Christmassy Parties!

Let’s review a few Christmassy celebrations before I sign off for the rest of the week!


Neighborhood Ornament Exchange. There were 28 ladies at our neighborhood ornament exchange! I got lucky when picking my number (23!!!) and absolutely couldn’t wait to steal the adorable pineapple ornament that was opened early in the game. Thankfully all the moms were too busy fighting over the Olaf ornament that the pineapple got overlooked and I got it on the third and final steal.

Girl’s Gift Exchange: McKinsey hosted her 4th Annual gift exchange in her brand new house this week. She used to live just a few steps away but moved further out into a beautiful new (ginormous) home and we were all so excited to finally come see it! The exchange was a huge success all around. So many girls brought steal-worthy gifts which made the night so much fun.

I got lucky again by picking #20 for choosing a gift so I got to really scope out what I wanted. Several of us take this annual exchange very seriously and aren’t afraid to steal! I walked away with the prettiest insulated casserole tote bag which also came with a huge Pyrex dish. I locked it up on the third steal so I was happy, happy, happy to leave the party with this tote that I’ve been wanting forever! The best, most stolen gifts this year included a S’well bottle, Woo (cosmetic store) gift card,  insulated casserole tote with Pyrex dish, Volcano candle, Nest candle, pedicure gift card, freeze cooling wine glasses, jewelry, scarves and Total Wine gift card with wine glass!

Cookie Swap! Caroline and Thomas left with a huge box of delicious cookies from our cookie swap playdate at our friend Lanny’s house last week! That night Caroline may or may not have had cookies for dinner.

December Supper Club. We wrapped up a successful year of Supper Club at Kristen’s brand new, gorgeous home last night. I love these ladies so, so, so much and am thankful for this year of dinners we’ve shared together! Over the course of a year it’s been so wonderful to see how many life changes we’ve all been through from pregnancies to new homes and everything in between!


The prettiest tablescape ever!

Merry Christmas y’all! 





  1. Simply LKJ
    December 23, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Wow girl, you've been busy celebrating. Looks like tons of fun had by all at each of the parties. Need to keep all those ideas in mind for next year. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Courtney@PancakesandSparkles
    December 23, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    Merry Christmas! Nothing like filling the Christmas holidays with as many things as possible. I always do a gift exchange with my friends too such a fun tradition. I love the pineapple ornament.

  3. Lauren Honeycutt
    December 23, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    You certainly know how to swap correctly! I love a gift swap when people aren't afraid to steal! Merry Christmas!Lauren :)

  4. Cassie
    December 23, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    Got to love a cookie swap!

  5. Ashley {Word on the Streets}
    December 24, 2015 / 1:20 am

    Merry Christmas! Love all the fun parties! 🙂

  6. Sara Elizabeth
    December 24, 2015 / 5:12 am

    These all sound like so much fun! I want to be your neighbors!! That pineapple is perfect! 🙂

    • Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan
      December 24, 2015 / 2:41 pm

      Merry Christmas! !Cheers to a great many friends! !

  7. Sue Jones
    December 24, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I love how all the food is always labeled. We don't do that here!

  8. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    December 24, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    So fun! You've been busy this season! 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas with those sweet babies of yours!!

  9. Ashley
    December 25, 2015 / 3:21 am

    Looks like so much fun! I'd love to know where your friend found those gorgeous stools in the last picture!!

  10. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    December 26, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    What a happy and festive time of year!! x

  11. Britanie Kostis
    December 27, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    How do you organize your Supper Club group? I love the idea of starting one with some of my girlfriends but unsure Where to begin?! Do you do pot luck? Rotate through homes and the host cooks?

  12. Penny Struebig
    December 28, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Looks like some great times! Happy 2016 to you and your family!

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