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Monday, December 24, 2012

Jingle All The Way...To Christmas Day!

Hi Everybody! Happy Christmas Eve! One more day and then it's Christmas! Excited MUCH!?! I am.

I had a couple of errands to run this past weekend, so I decided to get festive with my attire. Don't worry, no outrageous Christmas sweaters for me. I put on my jingle earrings, vintage Talbots wool wrap skirt (scored on eBay for $20) and black ballet flats from American Eagle.

Honestly, this outfit is like my winter uniform. Black on top, print in the middle and black on bottom. What can I say? It's safe and I've always been one to keep things simple. Maybe one of my new year's resolutions will be to take more risks with my outfits. That's why I have all of you for inspiration.

My First Stop...Starbucks! 
I would like to give a HUGE shout out to Jo of WhiteRosesAndCoffee blog! I met Jo this year through blogging and she's truly a doll. She sent me a beautiful Christmas greeting card and $20 gift card to Starbucks. Wasn't that awesome? This weekend, I purchased a chocolate chip frappuccino, a sausage cheddar breakfast sandwich AND took home a bag of sweet treats. One of the treats, was a cute frosted snowman cookie! So Jo, you can see I enjoyed it and I thank you so much for everything. It was the perfect gift! I'm very thankful for your friendship, enjoy reading your blog and loved the gift. I also want to give a HUGE shout out to fellow blogger Miss B of Bobobchic blog and boutique (she has the cutest things in her shop and I sent gifts to Jo and another blogger through her. she packaged everything so nicely and both loved their Christmas gifts).

Second Stop! Honeybaked Ham!
I LOVE ham for Christmas. Honeybaked Ham is spiral cut and has a wonderful brown sugar taste to it. They also have great sides and desserts, but I resisted. Their turkey is also delicious! They had samples to try in the store. All the employees are so nice. I love going there. They always have the right size ham for what you need.

Third Stop! Home!
I know you're saying, WHAAAT!!!??? Well, there was other stuff before home, like the crazy shopping mall. However, it was super crazy busy. I ran in for a couple of things and ran out. HaHaHa Sorry no pics. I promise I'll take pics of it when things settle down. Well I'm pooped! It's time to bake some chocolate chip cookies, read A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books (isn't that the best classic tale) and R-E-L-A-X. My Christmas Eve philosophy is just what the napkin says below! "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry".

Merry Christmas Everybody!


  1. Those cookies look great! Love your outfit, and that little gif you have, you'll need to share with me how you did that it looks awesome! Your earrings are adorable and perfect :)

    Hope you have a merry Christmas :)

  2. Oh man, I should NOT be reading this! I'm so hungry right now...haha, what a fabulous treat :)
    And it may be safe, but its not boring! I love that plaid skirt on you

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  3. You look fab Kim ...I love your tartan skirt! Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and I look forward to visiting your blog in 2013!
    ~Anne xx

  4. Personally, I harbor an intense obsession of Starbucks coffee. But I love every minute of it. :))

  5. Love your skirt! Merry Christmas, hope you have a wonderful day :)

  6. Amazing trip of yummy treats:) MERRY Christmas sweet Kim - hope you have a wonderful time. We celebrate tonight here in Denmark - so I'll be off the radar :)
    Take care - all the best


  7. Great post !

    Love all your pictures !! Get me in the mood :P

    I want to invite you to join my Christmas giveaway to win a Frenchonista clutch worth $150 !!




  8. xmas is righ here, ve a blast this christmas with all smiles. muwah.

  9. Kim that gif is soooo cute! xD
    Merry Christmas :)

  10. You look the moving gif, so sweet!! Merry Christmas doll, I hope you have a wonderful and blessed time with family & friends!! I hope you get all you wish for and more!! I send you lots of love and hugs from across the pond ;) Eat and be Merry!! I'll be away for a few days, just before the New Year...but I want you to know I shall be thinking of you on Christmas Day!! Lots of love doll xoxo

  11. I love your festive plaid skirt and that gif of you is too cute!! I was in Starbucks yesterday too thanks to a gift card :) Merry Christmas, Kim!!

    The Tiny Heart

  12. Hi Kim , adore your festively chic outfit, plaid is one of my favourite prints!Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, may it be a joyous and blessed one!

  13. Dear Kim, wishing you a wonderful Christmas, darling. Have a fantastic time! xxx

  14. Love it! You're so cute. I loooooooooooooooove Honey Baked Ham!

  15. Kim, you look so cute and stylish in your winter uniform and I love how you're waving at us :) Merry Christmas to you and your family! May it be joyous and magical!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  16. Kim, I love your Christmas attire--that skirt is great! I'm a simple dresser myself, so I appreciate things that can sort of turn into a uniform. For me it was jeans and black boots and my black leather jacket (with a denim shirt) and leopard scarf--every day, haha! Just wanted to wish you the happiest of Christmases, sounds like you are already busy enjoying it!

    xo Mary Jo

  17. Your outfit is so cute! Tartan prints always make me think of the holidays, and I'm sure you were pretty comfy while running around doing errands!

    ... I want some of that ham! Have a wonderful Christmas, Kim!

  18. oh gosh, I so should not be reading this right now lol I am like starving ahhahaha Those cookies look so good too!
    Merry Christmas<33

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  19. Your little outfit gif is adorable.!

