Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

What an amazing year this has been- 2013 has flown by but has been filled with so many amazing moments and wonderful celebrations.  Thank you all for your support here on the 3P blog- it is so great to be able to share all the small things in life that make me so happy and know that you 3P lovelies enjoy reading about these little things!  Here's a snapshot of joy from this past year.  Now, cheers to 2014, which is sure to be an even more incredible year!

< Celebrated my BFFs' bachelorette weekend with DIYs and decorations >

< Created some fun decorations and games to celebrate at my best friend's bridal shower >

< Got spoiled with a brand new kitchen >

< One of my most favorite DIY projects- this egg carton garland >

< Obsessed with these new weekly obsessed posts... >

< ... and these new Desire or Acquire posts >

< Shared a peek of our maternity shoot photos >

Psssssst!  Looking to make a last minute donation this year?  Support some great organizations- For One Another and 1040i- and get your tax credit benefit this year by donating today!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Party pieces with sparkle for NYE

3P plans for ringing in the new year are not totally set as of yet, but certainly no matter what, party pieces with sequins and sparkle will be incorporated!  Here are a few sparkly pieces I am loving as of late- what will you be sparkling with for NYE?

Christmas memories

< cute little snowman capturing a theme of the season >

After a wonderful Christmas that totally flew by, I'm back!  Did this Christmas season seem to go by in a blur for anyone else? Time with friends and family and lots of sweet homemade treats have filled my bill this season.  Now its time to prepare for some New Years sparkle and what is sure to be an incredible 2014!

< presents all wrapped and tucked under the tree >

< sometimes the simplest things are the best- made these and they were a total hit! >

< loved sending out our Christmas cards full of so much joy! >

 < cute winter bed set up at my sweet grandma's house >

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Baby B Maternity Photos!

... Just a litte peek at our fabulous maternity shoot for Baby B! I am completely loving ever single picture in this beautiful collection.  These gorgeous photos are all thanks to the amazing skills of my sweet talented friend Nicole.

My dress: ASOS; Baby B's booties: Target

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wonders from the weekend

< wrapping supplies for Christmas gifts and goodies >

Another December weekend is past us and Christmas is almost here, yeah! I'm almost as excited as a kid in a candy shop. The wrapping is almost finished, Christmas baking is well on its way, December birthdays are being celebrated, and friends from far and near are celebrating with us most every day that's left of this year! Can you tell that Christmas is one of my most favorite times of year?
Make it a great week, 3P style- I know I will!

< baked some super easy sweet treats >

 < prepared some packages for December birthdays! >

< enjoyed sipping on some healthy Jamba Juice deliciousness on a sunny afternoon >

< printed out some cute desk calendars and tied them up with twine >

Friday, December 20, 2013

Obsessed: around the web this week

Well goodbye last week before Christmas!  It is hard to believe that December and this year are approaching 2014 so quickly.  Not that things are winding down at all- no, even though this was a busy but productive week, there is no way things are slowing down until Christmas and the New Year!  Here are a few obsessions I have discovered this week- including some creating gift wrapping ideas, some excellent last-minute gifting solutions, and a cute and easy festive treat that is sure to bring a smile.  Have a wonderful weekend, 3P style of course, and I will see you back here next week!

1. Break out of your wrapping rut with these creative gift wrapping ideas. (apartmenttherapy.com)

2. Tips on the best days to get discounts on pretty much everything. (refinery29.com)

3. Last minute gift needs?  Check off every friend/co-worker/cousin/girly-girl (and maybe even snag a treat for yourself!) on your list here- plus, 50% off sale prices and free expedited shipping for orders placed now through 9AM PST tomorrow! (stelladot.com)

4. This polka dot pajama set looks so cozy for cold winter nights. (forever 21.com)

5. If you haven't ween this family's  viral Christmas card, watch it now! (elitdaily.com)

6. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who tracks gifting (somewhat obsessively) in Excel. (stylcaster.com)

