Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014

Over Thanksgiving I did a photo shoot of my family. I'm 1 of 8 so it's no small thing. This is usually one DIY I'm not willing to undertake; however, we used my remote and I'm overall pretty pleased. Get ready for photo dump 2014!
Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
Here's me with my 7 siblings and my parents. 
Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
5 girls came first. L to R: Heather, Rachel, Mom, Laurel, Erin, Me
Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
My handsome brothers. L to R: Derek, Hayden, Jared. They're the babies of the family
Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
 Here's all the cousins with another one on the way!
Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
These two are only 6 months apart. We don't live close so it's always so fun to get together. They wanted to wear matching clothes EVERYDAY. So fun.
Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
Here's the couples. 

Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
And an obligatory kissy photo.
Carissa Miss: Rasmussen Christmas Card 2014
These are doubling as Jens' 1 year photos. He's getting so big! WALKING and getting into everything! He's 20 lbs and 30 inches.

My good friend Brenda does AMAZING cards and design and did my Christmas Card this year. 



 I can't wait to use one of her prints for my laundry design

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Outside {the Box} No. 15




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Holiday Decor with Gordmans

You guys know my secret home decor place is Gordmans, right? I had so much fun picking out some items for my entry way table from their awesome selection of decor.
Carissa Miss: Holiday Decor
The best part? All under $50. They want you to shop smart too so here's a coupon for an extra 20% off any single item. That's saying a lot since it's already so reasonably priced.
Carissa Miss: Holiday Decor

 Take for example that HUGE red basket. $14.99
Carissa Miss: Holiday Decor
 These three trees? $4.99, $7.99 and $12.99. There are a TON of different ones too!

Carissa Miss: Holiday Decor
 I couldn't pass up this gold, glitter reindeer for only $4.99

Carissa Miss: Holiday Decor
I was shopping for decor, but you can buy clothes, electronics, and home decor. Your one stop shopping place for all things holiday!

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Remembrant

I don't post a lot about what I'm reading, but I know I've mentioned that I'm a total and complete book nerd. {don't believe me? Check out my Goodreads!} My friend, Marissa, did a really fun round up of books you should be reading this winter and we both recently had the chance to read the book Remembrant. Authored by my friend and fellow book club member, Robin King. This book is all about spies and intrigue and romance. I love a good female protagonist and this one doesn't disappoint.

"Alexandra Stewart doesn't just walk down memory lane, she lives on it. Her eidetic memory records her experiences and plays them back, DVD style. It's great when she wants to ace a test, but not so great when she topples over a cute boy in the hallway and the humiliation plays back over and over and over . . . Brown University seems like the perfect place for the seventeen-year-old to forget her past. Hope for a normal life comes in the form of a handsome new running partner who makes her heart race and body perspire even before she laces up her shoes. 

When her Russian professor gives her a puzzle that seems impossible to solve, Alex discovers that he has a secret - one that will catapult her into a world of cryptic codes and covert missions. As she tries to find a balance between the two different worlds vying for her attention, Alex wonders if she can have relationships with the ones she cares about while hiding a clandestine life, uncovering the truths of an underground enemy. 

One thing is for certain, whatever happens will be forever etched into her memory. And some things are better left forgotten."

I'm not much of a critic because I rate everything on a very non-technical scale: once I started couldn't put it down, liked it, read it cause there was nothing better to do, or didn't finish it. This one gets the COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. There's no one thing that contributes to that so you'll just have to read it to judge for yourself. I put together some of my other favorite spy books I've been reading for you as well! 

What's on your To-Read list this Winter?

Hollywood Glamour at Joss and Main

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I'm feeling glamorous this holiday season and in love with everything black and gold! Love my picks? Check out The Project Girl for more fun black and gold inspiration
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Outside {the Box} No. 14



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Carissa Miss on Hometalk

I'm getting ready to reupholster my glider in the nursery and so I had a good time curating a board on Hometalk.com on some amazing glider remodels! Check them out here: 

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