Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Countdown to Christmas: Advent Calendars

Can you believe that Christmas is less than two months away?  This year I decided that I will make everyone's Christmas presents instead of buying them, and I am making myself start this week.  If I don't, the presents will never get done!  I know, I'm such a terrible procrastinator.
So this season I have fallen in love with advent calendars.  They are such a cute way to spread the holiday love over the whole month, and they help build up excitement for Christmas day.  My boyfriend, my brother, and my two sisters are getting their presents in advent form.  I already have ideas for each of them in my little crowded head, and I will share them with you all each day that they open one.  But for now I thought I'd leave you with some of my favorite advent calendar inspiration.  Be prepared for loveliness!

These pennants are too cute!  My middle sister's present might look slightly like this.

These cute little envelopes each hold an activity for the day.

This calendar is simple and sweet, and oh so cheap to make!

These little felt trees are adorable, I hope to hide my youngest sisters presents under similar ones.

Unwrap one Christmas book a day and read it together, how cute is that?

And my personal favorite; my boyfriend's advent calendar will be a variation of this one.

Via Pinterest, all sources available here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Girl with the Lion's Mane Hair

sweater- thrifted, blouse- thrifted, cardigan and shorts- Forever21, socks and tights- Wet Seal, necklace- Claires, headband- First Friday vendor

Look! Proof that I do leave my house!  Yesterday everyone drove over to Dothan to attend the National Peanut Festival.  The best thing about the night?  Gas prices.  They were 30 cents cheaper than in my hometown!  But really, it was a lot of fun.  We rode some of the rides until I got sick, ate overpriced fair food, and just had a good time together.
Hopefully this week will be more relaxed than my life has been, and maybe my ACT results will even come in early!

Photos by my boyfriend, thanks love!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Arrows through my heart

sweater- Forever21, dress- JCPenney's, boots- forgot, necklace- First Friday vendor, hat- old

Last night was First Friday again, and this time me and my boyfriend brought my little toy schnauzer Precious along with us.  She loved seeing all of the people and getting all of the attention.  Everyone thought she was adorable, especially in her little red parka.
One day I'll get pictures of these events, as soon as we get more light here.
Today my little sister wanted to come take pictures with us, so my boyfriend drove us around town and we had our own little photoshoot.  It was a lot of fun, but resulted in about 500 photos between the two of us.  So it'll be a little bit before I get them all edited and sifted through.  But I promise you'll see them, because some of them I really like already.

Photos by my boyfriend, thanks dear!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Stripes are my Favorite

sweater- Thrifted, jeans- Kohls, boots- forgot, hat and necklace- Claire's, glasses- Ray Bans

Yesterday I dressed for comfort, and nothing else.  I had a big test that day and a lot of homework due, so I was kinda stressing out.  Yet somehow, I really liked what I wore.  It was comfortable and warm, but the feeling cute thing was definitely a bonus.
Tonight is First Friday again, and my boyfriend and I are bringing my little toy Schnauzer with us this time.  We bought her a cute little red parka just for the trip, because the temperatures have dropped dramatically lately.  And by dramatically, I mean in the 50's.  But hey, that's cold for Florida!  Anyways, she's been shivering when she's inside the house, so we figured she really needed a nice warm jacket if she was going to spend a lot of time outside with us.  Plus it's just darn adorable.

Photos by my little sister, thanks for your help:)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Only When Actions Become Consequences

Sweater- thrifted, top- thrifted, shorts- Forever21, socks- Walmart, shoes- Kohls

First of all I would like to say one thing: Yes, it is still warm enough here to wear these shorts.  It was in the low 70's today.  And I would like to apologize for the quality of the photos today; I didn't get off work until just as the sun was setting, so my boyfriend didn't have much to work with.
On the other hand, this is probably one of my favorite outfits ever.  It is so warm and comfortable, but the main reason I love it is because I felt pretty today.  And everyone deserves to feel pretty.
Go feel pretty, lovelies!

Photos by my boyfriend, thanks for putting up with me love:)