Monday, December 24, 2012

My So-Called Instagram Life (Christmas Eve Edition)

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!  I hope you are having a lovely day, filled with fun, food, friends and family.  I have some baking to do, plus a tiny bit of last minute shopping.  The last couple of weeks of work have been crazy busy, and I am looking forward to having some time off to relax and unwind. Maybe I will even catch up on a few projects around the house (when I say projects, that may or may not include catching up on a giant stack of unread magazines).  

I didn't get a chance to do all of the holiday posts I had wanted to, so here is a quick wrap up of what we have been up to.

Rudolph and the Bumble in my front yard.

We loved the Bumble so much, we had to get another one.  This one is putting a star on the tree (if you are a fan of the Rudolph movie, this makes perfect sense).  

Our tree.  I think we finally got the lights just right this year.

Target put all of the Neiman Marcus collaboration items on sale for 50% off.  These ornaments are beautiful in person, very detailed and of a nice, substantial weight.  At $25 for the set, I cannot recommend them enough.  They would also make a fantastic hostess gift.

A sea horse ornament I picked up at a shop in Golden Gate Park.

The Golden Gate Bridge ornament I had talked about in an earlier post went on sale for $5 and free shipping.  It is now on my tree.

I received these beautifully wrapped gifts from a friend, and all of a sudden I felt that all of the gifts I had been wrapping were completely inadequate.  The leg lamp ornament adornment is the best thing ever (if you haven't seen A Christmas Story, please do yourself a favor and watch it).

So, I took a stab at making bows by hand.  This was my second try.  Not too shabby.

The pups hanging out around the tree.

We may have gone a little bit overboard when we were picking out stocking stuffers for the pups this year.  

I think we were just excited because we got them each their own personalized stocking.  

A few of my favorite holiday nutcrackers.

Petunia, letting me know how she really feels about sporting the antlers.

Happy holidays!  I wish you peace.


Emmy said...

OMG! Love that Bumble sooo much, Erin. And that last pic of Petunia....priceless.
Merry Christmas Eve!

Heather said...

Great Christmas inspiration! I love that seahorse ornament so much. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Elle Sees said...

love your decorations and pics of the pups!! the merriest of christmases to you and yours!! xoxoxox

Mandy Crandell said...

Your outdoor decorations are too cute! The sea horse ornament is also really beautiful. Is it glass?

rooth said...

Erin, I loved seeing your stockings for the pups. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas

Suze said...

Oh em gee I love the Bumbles! Those are so great. I might actually decorate if I had those. :)

Hope you had a merry holiday!

Stephanie said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas!! Wishing you an even more awesome 2013 :)

SizzleandZoom said...

Happy new year to you and your little darlings. Wonderful post!

itsthecookiemonster said...

so festive! i love this post!

Michaela said...

Happy New Year!

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