Cookie Swaps & Friends

Completely shot by Sophie Kuller

This holiday, I am apart from my family. It isn't the easiest time to be separated from the ones you love. Luckily, this past year, I have made some really amazing friends while strengthening the relationships with older friends.

While I am the first person to grab my red lipstick and curling iron, I've never had many female friends and mostly, hung with the boys. I think this is partially because my mother never had many female friends and my sisters worked a lot so they didn't get to be very social. No one ever really modeled what female friendship looks like for me and my older brother always let me tag along which is how I ended up this way. It wasn't until I got older that I truly learned to appreciate the value of strong, inspiring women. I really learned to appreciate the support of a fellow female and the joy you can bring into each other's lives.

Many of these ladies,  have given me a shoulder to cry on, a person to vent to, and a full belly laugh that can fight away even your worst day. So this year, when I was invited to a cookie swap, hosted by Natalie Pelletier, I felt so grateful because I knew it was my chance to spend my holidays with people who could make me just as happy as my family.

I highly suggest hosting a cookie swap for your friends next year. It's a lot of fun. It's a lot of sugar. It's a lot of laughs. I think it's going to be one of my new holiday traditions. Plus, you get to look at cute outfits and wear my favorite ShopIstoria.com skirt :)

 

Thank you Sophie Kuller for always capturing moments… And being so freaking lovely.