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Christmas in Review

Wow, Christmas 2015, it’s over already?! I admit to staying in my PJs ALL DAY yesterday, it was glorious!!!! We stay home on Christmas, so there was lots of cooking going on here. My schedule has been so packed, I didn’t even finish wrapped until nearly 2am Christmas morning. OOPS! 

We actually scaled way back on gifting this year….instead of the normal 15-20 packages, the kids had about 6 each. We sort of followed the “4 things” idea, but I also do “food boxes” for my boys, they love that!! 

Christmas Eve we went to my aunt’s house, and I wore this: (after baking 8 pies & countless cookies that morning!)  


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Olsen
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me

Yes, a new pair of strassed heels! I actually have some projects I am supposed to be working on, but I got the inspiration for these and I couldn’t stop once I started! The shoes were a grey metallic leather to begin with, and I used silver shade, alexandrite, black diamond, Crystal lagoon, and Crystal viridian (all preciosa, except the silver shade). The way these catch the light is INSANE!  


Hopefully the video above loads okay! First time I have uploaded one since I upgraded my blog!

Some other highlights from the past week: 

 Monday….normal working mom day!  

  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Secondhand
  4. Shoes: Sam Edleman


Wednesday to attend church (as I didn’t get dressed on Tuesday!)  


  1.  Cardigan: Banana Republic (I have 2 or 3 of these!)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Pearls: Thrifted

And finally today, I took my daughter shopping (wasn’t horrible!) 


  1. Cardigan: Banana Republic (hey, it’s cold and it’s long sleeves!!)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade
  3. Belt: Kate Spade
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade (they are super comfortable!)

The cats went out to shop too: 


Hope your Christmas was Merry & bright! I’m looking forward to 2016, it’s shaping up to be a very busy and rewarding year!

Happy Holidays!


4 responses

  1. I love that red, purple and black dress!! It has been on my list to find forever!! That black and white looks like it was made for you too!!

    December 27, 2015 at 14:11

    • Yeah, I actually had to buy a larger size and have it tailored. The lengths we go to for love of a dress!! LOL. I love the Olsen, I want to track down the grey & white one now too. I just wish it had pockets. Sigh!
      ❤ Jules

      December 27, 2015 at 18:14

  2. Tina

    Love the new strassed shoes, I didn’t see the video but I’m sure they sparkle like crazy in the light! FYI if my experience counts for anything – shopping with the daughter goes through a trendy/expensive/disposable teenage phase, before becoming a whole lot of fun. She’s now my favorite person to shop with. Happy holidays

    December 27, 2015 at 18:12

    • Yeah, my daughter already loves expensive things! Trying to teach her to shop sales and buy less expensive things at her age, since she’s still growing! We had fun though!!! She’s dying to have big enough feet to wear my clothes, but I think she’s going to have bigger feet and be MUCH taller than I am!

      Happy Holidays!

      ❤ Jules

      December 27, 2015 at 18:16

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