This year for the holidays, I wanted to do something extra special for a few of my close girlfriends. As you know, Alex and I just moved into our new house, so I was itching to have a few friends over for a holiday brunch.
I LOVE entertaining, and I LOVE the holidays.
Growing up I remember watching the Food Network, and I was completely in love with a show called “Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. I loved how she made the most delicious and easy meals, accompanied by a gorgeous tablescape design and dinner party after her meal was prepared. ???? I remember thinking, “this is exactly what I want to do for my girlfriends one day.” Fast forward 15 years and here we are. I was able to have a beautiful holiday brunch for my friends, but to make this one even better than Sandra Lee’s, I made each of my guest’s a custom basket full of gifts that I knew they would love.
Want to know the best part? I didn’t waste 3 days planning for the party! The difference with this year as opposed to past years, is that I don’t have alllll that extra time hanging around due to having a vibrant 1 year old by my side. These days I try my best to make my life easier, without lacking any of the fabulousness. This party was a huge success because I knocked everything I needed for the party out at Whole Foods, including all of the gift basket items!
Here is a rundown of all the goodies I chose for their gift baskets:
Soy Vanilla Holiday Candle
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I hope this video inspires you to get creative, have fun, be healthy, and to focus on doing things that make you happy this holiday season!
Seeing the world through Lily’s eyes as well as my own reminds me of the things I’ve always believed:
- Everyone can be happy
- The world is amazing, interesting & beautiful
- The food you eat and the things & people you surround yourself with impact your physical and emotional health more than anything
As we celebrate the holidays, and as we move into 2018, I encourage you to spend time with the people you love, nourish your mind and body with the best products you can get your hands on and remember, that you’re deserving of the best love, health and happiness.
Happy Holidays from Vegas,