Christmas Town, U.S.A.

As a native Charlottean, I am a little bit embarrassed to admit that I have never been to McAdenville before this year.  McAdenville is a town about 15 miles south of Charlotte that is well known for its Christmas lights and is actually referred to as Christmas Town U.S.A.  So one day while at work

Making Christmas a little bit greener

I have been a bit of a tree hugger for as long as I can remember.  I try to do my part by keeping my carbon footprint as small as possible, but I am still a girl who likes pretty and sparkly things.  It is a difficult balance to strike, as I do eat meat,

Anthropologie Mason Jar Snow Globe {DIY}

I was at Anthropologie a few weeks ago and noticed these… And I thought to myself, “Those people are crazy inside their heads if they think anyone would pay $38 for that.”  Well, enough people paid $38 for them that they are sold out on the website.  I will admit that they are adorable.  I

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

“These are a few of my favorite things.” I must admit that I have not cared much about gift wrapping until recently.  However, I have now come to a place in my life where I really do feel that presents seem more special when they are beautifully wrapped.  I enjoy brown paper packages tied up

Christmas in New York

I went on a trip to New York over the weekend with my friend Michelle and some of her friends to celebrate her birthday.  I know she wouldn’t want me to mention what birthday it was (so I won’t) but to me she doesn’t look a day over 21.  Anyways, New York was beautiful and

White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies

I have always had a very special relationship with Christmas cookies.  My favorite part of the Christmas season may very well be making a different kind of Christmas cookie every week and then eating them 3 at a time.  We have our old standbys, but it is sometimes nice to try something new.  Meg found