Barefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde^^My little niece Josie!Barefoot Blonde^^Cute cousins staying up past bedtime on sugar highsBarefoot Blonde^^The HomeAway rental we got for David’s family had a view of the Empire State BuildingBarefoot Blonde^^My New Year’s kiss… only this was before midnight 😉Barefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde

^^A’s leather jacket is from Ladida // pajamas are Leveret

Barefoot Blonde

^^My silk top is Marissa Webb // Rosie’s swaddle is Lou Lou and Company and her beanie is Slouch

Barefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde^^We obviously had to get more Sweet Tooth Fairy for the party. We had cake bites, cupcakes, cookies, and a cake – it was all amazing and somehow all consumed within 24 hoursBarefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde^^How pretty is this Sweet Tooth Fairy cake?! And it looked perfect, especially being delivered overnight. Barefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde^^We got lots of balloons, candy, and fun party things for kiddos, all from Party City. Barefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde^^David’s entire side of the family!Barefoot Blonde^^All 18 grandkidsBarefoot Blonde

^^A’s shirt and sweats are NUNUNU from Ladida

PINK SILK BLOUSE: Marissa Webb (Last season similar here) // JEANS: Paige // SHOES: Shopbop // LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Saint Germain’

PARTY DECOR/BALLOONS/GLOW STICKS/CANDY/ETC: Party City // ALL DESSERTS: Sweet Tooth Fairy

So its its 4 days into the New Year and still going strong with my 2 NYE resolutions haha – this hasn’t always been the case so I will consider 4 days a victory. Just kidding, sort of but most years I would make these long lists of like 8 or 10 resolutions and by the first week I would forget about one of them so this year I only chose a couple that I want to be my theme for the year 🙂

David’s whole family came into the city for New Year’s and we really wanted the whole family to be all together (which is impossible to get a hotel that holds 27 people) so we got a HomeAway rental on the East Side of town! It worked out so good. It was really the only way we could get all of them under the same roof! We learned from our Europe trip that sometimes with big groups it’s so much easier to do whole apartment or home rentals instead of multiple hotel rooms. It was an entire three story walk up and it had a really cool deck with a view of the Empire State Building. Its nice to have the whole family stay together because its hard to coordinate that many activites and schedules on a vacation but at least during down time and during the nights/mornings all the cousins could be playing together and there could be a mutual meeting spot. It had a big projector in the main room which was also fun 🙂

We threw a little NYE party and strung lights from Party City on the deck and got 60 balloons and of course lots of desserts from Sweet Tooth Fairy. We have a Party City kind of over by where we live so sometimes I see people walking down the street with like 20 balloons or so and it looks very tricky.. (how do you get in a cab or a subway!!!!) So I was freaking out about having to do that with 60 balloons and trying to squeeze them all into ubers or something. Luckily they deliver 😉

We had a little fake ball drop for the kiddies at like 8pm and since we did the countdown and all it played tricks with my mind and I felt like it should be midnight ha I was soooo tired I didn’t think I would make it. We went home to our apartment and got in PJ’s and woke Atticus up to watch fireworks from our apartment window. We are really high up in our new apartment so we have a really awesome view of the city and Atticus was totally freaking out over the fireworks! He kept yelling “WOAH!!!! WOW!!” and banging on the window with huge gasps. It was hands down the best New Year’s yet especially since I got THREE NYE kisses!!!

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  1. I love that you guys woke Atticus up to see the fireworks! I bet it was soo much more fun seeing NYE through his eyes. NYE with cute babies > NYE without cute babies….

    1. Aww thanks!! It was so fun to see his excitement!!! Even if he was a tired boy the next day 😉

  2. Thank you for the recommendation!!! Went right out and got it!!!!! ❤️ It! Now my new fav thanks to you!!!! ???????? you are awesome!!!!

  3. That is AMAZING that they all came to spend the new year with you guys! I’m literally in shock at how big David’s family is! haha. And such a great idea to get a HomeAway! 🙂

    BlondieInTheCity.com

    1. Thanks so much!! We loved having them all here 🙂 And I know huh?! It is always party with them! Thanks for reading love!! xo

  4. Hi Amber and family 🙂

    Happy New Year! You’re posts are so inspirational and I love reading your blog and watching your Youtube videos. I also like seeing your fashion and beauty recommendations.

