12.25.2011

Merry Christmas


I LOVE this old style santa :) I just couldn't resist
and the font? also obsessed
you can get it here: Santa's Sleigh Font Download

Happy Holidays everyone!!

12.22.2011

I spent this past week in Winter Park, Colorado
which just so happens to be one of my favorite places in the world.


fat flakes of snow were falling
and it was that perfect crisp-cold. HEAVEN.

I stayed at the ski-in ski-out, Iron Horse Inn this time.
it's a great place to stay if you ever find yourself in Winter Park :)


one of the nights, I went to Sombrero Stables at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch.
it was GORGEOUS.


I went on a horse-drawn sleigh ride with my family,
followed by a little steak dinner.


the sleigh ride was amazing.
there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than hearing bells jingle on the giant friesian draft horses pulling your sleigh through mountain snow.

I highly recommend the ride to anyone and everyone.
be sure to dress warm!!

12.20.2011

12.17.2011

Frosty the Snowman Costume

being a part of a sorority, you learn a lot. gain a lot of skills, if you will.
one of those skills:
the ability to throw together the most random yet amazing costumes out of nothing in less than a weeks notice. 

meet frosty:


yes, that man lurking in the back is dressed as a present ...
trooper ay?

the frosty costume was a big hit at my sorority's latest themed party.
a lot of my friends at other schools were obsessed with the costume too, 
and when I started seeing pictures pop up of them ripping off my costume, 
one thought crossed my mind:
if you're gonna do it wrong, do it right.
don't rip off my costume in a mediocre fashion?! go big or go home!!

so here is my next how-to ...
DIY cute frosty the snowman costume



most of it is pretty self-explanatory.
the only part I've been asked about A LOT is the hat.

how to make the hat:
we lucked out and found glittered, foam, drink cozies at Michaels
but we also made one hat out of the glitter foam sheets as well.
if you can't find a cozy, get an extra sheet of plain foam
just cut a strip as wide as you want your hat tall,
roll it, glue it, top it with an appropriately sized circle.
for the rim of the hat we cut a large circle out of the glittered foam.
glue the hat cylinder on top, and BAM
the base of it was sticky so we covered it with black glitter,
that took care of the stick.
then we just cut some poinsettias off of fake stems, hot glued them in, done.


I absolutely loved our costumes and they were definitely a hit at the event.
maybe this will inspire your attire at your next holiday party,
because let's be honest,
sexy santa is just getting old ...

12.13.2011

Happy Holidays

the Christmas cards are starting to arrive in the mail
and I always see these adorable family pictures of everyone ...


#swag

yeah, my family isn't really about that.
Sooo, Happy Holidays from us :)

12.06.2011

Etsy Find: Nature Favors

Another fun Etsy find :)

This fun little shop is full of adorable green gifts and favors.
They are so cute
and I just had to share.


check out the shop HERE.
There were too many precious things to share them all!

12.04.2011

New Artist Alert: Timeflies Tuesday Wayward Son

I was totally paying attention in class when I came across this video.
YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT.

Why isn't this guy famous??


I'm a huge fan. Happy weekend everyone :)