought about it! We are loving it!

This post is brought to you by Treetopia. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Claire Giffen

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merry, merry christmas!

Christmas eve is by far my favorite day of the year – the excitement, anticipation, being surrounded by family and of course the holiday cheer. It’s such a joyous time. This year we’re hosting for the first time, which means mixing old traditions to make our very own. This year we decided to keep it simple and enjoy what matters most – appreciating the loved ones that are in our lives.

I hope all of you take some time to relax, rest and enjoy a wonderful holiday with friends, family and loved ones!

Wishing you the happiest of holidays – I hope it’s magical!

Photo from Marie Claire Maison

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happy holidays!

This year has been unforgettable – it’s definitely been all about following my heart and what I love. It’s been an incredible ride. From finally feeling as though I’ve found my voice right here on Sacramento Street, to completely changing career paths – the love and support that I’ve got on both ends is priceless. I honestly didn’t think that I’d be where I am today, and let me tell you, I’ve never been happier. Thank you all for always being there for me, you really don’t know how much it means to me.

As this year closes, I’m ready to take on next years adventures – whatever they might be. I have a feeling it will be a wild ride.

Next week I’ve put together some fun posts with of few of my best friends here in the blogosphere – they will be sharing their personal inspiration boards similar to my monday morning posts. So if you’re relaxing around a fire or laying on a beach, then pop back over to read their incredible posts. I want everything in the few I’ve received so far.

We’re off to Portland to spend quality time with both my family and Eric’s. I can’t wait to sip hot chocolate, gather with loved ones and help my mom pack up our house (she’s moving to SF!).

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. May it be filled with lots of love!

xx, Caitlin

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it’s friday + link love!

Tis the weekend to finally get my Christmas shopping started and done. I’ve got my list, checked it twice and I’m ready to hit the San Francisco streets. I think comfy shoes, a nice big scarf and a top knot are in order to get everything accomplished in two days.

My favorite part will be wrapping up all the gifts with beautiful ribbon – this year we’re keeping it neutral with a touch of silver.

What are all of you up to this weekend? Have you purchased all of your holiday gifts? I feel incredibly behind this year.

A few of my favorite posts from this week:

* A little holiday sparkle to keep you smiling.

* These gift guides have me swooning over everything.

* I’m coveting these shoes . . .

* These healthy eats are perfect for weeknights.

* I’m following Sarah’s lead by shopping locally.

Hope all of you have a lovely weekend – I’m certainly going to cherish this last weekend before Christmas!

xx, Caitlin

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