    1. Hi Erica!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment 🙂 I appreciate it so much!! Stay tuned for lots more!! xo

  5. I’m glad you guys had lots of fun during NYE!!! And I forgot to congratulate for Rosie btw she is absolutely adorable!! ❤️ also I wanted to as you if you use any lip balms that you could recommend me to use during this winter

    1. Thanks so much!! We had a great time with family 🙂 And aww you are too nice! Thank you!! We adore her!! And let’s see.. have you ever tried EOS lip balm?! I am a big fan but I know not everyone loves it!! xo

      http://evolutionofsmooth.com/

  6. This party is so cute! I love all of these pictures so much! So muvh love in all of them 🙂 wwww.chasingbelle.com

    1. Aww thank you Jessie!! I am so glad you like the post! Thanks for reading!! xo

    1. Thanks so much!! We had a blast with everyone 🙂 Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day!! xo

  7. Aww you all are a true inspiration of family love and light Happy New year love you all !! ????????????????

    1. You are amazing!! Thank you so much for the positivity!! Have a great rest of your week!! xo

  8. wow looks like so much fun!! happy new year!! how many sibs does david have?!

    1. Thanks so much!! And there 6 kids in his family! It’s always a party 🙂

  9. Happy happy New Year to you and your family! <3 Those desserts look amazing and yay for the fake ball drop working, hehe!

    1. Thanks so much!! We are looking forward to this year being great 🙂 Thank you for following along!! I appreciate it!! xo

  10. Hi Amber, David! I love this blog for so many reasons. And one of the top reasons is I love your photography & editing style. It’s beautiful. Would you do a post on editing to get the colors consistent across photos and how you edit to get the grey overcast style? Happy new year! Julia

    1. Hi Julia!! Thank you so much!! We love hearing the great feedback 🙂 And that is a great idea for a post! We will definitely consider it!! xo

    1. Thanks gorgeous!! Everyone loved it so I was happy about it 🙂 Have a great rest of your week!! xo

  11. This party looks so dreamy. The photos are amazing and I love seeing all the kids running around! A looks like he’s having the time of his life and I just adore how snuggly Rosie is.

    A very happy new year to your whole family!

    xoxo,
    Dannie
    http://www.stilefotocibo.com

    1. Thanks so much!! I loved how it turned out 🙂 Happy New Year to you as well!! I hope it’s a great one!! xo

  12. I love your comment about how to get the balloons anywhere. I always think the same thing! Getting even the simplest things around NYC is such a hassle at times. Glad you had such a wonderful NYE – it looks beautiful, as always!

    http://www.smallestthing.com

    1. Haha oh good I am glad it gave you a laugh 😉 Thanks for the comment!! Have a great rest of your day!! xo

    1. Aww thank you Quinn!! I wish I could send some of the treats your way 😉 They were delish!! xo

  13. Hi Amber! 🙂

    I have tried to email you but it doesn’t seem to be working on my end. I wanted to learn about your partnership as I’d like to promote myself as a childbirth educator and you have a wonderful following of moms and moms to be! 🙂

    Can you please email me at suzanne.e.toth@gmail.com
    my website is suzannetoth.com
    @suzannetoth on Instagram

    Thanks so much!! 🙂

  14. oh my!! this is seriously the cutest idea ever!! I love the idea of a family new years eve party! you did so such a fun job getting the party together! it is super cute! Home away is something I need to check out! Is that the same website you use when you go over seas for vacation? I think it was Greece that you mentioned something like this before. Im planning a trip for my hubs and I and I feel like that would be perfect for our stay! Happy New Year babe!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

    1. Thank you so much!!! We loved having everyone in town 🙂 And yeah definitely check it out!! We have had a lot of great experiences using it! And yes, the same website we used for our houses in Greece!! And how fun!! It’s always exciting planning a trip! Thanks for the comment Jenessa!! Have a great day!! xo

  15. Those foods look amazing! It’s like heaven! A’s face is absolutely priceless in all those pictures! I’m dying of laughter. Like always you look amazing! Happy New Year!

