hello holiday!

Merry Christmas, 2012!

    Our Christmas Eve and Christmas day in photos…

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It’s been pretty low-key around here.

Calling/Skypeing with family,

watching a few of our favorite Christmas movies,

playing games, cooking, eating, snuggling, you know…

Happy Holidays to All!



life lately

Christmas just came early…


waited to long

the possini euro galaxy chrome light fixture is off the table.

damn. I really don’t know why they discontinued it either.

I mean it only had a million positive reviews

and a total of zero negative ones. Seriously.

And now I’ve only got this teeny tiny image of it

possini galaxy chrome

from my amazon shopping cart with ‘no longer available’ in red beside it.

Sad times. C’est la vie.


{My Wishlist This Christmas} 2012

Ok, so after a week’s worth of Holiday Gift Guide’s for everyone else,

here are some of the things I’m dreaming of this Christmas

(and yes, I know, some of them are just dreams!).

sparkle table

This sparkly table top I can’t stop thinking about.

$230 for the table top and legs… Not sure how much just the table top is…

container garden container garden1 container-garden-combination

Gift cards to Lowe’s, Home Depot, or White Flower Farms to put towards flowers, pots, and garden supplies this spring.


Something beautiful from Ruffoni.

I especially like the stainless steel soup pot, the chef’s pan, and the braiser. $320 – $480

powder primer  urban decay eyeliner

Gift cards to Sephora and/or Nordstrom to put towards cosmetics like Laura Mercier powder, benefit primer, Kate Somerville hydrating face serum and buffing pads, caudalie toner, Clinique eye makeup remover, Urban Decay eye liner sets, or eye shadow sets.

tea gift teavana gift card

A gift set from teavana or a gift card so I can choose things myself.


A zojirushi water heater. $116


A teapot. $50

marie antoinette dinnerware

Anything from the Marie Antoinette china collection by Raynaud.

diamond stud

A pair of diamond stud earrings. $400 on sale

light fixture

The possini euro opal glass chandelier. $400


A sparkly anklet. $25

gift card

A Victoria’s Secret gift card to put towards a bikini this summer when Luke and I go beach-hopping.

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A pair of winged yoga pants or  fun tie-dyed yoga pants or rhinestone covered yoga pants

perhaps with matching camis. All styles 2/$55

aztec tights topshop bow back tights topshop  jonathan aston black topshop tights snake foil tights topshop topshop tights

A gift card to Topshop to put towards some bangin’ tights.

slippers ugg slippers

A pair of grey slippers  or teal slippers. $15 on sale

sheer bliss

 A gift card to Sheer Bliss Salon in Durham.

hello holiday!

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embossed planner

A personalized gold planner for 2013. $113

iphone case

A cute iphone case that keeps your credit card handy. $35


A colorful set of earbuds. $40

recipe keeper

A chic recipe binder. $44

lush bathlush bath 2

A couple of bath bombs, like lush’s ‘sex bomb‘ and ‘phoenix rising‘, for the new year. $6.95 each


A luxury crystal chandelier. $251

agate coasters

A set of four coasters. $38

born shoes

A pair of born’s lisandra shoes. $98


An extravagant box of chocolates. $50