Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Favorites

Finally, it's Friday.
Can you believe Christmas 
is a week from today??
Where has December gone?
I'm not even done with my shopping yet.

Here are my favorites this week.


Mary, Did you know? by Pentatonix

This is such a beautiful song.
They are so amazing.

TV Show

Games of Thrones Season 6

While it won't be on until April, I'm still
excited for Games of Thrones Season Six.
It looks so good!! 
If you aren't watching this, you do not
know what you are missing.
This is such a great show!!


Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass

I'm loving this highlighting palette.
The colors work alone or all together.
It isn't too shimmering, it just gives
a nice glow. Totally worth the money.



Gingerbread Cupcakes 

I love that we have a Georgetown Cupcake
here in Boston. I love me some gingerbread so of course I would
be a huge fan of a gingerbread cupcake.
Seeing as my Grandmother
loves them too, we always have them on
 Christmas Day and I cannot wait.
Georgetown Cupcake


This time of year, it's so easy
to get caught up in the consumerism of Christmas.
Myself included. At the end of the day, 
that doesn't matter. What does matter
is spending time with our loved ones.
Thought this was a great reminder of that.

That wraps up my favorites this week.
I wish I could say I was
doing something fun this weekend
but I'm not. This girl is working. Yup, not one day off.
In fact, my next day off isn't until Christmas Day.
The joys of working two jobs this time of year.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

What are your favorites this week?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!

Best, Marie 

Linking up with Amanda

Linking up with April

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What's Happening & Confessions-Holiday Edition Part 3

What's Happening & Confessions

I Confess
that I love brownies.
How adorable are these
brownies with Santa hat's?
If I was domesticated at all, 
I would totally try to make them.
They would not be as cute
as these ones. That is a fact.

I Confess
that I love cookie bars.
I think I may have to make these
for my holiday party.

I Confess
that I love this
ornament veggie set up.
I think it's easy enough
for me to do.

I Confess
that I love this simple Christmas
 tree on a coffee table.
It's so simple yet so classic.
 Yes, I know, another pink tree.

I Confess
that I wish my table could
be as pretty as this one.
It so won't be.

Those are my confessions along
with some of my favorite pins this week.

What are your confessions and favorite pins??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!

Best, Marie 

Linking up with Jessi and Jenn

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Questionaire

I saw this over at  Emily's Blog and knew I had to steal it. 
It's originally from Jenn's Blog.

A holiday tradition:
We were allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve.
It was always matching jammies for Jenn and I.
As soon as we opened them, we had to put them on.
And of course, seeing that we were the only twins
and girls (at the time) in the family, it was a big deal.
A few years ago we started it up again and it was a huge
hit with our family. My Grandmother really loves it.
She loves saying she has twin Granddaughters.

What I would love to see Santa bring me the most?  
Where should I begin?? haha. Not that I need one, 
but I wouldn't mind getting a new purse.

What's my go-to stocking stuffer idea? 
Gift cards and makeup.

Who is the hardest to shop for during the holidays?  
My Mom. 
She has everything a girl could want.

Favorite winter accessory:  

Christmas lights - colored or white? 

Favorite holiday cocktail:
Eggnog Martini. 
I also like Bailey's on the rocks and

Favorite holiday food: 
Frosted Gingerbread cookies

White elephant gift idea: 
Dunkin Donut's gift card,
everyone I work with loves 
that place.

Funny picture with Santa: 
I'm not sure I have one.
Even as a child, I didn't like having 
my picture taken.

Do I like candy canes?  
Yes, I do.
I prefer the little ones to the big ones.

Hot chocolate - marshmallows or no marshmallows? 
The more the marshmallows, the better!
In fact, it's the only way I will drink it. 

Favorite holiday song:  
Do they know it's Christmas by Band Aid (1984)
I love love this song. 

Favorite holiday movie:  

Funny holiday story: 
We always have Christmas Eve dinner at my mom's.
One year, she got new rugs and told everyone NOT to put
their cups on the floor. Of course, I do and then I spill it all
over the place. My whole family saw it and was like she is gonna kill you.
So what did I do? I sat on the spot, so she wouldn't see it. 
I got busted when I got back up and the back of my pants were all wet.
On Christmas morning, my stocking was filled with no-spill sippy cups! 
Oh and I was in college when this happened.
My family still brings it up today. 

Have I ever been on a sleigh ride? 
No, I haven't but I would like to.

Fun holiday memory:
I have so many wonderful memories that it would
hard to pick just one. The one that sticks out the most is that I once got a donkey
pinata as a gift and I was like what the hell is this??
Inside were plane tickets to Spain.
My mom couldn't find a bull pinata so she got me a donkey one.
I will never forget opening it and being like
you got me a pinata?? What the??

Thanks Jenn for this questionaire,
 it was so fun!!

What are your favorite things about Christmas??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!
Best, Marie 

Linking up with B Loved Boston Champagne and Surburbs for Weekending.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Favorites

Yay for Friday.
It was a very long week 
for me and I'm thrilled it's over with.

Let's get right to my favorites this week.


All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

This is one of my FAVORITE song ever!!
I know it's an oldie but man is it a good one.
This has been on repeat constantly.
Funny enough, JenniSixx hates this song
which I think is strange.
How can you hate this song?
It's so fantastic!


Gray Fringe Poncho

I picked this up last weekend in Nantucket
and I'm so glad I did. Plus, it was on sale.
When I first saw it, I wasn't sure I wanted it.
Sure enough, I left the store and couldn't stop
thinking about it. After a few hours, I went back,
tried it on and fell in love. 
I cannot wait to wear this.
It's so fab. It's so much better 
looking in person.

Isabel Harvey

TV Show

Outlander Season Two

I'm so excited for Outlander to return.
Too bad it won't happen until Spring 2016.
If you don't watch this show, you don't
know what you are missing.
It's fantastic.



I watched this the other night 
and couldn't stop laughing.
This movie is too funny.
Man, I love Buddy the Elf.



I'm a big believer in karma.
You get what you give.
I believe in spreading joy.
The world needs more kindness.
Thought this was a great quote for today.


That wraps up my favorites this week.

I will be spending my Saturday,
wrapping up presents and 
getting them under the tree.
This is my last Saturday off
until Christmas. Oh 
the joys of the holiday season
and extended holiday hours.

Have a Wonderful Weekend

What are your favorites this week??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!

Best, Marie

Linking up with Amanda

Linking up with April

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