Monday, December 15, 2014

Life Lately

This last week Sterling had two of his 6 cavities filled.  As you know I was freaked out about this.  I was a complete nervous wreck the entire time but you know what it all turned out ok.  He had no reaction to the two medicines they gave him and he had no idea what he went thru.  He actually slept for most of the procedure.  He did end up having to get two silver fillings because the cavities had reached his nerves.  We have 4 more to fill- but at least next time I won't be as stressed out. All I can think about now is Little Wayne when I see his mouth:)  Bling Bling.

I received the most beautiful bracelet from Etkie.  If you are not familiar with this site you must check it out.  The jewelry is handmade by artisans in New Mexico and the detail is just amazing.  This would make a beautiful gift for someone.
I am wearing the Laura Cuff. 

A few of the other beautiful bracelets from Etkie.  You can use code HOLIDAY14 to get 20% off your order!!


I took this picture of the kids Monday morning before school and it made me laugh- my sentiments about Monday too. 
Frances is wearing the Old Navy Poncho I mentioned last week.  Its so cute on and on sale!

I stopped in Forever 21 this week and found the most gorgeous cardigan.  It seriously looks so expensive in person, it kind of reminded me of Chanel and it is only $29!  I am wearing a size small.

Thursday night I hosted a dirty Santa Party.  It was such a fun idea and a tradition I hope to keep up every year.  No pictures of the gifts because some were too naughty to share but I will tell you we all got some good laughs out of the gifts!  
Setting up with some of my favorite wines from Wine Awesomeness and Cupcakes from Sugar always a good combo.

A few of the apps I made.
Melon Proscuitto Skewers | Stuffed Endive Boats | Cheese Tray

If you like champagne I highly recommend this kind from Wine Awesomeness.  It came in my box one month and now I just keep ordering it.  To get festive for the party I froze some cranberries to put in our champagne glasses.

I wore my new French Connection Blouse paired with an old Banana Republic Necklace for the party.
Blouse | Jeans | Similar Necklace | Shoes

Sterling and I made one of the Creature Feature Tee shirts by Neve Hawk and let me tell you it was so fun.  It comes with a pack of different eyes, mouths, and accessories that you can iron on your shirt.  Great for your kids imagination because they can design the face and tee shirt.  I will be buying these for gifts!
Monster Tee

Had a blast playing with our Be Jolly Party Props from Hattan Home- all their Holiday Stuff is on sale right now!

Ended the weekend with my favorite Shrimp Nachos!  Recipe is under the recipes tab!

Have a great week.


Julia Ryan said...

so cute! Love frozen cranberries in champagne! Add a splash of cranberry juice too and it's super festive! Love all those cutie pictures of your family! xo

Stefanacci said...

What kind of cheese for your melon skewers??

Baby Shopaholic said...

I love Sterling's new grill! So going to F21 to hunt for that cardigan!

Lindsay, XO Lindsay said...

Frances Moon with her pizza crust cigar is THE best picture!!!

Unknown said...

Those nachos look incredible!

Robin said...

Love that cardigan--can't believe its from forevs! Was wondering what shirt you are wearing underneath? Need them both lol! Thx!!

Krystine @ said...

Looks like a great weekend and those props are fabulous!

Georgia Glam said...

Loving that cardigan!! I might have to order it! :) I feel about like Frances that it is Monday!

Ginger said...

Hello, Natalie! Love your blog today--great ideas for appetizers and gifts. Love the cardigan, too. Will make those shrimp nachos soon. Did I tell you that my daughter's name is Natalie, too?! Have a great afternoon!

Amy Florez {Baby Mama Juice} said...

OMG love the F21 cardigan! Looks so expensive! Poor baby and his cavities. Glad all went well! Fun party idea!!!

Stacy G said...

Your kids are so adorable. I saw that Lil Wayne comment on your Ig and I was cracking up lol! That tee shirt is the coolest thing! My boys would love that! xo