Recently, Adam and I had the opportunity to work with Layla-Yasmine Hillial from Le Zu Photography and pose for holiday photos. The shoot was at The Holiday Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Manvel, TX. I didn’t know Christmas trees even grew in Houston! Layla had the most adorable set-up complete with a cozy blanket and hot chocolate. The photos turned out so beautifully, you couldn’t even tell it was actually 76 degrees outside- in November. I don’t know if I will ever get used to that.
I had such a hard time deciding which photos to display because I love them all. Here are some of my faves from the shoot.
One of the best things about the holidays are the traditions that go along with them. Whether it’s making cookies, family outings or just sitting down to a meal together, these small rituals take on a much larger meaning. Each year, rather than Friendsgiving, Adam throws a Hanukkah party for our friends. The celebration grows as new friends and significant others join, and last year I was accepted into the fold as co-host. It has become one of my favorite traditions as he gets to share his own family traditions with us and teaches everyone something about the holiday.
This year I wanted to contribute to our decorations, mostly because there are none, by making our own Hanukkah candles for the menorah. It turned out to be so easy! I had a friend over, and we made a craft night of the project. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate this DIY; they make great birthday candles too!
My second Stitch Fix has arrived, and my stylist Nicole nailed it! Again, I specifically asked for clothes to wear to work, especially dress pants. I appreciated that in this Fix, my stylist sent me a complete outfit to wear to work. Wait until you see the blazer in my box!
Earlier this year, I was at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo waiting for a concert to start when I saw a girl a few rows in front of me wearing a plaid flannel shirt with sequins. I’m similar to a moth- I am attracted to anything shiny. I decided I had to have a sparkly shirt like hers, so when I got home I started Googling and was dismayed when I couldn’t find one for under $50.
So I decided to make my own, and now you can make your very own too!
Are you still wondering when Instagram will roll out advertising to all businesses? (It has.) Do you wish you knew why your Facebook posts aren’t going as far as they used to? I start off every morning scouring social media websites and blogs for the latest social media changes to report to my leadership team, so we make sure we are ahead of whatever is going to be thrown at us.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite social media resources to help you keep your social media game strong.