We have made it to Day Four friends. Three fun days of fabulous down and two BIG days to go! Sheaffer and I are having a blast this week, and we hope you are too!
Before we get to today’s goodies, let’s recap:
Congratulations Johanna!! I emailed you this morning. You have 48 hours to claim your prize, so hurry and email me back!
So, what’s in store for day four…
…you and a friend will each receive a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card!
One lucky winner will receive a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card for herself and then a second one to gift to a friend…that could be a neighbor, co-worker, sister, mom, aunt, bestie, daughter…whoever they want. One winner, two $500 Nordstrom gift cards. I mean…you could do some damage with that, right?!?! Merry Christmas from Sheaffer and me 🙂 .
So, make sure you complete the Rafflecopter below for your chance to enter to win. Please note, our Canadian friends are able to enter this giveaway 🙂 . Enter below and the winner will be announced tomorrow.
So, today, I’m showing you a few of my favorite dresses for winter from Nordstrom…because you’ll probably need a new dress this winter (holiday parties, New Years Eve, Valentine’s Day, etc). I have a few that are on rotation in my closet…
Yes. This one. Again. Friends, this dress is my favorite for so many reasons: it’s black, it’s comfortable, it’s not too tight, it looks cute with bare legs but also with tights, and it’s only $35!!!!
Now this dress here was from when Erika and I went to NYC back in April. I bought it in green and then just last week, I bought it in black to wear on Christmas Eve. I love this one so much and thought black would just work for any occasion in the fall and winter. It’s 40% off right now and selling out fast!!! Now, mine is sleeveless, but if you want a version with sleeves, the same dress with sleeves is HERE. It also comes in a multitude of colors!
And even though my green dress is sold out, you can pair so many dresses with my over the knee boots 🙂 .
Okay, so I kind of went crazy looking at dresses from Nordstrom’s winter collection, so I have this handy dandy thing below here to help you sort through them. The best part about it? If you skip the free shipping and instead pay $15 for two-day shipping, you could probably even have your dress by Saturday night. So many pretty, festive, sparkly, special dresses for your holiday season. Just scroll and click (almost all of them come in multiple colors!)…
And wrapping up today…on Tuesday night, I hosted my annual recipe exchange! This was my 7th year in a row and honestly, it just gets more and more fun each year. I change it up a bit each year: the first year, we did a cookie exchange, then appetizers, then side dishes (I provided the ham, rolls and dessert), then casseroles, then appetizers again (because it’s our favorite!), last year we did breakfast recipes and came in our pajamas and then this year…
…we did appetizers (again…because seriously, it’s our FAVE!) along with making it an ugly sweater contest too.
I bought my sweater off of Etsy and my turtleneck from kmart.com :).
‘Tis the season friends!
I took a few pics right before everyone showed up. I use these little Christmas tree holders for everyone’s food. We all eat and then we vote on the best recipe.
My napkins make me happy!
The calm before the crazy fun storm!
Here’s where we voted!
I always print off all of the recipes for everyone to take home with them along with a party favor.
That sixth stocking was just meant to be, right?!
I always make a little dessert to go with our appetizers. Recipe HERE.
Now, I took a picture of Sheaffer’s recipe when she brought it in because HOLY PRESENTATION! And guess what? SHE WON! We all voted and her recipe won in a landslide! I’m sharing it with you HERE today because you all need to make this winning recipe this Christmas season!
We all took the obligatory serious picture…
…and then we took our crazy silly picture with Lisa front and center because her ugly sweater won. It was FANTASTIC! My favorite part? Her hubby made it for her while she was at work that day.
So, if you want to host a recipe exchange, this is how I do it:
1: Everyone emails me their recipe in advance and I compile I little booklet of all of them.
2: Everyone brings their prepared dish the night of the party.
3: We eat, eat, eat and then vote on our favorite (the winner gets a prize!).
4: Everyone leaves with a party favor and a copy of the recipe booklet.
5: I always provide drinks and dessert to round things out.
Many years ago, I started incorporating canned food as well. Everyone brings cans and then we donate them to the food bank here in town. I always offer a gift for the most cans. This year, Narci had this in her trunk…
…so we didn’t even make her take them out of her car. Andrew went and got them at the end of the party and took everything to the food pantry the next day. Narci owns the canned food portion of the party 😉 .
So, that my friends…is basically my favorite night of the year. It’s always so much fun!!
So, some of my favorite dresses from Nordstrom for the winter, my recipe exchange and a big fat gift card for one lucky winner and a friend.
What a fun day!!!!! Don’t forget to enter below. Tomorrow, we wrap up our Five Days of Fabulous!
Please note, there is a new entry on today’s Rafflecopter…if you re-gram this graphic above on either Instagram or Facebook, you get 5 points instead of just one!