Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year

chris had the audacity to ask me if i got dressed up for him or for the blog. of course it was for him the blog him. we have a little tradition where we stay in for new year's. ya see, we don't buy christmas presents for each other...we leave christmas all for the kids. but come new year's, we have our own tradition. first, we make a ton of food and we have a family appetizer night. we set the clock ahead to read 11:45 and come "midnight", the kids get cold duck and we all get kisses. then they go to sleep, and chris and i play our game. we each buy three gifts, we each come up with three questions, and we ask them throughout the night. (an example of a question is, "what is your favorite memory of 2011?") once answered, we each get to open one gift. i will take pics of all the gifts tomorrow, if anyone's interested. anyways, i do get dressed up for him, because it's nice for him to see me in something other than sweats and tanks with no bra. ok, i will be in that before midnight, but at least for a while, i will be in my new pink dress. happy new year to you all. you have each, in your own way, made my 2011 a little bit brighter, and for that, i thank you.
megan bird

dress, earrings ~ F21
shoes ~ Target
necklace ~ vintage, thrifted

hello, all! and a very happy new year to each and every one of you. jim, mimi and i had a very easy and laid back new year's eve this year. our good friends threw a very fun, kid-friendly party this evening. snacks, dinner and a new year's countdown and popsicle toast (at 7pm) for the kids. and wine for the parents, of course! we were home by eight, mimi in bed by 8:15, and now jim and i are going to relax and watch a movie. i know. that may sound super lame to a lot of you, but it was the perfect new years eve for us! i am currently in the uniform megan described above (comfy pants and a tank. favorite outfit ever), but i did get a little dressed up for the party. nothing too fancy, but cute and fun nonetheless.

tunic~ swap
belt~ H&M
pants~ F21
boots~ Alloy

thank you all so much for hanging out with us this year. you really helped to make 2011 amazing! here's to all things fabulous in 2012! happy new year!

xoxo, two birds


  1. Cute outfits girls! Megan, your tradition is cute, I like it! And Nora, your party does not sound lame at all! Our celebration was very low key as well and I like it that way!

  2. Happy New Year!

    Love the fact that I found you all this year:) Love both of your adorable outfits. Your New Year's Eve's sound perfect:)


  3. megan bird what a fabulous & creative tradition with your chris! very cute outfit, but i'd freeze without a jacket or blouse underneath. nora bird i like that royal purple on you, very lovely. i always dress like a slob at home because i don't want to spill food or art stuff on my good clothes. rock on 2012 ladies!

  4. So great. Love all the neat traditions that I will most likely borrow. It was so nice to follow your blog in 2011 and I look forward to 2012. Cheers!!

  5. Both of you look fabulous and I love Megan's idea for a quiet, couple's celebration at home.

  6. both of the look is awesome dear. i love the dress on first look and the boots on second look, they are really gorgeous.. you look adorable. happy new year and have a great year ahead, xx

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  7. Pretty dresses! Love the hot pink! You both look gorgeous.
    I love your tradition, Megan. Sounds like a romantic night.
    Happy New Year to you both!

  8. What a cute tradition Megan! Loving that color on you and you look fantastic! Sometimes dressing up just to stay in can be more fun. I also love that color on you Nora! I did the laid back New Year's last year so it was fun to change it up. I hope to see you both soon!

  9. sorry I missed this post...I think I read it when you posted but thought I commented,,,I love bloody mary's, anyway, megan, great dress and color. You look like a pretty skinny minnie in flattering although you are pretty and a skinny minnie. Nora, love this dress worn as a shirt..color is beautiful on you and this is another one of those simple, chic, effortless, outfits. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  10. That pink dress! YES! LOVE! It looks stellar on you!