12.17.2012

too much hate

First I just wanted to touch on the incident from last week. There is too much hate in this world. Its everywhere. We need to stop with the hate & open our hearts. We need more love & compassion or things are just going to get worse. My heart breaks for all those parents who lost poor little innocent souls that day. I can't even imagine what that must be like. However, when awful stuff like this happens I always try to look at the lesson that God is trying to teach me.

Events like this remind me that no matter what dumb BS I might be dealing with in my everyday life, means complete crap compared to what happened. I need to be more thankful & grow as a person. I'd like to think events like this would help others grow & learn to have more compassion towards each other, but after seeing all the hate on twitter & other places still occurring after what happened, I see some people haven't learned from this at all. But I can assure you, I have.

via #Truth


Okay so moving on to something a little more brighter - CHRISTMAS! Despite what happened, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine consisted of everything Christmas. Shopping, wrapping, decorating....you know the usual. 


Decorating the tree with my sis & the BF....I didn't realize it when the picture was being taken but my sis & I were dying laughing because of the BF holding Rudolph in the back.
Our finish tree! I wish we could have Christmas decorations up all year....it's just so pretty!




& this is what it looks like when I wrap presents ---->

Complete War Zone! 

The finished product!!!


This weekend in SOCAL it finally got cold....& I mean chilly cold. I LOVED it....so I thought it was only appropriate to bring out the plaid.

Plaid: Victoria Secret Leggings: Thrift Boots: MIA


This outfit is really simple to achieve - just get a long plaid shirt, black leggings, add some boots & you're good to go!

In these pictures my hair is on day 7 of no washing or brushing.....it's def in full blown messy. What's your go-to outfit when it's cold out?


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& one more thing before I go ----->
(Courtesy of Erin at Living in Yellow)


To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,

Last week tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:



On Tuesday, December 18th (Tomorrow), there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

 We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING."

Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

 We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

 Love,
The Blog World

#TheMessyProject ROUND 6 - LIVE this Wednesday! 
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19 comments:

Georgina Castellucci said...

The final result looks great! I wish I'd held onto some of my plaid (I only had one and actually now I remember why I tossed it.)
Love your tree too!

Michael Z said...

Your tree looks beautiful! I wanted to join this link up but my tree has been up since Thanksgiving weekend, and I already blogged about it =]

Define cold. What's cold for you guys?

So jealous of the fireplace!!

Treasure Tromp said...

that tree looks amazing!! nothing better than seeing it fully decorated!

A Girls Kind of Therapy said...

What a lovely blog you have! Love your style and the Messy Project! Such a cute Idea!

Mal
www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

Kelly Ann said...

Oh my goodness, wrapping presents looks like that for me too! I did a post about it and showed the neat "before" and the neat "after" - no way I was showing the process because stuff was literally everywhere!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, your tree looks great!

I make a huge mess when wrapping presents too. So worth it :)

*LO* said...

i love the idea of the pinecones with lights in the basket!

smk053078 said...

Yep, all we need is more love....lots more...this event def made me rethink some things in my own life. God love you, Kelly!!!! BTW, the decorations look fab!!! Happy Christmas time!!!!! xoxo

Niki Caron said...

I agree, something terrible like this really puts things into perspective.

Oh and you would be proud of me! I can now get my hair to go 6 days - 1 week without washing! It seems like the longer it gets the easier it is to go longer!

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

hey hun great site! love that plaid top! so great! thanks so much for commenting on my blog! now following u on gfc! hope u will follow back :)

XO Meghan
citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

Stephanie {Life, Actually} said...

Beautiful tree!!!

Daliene said...

I love the red and black plaid! Can you send some of that cooler weather to Texas please? :)

Angela said...

Love the plaid, love the tree, love your pressies all wrapped!! Love Christmas :) xxx

Katie said...

it's definitely a reminder to be thankful for what and who we have. and love your tree!

KD faustino said...

Looks so much fun! And funny that we both have almost the same blog name!

Adorable blog! Hope you can share the love back by visiting my blog.

Much love from Canada~
KD

My-cliffnotes said...

I love vs leggings.

Wrapping at my house was a mess too.

Hanna said...

I'm stopping by from the great CHristmas Tree Linky!! I love your blog. I am a new follower!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! Your tree, decorations and gifts look beautiful. I'm Hanna and you can find me over at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

xoxoxo Hanna

HA.HA. I love the messing present wrapping

Head to Toe Chic said...

What a gorgeous Christmas tree!! Whenever I wrap presents it looks like a war zone too haha.

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Janna Renee said...

I'm LOVING the decor at your house! It is definitely SoCal mixed with Christmas ;) I love that VS plaid top too.

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