  16. That food looks absolutely amazing! It’s heaven! Atticus’s face is priceless in all of the photos I’m dying of laughter! Like always you look amazing! have a good rest of your week!

    1. It was so tasty!! I wish I had some now 😉 And haha thanks!! He is too funny!! So expressive and happy! Thanks for reading Emily!! Have a fabulous day!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Caitlin!! Happy 2016 to you too!! Thank you for following along!! xo

  17. Looks like a fun, laid back time! The string lights are so cute, I think they add a nice festive touch wherever someone puts them!

    1. Thanks Jenn!! It was a perfect NYE 🙂 Thank you for reading and for your comment!!! xo

  18. Hey! Darling pictures, your family is adorable ???? Can sweet tooth fairy deliver anywhere? Can you order a first birthday cake an have it shipped?

    1. Hi love!! Thank you so much!! And yes!! I believe so 🙂 I think anywhere in the U.S. You can always call a store location and double check that they can ship exactly what you want! xoxo

  19. But how many brothers does David have? It is superfnny the picture of all family, there are Davids everywhere!!! hahaha!
    Your family is so nice and adorable! Specially Atticus, he is so lovely! It is clear he is a very happy kid. He is the boyfriend I want for my little Ada who has just 1 year old. ha ha ha!! Big kisses and I wish you a happy new year!

    1. He has 3 brothers and 2 sisters 🙂 And it is so true!! They all look alike for sure ha!! And thanks so much!! Yes, he was loving the attention from his cousins!! And aww how cute!! They need to have a playdate 😉 xoxo

  20. This looks like the FUNNIEST time ever! I am seriously jealous of all the cousins A has! I am one of 5 and my husband is one of 4 but I’m the oldest and he’s the youngest and none of our siblings have kids close in age to ours! It is seriously so sad! I thought NYC was cold on NYE but you guys look like your loving it outside! I’m glad you had such a nice night! Love your blog! 🙂
    Xo, Tara
    http://brunette-ambitions.com

    1. It was a blast!! Atticus was loving his cousin time 🙂 And ah dang! Yeah my side of the family is just starting to have more kids so it will be awhile too! And the weather just barely started being really cold!!! But before that it was like light jacket weather 🙂 Kinda missing that ha! Thanks for the comment Tara!! xoxo

  21. Hi Amber, What type of lens do you use for taking photos? Is it 18-55mm or 50-200mm?

    1. Hi Jessica!! We use several lenses: 24-70, 50mm, 20mm and 200mm 🙂 I hope that helps!! xo

  22. Beautiful family gathering! The decoration was really pretty, and it seems like an amazing NYE party. Atticus looks so big now next to Rosie. Loved your last snapchats! xo
    Carolina
    http://www.dearbabymj.com

  23. This is so beautiful!!!! Love reading your posts and seeing your beautiful family, would you please do a post on the type of filters and camera you use? Your pictures are perfect

    1. Thanks so much Mazzie!! I am so glad you liked the post 🙂 And that’s a great suggestion!! I will definitely consider it!! xo

  24. Happy New Year! I have a question about cameras/lenses. My husband and I are going to Banff this year (partially because I saw your amazing photos!). We are also going to Hawaii. Since they are both going to be visually stunning locations, I want to make sure I am able to fully capture the beauty! What camera/lens combo would you recommend on a $1000-$2000 budget? $1000 being the ideal price point. I have even considered renting lenses (since I don’t know how often we’d use them).

    Thanks for your help & thanks for the trip inspiration 🙂

  25. Looks like fun! We are thinking of renting a homeaway for NYC but the reviews are so mixed. I’m scared we will get scammed! What’s your thoughts on finding a trustworthy apartment to rent?

