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And the BEST Holiday Card of 2014 Goes To...

Archives, Pen + Paper, LifeJomylene Ruiz

As you know, I love the Holidays. The food, the decoration, the gift giving AND the holiday cards. For me, anyone can buy their season's greetings at the store. I, however, decided we would not only have custom cards designed by yours truly but actually have them printed and sent out. Here are some of the best celebrity holiday cards, shared by E! Online.

You know how much we love Duck Dynasty!

the Kardashians & Jenners in 2013

So these are all fine and dandy, and I may be a little bias, but I think the 2014 Holiday Card winner is my family's! Wouldn't you agree?

Stir It Up :: Champagne Cocktail

Archives, Food + DrinkJomylene Ruiz

Celebrate the holidays with some bubbly! Super easy and very elegant way to ring in the new year. Who doesn't love champagne? You're going to serve it anyway, so just pick a few more ingredients, and I promise people with flag you as the hippest hostess around.

Stir It Up :: Champagne Cocktail

Author: Martha Stewart

Prep time: 2 mins

Total time: 2 mins

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 drops bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 ounce Cognac
  • 4 ounces chilled Champagne

Instructions

  1. Drop bitters onto sugar cube; let soak in.
  2. Place sugar cube in a Champagne flute.
  3. Add Cognac, and top with Champagne.

Photo courtesy of Food & Wine.

Random Digging :: Fonts

Archives, Pen + PaperJomylene Ruiz

So, every now and again -- more like once a month -- I explore fonts because I find typography so inspiring, for design and my handwriting. Anyway, here are THREE fonts I am totally digging right now. Random, I know.

So LHF Encore is a cool font, where it combines the formality of a serif font with some whimsical flourishes with the swirls and textures. Totally digging this.

Art Party is awesome because it totally looks like a party font! It's like when you want to create your party invitation with your own handwriting and make it fancy, just 10 times nicer!

Then, there's Silhouette font by Anastasia Dimitriadi. More whimsical than LHF Encore, but perfect, I think for any chalkboard-inspired design pieces.

Stir It Up :: Jewel Mine

Food + Drink, ArchivesJomylene Ruiz

Back to holiday-inspired drink recipes... Jewel mine. Who doesn't love jewelry as gifts around the holidays? I am opting for more practical gifts this year since I already have my share of bling (I told you, my husband rocks!). I'll get my fix with this drink.

Stir It Up :: Jewel Mine

Author: CookingDistrict.com

Prep time: 2 mins

Total time: 2 mins

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 oz TINCUP Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 2 dashes The Dead Rabbit Orinoco Bitters
  • Tonic water
  • Cucumber wheel

Instructions

  1. Combine Whiskey, Pomegranate Liqueur, and bitters in a whiskey glass with ice.
  2. Top with tonic water.
  3. Garnish with cucumber.

Photo courtesy of Liquor.com.

JOMG Wishlist Part 2

Life, Style, ArchivesJomylene Ruiz

Hello. I've been busy buying gifts for family and friends, putting up my tree and crafting away. I also have been putting together my wishlist part 2. Yes, part 2! Remember, part 1? With my wedding anniversary, birthday and Christmas all within 4 days of each other, I give my husband options! I think I'm all of these -- trendy socializer, star watcher, techie mom. As a working mom who loves pretty things, all of these would be awesome in my Christmas stocking.

Simple Accessorizer - Hearts Align Neckace in Silver Night by Isabelle Grace Jewelry. Techie Mom - kate spade new york raccoon iPhone 5/5s case from Nordstrom. Glam Ladies - Allure Anniversary/Baby Band from Sandra Biachi Fine Jewelry. Fancy Workaholic - kate spade new york 'daveney' laptop bag from Nordstrom. Trendy socializer - Tory Burch 'Kerrington' Smartphone Wristlet from Nordstrom. Star Watchers - Zodiac Ring, Capricorn in Silver by Scosha.

They're all affordable. And isn't it funny that it's all color coordinated? LOVE! What's on your holiday gift list?