Monday, December 24, 2012

Look :: Michigan / Christmas Brunch

Outfit details: Sweater - Kohl's (gift from my mom). Hat, pants - AT. Bracelet - Payless (also a gift from my mom). Socks - Target.

Every Christmas, my parents host brunch at their home for my dad's side of the family. Only half of them live in Michigan, but he's the middle child of nine kids, so that's still a lot of people. My cousins have been getting married and having babies, so the crowd gets bigger and louder every year. It's really awesome and something I've missed the past few years while in LA.

During my recent Michigan trip, my mom decided to move up the brunch and have an early Christmas. This worked out for her as well because she is spending the actual holiday recuperating from surgery (don't worry, it was planned and she is recovering as expected). The food was amazing, and of course it was wonderful to see everyone. My mom is such a good hostess -- I keep telling her she needs to start a home decor and recipe blog! Wouldn't that be fun?

The party was on Sunday, my last day in town. I can't believe how fast the weekend flew -- it always does. Upon my return, I hopped right back into the swing of things. I'm trying to keep a work/life/blog balance, but it's hard when the lines are so blurred. Also, I have awesome news for you all, but I'm saving it for another post. Good things just keep happening, and I'm not sure why; perhaps it's to balance out the troubles and tragedies I was forced to face earlier this year. 2012 was definitely the most painful and beautiful year of my life thus far, and I can't wait to do a recap here on the blog!


  1. Looks like great family fun, congrats on being blessed with that wonderful chance at a family gathering! Nice festive red top too and that dog is a beaut!
    Glad good doors are being opened onto you, can't wait to hear all about it :)

  2. I really love reading blog entries about family get togethers on Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and your family ;)

  3. Merry Christmas! Looks like it was a fun time all around!


  4. What sweet family photos.

  5. that looks like so much fun :)
    spending the holidays with family is the best!
    xo, cheyenne

  6. Fun, fun, fun! I love your photos. How cute is your pup!

  7. Look at you and your cute beret! Love it! Large family gatherings are always fun. :)

  8. Great pics! Glad that she's recovering and healing. Wishing you a very happy new year dear. xx/Madison

  9. Brunch with your family would be so fun! I'd eat everything! And, I must say, that you do look smashing in red! ;) -Jess


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