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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Peppermints and Poinsettias

I'm taking you guys shopping with me today! Only 7 more days until Christmas! Excited MUCH! I made a quick run to Lakeside Mall the other day. I needed a particular item from Bath & Body Works. They were out of what I needed at the store closest to me, so I had to go to the MALL. I dreaded going, because shopping malls are super crazy the week before Christmas. I'm glad I went though, because I would've missed out on all the pretty holiday decorations. Remember Lakeside's Halloween decorations? Well below are the Christmas decorations. I couldn't resist taking a couple of snap shots for you guys. Very Festive!

The picture on your left are Christmas cakes! The one towards the back, is decorated & shaped like peppermint candy. It's even wrapped like one. I thought both were cute and wanted to show them to you. The bakery that makes them is called Sucre (featured here and here)! Sucre also makes pretty "present" cakes :)


Reindeer adorned with ornaments were located outside the shopping mall. Mr. Bingle is a classic New Orleans figure that's popular for Christmas. You can read more about Mr. Bingle HERE. For locals, this doll and other Mr. Bingle Christmas paraphernalia is at Dillards.


Loved these potted poinsettias throughout the mall. There were even Christmas trees with poinsettias around them. Very beautiful. I could've sat all day by the flowing fountains (below) looking at The Nativity Scene. Very tranquil. Very peaceful.


Bath & Body Works was really festive. I loved the giant bows hanging from the ceilings. So pretty. I also got a chance to wear my new Talbots quilted jacket. Very comfy & cozy. Can't you tell I'm thrilled waiting in line? *side eye* LOL


Any gingerbread lovers in the house? That was the theme for this year's mall decorations. I thought they were really cute! It was a joyous mix of gingerbread people, peppermint candy, frosted snow and lighted Christmas trees. Catch them if you can! They're the gingerbread men. :) Hope you enjoyed.

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  1. This is a very sweet post!
    Love!!!!
    Bisou

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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  2. I love the gingerbread men theme! It is definitely whimsical and sweet!
    Ugh, we went shopping in NYC this past weekend and Sunday was torturous. I hate long lines! It was nice we got started early though. A poor guy was working at a men's clothing store since it opened at 6 am and we were his first customers at almost 9 am!

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  3. really nice and cute photos! And i can't help that gingerbread because im hungry just by watching it!

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  4. OMG! Kim everything looks totally fabulous!!! Am glad you took me along with you to do your shopping :) I love your list.I love the chocolate cake and the stable looks absolutely amazing!!!

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  5. Morning Kim! Oh I remember so well the Halloween decorations and Im so glad you took photos also of the Xmas ones! I wish I was there, you know, I love malls during this time of the year, lol maybe Im the only one but the big mess and all the people cheer me up!:) The cakes are beautiful! But what I love most are the gingerbread stand, super sweet! You look very chic dear, love your bag. Sure, you look very thrilled in line!:) Kisses! xo

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  6. Love your makeup here :) x

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  7. The gingerbread decorations are so cute! :)

    Glad you survived a trip to the mall with a week to Christmas too - although I'm going shopping tomorrow I'm heading to the outlets that are a bit out of the way, and crossing my fingers they won't be too busy!

    Away From The Blue

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  8. Oh goodness! If our mall is decorated like that, the kiddos will never wanna leave. I love that gingerbread man going round and round:D
    And Kim, Bath and Body is the da bomb! That's where we get a lot of our presents for teachers and neighbourhood friends:)

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  9. So precious, I love decorations at Christmas time, they are very special. I wish they had them up all year round, though I guess we wouldn't appreciate them as much. Thanks for taking us along, I enjoyed it! The little gingerbread men are sweet :))) xx

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  10. Love these festive pics! And...Gal Pal--you are looking so chic & pretty! I'm much like you--avoiding malls this time of year if possible. Sometimes, we just gotta brave it, tho'! ;) Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  11. So cute photos!!!!
    Love all these Xmas decorations! :D
    xxxx
    S
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  12. Kim you are brave for venturing out into the mall! I haven't set foot in one in quite a while due to the craziness. I love the gingerbread decorations, super cute!

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  13. Ah Kim you are one chic shopper and brave as well for venturing to the mall this week. It must be such a madhouse. Thanks for sharing some of the lovely holiday cheer you saw. The gingerbread decorations made me smile :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  14. These are all so cute! Those gingerbread are adorable!!
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  15. Ohhh I adore the gingerbread family - reminds me of gingy in Shrek :-) Have a great day Kim,Ax

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  16. Oh some Bath and Bodyworks indulgence is what I need right now, a wee bit hung over from last nights company holiday party.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  17. You're making me crave a trip to the stores. I never say that. :)

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  18. One week away- I can't believe it!

    always, koru kate

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  19. Lovely post Kim,the gingerbread decorations are so cute:)
    ~Anne

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  20. Wonderful photos , love your blog <3

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  21. You brave lady, I dread going to the mall. Seeing a full or over packed parking lot make me sick...haha. I did mostly online shopping again but there are a few things I will have to get at the store..wish me luck Kim. You look so great from head to toe.

