my Christmas recap:

January 6, 2011

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I wanted to post some pics from our Christmas with friends & family .. We Christmas at my mom's house. We have a lot of family, so this year my mom and her husband had a thought to have Christmas dinner in the garage!
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So they strung it with lights and set up the tables and it ended up working out! I'll admit, I totally doubted the whole thing and thought it was a little weird. But it was cozy & warm and in case you're questioning the garage: it's actually carpeted and my mom's husband keeps it super clean. He's really organized.. and clean. Carpet garage? A little random. Does anyone else have their garage carpeted? ;)
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My beautiful mom, do you like the sweater I got her for Christmas?
I really wanted to get it for myself but it's nice to give instead of receive :)
(maybe I'll get it if it goes on sale!)

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Our yearly white elephant gift exchange, filled with random presents and lots of laughs.
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Aunt Jerry explaining the exchange and Daniel with a random gift. My brother ended up with the best gift: a energy drink, box of cigarettes with a $100 bill inside! (courtesy of our Uncle Art)
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I love my cousins. I love big families. Even though we're all technically 'grown ups', we still exchange gifts and get presents from our awesome Aunts + Uncles. We all agree we never really will feel like grown ups..

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The day after Christmas we headed to Missouri, to visit Nick's family. We drove out to Lexington and saw this courthouse with a cannonball still in the pillar from the Battle of Lexington! So legit.
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Saw that this shop was located in Missouri so we stopped at her studio and it was so lovely! We also got to meet up with Sandy too, a dear blog friend. Waited an hour to eat at Oklahoma Joe's! Actually ate lot's of good BBQ, my favorite!
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Random pictures from the airport.. I must say airport's are full of such cool things. I thought it was pretty awesome that this airport in Texas had a BBQ place. yum. I wish California was more into BBQ!
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This was a really cool interactive ad, you just touched the door and it would open with something random behind it. I thought it was cool ;)
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To end our very fun travels, we arrived back home and got to see Dionne, as she was hosting her annual blogger meet up. She always throws the best get together's. It was held at Cafe Aroma, a charming little cafe in LA.
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& now, I am busy packing orders from my shop, waiting for the sun to come out so I can take pictures of new products, packaging, and my studio to share with you! Soon, hopefully.

How was your Holiday? Have any good memories to share?

25 hello's:

  1. Wow, that IS an organized garage. The lights are an extra festive touch.

    So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. so glad you had a great christmas! i have a big family too and it's great, especially around the holidays! can't wait to see more of the studio and packaging! LOVE that stamp!! xo

    www.creativeindexblog.blogspot.com

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  3. SO festive! I love all of the lights from the ceiling and the ornaments! love Christmas.

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  4. These pictures are so lovely!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  5. you're so funny, a carpeted garage? anyone? haha. the photos are lovely, youre mom IS beautiful, and so are you! your whole family is beautiful :)

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  6. How fun! It looks like it turned out perfectly!

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  7. i'm loving your photos! i love your parents idea about having christmas in the garage. they decorated it so nicely!

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  8. Sweet Christmas photos! My husband's family is from Missouri too. Although we try to go in the fall and not the winter . . . too cold!

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  9. I love all the lights, so adorable, and your mom is gorgeous!

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  10. That looks like a wonderful idea! I love how it's in a big square so everyone can see each other. Looks like a lovely family Christmas.

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  11. what a fun Christmas! I wish I had a place like that organized garage!!! wow

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  12. hah seeing the pictures with your cousins made me smile! we do the same white elephant exchange with all my "grown up" cousins too. it's quite a joy.

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  13. oh the holidays.. what a wonderful time!

    looks like you & your family had a blast.
    great decorations in the garage!

    ... i traveled to the great pacific northwest - seattle.
    spent some quality time with family & friends, had pasta for christmas dinner, manage to stay dry from the seattle down pour of rain, and a nice candel light christmas eve church service!

    good old times. thanks for sharing!

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  14. it was soooooo great seeing you again danni~!!! :) had so much fun eating bbq with you!! shoot, that reminds me, i still need to send you our pic!!!

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  15. You totally get your cuteness from your mom--she's adorable!

    I loved seeing the blogger's luncheon; Dionne did such a good job!

    P.S. I wrote about your and my calendar swap yesterday: http://projectsimplelife.blogspot.com/2011/01/story-of-calendar-swap.html

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  16. All those fairy lights are fantastic - so festive! Very Nigella Lawson kitchen-esq! Happy Friday.

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  17. that stamp is so lovely!
    can't wait for the studio photos :-)

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  18. i am convinced! our moms would so get along! except their house and garage isn't clean! haha!!! they have too much junk!

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  19. Sounds like jam-packed holidays for sure! And it was sooo good seeing you!

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  20. your christmas sounds wonderful! i'm loving the garage dinner - that hardly even looks like a garage (minus the tools haha).
    also, i'm loving that last photo of the packaging! it's so sweet.

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  21. The garage looks so cosy and festive- probably more so than my front room on Xmas Day!

    Blue Skies,
    Charlotte xo

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