Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wrapping Things Up

Now that the end of the Christmas season is upon us, I wanted to share some pictures and things that have made me smile these last few weeks.

Stockings hung by the "banister" with care.
We used to hang them on the mantel, but this year Matthew tugged on his and down came the very heavy stocking holder right on the bridge of his nose. Ouch! We decided to play it safe. It looked nice, right?

The camera got a work out trying to get the right pose on Christmas Eve. This was the best one...

Classic shots....

I've also become quite attached to the following items during the holidays. Here are some of my new favorites. ( I don't usually take pictures of these type of things, but for blogging purposes I had to. )

Tom Sturgis Pretzels. These are the BEST pretzels ever, especially with a glass of Chardonnay! This pretzel company is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. Turns out, not too far from me is their factory which gives tours and allows hands on pretzel twisting! I may have to go.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers. Can one be addicted to this stuff? I think I am.

This is what the shade "Caramel" looks like:

I'll take all the help I can get for my hair, and this is a good start. It's a 10 leave-in conditioner.

Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim  made their way into my Byers Choice Collection. LOVE them!

Not exactly "cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels" but these are a few of my favorite things.

What are a few of your favorite things?


  1. well, you know I'm partial to the stockings on the railing !!
    great pics of the kids and your favorite things! I think I have actually heard of people getting addicted to burts bees and chapstick too !
    I got some great goodies but my favorite things are new running gear and more Amazing Grace and an audio bible .. oh and if I had to pick a food,I'd say Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer and Peppermint bark candy !!!

  2. I LOVE this post...I have also heard of people being addicted to burts bees. Love the color!! Great pictures.

  3. My favorite things...hmmm...books and I still love my collection of Santa's-especially my kneeling Santa.

    The kids look great and that picture of your lip look beautiful!