    1. Thanks Halee!! And I would definitely look into the individual reviews on the property you are considering. I think there is always going to be a few scammers but Homeaway will always help you out if that happened which is probably won’t 🙂 We have had a lot of great experience using the site! Good luck!! xoxo

  26. The kids are all adorable and I love these photos, it is so great you were all able to get together to celebrate! Oh, and about those balloons – I took a dozen helium plus a giant “3” from the Union Square Party City on the subway to the Upper East Side for my blogs birthday and let’s just say it was very tricky maneuvering!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    1. Thanks so much!! It is so fun to have all the cousins together 🙂 And no way?! That’s so funny!! I bet you handled it with grace! I would have been a mess ha! xo

  27. You have such an adorable family! I love reading your posts and seeing your pictures. I hope to have a family as beautiful as yours someday. Happy New Years! Goodluck with your resolutions 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Amy!! You are too sweet 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!! xoxo

  28. The desserts look so good! So tricky to stay healthy at a time like this…????????

    1. I know huh!! Holidays are the worst for snacking 🙂 Good thing I can start fresh with the New Year haha 😉 Thanks for reading!! xo

  29. Hello!!! Your family is beautiful! Happy New Year ! I saw that you likes to go to the beach and visit some places with beautiful nature, so come to Bonito,an city in state of Mato Grosso do Sul , there you’ll to see a beautiful caves with water color blue and transparent ! Another suggestions is beach Jurerê,Fernando de Noronha,Copacabana,but we have more amazing nature,like Parque Estadual do Jalapão,cloose there have a place called waterfall of Formiga in state of Tocantins, Jericoacoara, in state of Ceará. In all places,you can go to dance , meet people, to eat a delicious food, have to go to swim , practice kitsurf and water sports. I’m your BRAZILIAN FAN! COME TO BRAZIL AND VISIT ALL THIS PLACES , escape of common turism.If you want to see more , put the names on google . I love your blog !!!

    1. Thank you so much!! That is so nice of you 🙂 And thanks for the amazing suggestions!! I will definitely look into them! I would love to visit Brazil! xoxo

  30. You are so sweet!!! Sounds like pink sugar is right up my alley! ???? Who makes and and where can I get it? Thank you so much!! ❤️????

  31. Awe! 3 kisses, so adorable!! And that’s a great idea. Could you share the home that you used? We have a family trip in NYC in June!! Perfect idea!!

  32. Cute! But you only had sweets? I think it’s important to have a ton of delicious food at any party, not just sweets!

    1. Ahh thank you love!! It was so fun decorating and seeing the kids get so excited 🙂

  33. Ah-maaaaaaaazing pictures!???? Im absolutely in love with your adorable family!???? Could you please make a blog post on what camera/filters/app you use to get such amazing pictures? Id love to know!☺️ Thank you!????

    1. Thank you so much!! And that is a great idea for a post 🙂 I will keep that in mind!! xoxo

    1. Haha seriously!! It is always crazy but so so fun 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment!! I appreciate it!! Happy New Year to you as well!! xo

    1. Thank you!! We loved it 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your holidays too love!! Thanks for reading!! xo

  34. Sounds like a lovely New Years Eve! What a fun way to ring in the New Year with such a big family get together!

    It’s awesome that all the grand babies are close in ages too, makes growing up so much fun!

    -Ashlee Michelle
    http://www.makeupandmodifieds.com

    1. Thanks so much Ashlee!! It will definitely be a night to remember 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xoxo

  35. Sounds like a great New Year’s Eve! Great idea with the rental, with kids it’s a lot nicer than hotel rooms I think.
    We’re planning a week on Ibiza with 4 families in autumn, hope we find a nice house for that too!
    http://www.adventurousmom.me

    1. Thank you so much!! It was the best 🙂 I hope you had a great night as well!! And Happy New Year!! xoxo

      And wow!! How fun! I have always wanted to go to Ibizia! Is there room for one more?! 😉

  36. Aww, THREE new years eve kisses, that is the BEST! That looks like such a fun night! We love hosting big family get togethers like that! It is SO fun!! 2016 will be the best year yet!!

