In case you haven’t quite planned out what you’re wearing for what’s left of the holidays, Carrie and I teamed up to bring you 6 New Years Eve sips and styles to take one less thing off your to-do list!
We love Carrie for lots of reasons, but particularly because she’s not afraid of color or patterns either (case in point, here). While she share’s all about the style side of things right here, I’m going to show you 6 quick and easy garnishes and cocktails glasses that you can pair with your hostess attire to really stand out in the crowd. Sounds fun, right?!..
photos by Jared Smith
We’re finally getting back into the groove of things around here after our trip to West Virginia for Thanksgiving! I rarely get to break away to visit home much, so it basically makes my entire year when I get to see so many people I love in one place. This also marks the second year that Jared has visited my family for Thanksgiving, and since he grew up with Houston weather, this thing called “seasons” that I’m used to is a new thing for him, ha!
Last year he got lucky enough to see snow because a massive cold front came through just in time for our visit, which also left me having to purchase more appropriate winter clothes while I was there (I know, it’s sad that I lived the first twenty years of my life there and couldn’t anticipate that better). Not to mention my Dad got verrrrry excited about showing Jared around for the week and the next thing I know we were hitting every tourist spot and scenic overlook between Charleston and Snowshoe. All I had with me were heeled boots that were NOT made for those 7am-9pm daily extravaganza.
This year I swore I would be prepared (it turns out I was actually over-prepared, doesn’t it always happen that way?!) and it ended up being in the 60’s except for one or two days, so we set out to make sure I got good use of my winter wear and perfect Born comfort boots (super comfy, I wore them the whole week!) while we could. For someone that’s not used to seasons, this means we hunted down the biggest pile of leaves still left to play in. Oh, and I also forced my Mom to make her blog photo debut, too, muahaha! No, but seriously…
You know you’re way past due on a trip recap when you’re already trying to plan another one! Actually that’s not really true. It usually only takes me about one night sleeping in my own bed again to get energized enough for another adventure. Am I the only one that does this?! Either way, I’m super excited to share all of the (million) photos from our trip to The Exumas and Sandals Emerald Bay. Be warned, there are lots of pig photos!
First things first, don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t dream a little dream via a Pinterest travel board, because that’s how I found out about Exuma. I have NO idea who is to blame for keeping this hidden gem a secret, but it’s by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been and it’s only a 45 minute flight from Miami…