Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Sorry I've been so MIA lately.

Lots going on with the family.

Too much to fill you in on, not wanting to talk about it.

And.  Mostly.  Just wanting to spend the holidays loving on my family.

So, that's what I've been up to.

We had an amazing Christmas with EVERYONE in town.  W was feeling well, we ate like king and queens, drank like . . . champions, and cherished our time together.

Wishing everyone was ALWAYS in Denver.  Please move here?  You know who you are.

Looking forward to catching up on blogging, thank you for being patient!



PS.  Absolutely no reference to the picture (it's from Valentine's day a couple years ago).  But.  It's supposed to SNOW tomorrow.  Our first snow of the season.

Can't wait to go outside and play in it tomorrow.


Stay inside and make chili.  Either way.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Bit of Holiday Spirit {for free!}

A little late on creating your personalized Christmas cards and still want to send your loved ones a little something in the mail?  I literally shrieked a bit when I saw how cute these were...

It's a little self mailer just big enough to staple two bags of peppermint tea along with a personal note.  Just seal and stick in the mail.  If I wasn't so behind on my wedding thank-you's I would totally be doing this.

Throwing a holiday party?  Download the sweetest invitations here.  And if you're sending them the old fashioned way . . . matching postage labels here.

And.  While we're on the topic of partying.  Be the perfect party guest and bring along a homemade mixer for a Pomegranate Cosmo, or Apricot Ginger Fizz, along with matching labels {here}.  The super cute bottles can be found at Ikea.

Then, finally.  Christmas gift tags here, here, here, and here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

An Excuse

I went to Target yesterday to attempt to recreate the photograph from my last entry . . . golds and soft ivories, sparkle and subtlety.

Though I didn't recreate the picture as I had hoped, I started grabbing other ornaments that caught my eye. 

Vintage-looking ornaments with the twelve days of Christmas, a huge, heavy, sparky {s i n g l e} silver ornament that my Mom gave me a few years ago {still my favorite ornament},  more  more more
twinkly lights.  And.  A mistletoe.  

Below - loving that you can see the reflection of me crouching on the ground trying to catch a proper shot that does the ornament justice.  Meanwhile, J, snooping over the couch to see what I'm up to. 

Our first ornament, a gift from Cindy.
Mistletoe . . . as if I needed another excuse to kiss my husband . . .
I can see the Charlie Brown tree becoming a tradition for J and I.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the K's house.
 A bit of cheer is just what we needed around here . . .

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Style

Jordan and I picked out our first Christmas Tree over the weekend.

J always grew up with a Charlie Brown tree standing tall in their living room - so I wasn't surprised when he picked out the most sparse tree I've ever seen.

There's just something about tradition that sticks, isn't there?

Here's our meager little guy.  It looks tiny up there!  Makes me laugh out loud.  But it fits perfectly in our little cabin of a home, actually.

Even so . . . I'm having problems decorating it.  Because we only have a few (well, two actually) ornaments that have a lot of meaning to us, I feel like I need a theme for the tree.

So what do I do, but, google "Christmas Tree inspiration"?

Stumbled upon this gorgeous take on Christmas decorating.

Found via The Style Files

I need to re-create this feel.

Thinking about sticking with silver, gold, and ivory; then using twine as garland.

A few more inspiration finds from Pottery Barn.