Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! if you don't celebrate Christmas, i wish you happy holidays! i hope you enjoy the time off! i've been taking advantage of this time to sleep in, trying to kick this cold that came back for round 2, and catching up. for me, this time of the year is about family. a few weeks ago, i took a day and did all the gift shopping then as well as decorating the house. i then baked like a mad woman, hoping to infuse the smells of the holidays into the house. i hope you enjoy the pictures of my home decorations. i'd love to hear what you do in your home to make it festive and what your plans are these next few days.

i hope you have a wonderful holiday and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting and supporting my blog. you all make this blog such a fun and rewarding place to be. 





each year at school, my sons make an ornament craft. this year, our youngest made a papier mache musical piece ornament. my sister-in-law has also been giving one ornament to them each year since they were babies, so we are collecting ornaments for them. when they are older, and have a tree and family of their own, they will have their starter set. it both warms my heart and saddens me a bit to see the ones from years before. my kids are growing too fast. below is the beginnings of either a big fat snowman, or a massive fort. the boys haven't decided yet what they want to do. there is plenty of snow here, so i'm sure they could do both if they wanted to! baking-wise, my traditional raspberry thumbprints have been a success again. i did four batches and they're all gone now. i'll whip up a few more this week. 







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  1. Merry Christmas to you and your whole family! You guys got some snow there too! White Christmas is awesome :) Happy Holidays!

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    1. merry christmas to you too!! i hope you had a lovely holiday!! xox

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  2. Snow, home baking and a cosy home - these are a few of my favourite things, Merry Christmas

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    1. thank you T! i hope you had a merry christmas!! xox

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  3. Hope you feel better soon and Merry Xmas, P! :)

    fauxionista.com

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    1. merry christmas to you and yours, F!! xox

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  4. Merry Christmas Phiphi!!! I love your ornaments, I collect them for my kids too and I have my own set from my childhood, it is a wonderful idea!

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    1. merry christmas ajc!! you are doing a collection too! that's so wonderful, and i love that you have a set too. i wish i did!! xox

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  5. merry christmas to you phiphi - and snow! i kinda wish we could get snow here.

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    1. laura, i hope you had a wonderful christmas! your first married christmas!! <3

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  6. great pictures!!!
    kisses from Milano and merry christmas!!
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  7. Happy Holidays to you too!!! :)
    To another great year of blogging!

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  8. We received all of my husband's childhood ornaments 2 years ago, and they are so special! So we're doing the same thing as you for our son. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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    1. that's so cool, isn't it! merry christmas to you and your family too, C!! xox

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    1. merry christmas, A!! hugs to you and yurii! :)

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  10. Lovely decorations!
    Christmas are much more special when there are kids in the house!
    Wish the most wonderful Christmas time to you and family!

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    1. thank you Jana! i hope you had a wonderful christmas at home with your family too!! xox

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  11. Lovely pics. :)
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, phiphi!

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    1. thank you rose! i hope you had a lovely christmas and got lots of gifts!! :D

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  12. It look so cold there! I hope you're feeling much, much better, Phi Phi. Merry Christmas :)

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    1. thank you gigi!! i'm on the mend, thankfully! hope your family (and ms. mini-g) had a wonderful christmas!!

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  13. Merry Christmas P!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. thank you jenny!! hope you had a great christmas!! xox

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  14. Great photos! Bet you had a great Christmas!

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    1. thank you cristina!! it was a nice low-key christmas! we had a lot of fun!! hope you did too!! xox

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  15. Your family is too sweet and the boys will love the history from the ornaments when they are older. Happy new year from Manila!

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    1. waves from canada! i hope you had a great christmas, cncl!! wishing you all the best! <3

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  16. I'm sure the snow seems much more romantic to me being from Hawaii than it does to you but I just love it. I think it looks so fresh and clean and could totally picturing myself cuddling up by a fire with the snow outside. Lovely photos!! Looks like you had a very Merry Christmas!!

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!) I'm following you BTW :)

    Come and link up, enter the giveaway (if you haven't yet) and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. i hope you had a great christmas, jean! will come by for sure! xox

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