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  22. Super great pics! Cute xmas deco!
    xx

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  23. Christmas decorations are the best. We've even adopted some traditions at work. You look adorable Kim. I also love poinsettias. Happy Holidays. xx/Madison

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  24. Kim I love when you do these posts, they are so much fun! I have not been to the mall at all this holiday season, and I was actually just telling Kyle how bummed I was about that. Thanks for posting this, you really just made my day! Except now I want that peppermint cake... hehehehe.

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  25. Very beautiful!) Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo
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  26. Really cute christmasy pics :) I love the candy cane cake and I wish we had Bath&Body over here where I live!
    xx

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  27. wow such ornate decorations! I love gingerbread! haha
    xo,
    nancy

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  28. Thanks for commenting on my blog, lovely! Loving this post - adore Christmas decorations & it's really making me feel festive!! Xx
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  29. very sweet!!!... what beautiful things!

    Lore -
    Pinkadicta

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  30. Aww these beautiful decorations are so sweet and heartwarming, really brings about the festive spirit!

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  31. Kim, I love this festive post! That's one thing I love about Christmas, the decorations are beautiful!

    xo Jo

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  32. Gorgeous photos! I love seeing everyone's Christmas posts
    xxx

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  33. Malls always have really nice decorations, and this mall is no exception. I love the look of holiday lights.

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  34. Awe, love seeing the Holliday's Pictures! Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for your kindly stopped by in the other day:)...

    ox

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  35. ah it seems so much more festive over there! super hot christmases are still kind of strange for me, i wish there was snow over here.

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  36. Isn't xmas shopping so fun with all of the decorations everywhere. Loving your blog :)

    happy holidays!

    xx

    Kelly

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  37. I love Christmas shopping! Great items and pics!
    Bisou

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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  38. Looks like you are in the holiday mood :) So cute!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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  39. I love holiday photos and mood. Does Christmas cakes looks so good and I want one with all my heart <3

    Avi
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  40. Beautiful holiday decorations. I love the gingerbread men.

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  41. The peppermint candy christmas cake looks awesome and I bet it tastes awesome too. I love the gingerbread display!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  42. amazing post! you look pretty as always!

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    dawn

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  43. Nice photos! I'd love to try the chocolate cake.

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  44. I love the gingerbread men, so cute! I hope you are doing well my dear!

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  45. It was great hearing your views on my last post. Happy Holidays!

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  46. Great idea for a blog post Kim. I was on such a mission with my shopping last night I didn't even stop to enjoy the decorations. I'm glad to take a look at the ones at your mall. I'm glad you're looking forward to Christmas. You must have a lovely day planned :D sparkle2day.com

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  47. aww how cute! i love christmas decorations, I rarely see them because we dont celebrate christmas in morocco but whenever i'm abroad that time of year they just dazzle me! oh and happy holidays by the way :)

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  48. Yay for peppermint, gingerbreads and you always look as cute as a button Kim! :)

    I made my run to B & BW yesterday. I just love that place, their candles are my favorite. XO

    Maria

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  49. Thank you Kim for taking us along with you on this festive tour. Those cakes especially the peppermint candy one are so different and cute too. I wish we had Bath and Body works here. I always spend time in there whenever I come across one in another country. In this mall I would have been too busy taking photos to concentrate on buying!! Fun gingerbread décor there and you look so chic in your neutrals. Enjoy your weekend! Great post!

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  50. I think the gingerbread men are my favorite!! So adorable!!

    - Regina
    Margarita Bloom: Retro Beauty & Skincare
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  51. Hey Kim they stole your gingerbread theme from last years present wrapping ;-) thank you for sharing these beautiful decorations
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  52. Ohhh the Christmas atmosphere is so magical, adore those ginger cookies!

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  53. i'm still trying to find the perfect gingerbread recipe!! i'll be hitting the mall tomorrow....for hopefully the last time before christmas!

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  54. Kim, I love your blog. This Christmas mall one was such fun. Can you tell me how you do the continuous loop pictures? I would love to try to do one of my kids. Another blog had one of her family at the ocean, which I thought was clever. Keep finding pretty things for us.

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  55. Hello.My name is Joie, and I'm a Bath and Body Works addict.
    It's been 2 days since I last shopped there, and Thursday before last, I may have spammed my husband's phone with texts requesting we stock up on candles.

    Seriously...I need a 12 step problem for this...so bad. But so good!

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  56. Amazing and cute post!!
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  57. These Christmas decorations in the mall are so adorable. I like the twirling Gingerbread man. Looks like you had fun Christmas shopping Kim. Merry Christmas.

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