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Getting Christmas Crafty

“For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you’d stay up until three in the morning. You’d hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus.” ~ Chris Pine Traditions While a lot has changed this year, both for the ….

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What DO I Wear: Graphic Tees and Leather

Graphic tees are vibes. And I think they’re the basis of a lot of wardrobes, but that makes it challenging to distill what you’re brand means within a T-shirt. Virgil Abloh Graphic Tee Intervention You know that time (and by time, I mean tennis blog posts ago) I said I needed a Pink Lily intervention because I am obsessed with ….

Favorite Hallmark Christmas Movies

“The best thing about doing those Hallmark movies is my dad loves them. My dad watches all of those Christmas movies, not just ones I’m in. He watches them all, so the first one I did, it was like my Christmas present to my dad.” ~ Eric Johnson I Heart Hallmark  By now I think everyone knows that I heart ….

Advent Calendar: Days 1 to 13

“Why is there an end of the year? Because the calendar imposes numerical order on time. There is a natural fitness in the celebration of the New Year, a holiday of numbers imposed on things, with lists, as well as with Advent calendars and songs like ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.’” ~ Elif Batuman About Dang Time! Guys, I FINALLY ….

The Most Wonderful Time In New York

“The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.” Phillips Brooks Unofficial Christmas Capital  When I think of Christmas in the City, I automatically think of New ….

What Do I Wear?!?! Ugly Christmas Sweaters

‘There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” ~ Kristen Wiig “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters  I use to hate Christmas sweaters. I know! What? Me? Miss pseudo Santa Clause herself? But guys, let’s be real, they are NOT fashionable! Regardless of whether they are “Ugly” or not, they just aren’t. I feel like I have a pretty ….

Wrapping Presents

“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” ~ Ellen Hopkins Designated Wrapper You are gonna think I am cray-cray but bear with me, I LOVE wrapping. I am ….

Kate’s Christmas Playlist

“Christmas is never going to go away, and it’s always going to be there. And there’s always room for one more Christmas song, I think.” ~ Johnny Mathis The Power of Music There is something about Christmas music that is positively timeless, joyful, festive, and just gives me all the feels. My Mom use to start playing it right after ….

Christmas in Charleston

“I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.” ~ Ashley Tisdale Christmas in the South It is no secret how much I love the South. From South Carolina to the Georgia Islands, it is my happy place. (Yes, there IS a place aside from New ….

What DO I Wear: Christmas Glam

“I love the excitement, the childlike spirit of innocence and just about everything that goes along with Christmas.” ~ Hillary Scott Christmas Glam  I love getting dressed up as much as I love lounging around in leggings and an oversized sweatshirt. Balance is the key to life, and this Gemini wholeheartedly embraces it. While I might rock an ugly Christmas ….