Friday, January 2, 2015

Home for the Holidays

Stephen asked me in the car on the way home from dinner if I was going to relinquish my Christmas spirit for a little bit -- I was singing Christmas songs and didn't even realize it. This year's holiday festivities were just so wonderful, which made the ending of the holidays that much more difficult. Each year, we normally celebrate in different segments. We spent the Sunday before Christmas at my grandmother's house, Christmas Eve at my grandfather's, and then on Christmas morning, it was just the my mom, dad, sister, brother and I opening gifts and eating breakfast before my grandparents and aunts and uncles come to eat lunch and exchange presents.

Needless to say, it was a fun and exciting Christmas season. Now that the new year is here, the holiday season seems to come to a close. While I'm excited for warmer weather and summertime, I definitely an already looking forward to next year. These are just a few snapshots from our festivities. Happy 2015! Have a great weekend!
















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  1. These are all such beautiful photos!
    Sarah
    coffeeandglitter14.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful Christmas decor! And your pup is so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katherine! And I think so too! xo

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  3. I was definitely a little sad to take down all our decorations yesterday :( Glad you got in so much good time with family!

    Heather | Style Prescription

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    1. I know! It's such a sad thing to do -- but I loved all the time with my family for sure! xo

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  4. Glad you had a great Christmas with your family! It's always sad taking down the decorations after Christmas but I always get so excited to do it again the next year. All of your decor was so pretty! Happy 2015 girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. you look just like your mom. Have a great weekend

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  6. Looks like a fabulous time with family- LOVE the decor and that cinnamon roll xmas tree… OMG that looks delish!! Have a fab weekend and see you soon in Raleigh!! xo

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  7. Those Christmas trees!!! So gorgeous! I am still so sad the holiday season is over! I refuse to think about taking down my Christmas decorations! I always leave them up a while after Christmas! My mom makes a cinnamon roll Christmas tree every Christmas morning too! How funny! She dies the icing green and putS red hots on it for decoration haha! I hope you're having a great year so far!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  8. So much Christmas goodness! I'm having a hard time accepting it's over too.

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  9. I love this post! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful holiday at home. Your house is absolutely adorable, and I love all the festive decor. I hope 2015 brings you nothing but love, joy, and success! :)

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  10. Beautiful holiday pictures! Those trees are just gorgeous. I hope 2015 is an amazing year for you!

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  11. Looks like the perfect holiday at home! These pictures are great! Can't wait to see what 2015 brings you! Happy New Year! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. It really was -- and I can't wait either! Happy New Year, Anna! xo

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  12. Love it! Looks like such a great family and so much fun.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  13. You did a great job decorating your house! and everyone looks really happy:) Wish you a wonderful new year!

    Zhuo
    http://staybeautifulforyou.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I definitely can't take all the credit -- a lot of this was from my parents' home! Happy New Year! xo

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  14. Beautiful trees! Going home is my favorite part about the holidays, but it's always sad to come back to Phoenix and see all the decorations still up at my own house knowing that Christmas is officially over. Glad to hear you had a wonderful season! Cheers to 2015!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  15. This looks so fun! I'm glad you had a good holiday!
    ~~Megan~~
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    1. Thanks so much, Megan! Happy New Year! xo

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  16. Your pictures can out beautiful! Looks like you had a great holiday!!!

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  17. You look amazing! Love your style!
    xoxo

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  18. It looks like you had an amazing holiday season, I can definitely understand where you're coming from-not wanting to let go of the holidays!
    It's just more to look forward to for next year!

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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    1. That's exactly right! Hope you had a wonderful new year! xo

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  19. Sounds busy but fun! Love these pictures and your jumper :)

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    1. It was definitely busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way! xo

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  20. Love the cinnamon tree!

    Morgan
    www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com

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  21. Gorgeous trees! All your food pictures are making me hungry. Glad you were able to have such a great break! Happy New year! xo

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  22. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Happy 2015!

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  23. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! It is always fun to be home for the Holidays!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  24. So glad you had a wonderful holiday season! Only 51 more weeks to go, right? :) Happy 2015!

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  25. Such a cute idea on those cinnamon rolls! thanks so much for stopping by Eat Pray Wear Love!

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  26. Looks like such a wonderful Christmas, Zelle! I am glad you were able to spend it with loved ones.

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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  27. Glad you had a good Christmas girl! Your sister is growing up my gosh! And of course your mom hasn't aged literally at all! haha! You have such a beautiful family! Happy New Year lovely! xx

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