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’tis the season.

We woke up this past Sunday like it was Christmas morning… Sugar Paper Holiday for Target had ARRIVED. We legit couldn’t get our orders in fast enough. Here are a few of the gift-wrapping goods we scooped, but let’s be honest… we scooped pretty much everything.

Psssst Order today and get 10% off the prices below! 15% off if you order 3 items! Ridiculous…

Merry Must-Haves
star wrap | mitten wrap | bell tie ons | mint box | foil gift bag

Now, time to buy presents to wrap! Shouldn’t be a problem…

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brunch bunch.

J: I’m always looking for a solid brunch item to throw together on the weekends. When I came across this baked french toast recipe from our fave food blogger, Damn Delicious… game changer.  My sweet husband, Jay, said it would be perfect for Christmas morning and I totally agree. Here’s the skinny:

Ingredients:

  • 3 small French baguettes, ends trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I skipped this)
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

For the maple glaze:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or more, to taste
the goods.
the goods.

Instructions:

  • Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Place bread slices evenly into the baking dish.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour mixture evenly over the bread slices. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the bread mixture into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
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slices evenly placed.
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mixture poured and ready for the oven.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup until well combined and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour mixture evenly over the bread slices.

glazed and golden.
glazed and golden.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. It’s desired.

brunch is served.
brunch is served.
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gift guide | oh la la.

Having trouble finishing up your wish lists this year? Just pass this little post on to your gift givers and your days will be merry and BRIGHT!

TGL Gift Guide
pop fizz highballs, cable knit hat, minimergency kit, kraft journal, perfume, thermal mug, copper mugs, pen, candle, mocs, polish.

 

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let’s party.

We’re all about throwing together an easy, (mostly) stress-free party, especially around the holidays. We obsessed over this holiday party diary when it appeared in Domino magazine wayyy back when…and it still rings true today. Click here to read about some of our favorite (EASY) holiday party ideas!

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sliders and champagne? YES, PLEASE.

What are some of your holiday party go-tos?

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so this was christmas.

We hope you had a wonderful time with your families this holiday season. We enjoyed a few days off…and now we’re ready to dive headfirst into 2014! Best of all? We’ll be ringing in the new year together (YAY). In the meantime, today we’re sharing some choice Christmas pics.

L's Christmas Collage
baby joe meets santa and IS NOT SCARED // gift wrap at social statesboro // oh, christmas tree // mistletoe courtsey of the friendly elves at colonial house of flowers // love these containers designed by kristin marks // popcorn: the best gift ever // plaid skort for the unseasonably warm statesboro weather
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As for J: channeled my inner figure skater at the ritz lake oconee // christmas day with the fam in augusta // the BEST surprise from santa jay // jays niece holding the newest member of their family // mr. cocoa bean {for now} // life-size gingerbread house at the st. regis // here goes nothing… // spent a cold, rainy staurday by the fire //pre-skating cocktails at gaby’s // post-skating cocktails at gaby’s… // just call me jenny mac // a furry romes soaking up the sun // fabulous bar snacks at the ritz oconee.

What did Santa bring you this Christmas!? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

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holiday wrap up.

Hi Hi Hi!

WOW! What a whirlwind the end of December was. We still managed to have a blast despite the hustle and bustle. Let’s recap with some of our pics.

Ellery lipstick
ellery trying out her “lipits” from uncle jay and jennifer!
Ciate Caviar Manicure
J’s Ciate Caviar Manicure.
J Augusta
J the day after Christmas brunch with her parents in Augusta.
Champagne
New Years Eve EVE!
Reynolds Plantation
Our NYE table at Reynolds Plantation Lake Oconee.
J New Years Eve
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Photo Booth
L’s family kicked off the week with their annual Christmas Eve EVE party. thanks to Kate for creating the photo booth!
Wrapping Paper
christmas eve at social was total chaos. thanks to all our last minute shoppers!
Mantle
l’s mantle…we love nutcrackers! but how do you make stockings hang straight?
Baby Joe
baby joe was tired after opening gifts. SO TIRED.
after a hectic week, joe and l enjoyed the fire pit at home for NYE.
after a hectic week, joe and l enjoyed the fire pit at home for NYE.

Hope your holiday festivities were wonderful. We’re looking forward to what 2013 holds for us. Tweet us your holiday pics @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

J+L

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friday five: gift wrap.

Hi hi hi, glitter girls!

Happy Friday! Our shopping is basically done (phew!). We’re tying up a few odds and ends this weekend, and then…THE WRAPPING BEGINS. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites wrapping ideas for today’s Friday Five.

1. For the ladies in your lives: We rarely have a white Christmas in Georgia. We’ll take pink instead!

Pink Christmas
use any combo of brown kraft paper and pink trimmings. how pretty is that gold feather?

2. For bottles of wine: Use this genius idea from Martha Stewart to wrap your bottles of vino. No wine bag required.

Martha Stewart Wine Wrap
just wrap the bottle in two layers of tissue, then use wrapping paper for the outer layer. tie a tag to the tissue ends on top!

3. For the eco-friendly giver (or receiver): Another idea from Martha. Layer vintage or re-purposed papers like wallpaper scraps, grocery bags or newsprint pages and use fabric scraps or ribbon remnants to make a unique bow.

Vintage Wrapping Paper
reuse and recycle: put those old grocery bags to good use.

4. For the men: Um, how cute is this idea from blogger Sweet Paul? Wrap gift boxes in an old plaid shirt (or just buy cheap plaid fabric) and use a glue gun to secure the folds. Don’t go crazy with the glue–it only has to hold for a few days! Finish with a bow tie.

Vintage Bow Tie Wrap
manly.

5. For children (or the young at heart): We love this idea for re-purposing holiday cards into monogram gift tags (save this year’s to use next year!). Stencil the child’s first initial on a holiday card, cut out, and hole-punch. Secure with ribbon.

Monogram Gift Tag
you could also use one color wrapping paper for each child or family member–they’ll have fun sorting out their gifts!

We also like this cute printable gift tag–have fun guessing the gift!

Printable Gift Tag
we hope our gifts are SPARKLY and PINK.

BONUS: Check out these wrapping tips from Better Homes and Gardens.

Wrapping gifts is one of our favorite holiday traditions. If we lived in the same city, we would totally grab a bottle of wine and wrapping supplies, turn on “Mariah Carey Christmas” on Pandora, and make a night of it.

Enjoy your last minute holiday preparations!

XO

L+J

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