Monday, December 28, 2015

Weekending: Christmas Recap

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, filled with family and lots of delicious food. Matt and I had a really lovely holiday. We spent quite a bit of time running errands and picking up stuff for the nursery, but as always, we had a great time together. Much to my surprise, Matt really enjoyed going to Home Goods, and can't wait to go back--the section with all the unique foods and sodas is his favorite.

We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Matt's family. It was so much fun to watch our niece, Charlotte, open presents, and I'm so excited to have that experience with Aida in the future. I'm pretty sure we were more excited about Aida's gifts than our own!

On Christmas, we went to Mass and then spent the afternoon baking desserts for Christmas dinner. We made white chocolate peppermint brookies (a brownie-like cookie) and the most amazing cranberry orange cake. I wish I had better pictures to share, but this is all I've got:

cranberry orange cake

white chocolate peppermint cookies

I highly recommend both of these recipes--they were a huge hit and I'm very excited to defrost the leftover icing we have for some orange cinnamon rolls in our future!

We also celebrated Millie's birthday! She turned three on December 26th, and I just can't believe how time has flown! In addition to her Christmas toys, she got a new Himalayan chew, and a plush toy modeled after the doo doo brown emoji. Guess which one is her favorite.

goldendoodle birthday

With so much extra time on our hands, we of course had to take some outfit pictures! I'm styling another piece from one of my favorite online, maternity boutiques, Pink Blush Maternity. I love their selection of cute maternity clothes, and when I'm feeling the need for a little something new in my wardrobe, I usually turn to their website first.

Pink Blush Maternity Clothes

I felt like my maternity clothes consisted of too many neutrals. This can be a good thing when you're eight months pregnant, but I was definitely missing bright colors and prints.

Pink Blush Maternity Clothes

One maternity top I ordered from Pink Blush was this shirt with a bright, floral print. I love that it gives me the variety I wanted without being too overwhelming.

Pink Blush Maternity Clothes

It's the perfect length for leggings, it's soft, and it has a hood. What's not to love?

Pink Blush Maternity Clothes

Look! I have a pair of boots that still fit!

Pink Blush Maternity Clothes

Fun fact: Matt and I took these outfit pictures and then I went inside and changed. Sure, it would have been nice to wear this outfit for a casual day around town--maybe I will do that when the weather stops being SO WEIRD with 75 degree days at the end of December. I also wanted to wear one of the cute maternity dresses I ordered a few weeks ago for Christmas, but I just couldn't take the hot flashes. Go home, weather, you're drunk!

Pink Blush Maternity Clothes
Top (grey sold out, still available in Navy); Non-Maternity Top // Leggings (non-maternity option here) // Boots: Target (similar here) // Sunnies: Tory Burch 
Don't forget, friends, Pink Blush also has a regular clothing line, so most of these clothes can be found in regular sizes, too!

I know I have been negligent with #JAMPackedHoliday, and for that, I apologize! I will make it up tomorrow with my top 15 songs of 2015--the top 7 will be rolled into your #JAMPackedHoliday playlist!

I'm heading back to work tomorrow but it will be another short week. I hope you all had the merriest of Christmases!

I received the top from Pink Blush Maternity in exchange for a blog post; all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Linking up with Biana and Meghan for Weekending!

All Love

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