Dec 25, 2008

And to all a GOOD NIGHT!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!

I had such a nice Christmas this year- got to spend Christmas Eve in Athens with the boyfriend's parents and then came back to Dallas today to finish up the rest of the festivities with my family.

{Harry, their family dog, all ready to celebrate....}

It was so wonderful seeing those I had not seen in a while, eating a ton of terrific food, and getting a tad bit of R&R in among all the Christmas chaos.

Watched the infamous "A Christmas Story" movie (a MUST over the holidays- actually TBS plays it for 24 hours straight so it is pretty hard to miss!)

Remember this lamp? Hideous or hilarious? Or both?

One of my favorite gifts was the Domino Book of Decorating. I know, I know, I'm a little behind the other bloggers who posted about this fabulous book months ago...but I wanted to wait it out until Christmas so I could look forward to it as one of my gifts! (and I can't tell you how many times I went into Borders since its debut, eyeing this book wanting to rip it open and read it cover to cover) It has gotten so much hype in the blogging world, that I wanted so badly to see what everyone has been talking about.

Did not disappoint one bit! I read it cover to cover in one sitting. It really does have some great room pics, creative home ideas, and I for sure learned things that I hadn't known before!

It is a great reference for designers and homeowners alike. One of the perks of purchasing the book is that it comes with a free subscription to Domino! (perfect timing since mine was up in December anyways!)

Before Christmas officially ends in a couple of hours, I wanted to send you all this link to Valorie Hart's home all decorated for Christmas- she writes the popular blog, Visual Vamp.

She used non-traditional Christmas colors to decorate (which I LOVE) and pillows "wrapped" in ribbons! Can she be any cuter, seriously?


Rhonda said...

Merry Christmas!
The pic of the dog is too cute!

oh and I just love those end tables at the top of your last post!

maison21 said...

cute pup!

happy holidays!