7. Looking to be a happy kind of person- try this article's concepts. (nytimes.com)

8. Looking back at some of the best new beauty products of the past year. (beautyhigh.com)

9. How cute are these Nutter Butter santa cookies (and so simple to make!)? (target.com)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Weekly Wardrobe

How is it that the end of December is already so near?  Here are a few outfits I have worn out and about recently as I have been working away, shopping for gifts, and keeping up with the #stylemedecember inspiration.  Also, little Baby B is about 31 weeks in these pictures, bumping along everywhere with me! Most mornings and evenings have required a warm coat, but the mid-days have been nice, sunny, and fairly warm- you gotta love winter in California!

< Outfit 1: black, white, & fur >
Occasion: work
Dress: Banana Republic (40% off with code BRHOLIDAY)
Vest: Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Belt: BCBG (love this one)
Tights: Hue
Boots: TJ Maxx
Purse: Banana Republic (similar)
Jewelry: all Stella & Dot

< Outfit 2: red, blue, & a bow >
Occasion: work
Coat: gifted (similar here)
Sweater: Forever 21 (also love this one)
Blouse: Express
Dress (worn as skirt): Cynthia Steffe
Tights: Target
Purse: Nine West
Heels: Target
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (earrings and ring); Bangle (Kohls)

< Outfit 3: stripes and spots >
Occasion: work
Sweater: Old Navy (also love this one)
Shirt: Old Navy (similar)
Dress (worn as skirt): BCBG (similar here)
Tights: Hue
Heels: Target
Purse: Banana Republic (love this one)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (necklace); Banana Republic (bracelet- crushing on this one)

< Outfit 4: pink kisses >
Occasion: casual Friday
Sweater: Forever 21
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Joe's Jeans
Purse: Target (similar on sale!)
Scarf: gifted (similar here)
Heels: Target (similar and flats version)
Jewelry: old (other rose gold options here)

< Outfit 5: gray and cheers >
Occasion: Christmas gift shopping
Jacket: Target (similar)
Tunic: LOFT
Jeans: Banana Republic (love this darker gray)
Scarf: Target (similar here and love this one)
Purse: White House Black Market (cute similar satchel)
Heels: Nine West

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Around my home: Classic Christmas Decorations

Sharing some Christmas cheer here today with a peek inside the 3P home!  The Christmas decorations are up and have this place feeling cozy and festive all day long.  I used decor that I had on hand to create the cheery decorative additions to each room, and changed things up a bit from last year's Christmas decorating to give a fresh feeling to the decor.  I am loving the green and silver in our living room, and our Christmas mantle is pretty much my favorite mantle so far.  Its a bit of photo overload on here today, but lots of visual inspiration for you to enjoy!

 < such a cozy room to spend the cool winter evenings cuddled up in- and looks like a brand new room from fall, no? >

< My favorite Christmas pillow- cover from Pottery Barn >

 < candles from Target and coasters from Pottery Barn (similar here) >

 < my thrifted bar cart, all gussied up for Christmas! >

 < loved creating these little winter scenes in glass canisters my sweet friend gave me! >

< stockings all hung by the fireplace with care >

< jingle all the way- stockings from Kohls >

< sparkly reindeer hangin' out by his sparkly silver tree >

< little Christmas table nook >

< reindeer plates and pinecones adding a little Christmas sparkle to this corner of the kitchen.  Had to keep the DIY photo booth props I made because everyone loved them so! >

 < red and gold spicing up this dining room >

 < a cheery Christmas table top >

 < Jesus is the Reason for the Season- a vintage nativity set I will cherish forever.  Similar set available here. >

< The first layered rug look I have ever done, and I love it for a Christmas vibe! >

 < I loved bra ping this red gingham quilt over the back of this couch for an easy festive touch >

< The most comfortable seat in the house- with plenty of Christmas cheer right beside it! > 

Hope you all love these decorations as much as I do!  If you ever want help decorating, you know to contact me- I always love it!