Saturday, December 22, 2012

Decorating: This Christmas

    My family would be the first to tell you, I'm a little in love with Christmas. I'm in love with holidays period, however, Christmas holds a special place in my heart. I mean, I go all out. I love all that is included in this holiday: the seasonal foods, seasonal radio stations, the gift giving, decorating, christmas parties & family get-togethers, christmas outfits, traditions, hot coco, riding around looking at christmas lights, and of course, wearing Christmas hats. I love this holiday. And, I love what it's all about. I love that this holiday is centered and focused completely on celebrating our Savior, the perfect gift. Jesus is the gift of the season and I seriously can't get enough of this season. 

Below, I have given you a little peak into my favorite room ever. This Christmas I have invested in a few new Christmas decorations and thought as Christmas approaches, it was time to show you it all decorated. There is something so magical about bringing Christmas into your own home. It's a place you and your family get to enjoy it, with your own traditions and memories. Every year brings new and exciting things. This year we have family going opposite ways, so celebrating together will be different, but Christ is still born and the reason to celebrate! 

Cheers to wonderful time spent with family and friends,
Merry Christmas everyone!

Brooke xoxo

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Top 4: Christmas Albums

Merry Christmas!

This really is the most wonderful time of the year, I'm convinced. Lately, I've been walking around
with my iPhone playing Christmas music where ever I am. Ever since I was little, i've been obsessed, just ask my family, with Christmas music. So, I thought I would do a Top 4 Christmas Albums post
for you! :) 

I know we are all listening to it, whether in our cars, homes or at work. It really gets me in the Spirit of the holiday. My newest favorite (which came as a surprise) was Cee Lo Green's Magic Moment! 
haha! I like Cee Lo Green, but I didn't expect to LOVE his Christmas album. My favorite song
is "Merry Christmas Baby"! You all have got to go listen to it now. :) 
If you haven't, you should definitely have a dance party to Cee Lo Green's Magic Moment.

I also am loving "She & Him, Baby it's Cold outside", "Burl Ives, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" And, "Michael Buble, All I want for Christmas."
I love how Michael took the song and made it his own, to me, that's what makes one artist stand out from another...I just found this video and loved hearing the background story of how he made it!

But, what about you? What are your favorite Top 4 Christmas Albums? 
Maybe they will become our favorites too! 

Merry Christmas everyone! 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

.:December Portraits:.

Today was wonderful. I had the day off and my great friend, Kim, from college, came up and we 
went to our town's Christmas parade (another blog coming) with Caitlin and Dave. 
We decided to take some pictures on our way out and it ended up being the best
time ever. It was sooooo much fun! We were laughing so hard my stomach was
in knots. Big surprise right? ;) 

Anyways, here are some photos of our time together, I'm so happy with how they turned out!
So blessed to still be keeping up with college friends (even when they live in Richmond :), 
and with friends that are local and getting to know friends boyfriends! aka, Dave! 

Happy Saturday everyone!