Our Cozy Christmas Corner

Ask anyone who knows me well, and they will all tell you, without a doubt, that Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. Especially when you ask my mom. I remember always guilting her into dragging out all of our decorations from the attic, just to make sure our house was decorated for my birthday. That, to me, was the best present I could ask for. There’s just something about filling a house with all the glistening lights and Christmas knick-knacks collected over the years that warms the soul.

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The Bowery Ballroom

Number 71 on our “NYC Bucket List” states: “see a show at the bowery ballroom.” While shows happen nearly ever night at this historic music venue, Derek and I had been trying to wait until we came across the perfect one to go see. And man were The Barr Brothers well worth the wait.

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A Mini Thanksgiving

Growing up, there were always so many traditions my family shared. Whether it was always saying our goodnight prayers together, or how my mom always allowed us to pick our own “special menu” to celebrate each of our birthdays, there was always something to look forward to. That being said, traditions are just engrained in me. As silly as any might be, they’re what — in many ways — keeps you close to one another, because you’re all sharing those same memories.

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Stitching Stockings with Love Taza

While it’s not technically time for the Christmas season quite yet, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stitch stockings last Thursday night at West Elm with my all-time favorite NYC blogger, Naomi Davis of Love Taza. I’ve been an avid reader of her blog way before I even moved to the city, so when I read she and her husband were hosting this crafty event, I of course reserved tickets right away. Thankfully, Derek was up for attending as well — he’s such a good sport with these things.

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Learning to Letterpress

I’ve always had such an infatuation with letterpress printing. To me, this form of art is just such a rarity, and I find myself constantly being amazed every time I happen to run my fingers across the embossed ink pressed into the usual card-stock. Maybe that explains why I am literally obsessed with this kind of stationary.

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New York Lately

Ah, life lately.

Life has been quite a rollercoaster lately. Honestly, it just kind of hit me that it’s November! Maybe because of the fact that October was just so jam-packed with plans, that month kind of seemed a bit like a blur. I can’t complain though. It was certainly an exciting and adventurous 30 days. From Boston and Maine, to exploring more of NYC, Derek and I have made a conscious effort to squeeze in as many adventures as we can before the dreaded cold frigid winter hits!

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