    xox Angela
    http://www.onecontessa.com

    1. Lucky me!!! I loved it 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment!! Happy New Year to you!! xo

  37. Hi, Amber! I just sent you an email! We would absolutely LOVE to have you do a design collaboration with us. Hope to hear from you soon! xo

    1. We definitely did!! Thank you so much!! And aww you are sweet! He definitely knows how to work his cute personality when the camera turns on haha 😉 xo

    1. Seriously!! It’s so fun!! We had a blast 🙂 Thanks for reading Olivia!! Have a great day!! xo

  38. What a beautiful family! My hands down favorite part of growing up was family get-togethers with all 17 cousins plus grandparents, aunts and uncles…. What a treat that Davids family could all gather in NYC. The HomeAway idea is perfect. And the NYE celebration you all put on looks so fun and yummy! Atticus’s face in those pics with a few of his cousins is priceless! I love how you never have to guess how happy he is – it’s perfectly written across his face 🙂 xoxo

    1. Aww thank you so much!! You are too sweet 🙂 And I love hearing that!! Big families are so so fun!! I love seeing Atticus run around with all his cousins! Thanks again for the comment!! I appreciate it!! xo

  39. That is so awesome that you got to spend it with David’s family, and s o lucky that you were able to do a homeaway for them all! We rented a house for our honeymoon instead of staying in a hotel and ever since then we’ve never wanted t o do hotels again!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    1. It really was such a blast to have them all here 🙂 And no way?! How fun!! I bet you two loved it. Renting a house is definitely the best way to vacation!!

    1. Seriously! Lots of kids to go around haha! It is so fun 🙂 Thanks for reading and have a great day!! xo

  40. So fun getting the whole family together!! Happy New Year, Amber!! XO, Kelly

    1. Thank you so much!! We are looking forward to 2016 for sure 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

    1. Right?! I was running low on energy that night haha! I hope you enjoyed your holidays!! xo

  41. Whoa, there are so many kids in your family! The more the merrier 🙂
    I’m the same with my resolutions – I get too ambitious and then by the end of week 1, I have already forgotten those resolutions! The key is to keep it attainable and realistic!

    http://mochaandmoccaisns.com
    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

    1. I know huh!! David has a lot of siblings so it is so fun 🙂 And I agree!! I just wanted to focus on a few this year!! Thanks for the comment Monica!! xo

  42. WOW!!! Just beautiful!!!! Looks like you all had a wonderful NYE! And Sarah was here!!! Omg so close!!!! ❤️❤️ Her!! All the kids are so cute!! We are doing the homeaway rental this summer! Can’t wait! Oh the sweets look yummy!!! And you always look stunning!!!! ❤️ this post!!!! You truly are amazing!!! Oh I am in the market for a new fragrance. Any ideas? The mermaid perfume is so nice and waiting for my order. I always like to have a few. You are the best!!!!! ????????????????

    1. Thank you so much Lori!! And aren’t they adorable?! It was so fun to see them all!! And no way?! How fun!! You will love using Homeaway 🙂 And as far as perfume, one of my all time favorites is Pink Sugar!! Maybe try it out?! It is very sweet smelling! Thanks again for the comment!! xo

  43. Hi Amber,
    Love the post!
    Would you be interested in posting a followup to your pregnancy with Rosie? I am pregnant for the first time and have been interested in hearing from honest women like yourself about recovery, belly shapers, exercise after pregnancy etc.
    Think that’s something you would ever post about?

    Thanks and happy new year!

    1. Hi Mable!! Thank you so much!! So glad you liked it 🙂 And that is a great suggestion!! I definitely will be having many more posts with Rosie in the future too so stay tuned! And congrats on your pregnancy!! xoxo

      Here is a post I did with my pregnancy “me” list! I hope it helps!!
      http://www.barefootblonde.com/2015/10/my-me-list/

  44. So cute! Best of luck with your New Years resolutions! xo

    wonderfulandwhimsical.com

    1. Thanks so much!! It was so fun 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your holidays as well!! xo

  45. oh my gosh i love this so much! what a fun and fulfilling way to ring in the new year. family is so important and it’s clear you value yours 🙂 happy new year!
    xx
    carly
    http://bunbunbook.com

    1. I know huh!! It’s so fun for all the cousins 🙂 And thanks!! Sweet Tooth Fairy makes the best presentation so it made my job easy!! xo

  46. This HomeAway Rental and NYE party sounds like both a headache and super lively and fun lmao. I don’t know if I could stay with my entire extended family under the same roof (and we did when we were young actually!)

