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This Christmas is gearing up to be weird. Good weird, but still weird. It’s our first Christmas as a married couple, and we are neither traveling anywhere nor hosting anyone. It’ll be just me, the hubs, and the dog. In other words, the first Christmas where neither of us has spent it with our families, on either side. That’s not a bad thing per se; married life brings some change and this is our new official family, after all. But we’re having to plan things like Christmas dinner and which traditions we want to do, where before that was dictated by whichever side of the family we were with. So it’ll take a little adjustment. But overall it’s looking to be a nice, relaxing Christmas. Though it’s also looking to be 75 degrees out, so a white Christmas it will not be. 😀
What are your plans for Christmas? Any special traditions with your family?
This Christmas, we went to visit the boy’s family in Arizona, and got to do a little side trip to see the Grand Canyon at the same time. It was my first time seeing it, and the experience did not disappoint! It was just Ian and me for the side trip. The canyon is about a 4 hour drive from where his parents live. The first afternoon we got there was around 50 degrees, nice and sunny but super windy. We walked around and took in the views before the light died completely. I got to play around with my […]
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah. Season’s Greetings. Happy Kwanzaa. Joyous Holiday Season. However or whichever holiday you’re celebrating, or even if you’re not celebrating at all, best wishes for you and your loved ones.
December makes me think of one thing: Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas. (We’re not much for the whole ice and snow thing here in Austin). So this month’s Etsy treasuries are all about that. The first is about Christmas colors, red and green. The second is a neutral, natural take on Christmas. Take a look: Crimson & Clover Real Green Four Leaf Clover Brooch, Green Clover, Real Clover, Green Real flower, Pressed flower Resin Brooch, Brooch or Pendant ArtOreCrafts $24.00 Shamrock Necklace, Green Swarovski Crystal Four Leaf Clover, Irish Flag Colors, Orange, White, Green, Shamrock Jewelry GreenRibbonGems $36.00 Mosaic Pot […]
I may not like the weather that accompanies this time of year (it’s currently only 28 degrees out – ick!) but I have to say, I do love the food. So today I’ve got a round-up of some of the best fall and winter recipes I’ve featured on the blog in the past. There is some good stuff here, check it out: Snacks & Appetizers Creamy Brown Sugar Dip – great with apples, pretzels, etc. Homemade Chex Mix – that reminds me, I need to make up a batch of this. Meals Southern Sweet Potato Casserole – this makes an […]
First and foremost, don’t forget you can find me this Saturday at the Rockin’ Around the Holiday Bazaar in Round Rock, TX. More details here, and you can RSVP/share the even here. I’d love to meet some of my blog readers and shop fans in person! You can print off this postcard and hand it in at the entrance to be entered for a door prize: Secondly, Annie’s Artist Lookbook did a wonderful surprise write-up on me and my shop, which you should go check out. Thanks, Annie! And last, if you haven’t already seen, holiday-themed items and stocking stuffer […]
One of the Christmas gifts I received this year was a new lens for my DSLR camera. The boy got me a 50mm 1.4f lens! We were in Florida over the holiday, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. Verdict: I am in LOVE with it! Super speedy focusing and beautiful blurred backgrounds make me happy. Here are some shots I took while getting to know my new lens: Do you have an SLR or DSLR? What’s your favorite lens to use?