Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Year's Eve Confetti DIY

We've now entered the holiday frenzy so I'll keep this short and sweet. If you follow me on social media you know I'm obsessed with confetti. In fact, my friends and family think my favorite color is confetti. I can never get enough of it and lucky for me, I know how to make it from scratch. If you're a confetti lover like myself, and you've got special New Year's Eve party plans, then this quick DIY will add tons of excitement as you countdown to 2015. Check out the New Year's Eve confetti DIY below.



Step 1: Choose 2 -3 colors of tissue paper.


Step 2: Fold your tissue paper into a rectangle.


Step 3: Begin cutting (vertically) straight lines at the open end of your tissue paper.


Step 4: Now begin cutting horizontal lines across the vertical cuts you just created. 
*Note - the closer to the edge of the tissue paper you cut the smaller your confetti will be.*



Step 5: Package your confetti & have fun!









Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday To Do List



The holidays are my favorite time of year. I remember as a kid following my mom around the kitchen so that I could be her taste tester for all of the yummy cakes and pies she was preparing for the holidays. I can still remember the smells in the kitchen and the smiles on the faces of the recipients of those cakes and pies. I remember getting in the car as a family and driving around to look at all of the houses with Christmas lights shining on the dark winter nights. I even remember how excited I would get when it was time to decorate the tree. In honor of celebrating this beautiful season and Christmas holiday, I created a festive list of fun things to do that will get you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit. Check them out below.



Holiday To Do List 2014

1. Add sprinkles to your hot chocolate.

2. Host an Ugly Sweater Christmas party.

3. Kiss under the mistletoe.

4. Make a toast.

5. Drive around to see the Christmas lights.



6. Take a neighbor or friend baked goods.

7. Have a gift wrapping party with friends.



8. Adopt a family.

9. Donate to a charity in honor of someone.

10. Send a Christmas gift by mail to an unsuspecting friend.

11. Decorate a tree and listen to holiday music.



12. Rock a festive manicure.

13. Watch Christmas movies (P.S. - Hallmark has done a phenomenal job playing Christmas movies)

14. Have a holiday photoshoot.

15. Wear sequins, or glitter, or both!



Pin the image below to save these ideas.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hostess Holiday Gift Guide


Ok, so we are literally on the countdown till Christmas. If you've been a very busy girl and you haven't had a chance to grab gifts for those you love - no worries. I have my first holiday gift guide here to help you beat holiday shopping overwhelm. Whether you're going to a family Christmas party or a company Christmas party you never want to go empty handed.  I've got you covered with some budget friendly gifts that are perfect for the hostess! 




1. Soy Blend Candle - Holiday Spice, Little Market
3. Classic Desk Calendar - Black, Sugar Paper LA

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Garland Christmas Tree DIY

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I'd have to say it's in part because of the amazing decorations I see every where I go around this time of year. I love how crafty and creative everyone gets. I guess that's why they say "tis the season to be jolly." I grew up with the ultimate crafter of crafting gurus - my mom.  Too bad Youtube wasn't around then, she's for sure be a star. I mean this woman can make anything she sees! My dad can even be a little crafty himself from time to time. Luckily I got their creative genes and I happen to LOVE creating. 

December is going to be a beyond busy month for me as I'm sure it will be for you. I wasn't sure if I wanted to put up a Christmas tree simply because I live in an apartment and I'm planning a wedding. So as you can imagine space has been posing as an issue. Still, I wanted to decorate because I've been in the Christmas spirit since October. Then, I was inspired by some Christmas garland (decorations from Christmas past that I never took down) to make a non traditional tree. If you are looking to save on space and time without forsaking glamour than this garland Christmas tree DIY is for you!

Materials

Garland(color of your choice)
Push pins
Bows
Scissors 

Gold Garland

Christmas Bows

Push Pins


Instructions

Step 1: Choose what space you want to put your Christmas tree. I choose above my bed.

Step 2: Cut a piece of garland for the bottom of your tree (mine was around 15 to 16 inches)

Step 3: Cut 4 more pieces of garland, each shorter than the next.

Note: The final piece of garland that you cut will act as the top of the tree.

Step 4: Using your push pins pin your garland to the wall starting from the bottom up.

Step 5: Once you are done pinning, choose a pretty bow to act as the star at the top of your tree!

Optional: Add small bows as ornaments!

Simple, easy, and glamorous!

Tribal Printed Pants

Christmas Garland

Garland Christmas Tree





Garland Christmas Tree DIY



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside: Free Wallpaper Download

You know it's a good December when it starts with gift! I'm honored to be able to give you your first gift of the season. Be sure to download your free wallpaper for your iPhone, iPad, and PC. Check out it out below. Baby, it's cold outside....


Directions: Click to save the photo to your iPhone. Go to settings. Select Wallpapers & Brightness. Select Choose a New Wallpaper. Go to Photos. Select the photo and adjust.

Directions: Click to save image to your iPad. Go to Settings. Select Wallpapers & Brightness. Select Choose a New Wallpaper. Select the photo and adjust.

Directions: Click link. Right click photo. Choose use image as desktop picture. Adjust accordingly.



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kelley With Love Holiday 2014


Happy December! I am so excited that the holidays are here. Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday. Yes, it's that serious. Once Thanksgiving is here, I know it's officially time to celebrate. This year, I'll have an extra occasion to celebrate - my wedding. I'll be getting married on New Years Eve, and in preparation I've curated a few holiday posts and style posts to help you get through the holiday season as I prepare to get married. Posts that you can look forward to include:

December Wallpaper Download

Christmas Tree Garland DIY

2014 Holiday Checklist

2014 Holiday Playlist

Confetti DIY

Winter Look Book 2014

and more!

If you're a girl like me that loves to celebrate, especially during the holidays, then these posts are for you! I look forward to spending our first holiday season together and I wish you nothing but amazingness for the month of December. Whatever your dream is for 2015, go ahead and get started working on it now. You won't regret it, I promise!

What's your favorite holiday tradition? Comment below to share!