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

    1. Haha totally!! It was so fun but I was exhausted afterwards!! Hosting family is not easy 😉 Thanks for the sweet comment!! xo

    1. Haha I love those pics of the kids!! And yes!! As you can tell by Atticus’ grin he was loving it 😉 Thanks for the cute comment!! xoxo

  47. Happy new year Amber to you and your family! Wow those treats look so good! Unfortunately, I can’t eat gluten 🙁 but glad you got to enjoy those treats. You have the most beautiful family and I can’t get enough of those sweet babies and their smiles! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Darby!! I appreciate that 🙂 And they have gluten free items as well! So yummy!! Thanks for reading!! xoxo

  48. OMG, love all the pictures. And i can’t believe everyone got to come to NYC, how special is that. LOVED the party supplies. xoxo

    1. Aww thank you!! And I know huh?! It was such a blast!! Thanks for reading Tiffany!! xo

  49. That is so sweet!!! I love seeing big families ????Family is so important! And I know what you mean! By 9 I was so tired I wanted to go to sleep so bad!! Even my 1 year old was holding up better hahaha
    Love the pics!! We now are using home away for our holidays in Paris????

    1. Thanks so much!! And yes, I agree 🙂 I love having family around! Thanks for reading!! And enjoy Paris! You will love it! xo

    1. It was so much fun, we loved it!! I hope you enjoyed your holidays Adri!! xo

    1. It was one of the best for sure!! And yeah keep it in mind 🙂 it is so fun to have everyone under one roof! Thanks for reading!! xo

  50. Happy New Year, Clark family!! Sounds like you had a full and happy beginning to 2016.

    My sister-in-law had her baby 4 weeks early yesterday, so we both have full hearts this week! (Baby and mama are great – Adelaide Rose didn’t even have to go to the NICU!). I hope your year is filled will so much joy and smiles!!

    http://www.frecklesandivory.com

    1. Thank you so much Sara!! We are looking forward to a great year 🙂 And oh my goodness wow!! I am so glad to hear they are doing well! What a precious name!! I bet she is adorable. Congrats to your family!! xo

  51. How fun to have everybody together! I love NYE, hopefully one day I’ll get to be in NY for it 🙂

    1. It really was such a blast for everyone 🙂 We loved it! I hope your NYE was fab!! Thanks for reading!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much!! He had a blast 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your holidays as well!! xo

  52. Love this post! Happy New Year!
    Please post your resolutions and how you plan to accomplish them! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Kate!! And thanks for the suggestion, maybe I will 🙂 xo

  53. It was such a good idea to get a HomeAway rental for the family that was coming into the city for NYE! So much easier than trying to get rooms next to each other at a hotel and it must have felt much more cozy and personal. Also, the dessert spread looked so yummy!

    Meghan | http://measmeghan.blogspot.com

    1. Right?! I am all about getting one big place on family vacations now. It really changes the dynamics of everything and is so so fun!! Thanks for reading love!!

  54. It was such a good idea to do a homeaway rental for family that came into the city! So much easier that hoping to get rooms next to each other at a hotel and so much more cozy. The dessert spread looks so yummy haha!

    1. Thanks!! It was so fun 🙂 They loved having everyone under one roof!! And don’t they look so yummy?! It is one of my fav dessert places for sure!! xo

    1. Thanks so much!! I hope you had a great NYE as well!! Happy New Year!! xo

  55. What an amazing way to ring in the New Year!! My mouth is watering just looking at all of those delicious treats and how beautiful is that homeaway?!

    Happy Tuesday // http://lifeplusbe.com

    1. Thanks Megan!! It was a blast to have family in town 🙂 And I know huh?! I am craving a cookie BAD haha! Thanks for reading!! xo