December is sliding by quicker than I can keep up with it. I was actually thinking about taking a month-long hiatus from the blog so that I could focus on some other big projects and work deadlines, but I realized it would be more effective to just put more of an effort into my time management. I need to get better at juggling multiple things, and what better time to start than now? black velvet jumpsuit
Last night was Nashville Ladies Wine Club #6 hosted at my friend Carli & Julie‘s house and it was our biggest turnout yet. It’s always my favorite evening of the month and I’m so happy to see how it’s grown into something more than just drinking wine and eating snacks. I’ve met so many amazing girls in Nashville and every month gets more and more exciting. I was also gifted a selfie stick from my lovely friend Greta because she got a kick out of me trying to use hers for the first time last month. Watch out, world!

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I bought this black velvet jumpsuit right before the CMA Awards because I flirted with the idea of wearing a jumpsuit to the event. That was before I fell in love with the red wine colored crushed velvet dress I ended up wearing instead. So this little number became my go-to holiday party outfit. It’s so comfortable and festive.
black velvet jumpsuit
Jumpsuit- Blush Boutiques // Tan Suede Trench Coat– Lulu’s // Gold Necklace– Lulu’s // Gold Clutch- Lulu’s // Heels- Targetblack velvet jumpsuit
I love the simplicity of jumpsuits because I don’t have to put a whole lot of thought into piecing together an outfit at the last minute. I just throw on some jewelry and accessorize a one-piece outfit. It’s the best.
black velvet jumpsuit
black velvet jumpsuit
Hope you all have a great weekend and safe travels this holiday season!

Last week while I was in Michigan with family for Thanksgiving, we made our traditional butter press cookies for the holidays. This is something we’ve been doing since my sister and I were just toddlers. It was even more special to do it this year with my 1-year-old niece, Elizabeth.

butter press cookies

We typically make at least 8 batches so that we have them for all holiday parties, friends and family. It becomes an all-night project, but we love it. These butter press cookies are also perfect for decorating and passing out as gifts. I love pairing them with coffee!

What You’ll Need:

2 Sticks of Butter
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Almond
3 and 1/2 Cups of Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
Cookie Press (We get a TON of use out of our Pampered Chef press)
Cookie decorations: sprinkles, M&M’s, colored sugars, etc.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

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Cream butter, sugar, eggs, almond and vanilla. Add the salt. Add enough flour to make dough that can be used in cookie press (not too sticky).
Decorate cookies on sheet; bake 8-10 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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Enjoy!
laura