December 2016 | The Yellow Spectacles

New Year's Eve Confetti Poppers: ft. The Confetti Bar

December 27, 2016

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whether you are staying in or heading out confetti is a must-have item to have on hand for your celebration. ๐ŸŽ‰

For fun, you can DIY your own confetti poppers with some gift wrap, tape, ribbon, & paper towel tubes.

Jessica, the head confetti expert at The Confetti Bar supplied the NYE {B & W with tiny gold champagne glasses} confetti that I filled the poppers with.

  • Simply take an empty paper towel tube & cut it in half & then half again.

  • Roll the small tube in a sheet of gift wrap & tape the center of wrap leaving the two ends opened.

  • Tie one end of a piece of wrapped candy with ribbon & used open end to fill the tube with confetti.

Tie one end of a piece of wrapped candy with ribbon & used open end to fill the tube with confetti

  • After the tube is filled, tie that end with ribbon too.

  • For pretty measure, add colored tape over your clear tape marks & stickers for extra dazzle. Ta. Dah! You're ready to par-tay. 

After the tube is filled, tie that end with ribbon too. 
Confetti Via The Confetti Bar

P.S. stop at The Confetti Bar for your own customizable confetti needs as well as to stock up before NYE! She even has scented confetti...

Follow the confetti bar on IG +The Confetti Bar 

Since it's the holidays, I am leaving this post up till the New Year & will be back Monday, Jan 2nd with a New Year organize your-desk theme post.

Now, go pop some bubbly & enjoy yourself. Cheers!  ๐Ÿ’‹

Blair Wal-Elf: A Christmas Story ft. The Elf on The Shelf

December 23, 2016

I bet you're pretty busy getting ready to Merry your way into Christmas this weekend. Before the holidays slip by, I want to share with you a Very Merry Link that I had the pleasure of writing for Martha Stewart .com featuring The Elf on The Shelf.

You can read that Christmas-y post {here} as I was able to interview one of Santa's favorite people, Chanda Bell aka one of the co-authors of The Elf on the Shelf.

My Elf is Blair Wal-Elf aka Blair Waldorf Inspired

If you're not in the holiday spirit by now {I know it can be hard at times} this Christmas tale about tradition, love, & family is a story worth reading & sharing with your friends & family.

Note Blair's YSL Belt ๐Ÿ˜

Enjoy & Merry Christmas! Read the full post, here... ๐Ÿ’š

Merry Christmas! 

Christmas 2016 Links

December 22, 2016

Merry Almost Christmas! Before you dash off to celebrate the holidays or find yourself with a bit down time I want to share the a bit of last minute holiday links that I wrote for both Brit + Co and Martha Stewart's website{s}.

Hopefully, they'll give you that last bit of holiday cheer!  ๐Ÿ’š

Brit + Co ❤

1. The 15 Best Stocking Stuffers on Amazon For $20 or Less!

2. 14 DIY Holiday Cards To Spread *All* the Holiday Cheer 

3. 12 Colorful Christmas Trees That Go Way Beyond Red and Green 

Martha Stewart ❤

1. This is What a Record Setting 1,375 Christmas Tree Display Looks Like 

2. Watch This: It's The Most Intense Christmas Light Show We Have Ever Seen 

3. This Home Owner Let's You Control His Christmas Lights-From Anywhere!

Merry Christmas!

Elves, Plaid, Sequins, & Holiday Sparkle

December 19, 2016

Do you have your gifts wrapped, tied in a bow & neatly tucked away? Or are they still under your bed in the original shopping bags?

My Sequin Elfie Sweater 
Ha. Wrapping all those gifts is {seriously} the worst. Luckily, this year, I am ahead of the game & have my wrapping 2016 behind me...I hope you are the same.

Jord Wood Watch 
Which leads me to have a chance to share a holiday OOTD--plaid, sequins, & red lips. Do any of you have your Christmas party-hop outfit picked out yet? Let me know below or tweet me @Chef_Katelyn & Below I have a few of my fav {not ugly} but kitschy Christmas sweaters....

Merry Reading!


