Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Okay Friday!

It's ok to.....

* Eat animal crackers for breakfast.
* Put a gift under the tree to myself from the dog...she totally went to victorias secret and ordered it!
* Add all of anthroplogie to my amazon wish list...just hoping!
* Make a second pot of coffee once in awhile.....
* Wear my pjs all day when i am home with my baby niece.
* Shake all the presents under the tree :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Miss you maine island....

So for five years i lived in maine on mount desert island where i went to college and worked as a preschool teacher....today i was just remembering some of my favorite places and people and i will for sure have to plan a visit for the spring or as soon as i can get away after the busy holiday season...

Abby Labby ..island mountain top sunshine!
Best backyard ever!
Sunrise a block from my old apt!
Justin and i went for an island hike on one of his trips to see me!

I miss so much from maine and hope to go visit soon!




Sunday, December 12, 2010

On something to think about...

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, December 11, 2010

On some holiday love.

Saw this on an old blog post, i think it circulated 2008 so of course i get around to it in 2010 :) So here goes!

Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate, with lots of whipped cream. I like it made with white,milk or dark chocolate and always with whipped cream or marshmallows!

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
I love wrapping presents! The way you wrap them can be so creative and festive..I also like having them wrapped early, so I can sit them by the tree for a few weeks. So pretty :)


Colored lights on tree/house or white?
I like white lights the most, i think they are always classic and elegant but any color makes me excited for christmas!

Do you hang mistletoe?
I never have...and haven't ever seen it hung at anyones house I don't think!

When do you put your decorations up?
I have always decorated a bit while away at school just as soon as it snows!...The actual tree and such usually waits until i get home for break. This year i am staying with my brother to be the nanny for my niece so we did some decorating here and i will do even more when i am home at my parents and boyfriends houses.

Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Well it's still my favorite memory, but our christmas eve dinner is always so cosy and full of amazing food and sweets! then we go to our towns tiny church for candle light service which is always so humbling and heartwarming.

When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don't even remember!!! Apparently I wasn't too traumatized!

How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
I have silver and blue ornaments, and also a bunch of randoms. I've only had 2 x-mas trees (away from parents home) so I don't have too much stuff.

Snow! Love it or dread it?
Love it like a 5 yr old! but i admit by the end of winter i am ready for it to melt away...

Do you remember your favorite gift?
Each year we get such great but different gifts that i dont have favorites..i have always loves sitting by the wood-stove to open our stockings though.

What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
For sure spending time with family and friends. I just love the holidays for many reasons. The weather,sledding, the lights, wrapping gifts,the hot drinks,backing cookies etc.

What is your favorite holiday dessert?
I can never get enough old fashioned sugar cookies but i also love all the pie and the yule log!

What is your favorite holiday tradition?
i think having our small christmas eve celebration where we eat tons of yummy food,go to church, and open gifts before we see the whole extended family christmas day is my favorite..i just love the cozy stress-free night.

What tops your tree?
It has changed a few times over the years but it is usually a big wood woven star or straw angel...my dad grew up in sweden so the food and decorations are very classic European at home.

Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
I think i love them both! being blessed with great gifts from my family and friends is very heart warming but i have always loved finding the perfect gift and wrapping it up just so:)

What is your favorite Christmas song?
i dont have just one song but i love classic artist ling bing crosby,frank sinatra etc..

Candy canes?
I like the way they look but have never like eating them much ..

Favorite Christmas movie?
I have to say Elf but i love the home alone movies as well and of course charlie brown christmas!

What do you leave for Santa?
We dont set anything out now but we used to set out cookies and clementins.

Have a wonderful christmas full of old and new traditions!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ten on Tuesday.

1. What do you order at Starbucks? most often i order a grande hazelnut latte! Gotta love a simple classic.
2. Where is your favorite place to eat breakfast? In bed but that is rare...or outside on a warm sunny morning.
3. Are you on Twitter? Why or why not? I have a twitter account but mostly to follow some college friends and blogs i love
4. What is your favorite Christmas movie? Elf no question....but close behind are Love Actually, Home Alone and The Santa Claus.
5. Are you a good gift giver? I think i do a decent job of picking meaningful gifts but sometimes i get a bit stumped....
6. Do you like your handwriting? Bonus points for posting a picture. I dont hate it but am not proud of it either....it mostly looks like i am in elementary school.
7. Is your signature legible? Bonus points for posting a picture. The first few letters might be?
8. Have you ever been to New York during Christmas season? Surprisingly no ...since its not that long of a trip.
9. Are there any items that you are completely brand loyal? I love my american eagle jeans but i am not in general a brand loyal girl.
10. Who is your favorite public speaker? Obama or Michelle

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Okay Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone!

this week It's Ok To....

* Spend lots of time in cozy flannel pjs!
* Get a lot over excited about Christmas!
* Plan romantic getaways online when we dont have the money yet...
* Be a little grumpy at 6am all week but continue to be in love with midnight.
* Buy myself new jeans,undies and cute flannel pjs when christmas shopping..hey they were on sale!
* Drink copious amounts of coco all week :)

Have a cozy weekend everyone!