Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Memories

< Oreo and cream dessert pops- so delicious! >

It is hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone, and that 2012 has come and gone too!  On this last day of 2012, I am happily sharing some of the great memories I have from this past Christmas.  Delicious meals with family, warm rooms by the fire, the joy of unwrapping beautiful presents by the tree, reliving happy memories with family and friends, being spoiled with fun presents, cherishing new heirlooms, and having a heart filled with love for all of the life's blessings- this is what filled my Christmas.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a great last week of 2012.

Happy New Year's Eve to you, my wonderful, supportive, encouraging 3P pretties!

 < Stockings by the fireplace at grandma and grandpa's >

 < The most perfectly wrapped present! >

< Homemade clam chowder for lunch >

< Navy blues in polka dots, stripes, and plaid- my family knows me so well! >

< A hand-stitched towel that I will forever cherish >

Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 year in review: 3P DIY

< a homemade calendar >

Sometimes nothing can make you smile more than something handmade with love.  My favorite thing to do as a DIY is something very simple, very cute, and very useful.  Here are just a few snapshots of Do-It-Yourself projects I have featured on the blog this year- you can see the rest of my DIY posts here.  Another easy DIY project, that also makes for a great treat or gift?  A delicious little baked treat.
 < homemade scrub to leave hands feeling super soft >

 < jewelry making night resulted in this bracelet and necklace set >

 < one of my favorite DIY projects this year- a wedding planning binder for one of my best friends >

 < my lion got a makeover >

 < handmade valentines sent with love >

 < the easiest jean cutoffs, ever >

< summer jewelry, full of memories and a little DIY magic >

Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 year in review: 3P organization

< Organized necklaces >

Any kind of organization project, big or small, makes me feel so much better about life once completed.  As organization may be on your list of resolutions sometime soon, I thought it would be a nice time to recap some of the projects I have managed to complete this year.  Take a peek at all of my 3P organization projects and inspiration here.

 < an organized office >

 < order restored under the sink >

< color coding in my closet >

< an organized gift wrapping station >

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2012 year in review: 3P outfits

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! With 2012 coming to a close, I will be sharing over the next few days a recap of 3P posts from this past year, to commemorate the things all you awesome 3P supporters have inspired and encouraged me to share. Today, the first recap I am happy to bring you is outfit memories from the past 12 months. You can see my yearly style here, and how the picture editing has evolved in recent months. Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my outfit posts, and for your votes in each week's Weekly Wardrobe Win. (Psst- you can see all of my outfit posts here.)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas, one and all!  Thank you to all you 3P wonderful supporters for your love, comments, encouragement, and cheer all throughout this year!  May your Christmas be merry and bright, and absolutely Particularly Pretty!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Almost Christmas

< wrapping presents and tying bows >

Merry Christmas Eve to you, my dear 3P lovelies! With a whirlwind weekend full of Christmas celebrations and preparation, I couldn't help but share in this post how excited I am for this time of year! I love all of the Christmas feelings that these photos capture. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

< frost on the ground >

< hostess gifts for a sweetheart woman >

< baking supplies filling the counter >

< final results of this year's Christmas baking >

< presents are wrapped and under the tree! >