Friday, December 20, 2013

Five Loves on Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!  Hooray for 5 Loves time!

1. 1st Christmas Party of the year!
Isn't her tree gorgeous?

My Aunt E hosted a Christmas Open House over the weekend. She decorated her home beautifully, set out a delicious spread of snacks and sweets, and warmly welcomed us to a lovely afternoon of celebrating.  It was a fabulous time!

2.  Hot Cocoa goodness!
missglamorazzi's DIY December vids & Ann Le {Anneorshine}'s Holiday Gift Guide have been some of my favorites lately!

How scrumptious does this S'mores Hot Chocolate look?! Mmm! 

In keeping with the hot cocoa theme, check out Anneorshine's sweet DIY candles! ...

*If you'd like to pin either of these DIY goodies, please click through & do so from the original source.  Thanks!

3.  Christmas Break !!! We're officially on break and I'm enjoying every bit of the extra free time with my lovelies!

4.  Black Cherry Merlot Hand Soap | Bath & Body Works

A dear friend gifted this to me and I am LOVING the scent!!

5.  {Saving the best for last this week...} My super handy hubby rocks!
I like these kind of "every day" pics just as much {if not more than} the posed smile snapshots.   I want to remember these moments where he's showing his love through serving our family in these handy lit'l ways!  

This week he replaced an electrical outlet in our basement, replaced a clutch in my Dyson vacuum {told ya he rocks!!}, and got our furnace working again when we woke up one morning freezing and it didn't want to click on!  Seriously.  I'd be living in a dirty, cold house if it weren't for him. Smitten for my man!  {Wanna learn more about my Mr.?  Check out my The Boy Behind the Blog post from yesterday for some Q & A with Jason. :)}

Thanks for visiting today! Wishing you and yours a splendid Christmastime!

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  1. mmm my hubby loves hot coco- he will love that!!

  2. Okay, I'm drooling over all those fabulous looking goodies. And the hot cocoa?! I live for hot cocoa so I'm sooo trying this recipe! That tree is also pretty darn fabulous : ) Have a fabulous holiday, Brenda!! xo

  3. aren't handy hubbies the best? I love taking pictures of my hubs in action too, it always makes me smile knowing he's got us taken care of.

  4. stopping by from lauren's h54f...your aunt's tree is gorgeous! I'm with you, I love it when my husband shows his love through handy stuff like that! have a great weekend =)


  5. Isn't Elf the best ever!? Thank God for winter break :) Have a merry Christmas!

  6. I love that dress for NYE! I haven't picked out my outfit yet. Have a wonderful time off!

  7. I agree the tree is gorgeous!!

    Oh yes a handy hubs can so be helpful!

  8. Black Cherry Merlot smells like Kool-Aid! It's one of our FAVES!!!


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