This week has been a wild mix of emotions for me. So happy on one hand, we launched the latest magazine issue, I shared my favorite brownies on A Cup Of Joe, and we put up the Christmas tree. Everything is beginning to feel festive. Advent starts on Sunday – I can’t wait!

It’s also been a sad week. My dear Grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving night. I’ve been mourning her, and remembering how well she opened up her home to host celebrations large and small every chance she had. How she would always find something to whip up,  she knew instantly how to get the conversation going, and before we knew it – a game of spoons was being played and everyone was having a blast, on a Tuesday afternoon.

She will be missed, and I will continue to strive to serve others making my home a place of daily celebration as she did. While we slow down to remember her this weekend, here are a few links you’ll love:

A fun take on travel dresses

Photo cubes

Advent bunting (above)

Tis the season for Peppermint ice cream

Sweet dress for NY Eve

Love this quote; “Developing your blog voice is just like learning to talk for a child. It takes practice.”

Mini pinecone firestarters

Love the idea of hosting a flower class bridal shower

Wearing pears seems like a great idea

Nutella pie pops

For your holiday wrapping, if all else fails.

A fun feature of Matt and I celebrating our wedding day.

And in case you missed it – herb mini quiche for Christmas, pretty frosted bowls and a fire starter kit.