Saturday, December 31, 2011

new year

it's new year's eve. the last day of 2011. this day is always filled with reflection for me. what have i accomplished, what have i began, and what could i have done better in the past year. i think i did an ok job of keeping last year's resolutions. i guess i completed a little more than half. i definitely got a little more healthy by drinking more water and getting 8 hours of sleep a night. i also took a nice vacation/roadtrip this past summer. the others... not so much. but, i really did have a good year. i'm dedicated to making the next even better. i can't wait to see what it has in store. hope you all have an amazing night and a beautiful 2012!
happy new year!!!

these photos were recently taken and seemed appropriate for the night. the first is a bow tie shirt a friend designed and the other is a bottle of champagne sitting in my kitchen waiting to be popped!
see you next year! xo

Friday, December 30, 2011

somewhere unknown

i got some nail art today. i was inspired by the nail art in the spring runway shows and have always been enamored of the evil eye. i believe in its protection by watching over you. i think they turned out really well.

Monday, December 26, 2011

the day after

enjoying my day off after all the christmas fun.

hope you had a wonderful christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

christmas came early

a friend gave me the most amazing navajo jewelry for christmas, so i thought i'd share:)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

new york at christmastime is magical

my mom and i spent a day in new york and devoted it to christmas. the city is even more magical this time of year! first we saw the rockettes at radio city music hall. i haven't seen the christmas show in years and it brought back so many wonderful memories. after the show we walked to rockefeller center to see the most beautiful christmas tree. i loved walking around the city. the stores are lit up like presents, the windows are beautifully over the top and everyone is extra nice. there's a peacefulness in the air. Before we went home we had dinner at Rolf's German Restaurant. We wanted to see their explosion of decorations and eat a hearty meal before taking the train home. the day was amazing! i hope you get to experience christmas in new york too:)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

peonies and smores

i picked up the most scrumptious pink peonies this week for a shoot i did with free people. lucky us we got to divide all the flowers at the end of the shoot and take some home. peonies are my absolute favorite bloom.

perfect, right?

also, i wanted to share this amazing smores recipe i found while browsing all my favorite blogs. the result is a warm, chocolaty, gooey marshmallow confection. you must try it!

thank you, lovin in the oven!
i haven't baked in a while and it was great to get back into it especially now that the holidays are approaching. do you have any favorite baking recipes? we love trying new ones!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

our first christmas

this is our first christmas together in our new home and ryan has been doing everything to make it special. we picked our tree from a lot by our apartment, sang to christmas carols, and decorated the tree with a mix of vintage ornaments and miniature planes ryan has been collecting. i think our first tree came out pretty great.

Monday, December 5, 2011

around the apartment

i just wanted to share the pretty roses of course, but more importantly my stickygram magnets!!! if you have an instagram account you can now go on and create your own personalized magnets for the fridge! i love them!

oh and follow me too at heatherxo <3