Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Aftermath

Hello everyone, and happy new year!  I hope your 2013 is off to a great start.  My last week of work leading up to Christmas was chaotic at best, and by the time my holiday vacation came, I was exhausted.  I took two weeks off and spent time relaxing.  It was hard to not photograph every moment, but in the end it was a necessary two weeks of rest for me.  I am going back to work today refreshed.  We'll see how long my staycation glow will last.  

Here is a quick recap of a few Christmas gift highlights.

This is a bracelet made for me by my mother-in-law, who is a jewelry designer.  It is so beautiful, I cannot wait wear it.

My sister took some of my favorite pictures of the dogs and had the blanket made for us.  I am so touched, I want to preserve it forever.  

I can't talk about the fiasco that was the Sugar Bowl, but husband got me a new UF gnome to add to my collection.  

We cheered the Gators on together.  It was not a good game (unless you are a Louisville fan).

Gifts from my husband, my sister, and one of my best friends.  I am really excited to start my Pandora bracelet (and honestly a little obsessed).  I am also very into anything rose gold.  I have never been one to mix metals in the past, but 2013 Erin is going to start.  We'll call it a resolution.

I wanted to share this stocking stuffer I found for my husband.  If you are a Star Wars fan, then you will recognize it as Han Solo frozen in (chocolate) carbonite.  It was a big hit.

As you can see, Meatball really enjoyed all of the toys that Santa Pug brought.  

Tomorrow, I have a post coming up about our train table, and how the best laid plans don't always pan out.  


Nico Saich said...

cute photos! Im glad you found time to rest and relax


Michaela said...

ah, I want a blanket full of Pickles, what a great idea! I've seen pillow case but not blanket, so far..

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

i love the bracelet your mother in law made for you x

Ginny said...

great resolution! ;-) and awesome watch! and the blanket is just WOW! :-)

Emmy said...

Happy New Year, Erin:) Great recap. Love that bracelet from your MIL.

rooth said...

The dog blankets are AWESOME!

Heather said...

Happy New Year! That blanket idea is totally amazing!

SizzleandZoom said...

That was the best gift from your mother-in-law AND the personalized blanket. You had a great Christmas.I've missed your posts. Your blog is down to earth and fun to read and full of useful information.

E said...

I love that handmade bracelet. Gorgeous! Sorry about the downer football game. Next year!

Megan Diaz said...

Aww great gifts! Hope all of your Holidays were fab!
Hot Pink Day
Libi & Lola

aki! said...

I love that blanket with those pictures! I feel like I could make so many awesome things into a huge blanket.

Mandy Crandell said...

Such a gorgeous bracelet!!!

Katie said...

So fun! How's the staycation glow holding up? :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Love the blankets

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