January 03, 2009

Holiday Recap

I know you've probably all moved on but I wanted to get this last post in and a trip to North Carolina and lots of family time has kept me very busy. I was not ready for Christmas to be over this year, which is very unusual for me. I am trying to get into the spirit of the new year now and have been cleaning and organizing like a maniac. It feels so great.

We had a wonderful holiday filled with lots of this

and this


and a fair amount of creating too. As usual I didn't get nearly as much of it done as I had wanted to. This is actually a project that I started last Christmas. Looking at it, you might think that I was drinking when I made it but I've decided that the crookedness adds character and gives it a more authentically handmade quality. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

There were lots of thoughtful gifts, some from Anthropologie (yippee!) and several on my wish list. There were lots of surprises, happiness and most important, thankfulness. I hope you all had wonderful holidays filled with love and laughter and I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you next Tuesday when life gets back to normal in our house.

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  1. Hey there....I'm taking a break from putting away my Christmas decorations and sat down at the computer for a few minutes to see what everyone else is doing.

    I LOVE the project...I think it's precious and the little crookedness adds to the character.

    Looks like the holidays were great for your family and there's NOTHING like GOOD HUGS!

    Happy New Year! Susan

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  2. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas. The pics are too cute, btw.

    I think your project turned out great! And it totally doesn't look like you were drunk. :P But you might have had even more fun if you had been. Hehe.

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  3. Such sweet pictures!! I love the Calendar and I think the crookedness looks perfect!! Happy New Year!!

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  4. Good to hear from you!! Your Christmas seems like it was filled with the best of love. The pictures are great, thank you. And the crookedness of your project, I would say you were going for an authentic "handmade" look. adorable. :-) happy New year!

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  5. Okay.......you were holding out on us with that cuter than cute Advent Calendar. You are condidered one of my greatest blessings of 2008....Miss Jen, the Silver Bella.

    Happy New Year to you and your little loved ones.....Julia Hackney

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  6. I LOVE it! And now I want to make one like it. Wait, I don't sew. Hmmm, that could pose a challenge.

    Thanks for the inspiration! And precious photos.

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  7. Hello! So glad you had a fabulous Christmas. As usual, your pictures tell the whole story - and it looks you all really took time to enjoy some quality family time.
    I wish you and your family a very blessed new year.

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  8. Happy New year to you Jen. Looks like you had a great holiday...what did you get from Anthropologie...do tell.... I love that stalking..where did you get it?

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  9. Totally love the project and the fact that you didn't use traditional Christmas colors on your advent calendar. The crookedness adds a certain homey charm to it. I wouldn't change a thing.

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  10. Those pictures are adorable! Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

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  11. How cute is that Advent Wreath!!!?? Sweet Christmas pictures....Maddie looks so much like you in that photo.

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  12. Ohh - you are right..it just came and went way too fast!

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  13. Oh Jen lovely photos and so glad there was a lot 'of that and this'! Happy New Year!

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  14. What a great Christmas you had Jen! Love your Advent calendar - how creative!!
    Happy New Year.

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  15. I never got any good pictures this year and now I'm taking the decorations down. It was all such a blur this year. So I am enjoying looking at everyone else's Holiday stuff. Lots of sweetnes going on at your place!
    Happy New Year, neighbor.

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  16. Hi - saw your post on Paula's blog about her Flights of Fancy fabric. You can get it at our store on sale right now - thequiltedcastle.com

    Thanks and Happy New Year!

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  17. wonderful pictures of your precious loved ones!
    happy happy new year jen
    xo

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  18. "This" and "that" are the best part about Christmas! :-)

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