Wednesday, December 7, 2011

how EVER you INSPIRE me, the road trip shopping list, and a little rambling...

oh happy Wednesday, darling, DARLINGS!
last weekend Mr D and i took Holiday Hwy 2
over the Cascade Mountains to a little

Christmas town called Leavenworth with our very dear friends Steve and Alice.

the annual trip is all about ringing in the Christmas Season with great friends,

good food, some of the season's traditional libations, and shopping!
(yes, those are martini cocktail hats with birdcage veils)

~ the annual Lighting Festival draws thousands to the little town~
our shopping list...

1. chocolate dusted almonds, salt caramels, and dark truffles
from Schocolat

2.  Landjager and Carmelized Onion Cheddar
from  The Cheesemonger's Shop

3. a good mulled wine mix for my Dad

4. an elk antler?
yes! an elk antler...inspired by the photo above.
i had been wanting an
antler, i was hemmmmming... and hawwwwing... until  i read
Sharon's post about her stylish French girlfriend Marie~Laure.
Marie ~ Laure's home has to be one of the most perfect eclectic
design mixes that i have ever seen. she gives you the
courage to color outside of the lines.
Sharon...this is not the first time that i have shouted about your beautiful blog,
~ My French Country Home ~
~ my Mom gave me the beautiful Poinsettia on Thanksgiving Day!~
i FOUND my precious antler 
on the way to Leavenworth at Annie's on First, in Snohomish! one
of Annie's fabulous Santa helper's put a pretty bow and a flower on it for me,
so I would look very chic carrying it around the town! 

this weekend, i will be hanging it on the stone fireplace!

5. a Swedish Electric Candlestick?
yes!  remember my post about that beautiful white
Christmas kitchen at Hvitur Lakkris?

i had a hunch that i could find one similar at Alpen Haus Gifts, and i did!
since i am SO behind on my decorating...
just placing it in the window made our kitchen feel very Holiday!
~she has a permanent place on our shopping list~
 a little polka dot 
Christmas something...something for Holland Grace!
~ the cutest little leg warmers~

~ * ~ 

i have a crazy three days ahead of me...
yes...another list of to do's before i  deck the halls here on
34th street. there is a lot going on at work right now, including  the
final touches for the company
Christmas party
~ and ~
i have an ugly Christmas sweater to make tonight and send to Jay in Boise,

i'll try to keep up...but i may be off my rocker blogspot for a couple days!

it's merry ~ it's cozy ~  it's Christmastime!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter calls...

we're on the holiday road, in PacNWest style!

which way do we go?

Annie's On First...Snohomish, Washington
it shall be to the mountain tops...

to play in the snow!

we're Winterspirit bound!

more Christmas play is on the horizon!


~all photos from the weekend with my little point and shoot~

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December's "glassybaby" give~a~way!


"there was a time in my life when those around me teased me for who I am. 
it took a long journey in the dark of winter to find my way. my light has 

always been with me, it just took some time to believe in its shine."
i am Rudolph.
i am glassybaby.


it's easy...pick your favorite glassybaby
leave a comment stating your favorite!
more good news... i will be keep a record of entries each month.
every month that you enter, improves your chance to win!
this give a way program is running monthly 
Nov 2011 ~ Sept 2012!
bon chance!