christmas playlist #2

(part of Adair’s holiday decoration- taken via instagram)

Christmas music is one of my favorite things. Tis the season and I have the holiday spirit on all day, every day. Here are my all time favorites:

 Carol of the Bells by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Linus and Lucy, The Charlie Brown Theme Song

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Amy Grant

 O Come O Come Emmanuel by The Civil Wars

Believe by Josh Groban

The Christmas Song by Bing Crosby

 Baby It’s Cold Outside by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Silent Night by Johnny Cash

Do You Hear What I Hear by Carrie Underwood

Away in a Manger by Andy Williams

 Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Michael Buble

I’ll Be Home for Christmas by She and Him

O Little Town of Bethlehem by Barbara Striesand

O Come All Ye Faithful by Nat King Cole

Silver Bells by Dean Martin

O Holy Night by Celine Dion

Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Mariah Carey

Auld Lang Syne by James Taylor

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland

 These songs and many more on my Spotify as well, just subscribe to my Christmas playlist.

christmas playlist #1

this is a picture of us a couple christmases ago- can’t wait to be back home and sit under a beautiful tree.

i love the way our tree looks. it’s such an eclectic mix of homemade and regular ornaments. how do you decorate yours?

i want to put one up in my apartment but haven’t decided how i want to decorate it. i’ll keep you posted.

BUT-

here’s a little playlist of my favourite christmas tunes to get you ready for the holidays:

all i want for christmas (is you) by mariah carey

silver bells by she and him

santa baby by the glee cast

have yourself a merry little christmas by coldplay

o holy night by celine dion

white christmas by lady ga ga

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! by frank sinatra

o, little town of bethlehem by elvis presley

baby, it’s cold outside by lady antebellum

go tell it on the mountain by dolly parton

o come o come emmanuel by sufjan stevens

god rest ye merry gentlemen by the glee cast

it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas by harry connick jr.

sleigh ride by ella fitzgerald

i also have these songs, plus a few more on my spotify account. just subscribe to my ‘christmas’ playlist.

it’s a perfect week-after-thanksgiving-break pick me up.

xx- adair

the loveliest little thanksgiving, part 2

Jeremy and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and I hope that all of you did as well.

1- Jeremy and I ran in Nashville’s 5 mile Boulevard Bolt on Thanksgiving morning with about 8,000 other people.

2- Got my first Starbuck’s red Christmas cup. Caramel Brulee Latte is my favorite.

3- My mom’s beautiful Thanksgiving decorations.

4- Thanksgiving FEAST.

1 & 2- My babies, Willa and Duke. They snuggled up with me to watch the last half of the Macy’s Thanskgiving Day Parade and the  Purina Dog Show. Willa and I were very upset that the Weimaraner didn’t even place. Oh well, there’s always next year.

3- Jer enjoying a s’mores at our bonfire with some friends.

4- Game time. Apples to Apples is my favorite. And I would like everyone to know that I won. Twice.

We loved spending time with our families and are so excited about the start of the Christmas season. My focus is now on getting our tree (a real one, of course!) and putting up my decorations!!

the loveliest little thanksgiving, part 1

hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. jamie and i stayed in waco for –our first time making thanksgiving dinner. well, jamie made most of it, i kind of helped- you know the important jobs like mixing and taste testing. i was kind of worried about how the turkey was going to turn out, but it was golden brown perfection. pretty impressed with jamie’s cooking skills. other than cooking dinner- we just relaxed. we spent time with penny and snuggle up on the couch to watch super 8 (which was awesome!) –i also took jamie to see breaking dawn. waco pretty much clears out during summers, but especially during the  holidays. so, its nice for places to not be super crowded. i also started decorating for christmas. when i was at home, i hardly ever,–ok, ok, never helped decorate. so, i’ve been trying my hand at a few things. we’ll see how they turn out. i’ll keep you posted. 

here’s a little peek at our long weekend:

xx- adair

the loveliest little addition:

meet the newest addition to the mcgregor household: PENELOPE.

We also call her Penny and Boo. She is the sweetest most snuggly baby girl there ever was.

She is and isn’t like most cats- she loves to talk to us and make us laugh hysterically — but the best is when she jumps up on my lap and take a little cat nap. She loves to snuggle, eat,  pounce on her toy mice (and us) and sneak into the fire place. and her latest- unravel the entire roll of toilet paper.

Penny is pretty much the perfect kitten for us.  She’s the best.

oh, and did i mention she loves to blog– little blogger in the making. haha.

xx, adair

recipe: biscotti.

One of my favorite things in all the world is biscotti. It is a yummy, crunchy cookie.

I have a week spot for almonds and citrus. That is why this recipe is my absolute favorite. Your house will be engulfed in the smell of almond, lemon, and cookies. It goes perfectly with coffee or tea. Or, it’s so dang good you can eat it all by itself.

 So go ahead and bake a batch up. Put your tea kettle on, go grab those comfy sweat pants that you throw to the back of your closet, and put on a classic movie (any Harry Potter will do).  You won’t regret it.

 (photo taken via instagram)