Thursday, December 26, 2013

November Vegas Trip

Okay, so I'm a little behind on my blogging but we went to Las Vegas with Justin's brother, his fiance, and mom back in November. It was a quick trip, Thursday night to Saturday night, but I think everyone was ready to get away from the crazy!! We went to a bunch of casinos (but didn't try to kill ourselves to get to all of them).  Flamingo, Harrah's, Venetian, Mirage, Caesar's, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood, and MGM. We KA (Cirque du Soleil) at MGM on Friday night and it was awesome!! It was my first time to see a CdS show in a theater built specifically for it and I would highly recommend going to see one of their shows next time you are in Vegas! We ate lots of yummy food (Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar) and had lots (maybe too many??) of drinks! Vegas is always fun for a weekend and I'm ready for our next getaway!!

View of the "High Roller" Ferris Wheel being built at the quad. When complete it will be the worlds tallest ferris wheel! This was a view from the elevator bank at the Flamingo.
Inside the Venetian!
Las Vegas Blvd
Pretty art in the Bellagio
Harvest room in the Bellagio

Justin & I at the Bellagio!
City Centre

View of the Eiffel Tower!
Oh you know, nothing wrong with a drink for each hand at 10am right??
Waiting for the fountains!
So pretty!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas...Cards!

Our sweet friend Magan took our Christmas pictures for the 3rd year in a row back in November. She is a seriously AMAZING photographer (and friend) and I am so thankful for the great pictures she captured of our little family. I'm going to do a separate post with more of the pictures because I love them ALL but I had to narrow it down for our Christmas cards! Here are the 2 cards we sent out this year!

Merry's only 6 days away!

P.S. Check out Magan's website for some crazy gorgeous pictures!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Time @ The Trojacek's!

Life has been crazy busy in the Trojacek household these last few months! As much as I loved our fall decorations we were so ready to decorate the new house for Christmas! We started decorating the weekend before Thanksgiving and finished up the weekend after. We realized that more square feet = more room for Christmas decorations = happy Katie & Justin! Here's a little tour of our festive house.

I made this wreath on a whim since I usually have a fresh one but didn't order one this year. The happy holidays is a throwback from our Christmas card pictures 2 years ago!
Our Christmas tree!!
So many fun ornaments. Decorating the tree is so fun, I love to see all the ornaments we've collected from places we've been and things we love. It's a little walk down memory lane each year!

My nesting dolls I got in Russia! They were too cute to pass up

Loving all of the vintage signs we found

A glimpse of our new 70" tv :)
This silly strand of lights in the powder room is one of my favorite holiday touches around the house!

Christmas Village is back and has a new home!!
I'm very excited we decided to buy these new cabinets before Christmas because it's the perfect place for our Christmas village and fits them perfectly!

I was so excited to hang my owl canvas I got last year
I finally have an owl tree!! All my owl ornaments contained in one place :)

New dining room table set :)

This is probably my favorite "new" decoration in the house this year. I was trying to think of a creative way to display all of the Christmas cards we get and thought of "wrapping" the cabinets. I'd love to put ribbon on all of the cabinets but I think it would be a pain on ones we use often.

So there you have it! The Trojacek house all decked out for Christmas!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fall Decorations 2013

We have had our fall decorations up since the beginning of September...I'm just finally getting around to blogging about them {before we take them down to put up Christmas!}. Justin and my favorite time of year is fall/winter when we can decorate the house and use our seasonal Bath & Body Works candles/plug ins! It is extra exciting this year since we are in the new house and there is so much room for decorations (and places to store them)!

{Printable from My Blessed Life Blog}
I printed it on opaque scrapbook paper and put a sold color behind:)