Monday, January 2, 2012

Holiday [ S * P * A * R * K * L * E ]

Sometimes the holidays seem to come and go before we know it.  At best, we'll say the holidays snuck up on me.  It did however, feel more like Santa Claus crept up behind me, tapped me on the shoulder, prompting me to turn around and screamed 'BOO!' loudly in my face {while wearing a werewolf mask}.  Geez, Christmas, give a girl a little time to prepare, will ya?!  

We finally managed to get the tree up{decorating took a few more days}, my husband did an amazing job putting lights on the house, and we loaded the record player with my dad's old Christmas vinyl.  Boom!  In your face, Werewolf Santa!  We were now totes festive~ just like the rest of the {organized} celebratory Free World.  Just in time for Christmas.

Or house was now holly-like as well as jolly-like {woot!}, so I planned a little last minute get together to celebrate the holidays as well as my dear friend Ashley's Christmas day engagement to her love.
Christmas may have been over by a day or two at this point, but that didn't keep us from having a little festive fun.  I came up with the idea of a party that combined the warmth of Christmas and the sparkle of New Years and her new engagement ring.  We had a Sparkle Party!  We whipped up some sparkly cookies, drank sparkling champagne and toasted to Ashley's sparkly new ring.
We also threw glittery confetti all over the house.

{lost one!}
(my friend Heather made that adorable nutcracker cookie}

May everyone's entire 2012 sparkle and shine just as much as the carpet of my house now will for the next few months.  ;)


  1. WOW - you guys look like you are having so much fun! Who doesnt love a little sparkle? Happy New Year!

    Brandi - Keeping It Indie

    PS - thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

  2. Sparkle for the win. Looks like you guys had an awesome time!

  3. Looks like you all had a lot of fun :)

  4. Yes, did you have as much fun as it seems on the pix? Lovely bunch of girls!! And What a good idea (excuse) of meet up ;)
    BTW, is that a kitten in your friend's hands?
    Thanks for stopping by,

  5. Looks like you've had a lot of fun with those Christmas preparations! It's sometimes shocking how fast time flies. Suddenly we'll find another year gone by.

    I just wanted to say thank you for stopping be my little space and following it! It made my day :D And now I'm you follower too, and I can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year :D

  6. Aww. That looks like so much fun. Happy New Year.

    I'm a new follower.


  7. Cute Sparkle party! Love the cookies! Maybe I should do something fun like that for V day!

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