December 19, 2014

Happy {almost Christmas} Weekend


What are you up to this weekend?  My holiday stay-cation starts at approximately 4:30 this afternoon and I seriously cannot wait.  I have a busy weekend ahead, including saying farewell to a dear friend who's moving, going to my favorite holiday show, and watching my Rammies hopefully kick some Utah butt in their bowl game.  Oh, and then there's that whole holiday to get ready for :)  I hope you have a wonderful winter weekend!

xoxo,
stephanie marie

pic from our walk through the city last weekend, where we ran into a soap machine acting as snow :)

December 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Kami!


Happy birthday to one of my sweetest and oldest friends!  I hope you have the best day ever with your sweet and beautiful family - how lucky your birthday falls during your favorite time of year!  Love ya :)

xoxo,
stephanie marie

pic stolen from our crazily talented friend Jenn

December 17, 2014

Birthday in December

For my 30th birthday this past summer, Mom & Dad generously gifted me a new purse.  However, it's taken me this long to actually find a purse that I couldn't wait to call my own.  This Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair Crossbody bag arrived on my doorstep a few weeks back and I'm already so in love.  It can be worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody, and it is the perfect size to hold a phone, small wallet, and a bright lipstick for a night out.  While I've collected a lot of bags throughout the years {and don't plan on stopping anytime soon} this one is quickly becoming a favorite.  It's the perfect bag for the holiday season - guess it was a good thing I waited so long to pick it! :)

Thanks Mom & Dad!

xoxo,
stephanie marie

December 16, 2014

Pathway of Lights


Saturday night, we braved the crowds and cold with Erika & Joe and headed down to Greenlake for the annual Pathway of Lights walk.  We filled our mugs with hot cocoa and marshmallows {and a few splashes of Bailey's} for the walk around the lake, and I think we all were shocked with just how many people were out.  The entire lake was lined with candles in paper bags every 10 feet or so lighting the way, and several times along the way we stopped to listen to carolers singing some of our favorite songs {and a few weird new ones}.  We all vowed to get some light up necklaces for next year {pretty sure we were the only ones without!} for what I hope becomes an annual holiday tradition.  This really is the best time of year :)











after our walk, we went past my friend Karl's house that was lit up like the Griswold's!

xoxo,
stephanie marie

December 15, 2014

Hawk Sunday


Another Sunday, another Hawks game....  This week, it was Dad's turn to head down to the Clink with me to cheer on the Seahawks to victory over the 49er's {man, it feels good to watch Kaepernick lose}.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day to be at the stadium {seriously - where is this 50 degree weather coming from?!?!}, and while our guys were off to a slow start, there was no doubt by the end who would be victorious.  While Dad and I have spent many a Sunday down at the stadium, this was the first time he got to debut his new jersey at a game, and I'm pretty sure that, along with my lucky Hawk socks, were what helped the boys to victory :)  It's been so fun to watch the guys play good again that I'm already getting a little playoff fever :)  Next up - Arizona!













xoxo,
stephanie marie

December 12, 2014

Happy {late} Birthday Gram!


Even though it's a day late, I wanted to send very happy birthday wishes to this pretty lady!  She spent the evening doing a progressive dinner party with some of her closest friends.  Doesn't that sound so fun?!?!?  Girls - we definitely need to do this :)  Happy Birthday, Gram - I love ya!

xoxo,
stephanie marie

December 11, 2014

Christmas Tree


Last Friday, after a week of feeling terrible, we finally put up my Christmas tree.  I won't bore you with many pictures, as it's the same as pretty much every year, but I couldn't help but snapping one on my Fuji Instax Mini - a little birthday present to myself last year.  Though it's not nearly as good quality as my Canon {or even the iPhone, for that matter} it's so nice to have actual pictures to hold and look at {since I'm terrible at getting mine actually printed}.  The first thing I do when I come home at night is plug in the tree, and I absolutely love sitting on the couch staring at the lights and the ornaments that make it so special to me.  The tree seems extra special this year and I know I will spend many nights over the next few weeks looking at it and smiling :)

xoxo,
stephanie marie