Holiday Sips and Sweets

Holiday Sips and Sweets, on Natalie Catalina

Less than a week until Christmas….. how?! I’m still a bit in shock how quickly this year is coming to an end, but I’m fully embracing it and actually excited for a fresh year ahead. But mostly just excited to crack open my new 2019 planner (you get me, right?). Today, I’m happy to share a little collection of my favorite recipes old and newish, cocktails and sweets I’ve bookmarked over the years and may have shared here in the past. This will probably be my last post of the season!

I’ll be taking the next week off and then heading to the Florida condo next weekend, and am actually leaving my work laptop in DC. Thank god for that. It’s been so so long since I took a proper vacation and put up an OOO. My mom and I also decided to go to Disney when we land before driving over to Vero. We just really want to see the Christmas decorations before they’re taken down!! So obviously, I’m pumped for that. I’ll be back here at some point in January, but keeping the pressure off to enjoy time with friends and family and myself. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday however you celebrate! And a wonderful New Year full of love, laughter, and hopefully, champagne. As usual, I’ll be active-ish on Insta stories, so follow along there!


1. Vegan Eggnog 2. Candy Cane Fudge 3. Homemade Irish Cream 4. Gingerbread White Russian 5. Peppermint Candy Sugar Cookies 6. Chocolate-Mint Crackles 7. Gingerbread Cookies 8. White Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles 9. Peppermint Macarons 10. Peppermint Eggnog Shots 11. The Campfire Cocktail 12. North Pole Cocktail 13. Reindeer Cookies

What to Wear No.48


Tis the season for holiday parties, champagne, egg nog, and lots of sparkle. Here’s my dream outfit for a shiny holiday get-together or a New Years bash.

I still can’t believe how quickly this month flew by! I still have several things to get done before Christmas hits, including figuring out what I’m wearing to our family’s party. This year, we’re switching things up and my aunt has put out a PSA that we’re doing pajamas and lounge clothes - I absolutely cannot complain. I’m over-joyed at the fact I can be super comfy all day long come Christmas.

We’re also traveling to Florida as usual after the holiday, and instead of dressing up for a NYE party, my mom and I are opting for a cozy night in this year. Let’s just say 2018 was really tough and last year at this time, my family was going through a lot…. NYE didn’t exactly turn out to be all the fun we had hoped it would be. I’m perfectly happy entering 2019 feeling fresh and tan, well-rested, and not hungover. Ready to take on a brand new year. That being said, I do still love an excuse to dress-up and even though I’m not this year, I still had to share a little outfit post! This is my dream look for a fancy cocktail party… full of sparkly and shine, and pink!!!


1. Valet Sophie Hair Clips 2. Needle & Thread Embellished Ruffled Tulle Top (on sale!) 3. LR Zadie Feather Circle Tote 4. LR Celeste Heel Knot Slide 5. Vince Hammered-Satin Skirt

Film Favorite: Holiday Classics

Film Favorite: Holiday Classics, on Natalie Catalina

One of my favorite annual holiday posts! My personal list of film favorites for the month of December. Plus, a bonus checklist for you all to download!

Helloooo. Another week closer to Christmas and time is flying by. I’ve been doing some serious movie-watching this season and trying to catch all of my favorites by the end of December. I do this same post every single year and always have fun putting it together with a couple updates. This year I decided to add something a bit more fun and give you all my checklist! I even made it nice and pretty for easy printing. Have fun!

Download my Holiday Film Checklist Here