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“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you are going to mess it up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up… So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

Home For The Holidays II

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!  I had a great time at home in Wisconsin with my family for Christmas and am excited to be back in DC for New Year’s.  For the holidays, you can’t beat home sweet home.

The photos above are of my sister, brother and . . . → Read More: Home For The Holidays II

White Christmas

I can’t believe that I head back to Wisconsin tomorrow already.  Wasn’t it just Thanksgiving?  Thankfully, I won’t have to worry about a white Christmas since there is already (and always) tons of snow back home.  However, I do have my shopping to worry about.  If you are like me and put it off until . . . → Read More: White Christmas

Holiday Dinner

On Sunday, I had some of my closest friends over for a holiday dinner and gift exchange.  I love entertaining but still think of myself as a struggling cook – thankfully, I had no trouble making some amazing appetizers, which I served with grilled salmon as the main course (though I didn’t even have to . . . → Read More: Holiday Dinner


I just love this snowy editorial and the beautiful holiday decorations.  Also, Joy is my middle name (literally) so naturally, I had to share.

Model Sophie Vlaming photographed by Milo Keller & Julien Gallico for L’Officiel December 2010, via Fashion Gone Rogue. “Joy” image via The Style Files (see also for ornaments that . . . → Read More: Joy

All I Want For Christmas

All I really want for Christmas is to spend time with family and friends – BUT, if I was to put a dream Christmas list together, this would be it.

DKNY Cozy MICHAEL Michael Kors Watch Moroccan Oil DKNY Cashmere Pop Top Glove Dior Nail Polish Canon PowerShot Mulberry Bayswater Leather Bag NARS So Famous . . . → Read More: All I Want For Christmas