31 December 2013

2013: Year in Photos

For Christmas, the Sailor usually makes a Snapfish photo album with highlights of the past year. Somehow time escaped us though, and there's no album for 2013. So... here's how we improvise!

January 2013
We kicked off the New Year with a snow shoe hike with friends. And I started in a bright new direction professionally.

27 December 2013

Making PETA Proud

As I mentioned previously, we did some serious shopping on Nantucket, which made Christmas gifts easy for the Sailor. I picked out 90% of my presents, and he didn't even have to wrap them! This year, Santa's sack was packed full of Fabulous Furs from The Lovely.

21 December 2013

T'was the weekend before Christmas...

Today. I have a love-hate relationship with today. It's the winter solstice, which means there's less daylight today than any other day of the year. But after today, the days start getting longer...So happy for that and so happy for Saturday! It's Soda-Saturday (yes, I'm like a 5 year old!), and I'm baking cookies with Mom today.

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

19 December 2013

C is for cookie

Whoops! Missed posting this yesterday. But it's certainly a case of "Better late than never!" Wednesday, December 18 was National Bake Cookies Day!

While I didn't bake any cookies yesterday (or get this post up on time), I'll be baking with my mom on Saturday. It was one of the things that we did together when I was growing up, and it usually ended with me losing interest oh, about half an hour into the "day" of planned baking...and poor mom was left deep in dough with dozens of cookies still to bake. 

17 December 2013

Quick escapes

There's so much to do and so much stress around this time of year. Everyone can use a good laugh to brighten the mood... Don't forget-- it's the most wonderful time of the year!

#XMAS Jammies
So clever! I want to be part of this family!

10 December 2013

Nantucket Noel

The Sailor and I spent a festive, fun-filled weekend in Nantucket celebrating Christmas Stroll. It was everything I imagined a charming New England Christmas should be and more! Christmas trees decorated by local organizations lined the cobblestone streets, and the shops competed in a window decorating contest. Santa arrived via boat, greeted by carolers in Victorian costumes, while the Town Crier wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

04 December 2013

Samantha Wills: Boho Luxe

I'll spare you from another gift guide from a blogger this week... Or consider it the gift guide pour moi. Either way, find pretty sparkly things to look at over at Samantha Wills. A girl can never have too many jewels. Love the designs. Love the designer's philosophy. Dear Santa...