  20. Awww Kim! Thank you so much for the shout out! I'm so happy you enjoyed all your treats from Starbucks. I love your winter uniform! It's so cute. Kim, THANKS again for everything! You truly made me feel special. I wish you joy and happiness! I can't wait to see what you've have for us next year!

    xo Jo

  21. Firstly, you look lovely and festive in your tartan skirt! It was very kind to mention me here - so pleased that your friends loved their gifts (and that they arrived on time!) I hope you have a fabulous Christmas and New Year, Kim. Thank you for your regular visits to my blog - I always enjoy reading your thoughtful and encouraging comments - much appreciated.... miss b x

  22. Aww, love the outfit Kim, very festive! Starbucks is a great gift to get, lucky you! :) Merry Christmas. XO Wil Harris

  23. i hope your holidays are wonderful and full of love!

  24. Aww great post Kim!! Love your Christmas outfit. :)

    Happy Holidays!!!!

    xo - Sheila

  25. I love when you do post like this because I really feel like I am out running errands with you!

    Merry Christmas Kim!

    PS: Love the napkins!

  26. work it!! lol

  27. Your skirt is adorable! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  28. I think everyone's first stop needs to be starbucks if you go out during the busy holiday season. I always need as much caffeine I can get my hands on.
    wishing you a relaxing and joyful holiday season


    ps. cute skirt!

  29. Happy Christmas Eve! I am so excited, like you. Yum! We all need a good cup of Starbucks to start the holiday with.
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  30. Merry Christmas Kim! You look very sweet on that pic :) I love plaids too, they are always cozy and reminds me of the college days =)

  31. Hello Kim! You look so cute in that animated gif! This sure looks like a great Christmas! hey here's wishing you a blessed Christmas babe and a fantastic 2013 ahead!

    Fang Ting

  32. Ooo..the ham looks yummy!
    Merry Christmas and happy holiday.

  33. Have a merry, merry Christmas Kim!
    You look great and your earrings are lovely!

    Hugs from Tenerife,

  34. Kim, your posts always put me in such a great mood and always makes me smile. Love the outfit, it's Xmas perfection. How fun is that moving image of you. You look super fab and those treats are making my mouth water. Cookies look deeeelish! Hope you had a fantastic holiday darling. Sending you the biggest and warmest hug. XOXO


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    I am following you back and wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

  36. What a great gift ... Starbucks, lol, you know I love it! You look so lovely Kim, and glad that you're being open to taking risks with your style. Have a wonderful new year! xx

  37. I am absolutely loving your blog, so decided to follow!

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  38. I wrote a comment but don't know what happened with the captcha code. Awrrrrr!!love

  39. I love that vintage skirt!! Nothing wrong with wearing black and a print! Great pictures! I hope you had a great Christmas and weren't in the line of those bad storms!

  40. Merry Christmas! I love your outfit - it's pretty much my uniform as well (when it's not too cold)

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  41. Everything looks super yummy. That´s an awesome gift you got. I should visit Starbucks too <3


  42. Kim, I love your outfit, simple and classy. I got a chuckle out of that little vid. of you. Did you see me wave back? So cute, girl. Hope all of your Christmas wished came true. Lots of love, dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  43. Kim you are so cute! I love that little gif! I normally hate Starbucks, their regular coffee that it, but I LOVE all of the holiday drinks! So yummy :)

  44. The earrings and cookies are so cute, but your GIF is even better. You are the cutest.

  45. adorable !! xo Just discorvered your blog! Check mine out too if you have a chance. :)

  46. Merry, Merry Christmas Kim !
    I think you look marvelous in that skirt and you were very kind for Santa, leaving all those cookies :)

  47. i love that skirt, kim! cute and festive! we always have ham, too. i actually prefer it over turkey! hope you had a wonderful christmas with your family!


  48. I love your animated pic of you so cute and great photo diary. The cookies look delicious. Hope you're enjoying the holidays doll.

    <3 Marina

  49. Cute Post ♡

    Happy Holidays! xoxo

  50. You look fantastic! I love your outfit, very classic and chic.
    Starbucks and cookies!! Yuummm. I could use some coffee right about now. ;)

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  51. Kim I know exactly what you mean about Honey Baked Ham on xmas, that's my have too. Your Starbucks pics are so fun too, especially because I've been there so much lately during the crazy holiday shopping.

    Happy Holidays to you and your fam

  52. All looks so fun! And those cookies..yummm! Hope you had a merry Christmas<3

    ox from NYC!


  53. What a cute skirt you are wearing! And now I definitely want a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha and egg sandwich...

  54. Your outfit is so perfect for Christmas - love that skirt! We had honeybaked ham and it was AMAZING!

    Pearls & Paws

  55. hope you had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS KIM!!!!!
    i love the look and your gif!how did you do it??

    here's that pasta recipe you asked me for
    "In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.Add the onions to the pan and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic (sausages also if you want) and cook, stirring frequently, just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Mix in the oregano,celery and diced tomatoes. Add chicken broth to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the pasta of choice to the pot and cook according to the package directions.Add any cheese you want. One minute before the tortellini is fully cooked, stir in the spinach.Season with salt and pepper to taste.Serve warm with grated Parmesan as desired."
    i modified this one

  56. Merry Christmas Kim!

    What a cute video of you in your festive attire!! And those chocolate chip cookies look so yummy! LOVE the napkins too! LOL!

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

  57. such a cute moving picture of you!!! i love it! omg those cookies look yummy! happy holidays sweetie!

  58. Love these photos! You really captured the season!

  59. What a classic and cute outfit!
    I hope you have a sweet Christmas and new year dear!

  60. merry christmas and happy new year. i am so happy that I just found your blog!

  61. Happy Happy Belated Christmas to you Kim! :) And you are so freaking adorable! I love that little gif of you in this post!
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  62. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!! I love honeybaked ham!


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