Baking Christmas Cookies with Hannah

Hannah is another dear friend of mine and she just so happens to be very gifted when it comes to cooking and baking. She shared some beautiful Linzer cookies with us and they were even better than they look. 

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Tell us a little about yourself

My name is Hannah Pritchard, I'm a mom to Vera and party host extraordinaire.

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What do you love most about the Holidays?

I love the holidays! I am that friend who puts up the tree 6 weeks before Christmas! I love how the twinkly lights instantly make my home feel warmer as they cascade every single doorway. I love sharing all of my husband and I’s family traditions with our daughter, and creating new ones that she’ll cherish forever. I love opening my home to friends and partaking in a meal together! The smell of an overstuffed oven never get’s old, the messes of flour from how many cookies we bake for our neighbors and ourselves instantly makes me smile. I love that its become such a treasured season for so many and how much fellowship is shared between loved ones during it. 

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What is one of your favorite things to do during the holiday season?

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to bake cookies! When I was younger my Oma used to always come around the holidays and we would always bake shortbread cookies. I’ll never forget sitting, waiting for the cookies to be done so I could finally sprinkle the sugar on top of them once they cooled. I now get to share that same tradition with my daughter, each year feels like it gets more and more valuable. Taking the time to do something so simple, yet so significant. I hope to always savor these moments!

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What's your favorite Holiday song?

I love The Christmas Waltz best of all the holiday carols.

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I hope you have a magical holiday season with the people you love, full of surprises and special traditions. I appreciate all the loyalty, love and support I have received through 2016. Here's to 2017 being even better!

Much love from,

Emily 


Hannah is wearing the Lorelei tank in sand.

Feature : Nicole Gallardo

Photography : Ashtin Paige Photography

Hair and Makeup : Hayley Bidez

Posted on December 23, 2016 .

Festive Cocktails with Nicole

This feature is all about making Christmas cocktails with my good friend Nicole Gallardo. She is so much fun to be around and helped me actually look forward to all the festive Christmas parties that come this time of year. Scroll on through to join in on the Christmas spirit.

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Tell us a little about yourself

My name is Nicole Gallardo and I work for a local marketing company called Elevate United. I’m getting married to my best friend in April (all the heart eyes). When I am not working, I enjoy painting or learning something new on Lynda.com . 

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What do you love about the Holidays?

Giving, spending quality time with family, Christmas music, eating yummy food, and getting dressed up!

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What is one of your favorite things to do during the holiday season?

Make festive cocktails and drink them with friends! This year, my fiance’s company WithCo is making it super easy for me to make tasty cocktails with little effort. This is really special to me because I love bringing people together.

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What's your favorite holiday song?

The Christmas Waltz by She & Him

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Nicole is wearing the Sylvie Dress, Hayley is wearing the Audra top in Ivory

Feature : Nicole Gallardo

Photography : Ashtin Paige Photography

Hair and Makeup : Hayley Bidez

Posted on December 14, 2016 .