December 18, 2014

Cookie Decorating Party!

This past weekend we hosted a cookie decorating party and invited all of our close girlfriends over.  It was fun to see so many friends from different parts of our life come together and get to know each other. College friends, high school friends, work friends, it was a lot of fun.

We made shortbread cookies and gingerbread cookies the day before so they would be ready to decorate in time for the party.



We also had three different cocktails for people to try; cranberry fizz, hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps, and rum cider - recipes are below!


For munchies we dished out some latkes, caprese bites, a cheese plate, and a fruit platter.


We had some Christmas music going, some festive holiday movies in the  background and a fun spread of frosting and sprinkles to decorate our cookies. We were both impressed by how creative some of our friends got with their cookies!


Cranberry Fizz - cranberry juice, St. Germaine, club soda, and gin. Mix in pitcher and serve over ice.

Spice Rum - 8 cups of apple cider, 4 cups of cranberry juice, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 cup of sugar, and orange with about 24 cloves stuck into it. Let simmer for 2 hours and serve warm with a dark rum.

What holiday festivities are you looking forward to with friends and family? Whatever you do have fun and enjoy your loved ones this season, and all seasons!

-A&K

December 16, 2014

Interweb Goodies

Happy Wednesday!!! Can you believe we are already half-way through the week? Take a look below at some of our fave finds from this week!

Ashley is loving Real Simple's guide to holiday decorations

One of our favorite shows, Parks and Rec is coming back for it's final season this spring - the first trailer looks great!

Lauren Conrad's go-to gift guide for co-workers, or really anyone on your list.

A guide to looking polished... seriously everyone needs this in the new year!

We are huge Walking Dead fans, here is an awesome list of gifts to give the fan in your life.

-A&K

December 11, 2014

Fashion Fridays: Our Fashion Wish Lists

Happy Friday!! This Fashion Fridays we are divulging into our Fashion Wish-Lists! Whether it's for Hanukah, Christmas, or our own shopping list these items are at the top!

Winter

My list is inspired by all things classic. Black and tan gloves to wear while walking to work and a bright dress to throw on with tights. A classic gold ring with an unexpected twist is perfect for day-to-night events! I'm really wanting a goof black cross body bag for going out with friends, I'm seriously loving this Marc Jacobs one! A classic trench is a huge "want" just something that I know I would get a lot of use out of! I'm really wanting some art deco inspired earrings and a new simple silver watch to wear with a simple dress. And lastly black slip on's to wear while running errands around town.



Fashion Wishlist


I love that this list has nothing I need, truly only items I want. I have been searching for the perfect black booties and am always in search of the perfect sequin dress for New Years or my birthday. I know they are a little/a lot gaudy and kinda grandma-y but I love sequins and one day the perfect sequin dress will be mine! I'm also falling in love with these tartan Doc Martens, so much so I may actually need them. I'm also falling for wrap coats but fear I might just look like i'm wearing a bathrobe...

Enjoy our lists and share whats on your own wishlists!

-A&K

DIY Gold Ornaments



Think these ornaments are super chic (like Crate and Barrel / Z Gallerie chic?) Us too! Which is why we are so excited to share that they are both easy and cheap to make.

Materials:

Toothpicks
Hot Glue
Twine (string or ribbon will work great too!)
Spray paint (we picked gold but any color would look great)


Decide your shapes and glue!

You will want to put a small drop of glue on the tips of the toothpick and then quickly match it up with the other toothpick. Hold for a couple of seconds and then move to the next!


Once they have dried spray with your spray paint for an expensive finish!


Take your twine and loop it through and there are your ornaments!


We had so much fun making these! Let us know how yours turn out!

-A&K

December 9, 2014

Interweb Goodies



Who doesn't love a little Tiffany's? This wedding shoot gives a classy nod to the classic store.

Ashley's Mom made this uh-maze-ing cake for her brother's birthday last night

Have anyone on your holiday shopping list that loves pop culture? Here are some cool finds!

This makes me want to read (or re-read) every book on this list.

During the holidays it can be hard to get yourself motivated for work and other obligations, these are some helpful ways to keep you going!

Happy reading!

-A&K

Ugly Sweater Party

Tis the season to wear hideous holiday sweaters for fun! and sometimes even for a good cause!


Last weekend I attended an ugly sweater party that benefited Toys for Tots. It was held at Elixir, a small bar in the Mission District of San Francisco. It was cozy and cute, decorated with stockings and lights. The party was pretty mellow but it was nice to catch up with friends and grab an afternoon drink. Each toy you brought got you a drink ticket! So it was a fun and festive way to encourage folks to participate, plus a nice way to give back to the community.

Whatever your plans this season and whatever you celebrate remember to give back or help out where you can! Happy Holidays!

-K

December 4, 2014

Fashion Fridays: Office Holiday Party


Happy Friday! Now that it is December we can officially, without shame get into the holiday spirit! This year both of us are attending office holiday parties. We wanted to be able to dress for the occasion but also be work appropriate. Both of our offices are pretty casual M-F so we just wanted to spice it up a bit. Enjoy!




Ashley's fit: Scarf {Traget}, Sweater {Gap}, Skirt {H&M} Tights {Target}, Shoes {Thrifted}, Bag and Earrings (Marc Jacobs}, Watch {Michael Kors} 








On Kira: Jacket {Bananas Republic} Sweater {Gap} Pants {Forever 21} Shoes {Urban Outfitters} Belt {Ashley's}









Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

-A&K