November 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
November 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
Okay, yesterday, for the first time ever, we bought outdoor Christmas lights…We also have a baby christmas tree and I decided to try and get some decorations up today…day 2 of being off of work with the most dreadful weather!!
In Norway, they decorate for Christmas with red hearts. While living in Stavanger, I was so thrilled with all the hearts that popped up everywhere:
Today I finished off our little baby christmas tree with some hearts of my own:
and a little more Norwegian spirit:
and somebody didn’t feel like helping:
November 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
There are many portraits–archived by month here.
I’m seriously considering getting myself a print for Christmas…
some of my favorites:
November 28, 2011 § 1 Comment
I’m inside baking cookies with my new slippers on.
What else would I watch?
November 27, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Falling asleep typing this…long, but such a fun holiday weekend. Tons of food, drink, and laughs with great friends and family, including two Thanksgiving dinners, “light up” festival downtown, and the putting up of two Christmas trees!
Tonight was some much needed relaxation with homemade pizza, tomato soup, and SkinnyGirl margarita. Now getting in bed to start a new book. Looking forward to three days of PTO…no work until Thursday!
best $5.00 I’ve spent in a loooong time:
November 26, 2011 § 1 Comment
Feeling very contented today. Not only did we finally get internet in the new house, but digital cable and DVR too! I know this might sound silly to most, but for us this is BIG. We haven’t had channels on our TV in three years…we are still in shock.
Now that it is officially the Christmas season, I can start playing carols and decorating! This morning I am cooking for Andrew’s family Thanksgiving, which is later this afternoon.
November 23, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Forgot to check out Kirtsy yesterday, so catching up on it today. Cannot believe I almost missed this wonderful slideshow from Aimee Della Bitta of Explore Life Daily. What serendipity to have such a perfect collection of “stress free” images for my birthday!
I am curating my own slideshow for Kirtsy, which will be live sometime in December–I’ll keep you posted!
Be sure to remain stress free during this holiday weekend!
November 23, 2011 § 4 Comments
November 22, 2011 § 2 Comments
Pretty gloomy day for my birthday—major rain and dark, dark clouds. Plus I had to work all day–in a very quiet office with a very slow-moving clock. However, I still managed to find a few ways to brighten up the day:
New birthday socks—-thanks Mom!
First Peppermint Mocha of the season:
One more day of work, then playtime for an entire week! Let’s hope that we can get internet in the new house before then…
November 20, 2011 § 6 Comments
A couple weeks ago I mentioned why readers hate to move…Now that we are finally settled into the new house, I realize I kind of love moving because I get to put the books back on the shelves. I’m sure all readers can identify with me right? I mean, how satisfying is it to arrange and rearrange your treasures until they are “just so” on those bookshelves?
Ideally this is done while drinking a fancy beverage and listening to some fabulous music. For this particular move, I enjoyed wine and my Best of 2011 playlist, which includes some Adele, Ellie Goulding, Bon Iver, and many more…but just wait, I’ll get more into that in a future post.
I always feel more settled when my books are in their rightful places. Speaking of, I think I will go read right now.