fair isle

11.25.2014

sweater: Forever 21 | pants: J.Crew | boots: Old Navy | bag: TJ Maxx | earrings: Lizzibeth



The most fantastic thing about winter is the ability to wear black from head to toe without looking awkwardly dark and dreary. I take full advantage of this, especially when my favorite J.Crew Pixie Pants are involved. I pretty much wear those suckers about 2-3 times per week in the colder months, and they are well worth every dollar! (You know, a low cost per wear type thing). Plus, who else is loving all things fair isle this season? Hashtag winter chic.

Well happy Thanksgiving to you all! I'm a Christmas fanatic, but I think there is something super peaceful about Thanksgiving. No gifts or high expectations, just time spent with those you love recognizing all the blessings the good Lord has given us. This is my first ever Thanksgiving not spent in Wisconsin with my family. It's just my husband Tim and I here in Maine. While we'll miss our time with family, we're going to make the best of a day off together and whip up a little Thanksgiving meal of our own! Here's to hoping it all tastes edible :)

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Molly

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documented love

11.23.2014

Drawing c/o CWdrawings

First things first: How amazing is this hand drawn wedding portrait?! Last month, the adorable Corrie of CWdrawings reached out with the opportunity to sketch a wedding picture of our choice. This was a no brainer! Our wedding day was truly the best day of my life. I look at our photographs at least once per day and love reliving every moment from our day. To be able to have a piece of art commemorating our wedding is the most special thing to me. I am beyond excited to frame + hang the drawing in our bedroom and can't thank Corrie enough for capturing one of my favorite pictures from our wedding as art.

So this gets even more exciting. Corrie is offering 15% off to all my readers in her Etsy shop with code HEARTOFABLONDE at checkout! How great of a gift would one of these drawings make?! I imagine it being an extremely personal and heartwarming present for someone you love. And if you're engaged, you can even add a drawing from her shop to your Etsy Wedding Registry! Good things all around here, so go give Corrie some love on her shop!

x
Molly

on my radar

11.21.2014

+ You can bet I already snagged this awesome Christmas banner from my local Target. Also loving this and this from Target's holiday selection!

+ Cannot get over these pictures from Buffalo, NY and their 6+ feet of snow! Poor things.

+ My sister shared this hilarious "article" from The Onion with me (re: Thanksgiving/family) and it gave me a good chuckle. 

+ She also wrote a bit on her blog about prayer which hit home with me. I think it's worth a read!

+ As I attempt to hone my from-scratch-cooking-skills in the kitchen, I optimistically made this spaghetti with turkey meatballs recipe last weekend. It just barely came together after two hours in the kitchen and  the meatballs were super crumbly. Just another reminder that every skill takes time and half the fun is learning! 

+ I don't plan to do Christmas gift guides here on my blog, but loving Shopbop's under $100 guide! Particularly drooling over all the C. Wonder plaid gifts. I'll take one of each. 

+ I keep coming back to this haircut inspiration. It's only a matter of time before I take the plunge and return to a bangs-centered hairstyle! (Plus, if I can look like "Olivia Pope" my life will be complete)

+ Speaking of hair, I forgot I did this easy braid tutorial last year. This is a fantastic way to conceal bangs that are growing out!

Hope you all have an incredible weekend! Hashtag holidays!

x
Molly

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