December 2018 - Della Devoted

Doodle Up Cardigan by Eva Trends









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I have a confession to make. I have a major love for cardigans, I always have. I prefer cardigans over jackets or coats anyday. They are so versatile and can be worn with almost anything.   I have a wide assortment of cardigans in my closet, so when I saw this Doodle Up Cardigan  by Eva Trends I knew I would have to add it to my collection as well.  I was drawn to the pattern of the cardigan when I first saw it. I also love the fringes that make it even more stylish. I love the fact that this Doodle Up Cardigan is so warm and comfy, so there is no need for a jacket when you wear it. This cardigan pairs nicely with Jeans, dress pants, leggings, dresses or anything. It's also the perfect wardrobe staple for Date Nights. In fact, this is the very outfit that I wore on the most recent date night that my husband and I had.  I chose to pair it with a basic long sleeve black tee, Super Skinny Jeans and black ankle boots. I think it vamped up the basic look of the black top and jeans and took the outfit to a whole other level. It gave the outfit a more stylish and sophisticated look.  This is my favorite cardigan to date. Do you have a favorite cardigan? 

If you are looking for a new cardigan for your New Year look, this Doodle Up Cardigan would be the perfect addition to your wardrobe. You can get a 15% discount at Eva Trends if you use the code "DP15"


To achieve this look:
Basic Long Sleeve Tee // Maurices
Super Skinny Jeans // Old Navy
Ankle Boots // Stage
Jewelry // Christmas Gifts




H54F: Christmas Recap



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

1) We attended a Christmas play at my friend Tina's church. It was the best play that I have seen in a long time. It was called Jesus Vs. Santa. It truly displayed the true meaning of Christmas which is the birth of Christ all while still allowing children to enjoy Santa. All of the cast members worked so hard. It was such a good play. We loved it!

2) I made more than 20 dozen Christmas cookies for Christmas Gifts for Family, friends, teachers, and church members. I love baking gifts to brighten spirits, but I am exhausted. I don't want to see anymore cookies for a while lol.

3) We had a low key Christmas Eve, which was the first one in a very long time. Normally we are going from house to house, but that all was saved for Christmas Day. I am very thankful for the low-key Christmas Eve. It allowed Justin and I to truly enjoy Christmas Eve with Raylan. We read the Christmas Story about the birth of Jesus, Sprinkled Magic Reindeer dust, left carrots for the reindeer and Cookies & Milk for Santa. It wasn't a rushed day and it was so much more enjoyable just getting to make memories with my own little family.

4) Christmas Day started out bright and early when Raylan decided to wake up at 5:45am to see what Santa had left him. He was so excited to see what he had gotten from Santa. All of my hard work on Black Friday was certainly worth it to see the huge smile on his face. We always have 2 gifts and a stocking from Santa and tell him the rest are from mommy and daddy. This post by Tif from Bright on a Budget is a perfect explanation as to why we do this. 

5) Christmas was a busy yet wonderful day. We enjoyed precious family time with my side of the family and Justin's. We enjoyed delicious food and watching all of the children have fun. I also did my very best to make sure Raylan knew the true meaning of Christmas. I never want him to forget that it's because of the birth of Jesus that we celebrate such a fun day in the first place. Christmas night was spent relaxing by the Christmas tree watching our favorite which is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It never gets old! It truly was a wonderful Christmas. We are very blessed! 



That's a wrap for my Christmas week. How was your Christmas?


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H54F: Week before Christmas Edition

Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday. 


1) Saturday, we had our annual North Pole Breakfast for Raylan here at the house. He woke up to an invitation to attend a North Pole Breakfast from his elf Rowdy. The menu included Santa Pancakes, a fruit Candy Cane and Elf Milk. It was a super cute breakfast. We always look forward to it every year. We also made our first ever Gingerbread house and  it turned out so adorable. I loved making that little memory with my family.

2) Monday, Raylan and I attended the best little event put on by his school. They read Christmas stories to all of the children, each child received a new Christmas book, the kids got to decorate their own Christmas cookies, they got to see Santa and get a stocking, there was food and the parents and kids all got to learn how to paint a Christmas painting on canvas.

3) Raylan had another field trip with the school on Monday. They all went to the movies to watch the Grinch and all of the students got their very own popcorn snack packs. He was so excited because he loves the Grinch.

4) Raylan had a super fun week at school. Tuesday they had Polar Express Day at school and all of the kids wore their favorite Christmas pajamas. They had hot cocoa and popcorn while getting to watch the Polar Express. Wednesday was another fun day. They had their Christmas Party which I'm so thankful that I got to attend. All of the children had such a good time. Now we are on Christmas Break and we are so excited about that!

5) I've already began my Christmas baking. So far I have made Gingerbread, apple cakes and frosted sugar cookies. What are you baking for Christmas?

That's a wrap for my week. How was your week?


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**Merry Christmas! Remember Jesus is the reason for the season!**