Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Blog World!

I will be logging off for a few days to enjoy Christmas and time with family. I hope everyone enjoys time with their family and friends! Remember the reason for the season! 

Merry Christmas to all from My Doyle Life!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Fashion - Things I'm Loving

As Christmas is fast approaching, I thought I would share some holiday apparel that I'm loving. Isn't is so much for to dress festively for the holiday season?!

All about some sparkle and sequins!
Tamarind Sequin Pant

I need this necklace!

I'll take the coat and the bag please!

Again with the sequins...

Pink polka dots...enough said.

Okay, so there you have it, some styles I'm loving for the holidays! What styles are you into for this time of year?

The Doyles

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Santa Hats

Who loves a good Christmas recipe? I love holiday cooking and baking! This sweet treat is super easy and super yummy! I grew up making these every year and still love them just as much now as I did when I was younger. Does anyone else make Santa Hats? 

Here's what you will need...

Santa's Hats
from My Doyle Life

2 scoops (or as many as you would like or your glass will handle) cherry vanilla ice cream
Ginger Ale
Whipped cream
Sprinkles (optional)

You could also use pistachio or peppermint ice cream or really any flavor you like, but I've found these three are festive and the best for Santa's Hats. Otherwise, you'd just have a regular ice cream float, which I'm good with, just not so Christmas-y.
You could also get crazy and top it with a cherry...or two. :)

They are so pretty! Don't you think? What are your favorite holiday recipes? Give these Santa Hats a try, you won't be disappointed! 

I'm sharing this recipe over at Schue Love as part of the Christmas Cheer Link Party. Head on over and check out all the great recipes!

The Doyles

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

O Christmas Tree

Today I'd like to share with you the Doyle 2012 Christmas tree. We put up the tree a few weekends ago and have been thoroughly enjoying it!

We went to a tree lot that has trees from Big Meadow Mountain in North Carolina. I absolutely love the process of picking out our tree each year! I used to do this with my dad growing up which was so special! It's been fun to do this with my honey for the past couple of years for our own home!

I really like white lights on our tree with lots of colorful ornaments. We've been accumulating ornaments over the years and have some really special ones. 


This one is from my grandparents first Christmas they were married which was over 65 years ago, so this was is extra special!

 So there you have it, the Doyle Christmas tree for 2012. Has anyone else put up their tree? Do you do it super early like me or wait until closer to Christmas? I'd love to hear everyone's Christmas traditions!

I'm also sharing our tree over at Honey We're Home as part of the Christmas Cheer Link Party. Be sure to head on over and check out all the tree ideas! You can also see schedule for the link party days and the hosts below.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Mantel - Christmas Cheer Link Party

Today I am over at Ten June sharing my Christmas Mantle for the Christmas Cheer Link Party. Head on over and check out all the great mantels decorated for Christmas!


It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Mantel

Happy Tuesday everyone! Can you believe it's December 4th already? We are in full swing Christmas mode at the Doyle house! Today, I'd like to share my Christmas mantel with you. It was the first thing I worked on this year and I love it!

I attended a Decorating a Mantel session at a design store holiday open house which is where I got my inspiration for this years mantel. The focus of the session was Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon. Their tip was to choose a ribbon that you love first, then work from there to add additional elements. 

So here it is, the moment you have all been waiting Christmas mantel!

I have a gold color scheme going with red and green accents, so I first chose a gold ribbon that I really liked. I also wanted to add some natural elements with some berries and the gold artichoke. The trees and the candle sticks on either side add nice height to the mantle.

The wreath with red berries ties in more red and green and adds to the natural elements. I used a command strip hanger to attach the wreath to the mirror, so its not actually hanging by the gold ribbon around the top of the mirror. Nifty trick, huh?

So there you have it, my 2012 Christmas mantel. I am really happy with it. It looks great with the tree in the living room. Has anyone decorated their mantel for Christmas?

The Doyles

Christmas Crafts - Holiday Link Party

Today, I'm sharing a few Christmas crafts, my Christmas Candles Craft and DIY Holiday Jars over at Hi Sugarplum and Newly Woodwards. Some lovely blog ladies, are hosting a Christmas Cheer Holiday Link Party and a Dare to Do-It-Yourself Link Party for the next couple of weeks. I will be participating and sharing my Christmas crafts, mantel, tree, recipes and apparel. Be sure to head on over at check it out! Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas LinkUp

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