I'm a very bad blogger. Jess and I went to Monticello in October.....yes October, as in two months ago, and I am just now getting around to writing about it. At least I get to officially cross another item off of my List of 26 Things to Do While I'm 26.

We needed a girls weekend, so what is better than starting the weekend off with wine and learning how to make hors d'Ĺ“uvres at Cookology. Did I mention there was wine? Perfect way to start the weekend for sure! Sadly there were no pictures taken....we were too busy eating and drinking! Oh and getting soaking wet from the hand washing sink that's handle turned the opposite way from common sense (sorry Jess).

Saturday we headed to Charlottesville.We ended up at the walking mall in downtown where we grabbed some lunch and started some Christmas shopping.

Next we headed to Monticello. The gardens were fabulous! I can only dream of having gardens like this one day.  

Does anyone know what the purpose is for these clay pots? We could not figure it out!

My goal for next year to start a rosemary bed, so I can eventually have something like this:

We also toured the house which was a great experience. Something about walking in the same space as someone as important as Thomas Jefferson is very inspiring.


The views and the flower gardens certainly didn't disappoint either!

If you are ever in the area, I would certainly recommend making the trip!


Shipping Cookies

I just came across a great blog post from a fellow blogger, The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle, that shows some excellent ideas for shipping your Christmas cookies this year.

Check it out!

Source: The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle


Planning a Christmas Party?

Is anyone planning a Christmas party this year? I just thought I should point out that Pink Poppy Cupcakes has a few holiday related cupcake wrappers and toppers that would be perfect for any get together this month.

Green and White Polka Dot Cupcake Wrappers

Red and White Small Polka Dot Cupcake Wrappers

Red and White Small Polka Dot Cupcake Wrappers

Eat Drink and Be Merry Red Cupcake Toppers

Red and Green Striped Christmas Cupcake Wrappers

There are even gift tags available to add a little something extra to your packages this year:

Green Christmas Tree Cutout Gift Tag

Merry Joy Noel Gift Tags

Round Striped Ornament Gift Tags

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