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I’m Engaged!

(you’ll have to forgive the lack of photos for now! i’m struggling through upload issues, since the photos I have are not from my normal photographer. read on!) Well friends, it’s happened! I nabbed the best guy in the world, he put a ring on my finger, and now we are getting married. …and I almost messed up the entire proposal, because I thought we were stopping the car for PokemonGo. For the love, PokemonGo. I should probably explain that the mister (Colt!) fizzled out on PokemonGo like eighteen months ago, just like the rest of America. But when he suddenly turned …

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My Word of the Year + Party of Sarah Blog’s 1st Birthday!

Believe it or not, it’s PartyofSarah.com’s 1ST BIRTHDAY! Well, you can probably believe it. I totally cannot. Starting this blog was on my to-do list for several years before I finally launched on January 2nd of last year. The blogging world comes with a lot of initial overwhelm, so if you’re interested in learning more about how to get over the hump you can visit this post with links to my free “mini” eBook on getting your blog off the ground. I know most of you aren’t bloggers. But you ARE a fabulous, talented, ambitious woman with your own list of dreams …

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10 Things To Pack For All Your Christmas Travels!

Like many of you, I’m packing up and heading out of town on Saturday for the holidays! The mister and I are driving to Austin, TX to spend Christmas with his entire family. I’m excited, but since it’ll be a long trip and I’ll be meeting some of his family for the first time, I put more thought into what to pack. You know, as opposed to throwing my clean laundry in my suitcase twenty minutes before I leave. Who does that? Not me. Anyway, I thought I would share my packing list to help anyone else who’s hitting the road this …

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Christmas

Let’s just get right to it, shall we? Because if you’re reading this post, then time is of the essence. Onward, procrastinators. How To Finish Your Christmas Shopping– FAST. With only a few days left until Christmas, shopping is an actual nightmare. And at this point, I wouldn’t bet on shipping to come through on time. No, sweet friend, you need the mall. Procrastinators’ Tip #1: Complete your shopping in 1 trip, and only make said trip first thing in the morning or late at night. Not just because the crowds suck. But because time is of the essence, and EVERYTHING will …

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Simple + Sweet Christmas Decor

This may be my favorite time of the year, but it’s also the absolute craziest. Ya feel? We talked in this post about the importance of planning ahead and choosing your priorities when it comes to tackling the holiday season. For me? That meant keeping my holiday decor sweet but simple! The mister and I are headed to Austin, TX this Saturday and won’t be returning until next weekend (so excited to spend Christmas with his family!). Since I won’t be home for the bulk of the festivities, I saw literally zero reason to stress over decor this year! I do love …

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(Not Your Mother’s) Holiday Wrapping Inspiration!

Insight into my soul: I hate traditional holiday wrapping paper. I get so tired of seeing the same paper in the same four colors.  But, I’m traditionally a midnight-on-Christmas-Eve person when it comes to wrapping presents. My choices are usually limited to whatever is left at the dollar store or stuffing everything in gift bags with red tissue paper. Ugh. I made it a goal this year to really enjoy my favorite season of the year by avoiding overwhelm. I wrote all about avoiding holiday overwhelm here, and my resolve to keep organized and stay ahead of the game. Even Santa would …

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The Best Christmas Party Sweater Ever

I have long fawned over Lauren Conrad’s beautiful collection of feminine finds. In fact, it’s the only reason that I have walked into a Kohl’s store since I was maybe eight years old. I first noticed Lauren’s stuff after I fell in love with her blog (and I’m sure you will too!). This off-the-shoulder sweater is my first purchase from the collection and it did not disappoint! It was a steal as it is but is currently ON SALE for under $40! It’s available in this rich blue as well as a pretty blush color.  It’s got a fold-over top, pretty bell …

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The Definitive Guide to the Most Binge Worthy Christmas Movies on Netflix

The Made-For-TV Christmas Movie. Until recently I underestimated how vital this particular class of movie was to the holiday season. But then Netflix’s The Christmas Prince happened, I watched it on a Tuesday over a too-large bowl of pasta, and now here we are. Netflix, my friends, is the holy grail of the most binge worthy, made-for-TV holiday trash. You know what I mean: the ones with basically the same plot every time (#girlboss exec falls for small-town farmer and also quits her high power job so she can run the local inn). AND YOU STILL LOVE THEM ANYWAY. Between Hallmark and …

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The Dang Cutest Blush Vest

The seasons are always a bit behind in my hometown of Tulsa, OK (click here if we’ve never met before!). Fall weather doesn’t hit until mid-October and hangs around into December. It’s only been winter-coat-weather for the last couple of days! Kailey and I managed to shoot in this giant, perfect pile of leaves before they were cleared away and my heart was so happy. You’ve gotta be sick of me obsessing about J.Spencer (a sweet boutique in my hometown). But, you’ll have to bear with me through one more look. Cause that blush, furry vest? Stop it. Not to mention that this chambray …

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On Repeat: My Thanksgiving Look

For real y’all, holiday prep has gotten the best of me. I’ve been meaning to share this look for over a week! Better late than never, though. Especially when we’re talking about an off-the-shoulder dress with statement sleeves and gorgeous embroidery. Right? Right. We’ve been talking about beating overwhelm on the blog lately (and holiday overwhelm here). Having a dress like this in my closet takes a load off of my already full plate! It was perfect for a casual Thanksgiving at home with my family and a few friends, but I’ll be wearing it to a Christmas lunch and party next …