What I’m Lovin’ in December

I was so busy planning for the Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop that I skipped right over November’s What I’m Lovin’ Post! I hope you’ll forgive me 🙂

I hope November brought you ample time with family and opportunities for reflection.

There’s nothing I love more than gratitude – to give it and to feel it!

give thanks

{PS: This is a free printable from Jessica N Designs – click the image to be taken to her site to download.}

I just want to take this chance to say thank YOU – thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet, reading my blog and sharing time in your busy day with me. It truly means SO much to me!

🙂

I’m spending the latter half of the month (right this minute! so disregard any outdated statements because this was written in advance 🙂 ) in England with the Hubs! We’ve been dreaming about and saving like crazy for this trip and I can’t wait to tell you all about it next year (can you believe it’s almost 2015?!).

resliced by Jordan (1)

Without further ado, I present to you my list of What I’m Lovin’ in December:

1. Handmade holiday gifts

Giving or receiving – I love handmade gifts! You just can’t beat them.

By golly, I had so much fun hosting my very first {hopefully annual} Handmade for the Holidays Blog HopI had 5 super crafty ladies (read more about each of them here) join me to share their favorite handmade gift tutorials as well as some of their favorite handmade businesses (for the less-crafty 😉 ).

HH Blog Hop 1

For easy access next year, I gathered all the links from my Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop on my recap post – just click the “Pin It” button to add it to your favorite Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

2. the Canny tunic from Addie K.

{Photo credit: Addie Martindale}

{Photo credit: Addie Martindale}

I hope you snagged a copy of Addie K‘s newest pattern the Canny tunic – you can read all about mine [& see my 2nd version!] here.

If you’re adding “sewing” to your list of New Year’s resolutions – start with this top! It’s a great beginner project that will leave you with a very functional, super comfortable garment!

3. A fancy haircut at Metropolis Salon & Dry Bar

Last month my bestie joined the team at Metropolis Salon & Dry Bar. As a loyal friend who trusts her trims to no one else on earth, I went to see her earlier this month in her new locale.

metropolis

{Photo credit: Metropolis Salon & Dry Bar website – click the image for source}

The best part about living in Columbia is that everybody knows everybody (even when you think you don’t, turns out that your sister’s best friend’s cousin is their neighbor. Thus, you are long lost friends). And on that note: Taylor (bestie) and I used to frequent a local sushi restaurant in high school to escape from our parents (we were such rebels). Greg, the owner of Metropolis, was our sushi waiter and we would plan our “escapes” strategically around his schedule so we could tie up his table for hours badgering him into being our additional bestie (one minute chatting with him and you’ll see why we love him so much!).

Not only has Greg done a stunning job decorating the salon, but he’s filled that beautiful space with Columbia’s most talented stylists! Fig Columbia even took note and featured them in their holiday edition – read it here and pick up a copy when you stop in to the salon.

A haircut at Metropolis is the best, most fancy way to spend your lunch break or any break {I even booked the Hubs a cut and he agreed – tres chic!}. Book your appointment today (ask for Taylor Creel & tell her Jordan sent you!) and get yo’self lookin’ fancy for the new year!

4. Sunflowers in Winter

sunflower pouch

You might remember this cute little change purse from my Handmade Gifts I’m Givin’ post. Now it’s trotting around England with me.

There’s nothing like digging through your purse while shivering to pull out your change purse that screams “remember that time it was so hot you wished it were this cold?!”

So…sunflowers in winter are just great.

{Catch up on all What I’m Lovin’ monthly posts here.}

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