Friday Favorites

November 28, 2014

Yesterday was pretty much perfect; we gathered at my aunt's house, and stuffed our bellies with good food and our hearts with lots of love and laughter. It was loud and a little rowdy (in the best way, of course) and fun, and a beautiful reminder that I have so much to be thankful for, every day. It was also pretty magical to see my little girls playing with all of their cousins. This weekend I'm looking forward to finally getting a jump on my holiday shopping (though I'm standing in solidarity with protestors against police brutality and boycotting Black Friday). I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday that continues on to the weekend. God bless!

A beautiful holiday space

Bourbon spiked hot chocolate.

Jewelry as pie decoration

This glittery top coat.  

A tailgating brunch with cocktails and cute letter donuts.

Must Have: Chaser Faux Fur Color Blocked Moto Jacket

November 26, 2014

I've seen a few great faux fur jackets this season, but this one is definitely one of my favorites; I'm a big fan of pink and I love moto jackets, so it's pretty much perfect. And since it doesn't get extremely cold in Southern California, I can throw this on sans scarf and feel completely cozy.

Easy Appetizers: Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Basil

November 25, 2014

A couple of weeks after I had my baby last year, my friend Kylie came over with ingredients to make what has become a favorite snack in our house: crostini layered with goat cheese, fig jam, basil, and prosciutto. Aside from being delicious (the tangy-salty-sweet combo is insane), these little crostini look pretty for a party and couldn't be easier to make. Simply layer each crostini with goat cheese, a small dollop of fig jam (I used Royal fig jam), fresh basil leaves, and a third of a slice of proscuitto. Enjoy!

If you can't find already-made crostini at your store, buy a baguette, slice it into 2-inch thick slices, brush with olive oil and bake at 350° for about 8-10 minutes.

Friday Favorites

November 21, 2014

This week seemed to fly by, and I couldn't be happier about it. My little one is off from school next week, which means we'll get to do all kinds of fun activities together before the holiday. And of course I'm excited for Thanksgiving! My family is big and loud with lots of aunts and uncles and cousins, and now a whole new generation of little ones to be thankful for. What are your Thanksgiving plans?  Have an amazing weekend, and God bless!

A really cute centerpiece for next Thursday.

Sausage stuffed mushrooms that just might be the perfect Thanksgiving app.

Quotes from Valentino. (He says he eats lots of chocolate; I think we are kindred spirits).

A sweet macaron print

Lots and lots of fringe--perfect for a holiday party and beyond.
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