This morning we woke up to not only being alive still - but snow!
Less than an inch of snow, but it's snow and that's all that matters.
This girl right here wants a very white Christmas, so I'm pretty happy we have at least a little bit.
We are supposed to get up to 2 inches today - supposed being the key word there.
Let's see if that actually happens.

Last night we got most of our wrapping done.
Well, Billy got our wrapping done and I just supplied the wine, bows and gift tags.
I did wrap Billy gifts though, of course.
Rocky was in charge of the ribbon and he did a damn good job.

I am the worlds worst wrapper. 
If there was a contest, I would win that title.
However, I did find some brown packing paper that makes my life a bit easier when wrapping
since it's a bit thicker and therefore doesn't rip at the tiniest of movements.


Anyways, what I'm really trying to get at {this post is all over the place! sorry) today is that
 this Christmas I hope your hearts and your homes are filled with so much love
I hope you have plenty of laughs and memories made with your loved ones.
I hope you hug them and tell them how much they mean to you.
And I hope you eat a lot of cookies.
Lots of them.
I also want to get semi sentimental for a moment and say thank you for reading my blog.
This blog has been such a blessing to me and I truly value all of you who I've "met" (some literally)
through here. It brings me so much happiness everyday!

This weekend we are having our Christmas celebration with my parents on Saturday
then heading to Cleveland to be with Billy's family on Sunday, and will be there throughout Christmas.
I'm incredibly thankful for both sets of parents.
They are truly huge blessings in our life!

Also, Billy's brother just bought his very own first place and 
we can't wait to congratulate him and see it!
His side of the family always has a big party on Christmas Eve and this year 
it's held at Billy's parents house, so we are really looking forward to that. 

{our street two years ago-can we please get more snow? I want this beautiful scenery}

I'm not sure when I will get back to blogging as I want to soak up every minute
 of this holiday season, but if you're missing me (which I know you all will, right? Right? :silence:)
 you can keep up with me on instagram: @katiewkrysh.

Before I go, I have a pretty awesome giveaway you guys should enter.
 It's the holiday season, and Sweet Fashion Deals thinks you guys could use some cute jewelry.
I'm all for that.  


The winner will win both sets of earrings featured above.

Sweet Fashion Deals is a Facebook page that sells trendy and affordable jewelry!
Everything is $30 and under.
Every Tuesday and Thursday they host sales events that last one hour.
To buy, all you have to do is comment on what you like and want with SOLD.
I love all the ways you can shop nowadays, don't you?


All you have to do is....
+"Like" Sweet Fashion Deals on Facebook and let me know you did in a comment below.

Extra Entries:

+"Pin" one of their jewelry photos to one of your albums on Pinterest
+Leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite Christmas traditions! 
+Follow Keep Calm and Carry On on Facebook

Good luck, loves!
And I wish you all a Merry Christmas :)

PS: Steph and Beau-HAPPY MOVING DAY!
 I know how much today means to you and we wish we could be there to celebrate, 
or even move boxes, with you. 
We can't wait to see our new room soon and drink beers on that front porch! 
I personally can't wait to wear these pants again. 
We love you and congratulations!



  1. Merry Christmas, friend. I'm hoping more snow finds its way to Columbus!

  2. Merry Christmas, my little sweet friend in Columbus. May your holidays be merry. The puppy kisses be sweet. And the treats be delicious.

    Can I come drink with you and Stephanie??? xoxo : )

  3. Merry Christmas Katie!! Hope you get your white Christmas....if so think of me ;)
    Have a wonderful holiday and vacation. and ummm can i come drink on that front porch with ya'll too...stephanie's house is just gorgeous!!! :)

  4. oooh, I wish we would get that much snow!!
    I liked Sweet Fashion Deals on FB!

  5. I liked them! hope you have the BEST holiday girlie!!!!!!! love xoxo, ash

  6. OMG! That picture of Rocky ... I die! SO CUTE! I can clearly see that he's a huge helper with the ribbon. Too presh!

  7. I like them!!

    And a VERY Merry Christmas (and safe travels) to you Billy and the Rockster! I sure hope Santa Paws comes to see him!! xoxo Sarah

  8. Merry Christmas! The blog world can really be such a blessing :)

  9. Merry Christmas! You can come to NY, we're supposed to get a blizzard tomorrow!

  10. My favorite Christmas tradition? Opening presents. Definitely :)

  11. Merry Christmas!! Enjoy your time with your family!!

  12. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and Billy's family!!

  13. liked keep calm and carry on on facebook

  14. my favorite christmas tradition is opening our stockings first thing in the morning in our pajamas!

  15. Gorgeous snow! It has been a pleasure following you this year!

  16. I liked SFD on Facebook
    I also pinned one of their jewelry photos on Pinterest
    Annnd my favorite Christmas tradition is watching James Bond movies on Christmas Eve! (not very festive, but a family favorite)

  17. My favorite Christmas tradition is waiting for the family to wake up and drinking coffee surrounded by all the love in the room. It's the one time of year we all come together and I couldn't be more appreciative of the little moments we get to spend together!

  18. Jealous of your snow!!! Merry christmas! :)

  19. boo i don't have facebook.

    i'm exactly the opposite of everyone else. i DON'T want snow. i woke up this morning and rushed to the window and i was so relived when there was no snow on the ground. it is beautiful. i mean, look at that gorgeous picture of your street blanketed underneath a pile a snow. it's gorgeous but i'm so glad that's your street and not mine.
    I understand liking wrapping with the thicker paper. it always works best for me too. hobby lobby sells rolls of the thicker paper in pretty christmas colors, i've come to find out.

    once again, merry christmas, katie.

  20. You are just so precious!
    Merry Christmas lovely!

    Oh and I followed them on Facebook!

  21. I also liked YOU on Facebook! Since I just got a new one ;)

  22. I liked them on facebook! Such cute stuff :)

  23. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our annual family Christmas cookie bake :) All of the women in the family get together on a Saturday and just spend all day baking! And we cover all of the necessary cookies (of course!). And then at the end we sit around eating them, talking, and playing games :) It's always a great bonding time for us women! And of course we all take whats left home to the hubbies :) haha

  24. I (already) liked your facebook page!

  25. I am in love with the picture you took two years ago of your street! Sooo beautiful!!

  26. Merry Christmas and MAN I wish it snowed here!!!!! So beautiful!!!! <3

  27. I already liked you on fb (btw MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)

  28. my fave tradition is just being with my side of the family. I have 3 neices and nephews and they mean the world to me. as long as I can see those kiddos (and 1 is only 2 1/2 months old) I am a happy girl ( hubs and I live 2 1/2 hours from my family.. makes it hard in NY winters..)

  29. Merry Christmas Katie!! I hope it's wonderful!


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