Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a successful year and all the best for the upcoming year!  Let's all remember to spread a little positivity!

I will return in the new year with some delicious ideas.  Have a splendid year everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

To all my readers:

From my family to yours, I wish you all the very best of the holiday season.  I ask you to not only wish for peace, love, & happiness during Christmas, but continue to throughout the year.

I am unplugging technology for a few days to reflect with my loved ones but will be back soon with posts :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Open House

For the second year in a row we have held a Holiday Open House for our closest family and friends.  It's a good way to get to see everyone during the holidays.  For the week leading I am a baking machine so that we can put a nice spread out.  Here are some pictures from this year as well as some better decor pictures than my previous post.  I will be posting recipes for everything in the coming weeks as well :)
Our feast!

Hos d'oeurves

Cookies and homemade turtles

Another view

See our chandelier!!

Our card wall


Our tree...we had a sunny day this year!

bit fuzzy picture...that's our candle centerpiece on our coffee table on a mirror and I added some fresh red roses stuck in votive holders as vases.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.........

Christmas is upon us!  I decorated the house a couple weeks ago but took awhile to get some pictures as daylight seems scarse these days.  I leave for work in the dark and by the time I get home we have to put lights on already!  Here are the first pictures.  I'm going to try and get some better ones this weekend as we hold our annual holiday open house.  There's lost of treats to be made and house cleaning to do until then!  And I WILL get better pictures....promise!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hanging pinecones

Cute holiday pillows for the new chairs!

I am in love with them! I went to three different Superstores one Sunday just to find them.

Hanging ornaments....don't mind the orange juice, we were expecting guests.

View from the kitchen

greeting on the back door....forgot to photograph the outside of our house!

why yes that is the fireplace channel

vases filled with shiny ornaments and pinecones

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Wish List

FA LA LA LA LA! Is everyone else getting into the Christmas spirit yet?  I made a promise to myself to have all my shopping done by Dec. 1 this year and I was successful...even a few days early!  Now I can relax, bake goodies, and wait to see what i'll get for Christmas.  Here are some of my wish list items:
a nice ladies watch in silver

the Kitchenaid Architect mixer

a spa day

a surprise romantic getaway

the Tiffany Infinity bracelet

and of course, from the love of my life I dream for a promise of forever...

What's an your list??