Saturday, December 21, 2013

Relaxation Night

Hi there ♥

A few evenings ago, after returning home with a few new candles, I decided to have myself a night of relaxation.

I lit my two new candles, (Tis The Season & Cranberry Woods, both by Bath & Body Works) made some tea, and sat down to watch a Christmas-y movie.

I took this picture before I lit my Merry Cookie candle- oops!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday ♥

Love always, Mary ^.^

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mary's December Playlist

Why hello.

I've come to you today with my playlist for December. Since it is the holiday season, it does include some Christmas tunes, but I threw in some regular songs as well.

Happy Holidays - Andy Williams
The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script
Shake Up Christmas - Train
How To Save A Life - The Fray
For The First Time - The Script
Cold December Night - Michael Buble
Counting Stars - OneRepublic
Underneath The Tree - Kelly Clarkson
Carol Of The Bells - Transiberian Orchestra 
Holly Jolly Christmas - Michael Buble
Half A Heart - One Direction
Silver Bells - Bing Crosby
Something Great - One Direction
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Unconditionally - Katy Perry
Fix You - Coldplay
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Better Left Unsaid - Ariana Grande

Well, there it is!

Check out some of these songs, they're all so good!!

Love, Mary


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter Wonderland Activities

hey you ♥

I've constructed a list of 'winter wonderland activities'. Of course, not all of these pertain to the outdoors as the title implies, because who want to spend the whole day outside in the winter?

*raises hand eagerly* "I do! I do!"

Anywho, let's dive right in...

- make your favorite winter drink
- sit by the fireplace
- watch endless amounts of Christmas movies
- read The Night Before Christmas
- go Christmas present shopping
- set up all of your decorations for Christmas
- skate on an outdoor rink
- light all of your Christmas candles
- write a letter to Santa....I seriously will still do this into adulthood.
- sport a Santa hat around town
- donate or volunteer to a local's the season of giving, after all!
- decorate a gingerbread house
- look at Christmas light displays 
- go caroling

I hope this gets you into the Christmas spirit!

bai ♥

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fall Flashbacks

Hello ♥

With the whole winter ahead of us, I decided to look back upon the pictures I took this past fall. Enjoy!

In September, I laid down on the street in the city and watched people dance ON THE SIDE OF A BUILDING! It was terrifying and mesmerising at the same time.

I snapshot I took as the sun was setting at my brother's soccer game.

Another beautiful shot of the trees.

A cozy bonfire out in the country. 

A giant hawk that landed in my backyard. He let me take some pictures of him that chilly morning.

At the University of Missouri, on the endzone of the football field after becoming the SEC East Champions!