Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kate Spade for less than $100!

Kate Spade is not a name you would usually associate with a beer budget.  However, you can find a number of things there for less than $100 and trust me, you will love the look as well as the fabulous customer service they have to offer.  I actually had a purse I bought there one year that had the fabric wear on the corners.  It was probably two years old and I just wanted to see if they could fix it.  They said they didn't carry that purse anymore, but to pick out a new purse for the same cost and they would send me a replacement!  Of course I found one that was a little more expensive and they replaced it anyway at no cost.  Wow, that is what I call customer service.  You pay for what you get people, and trust me, you will have these pieces for years to come.  Take a look at a few of the items I would love to have under the tree this year....

juliana too

signature spade quilted ipad sleeve

kate spade umbrella

crystal cort drop earrings

flying colors idiom bangle

all wrapped up pavé mini ring

Monday, December 19, 2011

And the winner is....

Lolita Toney!  Congratulations..... you win the second $25 Tory Burch gift card!  Shoot me an email and let me know where to send it.  Congrats!

Something different than an ugly sweater party....

So we had a costume Christmas party this past weekend.  (Silly, I know!)  This is actually the second time we've done this, and we encourage our guests to dress up as a character from their favorite Christmas movie.  Now not everyone dressed up, in fact most did not, however, those of us who did sure had some fun with it!  I went as Cindy Loo Hoo, hair and all, and I had the best time with that outfit.  There were also a few cousin Eddies, Clarks, and even Margo and Todd (the snobby, ultra yuppie couple from Christmas Vacation.)  Here's a few pics from the party as well as some ideas for your next Christmas party.  (Try out the costume idea.... it's hilarious!)

 Some of the outfits.....

My husband dressed as Clark from the scene where the squirrel jumps on his back!

The drink table.  (Notice the glasses from my Old Time Pottery post a while ago?)

A must have at all my Christmas parties.....The Pink Halo.
Dip champagne glass in grenadine and then dip in sugar.  Pour 1 oz. raspberry vodka and 3 oz. champagne.  Delicious but sneaky stout!

Pomegranate Martinis 
I used Oprah's recipe from Rachel Ray and it was a hit!

If you really want to have fun, make these pretty cherry and lime jello shots.  Trust me, we started karaoking after a few of these!

I made these party favors from the Better Homes and Gardens December issue.  They had really cute beeswax candles and I couldn't find those, but I did get these candles at JoAnn's for 60% off.  Then you just cover a match box in pretty scrapbook paper and tie with baker's twine.  Easy!

What other party ideas do you all have?  I'd love to see pictures, recipes, etc. 

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