December 20, 2013


So there are literally a handful of days (DAYS, people!!!) before Christmas. How did this happen? I am so not ready for it to come already. Can Advent last a few days longer, pretty please? I want to savor each moment and feel like I really haven't had a chance to do so yet. Why can't Christmas last all year long?

Anyway, enough of that. Here's to Friday, the weekend, and another bits and pieces post. Happy weekend, friends!

I have to start off with this easy DIY because it's seriously my favorite. Please tell me you agree.

How fun are these ornaments?

I would like all my presents to be wrapped like this, please and thank you.

And speaking of wrapping, what a fun Christmastime party idea.

I took a tip from the always lovely Elizabeth and made little Christmas goodie bags with cookies for my co-workers. Let's just say it made me feel like a giddy little elf and it made them excited, too. I'm thinking this needs to happen more often now! If you work at an office/business-setting, do you give out little treats to co-workers?

 Mmm...Nutella swirl waffles.

The cutest snowman cake ever.

10 holiday DIY ideas for the non-DIY savvy.

I've taken a huge liking to pears this year and I don't think it was just coincidence that I happened upon this amazing and drool-worthy pear recipe.

Loving this pretty pinecone garland.

Simply put, this little girl rocks.

Let's make some gingerbread cookie cups with white chocolate mousse and caramel, okay?

Or how about some gingerbread donut cookies?

A wreath that's perfect for Christmas.

Apple pie + cinnamon rolls? Fine by me!

Christmas vacation is almost officially here (just one more day on Monday!) and I'm super excited for the chance to write up some blog posts, get lots of sleep, and just enjoy time with my family. So tell me, what are you excited for this week?

For your desktop or phone wallpaper.

An amazing Christmas room makeover.

Some cute printable Christmas gift tags that you should print and use this week.

Embrace your humanness.

This is awesome. Just awesome.

What are you up to this weekend? Wrapping presents? Shopping for presents? Exchanging presents? Or are you all done and ready? Whatever you do and however prepared you are (or aren't like yours truly), I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love this posts always! I'm super excited to catch up on blogging in general too! Plus some shopping and wrapping presents! This post is getting me more in the mood for Christmas :)

    xo, gina

    1. Aw, thanks Gina! That sounds like a great way to spend your break--I hope you get to go shopping and catch up on blogging this weekend/upcoming week! Merry Christmas! :)

  2. So many good links! Hope you have a great weekend! :)


    1. I know, right? I'm glad you love them as much as I do! :) And I hope you have a great weekend as well, Miranda!

  3. You always use the prettiest pictures for your posts! Merry Christmas, Kiki!

    1. Aw, thanks girl! :) And a very Merry Christmas to you, too!

  4. DIY Prints-- too cute!
    Ornaments-- cute! I love the bright colors :)
    Wrapping-- love love it! So stinking cute!
    goodie bags--how cute! i love that idea.
    Nutella Swirl waffles--look so good! please let's have breakfast together and make these :)
    snowman cake--adorable!
    DIY Ideas-love them.
    Pear and almond cream pie--looks really good! I would definitely try that!
    little girl--so sweet!
    gingerbread cookie cups--i would so make these with you!
    donut cookies---and these too!
    Wreath-- cute!
    Apple pie and cinnamon rolls--we must have these when we make breakfast too :)
    Christmas vacation-- to spend time with my family, and then some family friends on New Years Day!
    desktop and iphone wallpapers--love! I downloaded the--all is calm, all is bright one.
    printable gift tags-- too cute!
    blog post-- loved it!
    this weekend- shopping, packing up Christmas presents to ship.

    1. So after reading your comment, I think we should have a blogger baking date, okay? :)

    2. YES! sounds good! Let's do it :)

  5. As usual I love all these links! The wrap party?? What a great idea!

    1. I know, right? I saw that post and immediately wished I had thought of something like that. It would be so much fun--as long as you're not giving any of the presents to your party guests! :)


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