Pleased Friday + Feeling Festive

White Christmas tree with pink ornaments

As of this week I officially have a two year old and a two month old! I also have my Christmas tree up and all of my purchasing accomplished so I fundamentally feel like superwoman. On the other hand, I’ve been wearing the same jeans for five days straight and my hair is in a perpetual state of “high bun” so there’s that. You pick your battles, appropriate?! (Semi-related: I posted on Instagram the other day that I’m super pumped to have a husband who is down with a white tree and pink ornaments. Now that is a true man. Also, if you appear reaaaallllly close at my reflection in the ornaments in that photo, you can see that I had a nursing pillow around my waist when I took the photo. That is glamour, men and women.)

Anyway, just a little Friday check-in to wish you all a happy weekend! Tonight I’m headed to the symphony for a holiday pops concert with my sweet mom, and tomorrow there’s a Christmas parade and tree lighting downtown. All in all a fairly festive weekend, which is exactly how I like it. Leave a comment and let me know what you’re up to for the weekend! xoxo

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8 Approaches to Make your 4th of July Additional Festive


I enjoy gearing up for the 4th of July! I enjoy all the cheesy stuff — the fireworks, the apple pies, the parades — and the historical stuff behind hid all — the dawn’s early light and all that jazz. I’ve been collecting a handful of of my favored concepts from pals around the internet who know how to celebrate in key style! Try a couple or try them all and you have got a 4th of July that’s bound to be further festive. xoxo

8 Ways to Make 4th of July Extra Festive

A firecracker garland that you can make in a snap!

Bomb pop granita shots. Do we even need to go on?

A tie-dye mani that you can do oneself!

Sign me up for two of these Pop Rocks ice cream sandwiches.

Get refreshed with some spiked watermelon rosemary punch!

Loving the old-college festive vibe from these red, white, and blue streamers.

Hand out sparklers to your guests in style.

Deck your phone out also!

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