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There is nothing I love more than having the entire house decked out for the holidays. This year we’ve kept it a little more low-key, but this little nook in the dining room was screaming to be decorated. That’s why I turned to Pottery Barn for their beautiful holiday decor to give it a little bling from the usual look – it’s one of my go-to spots for sprucing up the house from season to season. Now that the house feels festive, I’m ready to have a few small gatherings with friends and family before baby Flemming arrives.
When it comes to the holidays I love having a few signature cocktails on hand to make for guests. This year I’ve had the challenge of creating a cocktail for guests that can also be created into a delicious mocktail for myself. After quite a bit of taste testing I finally came up with a twist on the perfect holiday cocktail that is now my go-to mocktail – the Cranberry Fizz. Just add a splash of vodka for guests and voila it’s perfection.
This mocktail is sure to have guests wanting the recipe. Plus, the best part is that it’s easy to make, which means you won’t be stuck behind the bar whipping them up all night long. Are you putting a twist on anything this holiday season? A cocktail? Decor? Recipe?
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What better way is there to kick off the holiday season than with an old-fashioned tree decorating party? It’s time to gather your girlfriends (or loved ones), heat up the a pot of hot cocoa and put on some of your favorite holiday tunes. This is truly one of my favorite times of year. I invited over Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things and Crystal from Rue Magazine for some quality time to catch up about our holiday plans and get advice from Jeanne about motherhood – both Crystal and I are expecting. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend a fun-filled afternoon surrounded by Christmas cheer!
Last year, some of you may remember that I partnered up with Treetopia to decorate my first artificial tree. I was in awe of the beauty of their trees. It looked like a real tree and we didn’t have to worry about the messy needles, watering or most importantly, getting bugs in the house. When we cleaned up Christmas last year it was so hassle free that both Eric and I were converted.
Fast forward a year – We took out last year’s tree and decided that we could’ve gone a bit larger with the tree. That’s when I decided to partner with Treetopia again to get a new tree. We went from having a seven foot tree to a nine foot tree. I never thought we’d have a tree this big but let me tell you, after putting it up, I can’t imagine anything smaller.
When it comes to food, make sure you have nice bite sized treats that your guests can enjoy while decorating. Amanda, our food editor put together a beautiful spread – crostinis, a dessert trio and cheese puffs. We’ll be sharing each recipe this month for you to enjoy and make for any holiday party you are hosting or attending. All of them are easy!
Decorating a tree can be quite a task – that’s why we wanted to gather friends to help with this occasion (especially with me being 9 months pregnant)! The art to hosting a tree decorating party is just few simple steps.
I hope this has inspired you to host your very own tree decorating party. Just remember – it’s all about being surrounded by the people you love and cherish. So spread some holiday cheer and host your very own soiree!
Now for the fun part, one lucky reader will win $500 towards any tree of your choice from Treetopia! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
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A home bar is something every home should have – whether it’s used all the time or more of a decorative aspect of your home. You never know when a guest might want a cocktail. When it comes to creating the perfect bar cart it comes down to a simple equation of what to have – the right glassware, alcohol and a bar cart that can hold the essentials. By the end, you’ll be wanting to spruce up your very own or put one together for the upcoming holidays.
The Liquor: My rule is to stock your bar with liquor you enjoy the most. From there you can master creating the perfect cocktails any guest would enjoy. You can always expand list but stick to your favorites at the beginning. Our favorites are St. Germain Liqueur, Hendricks Gin, SIA Scotch Whiskey and a favorite mixer tonic water called Jack Rudy – the packaging is one of my favorites!
7.) Hendricks Gin
Now it’s time for you to spruce up or create your very own bar area. You could go to a local flea market or pop over to Chairish to shop for all of my favorite bar cart pieces.
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As many of you know from this baby bump post, I’ve got quite an obsession with Hatch Collection. It’s my go-to brand for maternity-wear. The clean lines and classic pieces all have a little something special to them that I haven’t been able to find in another brand. Plus, I know I’ll be wearing most of the pieces I have well after baby Flemming arrives.
With that being said, there were a few pieces I’m loving that I didn’t feature that I wanted to share with all of you – and friends that aren’t pregnant, you can totally wear them too! Add this grey Turtleneck Dress to your closet since the days are getting cooler or the Montaigne Coat that is the perfect shape for layering on top of cozy knits. Obsessed with stripes as much as me? This Voyage Tunic is a favorite of mine. Pop over to Hatch Collection to get a glimpse into their beautiful fall collection.
4.) The Voyage Tunic
Shop more of my fall favorites from the Hatch Collection:
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