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Friday Favorites and Happenings


Friday, December 23, 2016

It's Friday which means Christmas weekend is finally here and I couldn't be more excited. We have a lot planned this weekend and have been looking forward to it for weeks. I want to savor every second of it.

ONE. I am ways on the search for a new book and this week I got several recommendations. I added them to my list, but immediately downloaded What She Knew. Emelia at Dream Big and Buy the Shoes recommended it and she read it in one day. Sold. I can't wait to dive into this book. I love a good thriller.
What she knew

TWO. I didn't get to participate in the ornament link up I saw earlier this week, so I wanted to share some of my favorite ornaments now. And this is just a few of them. We have so many that I adore and each of them have stories.
Wedding Invitation Ornament
 The year that we got married, I wanted to do something fun with our wedding invitation. So I searched Pinterest and found the cutest DIY. It was super easy to make and it is one of my favorite ornaments.
1st year married ornament
 I took a work trip to my favorite city, NYC, and had to pick up an Our 1st Christmas ornament while there.
Babies first Christmas Ornament
 I picked out this ornament and the following one for my girls for their first Christmas (last year). I absolutely love this one because it has all of their stats (around the ornament) and even has a place for Rory and I as their parents. One for Miss Sutton Kira.
Babies first Christmas Ornament
 And one for Miss Avery Madison.
Old fireplace ornament
I have had this ornament for as long as I can remember. It is a delicate ornament and one that I always look forward to hanging. You put a light into the bottom and it projects the light through the fireplace.
Scotland Christmas Ornament
Lastly, I included my newest ornament. I got this at a Christmas shop in Scotland and LOVE the pattern and the memory of my amazing Europe trip.

THREE. Yesterday I wasn't going to be able to see my baby girls because I had a doctor's appointment in the morning (so I didn't get up with them and got to sleep in!) and dinner with my friends in the evening. I couldn't go a day without seeing my baby girls, so I stopped in at daycare on my break and surprised them. Avery was more than happy to take a selfie with me while her sister was getting her diaper changed.

FOUR. Kitchen Update. I am finally ready to share some photos and a post on our kitchen renovations. While they are not fully complete, they are complete enough where you (the reader) won't be able to tell the flaws/fixes that need to be made. It has been a never ending project and we hope that the last small bit will be complete in the next week or two. Let's just say my cabinet people messed up again and have to come replace a drawer and bring in two cabinet doors that they mis-measured.

I plan to have a post up the first week of January since I know most people won't be around next week. Stay tuned.

FIVE. My sweet baby girls turn 2 next week. How is that even possible?

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and lots of family fun this weekend. See you next week. Tuesday likely as I will be busy with family through Monday.

I am linking up with April, A Little Bit of Everything, Karli, Meet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.

20 comments:

  1. Love the ornaments! I participated in an ornament swap again this year and my partner didn't even send me an ornament so I've been pretty bummed about it!

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    1. Oh no. That sucks. I love getting new ornaments. What did you send her?

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  2. Beautiful ornaments!! I love the one with the light shining through. I thought of you yesterday and that the girl's birthdays are next week. Wahoo!

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  3. I love that DIY ornament made with your wedding invitation! Happy early birthday to your girls! Have the best Christmas!!

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    1. Thank you. It is a special ornament for sure. Have a very Merry Christmas as well!!

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  4. I love the ornaments!! That picture you took when visiting the girls is precious. Also your hair looks great! Can't wait to see the kitchen Reno reveal. I hope you have the merriest Christmas my sweet friend!!

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  5. I need to do that with our wedding invitation to go along with the boys hospital hats. I love that idea! Merry Christmas!

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  6. I love the girls birth stats ornaments! I can't wait for the kitchen reveal! I hope to have our basement up in the new year too. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas Danielle!! xo

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  7. Oh my goodness, the wedding invitation ornament is precious. What a great idea!
    Merry Christmas!
    Happy Friday!
    Megs
    H54F

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  8. I love hearing the story behind the ornaments that hang on people's trees! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  9. Merry Christmas and happy almost birthday to the girls! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Happy Birthday to your girls!!!!
    CANT WAIT to see the kitchen reveal!!
    Love all your ornaments!!! I love those blocks - I've seen them given to friends & they are so cute.
    Merry Christmas to you!!!

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  11. I love all of your ornaments!!! I'm excited to see the kitchen. And happy early birthday to your girls and Merry Christmas! :)

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  12. What a great idea for the Christmas ornament with your wedding invitation! Since this is our first Christmas married, I want to do that! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

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  13. Loving all of your beautiful ornaments, especially the one you picked up in Scotland. How special! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas <3
    Green Fashionista

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  14. I ADORE that wedding invitation ornament! I want to make one next year for sure!

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  15. Adorable ornaments! I love when ornaments hold a special meaning. I love that you stopped by the daycare to see them. So sweet.

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  16. Hope your Christmas is magical and filled with lots of cheer!

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  17. I love the 1st anniversary ornament in particular. It's my first time on your blog - I found you via the linkup.
    http://runwright.net

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    1. Thank you so much. They are very fun to make.

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