Christmas Wishlist 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm in a bubble of Christmas shopping joy right now, people! I've found so many sweet and meaningful gifts for our family members, and it has me giddy for December 24th! (Festivities for us start with a family brunch that morning!) I thought I would share a few things that I have my eye on, some realistic.. some not. Haha! But it's fun to see what other people are wishing for, don't you think?

1. Custom Family Crest from Juliet Grace Design 

I'm truly obsessed with the idea of this. I'd probably want to be gifted money to pay for it so that I could manage the design myself (HINT TO BENJAMIN LUKE HINT!) but I think that the idea is so sweet. Matilda's life goal is to be painted as many times as possible for a dog (2 times already under her belt!)

2. Luluemon Wunder Under Pant 

These pants. Yes. They're great for lounging, working out, and wearing under a cute sweater. I have a few pairs from last year but need a size change. I'd love a new pair in black! These are expensive but with my mostly work from home schedule, they get worn more often than anything else.

3. World Market White Marble Lazy Susan

This would be great for serving appetizers, styling, etc. So many things! The white marble look wasn't going to be the best choice for our kitchen.. but I want to sneak it in somewhere!

4. Pottery Barn Clarissa Glass Drop Chandelier 

A new, beautiful light fixture is the last big thing on my list for our dining room.. this room has come so far this year, people! (Lots of home updates coming soon!) I love this one, it's the perfect balance of vintage and modern and I think it's just gorgeous!

5. Anthropologie Gilded Thistle Nut Bowl

Let's be honest.. I may have to grab this bowl before Christmas.. It'd be perfect with some red and green m&m's in it! :)

6. Mrs Ring Box "The Louis V"

These ring boxes are truly so beautiful, such heirlooms! I don't think I would feel comfortable realistically asking someone to spend $100 (with the gold monogram) for a small box.. but they're so pretty! Fun fact: I am often not wearing my rings because I spend a lot of time working out or cleaning (haha!) so my perfect (in my eyes!) wedding rings would look beautiful here during their down time.

What special things do y'all have your eye on this year? I hope Santa's reading all of our wish lists! :)

November Goals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Photo by Katherine Klein
Complete and share my capsule wardrobe
Start gathering Thanksgiving table scape inspiration
Get back on my meal planning game (& maybe share a bit!)
love on those around me via pumpkin baked goods
*fingers crossed* pick up my completed tee shirt quilt 
roadtrip to College Station for Theta Fiesta, the Ole Miss game, & my little's ring dunk

Capsule Wardrobe just didn't happen and I kept my eyes peeled for table inspiration, but didn't really find anything. I do have napkin rings though! :)

November Goals
Makeover my two favorite blogger's blogs (Nicole & Jamie!)
Clean out EVERY space in our home: (!!!!!)
Office (desk, armoire)
Laundry Room Shelves
Guest Bath Cabinets
My Closet & Dresser 
Ben's Closet and Dresser(s) #diva #samesizesincemiddleschool
Master Bath Cabinets 
Front Closet
Rejoice over getting my hands on a copy of Southern Weddings V7 (it's blowing my mind that I ordered V4 when Ben and I got engaged.. time sure does fly)
Be a part of the Lipstick Gospel launch team
Begin praying for the Lord to reveal His vision for 2015 for me
Maybe start Lara's goal setting series 
Gather inspiration and execute this year's Thanksgiving tablescape 
Host our Second Annual Thanksgiving dinner 
finish all Christmas shopping 
Wrap all Christmas presents 
Finish addressing & stamping all of our Christmas cards
Set up Hot Chocolate Bar 
Research and Plan our vacation for next Summer
Decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving 

Oh yeah and I actually have a job. Hehe! November is jam packed and I wouldn't have it any other way. This time of year lights my heart afire, and I want to prep everything for Christmas diligently to make sure that December is filled with 1000% celebration and joy only! Stress isn't allowed. :) In 2012 we closed on our house during the first days of November, finished college early December, I moved into our home, then we began buying furniture, finished wedding plans, and then got married just a few days after Christmas. Because of that... NEVER AGAIN. I am really passionate about making it a priority to plan for the holidays. I'll be the mom that orders the baby's Halloween costume the day they pop up on the PB Kids website. I know I'm crazy and I'm fine with it. :) 

You may also notice that I want to clear out EVERY space in our home this month. WHAT? With the end of the year approaching quick, I want to declutter and set our little family up for success in the year ahead. If I tackle one or two spaces a week this is totally do-able. :) It's okay if you think I'm a total loony toon. :) I will also note that I'm going to begin praying now that the Lord will provide a clear vision for 2015. (2014 vision here) This year, having a vision and focus for all that I do this year helped me succeed in so many ways. 

Can you tell I'm chatty today? I've missed sharing in this space and have some high hopes of coming back in full swing. There has been a lot about the blogging community that's been discouraging my lately.. but I'm leaving that behind me and focusing on the things and people that fill my heart with joy! Who's with me? :) 

What are y'all thinking about November?
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