Happy Weekend

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Well we’re closing in on Christmas people! By this time next week the holidays will be over (what??), but don’t worry – we’ve got New Years to look forward to!… which means… bubbles!

cct // Are you guys aware of this wonderful website full of holiday blogger giveaways? So many amazing items – get your name in quick!

rkv // We’ll be having a pot luck next weekend which I’ve been scheming recipes in my head for. This chocolate whiskey cake may be a winner… but I’m thinking with caramel sauce?

cct // I’ve always loved Seth Rogan, and this article is really heartfelt!

rkv // I’ve been finding myself in an afternoon slump at work lately, so I appreciated these 11 caffeine-free ways to wake up 

cct // This holiday food chart cracked me up!

rkv // Somehow I always find myself watching movies with my parents around the holidays that are great movies, but pretty awkward for a family gathering. (Hint: please do yourself a favor and never watch Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on Christmas Day with your Mom). Anyways, I appreciated this list of movies to watch with your fam.

rkv // Just because — Bruno Mars looking like a little old lady

cct // I need to make these asap! Yum!

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11 Questions // Liebster Award

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We were so nicely nominated for the Liebster Award by 2 awesome bloggers, Stephanie from Budget Friendly, Too & Allison from Allison Claire Designs! After doing some research into this award, we discovered that it was a way to recognize newer bloggers with a smaller following that have great potential – what an honor! It’s also a way to learn a little more about each other and connect with other bloggers in the community! Since we were nominated twice (!!), and 22 questions is quite a lot, we’ve picked a few from each to answer. Thanks so much for this opportunity Stephanie & Allison!

The Rules Are as Follows:
Mention the person who nominated you with a link to their blog
Answer the 11 questions they asked you
Nominate other bloggers with a smaller following but a lot of potential
Create 11 questions of your own for your nominees to answer

Notify your nominees

Our answers to Stephanie & Allison’s questions:

1. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Christa // Methodical, Inspired & Loving

Regina // Silly, Caring, & Artsy

2. The most accomplished thing you’ve done in your life?

From the both of us // Honestly, this blog has been a big deal for us, just in the sense of actually starting it and sticking with it. It’s only been a few months, but we’ve kept up with our posts and have been having fun all the while!

3. Name 3 things on your bucket list.

Christa // Ski out west, live in San Francisco, own a standard poodle

Reg // Having a cat (asap), traveling Europe, owning a house (someday!)

4. What are 4 things you can’t go anywhere without?

Christa // iphone, stud earrings, my rings, comfy shoes

Reg // wallet, keys, bobby pins, hair ties

5. Describe your dream vacation.

Christa // Well…we’ve been discussing our future trips together, one to New Orleans and the other to Portland Oregon, both for the sake of eating as much amazing food as possible. We’re pretty big foodies!

Reg // Besides anywhere with delicious food…Relaxing on a warm beach in Turks and Caicos, hiking and zip-lining in Costa Rica, driving across the US, backpacking Europe, I could go on forever.

6. What is the last book you read?

Christa // Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Reg // I really struggle to finish books, but I’m currently halfway through Gone Girl

7. The last item you purchased over $50?

Christa // I’ve been pretty good about saving at the moment for Italy, but my next big purchase will be these amazing shoes to wear there!

Reg // The first thing that comes to mind is my wonderful velvet couch

8. Do you have any bad habits?

Christa // I am an over planner for sure. I need to relax a bit and go with the flow! I’m trying really hard guys, I promise haha

Reg // Nail biting! Well, more like the cuticles. It’s gross and it needs to stop.

9. If you could trade wardrobes with anyone, who would it be?

Christa // Olivia Palermo, I am always in awe of her outfits and hair, she’s one put together lady

Reg // Jessica Alba, she always pairs pieces together beautifully while looking relaxed and chic

10. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Christa // Rashida Jones, I have such a girl crush on her!

Reg // John Lennon, I can’t even imagine (see what I did there?) how inspiring that would be

11. What inspires you?

Christa // Honestly, so much! Anything from magazines, images, nature, music, people, books…as I mentioned before in my 3 words to describe me (inspired), I’m very easily excited!

Reg // Memories, emotions, good music, the outdoors, architecture, friends and family, colors, texture, personal space.. basically everything that’s beautiful and meaningful to me.

Blogs we nominate:

The Thrill of the Chase | Art, Health and Happiness | Your Soul Style | This is Not a House | Lydia Merrett | Butter & BS | Fresh Ahr | Morning Ink | Fashion Explorer | Barefoot Brunette | 702 Park Project

Questions for our fellow bloggers:

1. If you could live anywhere where would it be?

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

3. Any hobbies (besides blogging)?

4. What do you do to relax?

5. How would you describe your personal style?

6. Favorite junk food?

7. Favorite health food?

8. Cat or dog person?

9. Favorite places to shop?

10. Any celebrity crushes?

11. Go-to accessory item?