Deck Your Halls: Holiday Dรจcor

December 15, 2016

Season's Greeting & Yule Tide Squeezings! Okay, I made the second half up, but I like it. By now, are you all decorated or are in the process of decorating your homes for the holidays?

Truly, I wanted to do a less-is-more kind of theme, because {let's face it} it's no fun taking everything down.

& while I really love an ''all white'' Christmas theme color keeps popping up here & there. I blame {not really because I love her stuff} Kate Spade & all her gem tone holiday swag. Oh well, too much color is a champagne problem to have.

Similar Tinsel Tree here 

Below, I am sharing some of my favorite/ 'must haves' if you will holiday decor & a bit more.

Santa, Please Read. Ft. Case App

December 12, 2016

Ho-Hum-The holidays {or as I say, Holla-Haze} are swinging into view. Aside from the extra ample workload--it does provide a writer with seasonal writing inspiration. Which leads to this festive link post as I am sharing a few Christmas / Seasonal links that I have had published on Teen Vogue/Martha Stewart/Brit +Co.

Some of the reads are gift guides!

Pink Marble Case/iPhone 6  
I have separated the links / posts by website---so, if you are seeking holiday cheer please read {& if you like } share! Oh, & this brings me to my second point, a quick gift idea--Case App has a TON of pretty marble {among other prints} cases & skins for your tech gadgets. This case, an iPhone 6 is their 'hard-shell' case in a dusty rose marble print.

Use code:YELLOWXMAS20 for 20% off your purchase --I was pleasantly surprised by how durable the case was!  

Case App--You Design Your Own

Teen Vogue:

Martha Stewart:

Brit Co: 

Feel free to comment on your favorite articles to read & search during the holidays! 

'Tis The Season: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

December 8, 2016

Are you knee deep in wrapping, already done shopping, or one of the ones who hasn't even begun?

If so, you're in luck, as I have gone through look books, sites, & more to pull out a few of my favorite things for this year's holiday shopper.

Use Code Katelyn for 20% off Jacob Wallace Stocking Customization 
I know, Oprah has a list, Martha has a list, Gweneth has a list, but so do I and I think it's a pretty good one, but you let me know.


& Just for fun, is there one thing on your list that you are really wishing for? Answer below in the comment section. Cheers!

PJ Time ft Edoughble

December 5, 2016

Christmastime seems like the time when pj's become in vogue. Although, if you want my personal opinion cute jammies are the jam no matter the season.

Anyways, what goes better with pj's other than a good holiday movie & cookie dough? Um, edible cookie dough that you don't have to bake, but eat right out of the jar!

Edoughble Cookie Dough 

The Edoughble family sent over two different holiday flavors--Hot Chocolate & Milk & Cookies for me to try. Yes, it was super yummy!

"Since each batch of cookie dough made by hand, this dough was uniquely made just for you. Kind of like your own doughy, sugary snowflake of goodness"--Edoughble 


Aside from not having to bake the dough, it is crafted with natural & fresh ingredients. So, basically, guilt free which is a gift in itself during the holidays.

Hot Chocolate w/Hot Chocolate!

Keep up with the doughy goodness on Instagram  / Twitter/ Pinterest/ Facebook @edoughble
& To read more about ingredients, flavors, and where to buy click here 

Holiday Glitz ft Sail to Sable

December 1, 2016

What maybe the best part of the holiday season is the abundance of glitz, sequins, shimmer, shine, and champagne inspired hues. Am I right? 

Thankfully, fashion labels like Sail to Sable agree. In this post, I am wearing Sail to Sable Holiday 2016 Noel Jacquard Coat

Thank You STS for the beautiful coat 

It's a light champagne color with threads of gold & matching buttons. What maybe the best part about the jacket is the lining inside--yes, it's bright pink.

You know, cause pink makes all the elves wink.

Kate Spade Boots {in black}
If you think this particular coat is adorable I can assure you that you will feel the same way toward the sail to Sable Holiday Collection as they have everything from a feather duster skirt to playful shift dresses & more. You can view their complete Holiday Collection here & keep up with Sail to Sable on Instagram @sailtosable  

Let me know what your personal go-to seasonal look is. 

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