Fashion, Food, Desserts, being a 30-something mom is exciting!

Christmas Eve Eve

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been on the run a lot, and keep forgetting to snap shots of my outfit. Oops!

Here’s today (sans ruby red slippers):

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Cardigan: Kate Spade, off eBay
Blouse: Lela Rose, Target/NM collection (half price!)
Belt: Vintage, thrifted
Skirt: vintage, thrifted
Shoes: (not pictured) Light Siam Jimmy Choo Strassed flats
Handbag: tiny gold bag

My bag:

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I have done something brutal to my neck, and am unable to carry a proper handbag at the moment. So I’ve been sporting the one above, and rotating a few small coin purses as well.

And in other news, we had a gingerbread house party Friday. Last year I only bought two houses, and day kid did one side. This year, I bought a house kit for each kid (on sale for $4.99 @ CVS). I added extra candy and a huge tub of peppermint buttercream left over from the North Pole cupcakes I did earlier in the week. I think each house reflects each child’s personality.

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And for fun? I snuck a picture of some presents:

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So excited! And my new favorite candy:

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Of course it’s not all about me. I had each child put together a box for a local program that takes Christmas boxes down to Mexico. And this evening we blessed a local family with a few presents, so their kids could have a Christmas. We chose to have a smaller Christmas this year, and do things for others instead. I’ve been doing other small blessings since Thanksgiving, I truly enjoy it.

On that note, it’s off to bed. Tomorrow is an early morning for a holiday breakfast with my father. Kids love going, they always end up with piles of candy and fun stuff.

Happy Holidays!

Until next time,

Jules

4 responses

  1. I love all the goodies! Esp, white chocolate peppermint M&M’s, those are amazing! If you have a Goodwill in town, check there for NM/Target collection. I have already seen some of the pieces in our local Twin Cities Goodwills!

    December 24, 2012 at 04:00

    • Oh my goodness, seriously? Our goodwill didn’t have any, I was there Friday. Our Target stores have everything still though. Even at $35, I think the top was a good value. It’s made well. But full price? Oy. The price points were just too high. I do wish the little girls dresses were cheaper!
      ❤ Jules

      December 24, 2012 at 04:02

      • I agree, the collection was priced too high originally! I think after the Missoni success they expect all collections to be wiped off the shelves! Yes, the kids dresses were extremely overpriced, I did like the bike though! But it would get stolen in a blink of an eye!
        Merry Christmas!
        Zhenya

        December 24, 2012 at 20:14

      • I agree. My local targets still have tons of the stuff, including the bike. I’m hoping beyond hope that it might get marked down a little further. I’d really love to get my daughter one of the Marchessa dresses.
        ❤ Jules

        January 1, 2013 at 23:23

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