December 2011

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Good-bye 2011.

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Hello ladies!
Is everyone ready to celebrate the arrival of 2012? l hope you've all organized your plans and prepared a fabulous outfit to start the New Year in style! Over here, we'll be celebrating in our chicest beachwear and most comfortable pair of Havaianas, thank you! And I'm loving it! 
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The couple of days prior to going to the beach house is always very tumultuous. We have to create organized menus for the housekeeper, figure out car logistics, go grocery shopping, pack the food we're going to take, and because we don't leave any personal items in our rooms over there, we also have to pack for ourselves...and the dogs.

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Girls, meet my 2012 "everyday" eyeshadow palette, Les Fumés by Guerlain. You probably have noticed that I don't like to wear heavy makeup during the day, especially on my eyes.

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Good morning, ladies! I hope you had a truly wonderful Holiday and that Santa brought you lot's of exciting gifts!

As I had mentioned here before, I wanted our Christmas table to be a little more understated this year. Nothing too elaborate, but still sophisticated and inviting.

And I think I did a good job at accomplishing just that.

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Woo hooo, the time to announce the winner of the free Alfaparf Nutri Seduction Flat Iron Conditioning Treatment has finally arrived!!

As always, the winner was chosen randomly and will have until Wednesday, December 28th to send me an email to claim her prize!

And so the lucky winner is...

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To all my wonderful readers:
"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, and joy to fill your holidays!"
- D.M. Dellinger
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Hello, everyone! I hope you have finished all of your Holiday shopping, and are getting ready for the most magical day of the year. We sure are! It's quite a hectic day here at the Marsicovetere - Queiroz household. But we've got our Christmas Playlist on, and are super excited for the evening and our guests to arrive.

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What a week it has been.

Between my husband's crazy work schedule, the blog, dealing with the Flu (again), planning our Christmas menu, organizing the house for tomorrow, getting a new puppy, and giving extra love & attention to Frankie...boy, I'm exhausted! My admiration for mothers have augmented by a TON this week. Boy, being a mother must be hard!

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For me, the holidays is synonymous to entertaining. And because of that, I think it's absolutely crucial to create an environment that is inviting, warm and cheerful. And since we're hosting Christmas at our place once again this year, when I was deliberating what I wanted my Christmas table to look like, I realized that I wanted it to represent just that: a warm, inviting and joyful celebration with the family.