Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Good Year

A lot of really great things happened in 2009. I finally got the job I've been working toward for seven years. My photos were on exhibit in a local art show and were made into a book. In the spring I went to Florida, and wandered around New York City with my camera for an afternoon. During the summer I threw a couple dinner parties. I started shooting film. And I made some great new friends.

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to make this blog a little part of your life. I'm looking forward to finding out what 2010 will bring. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pretty House

These photos have me dreaming of my {future} farmhouse. I love the painted wooden floors.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Slow Monday

Words really cannot express how happy I am to not have to be at work right now. Vacation is a sweet, sweet thing. This week's Monday consists of sipping coffee and watching episode after episode of the X-Files (thanks, Santa), making to-do lists, re-organizing my closet situation, and staring at the giant mess in my apartment. I lack any motivation to actually get up and do a single thing. But really, it's too cold outside to go anywhere right now, anyway. Maybe later..

On to the next! New Year's 2010. What are you doing New Year's Eve, dear readers?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Books and movies and chocolate, Oh My!

Hope you had a lovely holiday, dear readers. The day after I'm typically left with that "now what?" feeling. For me, "now what" has consisted of leafing through new books, watching some of the DVDs left by Santa, stuffing my mouth with chocolate, and lots of serious lounging. In a couple hours I have plans to see this movie. How about you? What do you do the day after Christmas?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Here

have a merry merry one, friends. xo

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let the Merriment Begin

Officially on vacation!
Here's to holiday fun, friends, family, and hot cocoa.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pretty Holiday Dresses

Something about the holidays makes me want to get all dressed up and hit the town. Preferably in a dress like one of these.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas

The huge storm narrowly missed us this weekend, but I'm hoping for some of the white stuff to roll into town before Thursday and Friday. For me, Christmas just isn't the same without it.

{photos via fine little day}

Winter Decorating

I'm kinda sorta feeling really inspired to make this beautiful pine cone garland to hang through the winter.

This door hanging also looks lovely and relatively easy to make.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Weekend Before

Hard to believe Christmas is less than a week away. This weekend was jam-packed with merry making. Saturday it was Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! Sunday it's Cards! Cards! Cards! My plans for wrapping gifts didn't quite happen, but that's ok since it's a three day work week.

On Friday night I had the rare opportunity to see my all-time favorite Christmas movie in its original form on the big screen. My friend Rob and I took in some classic Jimmy Stewart in the grand old Palace Theater - reason number 233 why I love my city. The old film was scratchy and jumpy in places, Donna Reed dazzled, and I couldn't help feeling that this was the way movies were meant to be seen.

{movie poster}

Gorgeous Under Glass

In love with these gorgeous ornaments - I'm not quite sure if they're considered actual terrariums or how long they would last, but they are beautiful all the same.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holy Cow! I mean...sheep!

Have you seen this? I can't imagine all the time and effort that went into orchestrating the whole thing, but it made me smile.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

On the 12th Day of Christmas...

It's officially the twelfth day of Christmas. There is a darling little tree set up in front of my window, I got some shopping done and some cookies made. Now if only I didn't have to go to work tomorrow...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Have a Lovely Weekend

What are you up to this weekend? It is absolutely freezing here in New York. I think my weekend will involve much staying indoors and cozying up with a cup of something warm. On the other hand, it is the most magical time of year, and I don't want to miss out on the festivities. I still haven't started much (any) Christmas shopping at all, there's an unopened box of cards waiting to be written out, and I'm really feeling the need to bring a Christmas tree into my tiny apartment. I'll have to scout out the smallest one I can find...

{images via design*sponge}

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Merry Early Christmas, To Myself

I spotted my friend Liz wearing these little cuties today and I knew immediately that I must have them. They're perfect for winter days at work when I crave comfort above all else.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day!

No work/school today on account of Old Man Winter finally making his way to town. Hooray! Gives me a chance to catch up on my internet-blog-surfing-you'd better seriously start thinking about Christmas already because there isn't much time left - to do list.

{photos from toast}



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