Jodi McKee

christmas

it's christmas time in the city 🎶 (+ a free wallpaper download!)

holiday, new york city, photographyJodi McKeeComment
merry

Christmas time in New York City does not disappoint. Everywhere you turn, there are decorated store windows, Christmas tree sidewalk lots, and pretty lights. Here are a few of my favorites from the past few years . . . and keep reading for a holiday wallpaper download! Happy Holidays!

stars at time warner center, new york city
anthropologie window detail
tons of ornaments at the peninsula hotel, new york city
holiday lights in new york city
rockefeller center christmas tree, new york city
holiday light bokeh, new york city
rockefeller center christmas tree, new york city
holiday window at anthropologie, rockefeller center, new york city
grand central terminal, new york city
holiday lights, new york city

And now some holiday festiveness for your smartphone or desktop! Simply click on the photo to enlarge, then right click to save. Enjoy!

gingerbread house

holidayJodi McKeeComment
building a gingerbread house

my husband and daughter brought a gingerbread house* kit home from the grocery store a few days ago and we had a lot of fun putting it together!

* buy this in your local grocery store vs. online; you don't want a package of broken gingerbread!

decorating a gingerbread house

it's not perfect by any means, but it was a fun activity to get us all in a christmassy mood.

building a gingerbread house is fun for families!

have you ever made a gingerbread house? did you actually eat any of it? let me know in the comments!

holiday gift guide: little ladies

loving, shoppingJodi McKeeComment

little girls are the most fun to shop for, don't you think? it just makes sense that my first gift guide of the season is geared toward those little cuties.

leonardo's little bridge via land of nod | festive sweater | the day the crayons quit

swankaroo toddler backpack | i had a favorite dress | ban.do mini pom pom flower

djeco gel pastel crayons | hape toys mighty mixer | new york, baby!

holiday stripe sweater dress | anne of green gables | yestergear plush phone

bonbon bunny | bunny galaxy sleep set | star print cardigan

+++++++

happy shopping! xo

+++++++

please note: this post contains affiliate links

a very merry christmas

thoughtsJodi McKee2 Comments

it's funny how christmas morning changes for you once you have kids of your own. i still love giving and receiving gifts with my friends and family, but this year, i was so much more focused on this little cutie. it is such a joy to see her enjoy herself and experience this magical holiday.

pinterest holiday social at the white house

Jodi McKee3 Comments

on december 8th, i got a heads up that the white house was launching a pinterest account and that they were inviting a few pinners to the white house for a holiday social on the 17th. i sent in my application and was luckily chosen (security clearance pending) to go! what a treat!!

we had a wonderful tour of the christmas decorations at the white house, along with some insider information. for instance, this seriously stunning column? there were four of them. and it took something like 60,000 berries to create! photos don't do them justice.

so. many. trees. it smelled absolutely AMAZING. and each one was so pretty.

OMBRE TREE. need i say more??

very "pin-worthy" terrarium ornaments -- complete with miniature bo the dog!

the official white house christmas tree. it must have been at least 20 feet tall. stunning.

suann song and jeanine hays of aphro chic caught 'grammin.

our merry little crew of pinners!

huge thanks to kasie and everyone at the white house for an amazing day!!