A Christmas Recap in Pictures

I thought I'd give you a brief glimpse at my past two weeks via photos.  This doesn't really cover everything, but that's why I'm calling it a glimpse.  Obviously.

From top to bottom, left to right:
dueling fires on Christmas morning, gorgeous sunset driving yesterday, house lit up on Candy Cane Lane, driving over the mountains, making laundry detergent, a wood bead garland in my great aunt's bathroom, Christmas tree bokeh, walking by the water back home, and getting our Christmas tree.

Featured top to bottom, left to right:
Jackson sleeping under the tree, Maica hogging my lap, hot buttered rum, breakfast hash topped with eggs and feat, delicious mini cupcakes, pumpkin rum bread pudding with whipping cream and caramel sauce, hand whisked whipping cream, me and my cousin's adorable baby, Seahawk's MNF game.

And finally, because I said I would, here are pictures of the quilt my mom made me.  On the bed and with a slight closeup.  I can't even begin to pick my favorite fabrics on it and it helped me sleep like a baby last night.  Basically, I am in love.


  1. What a beautiful treasure that quilt is, and handmade by your mother too - what a great gift.

    And you cousin's baby is adorable ;)

    Hope you have a great New Year!

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  4. looks like you had an amazing year behind .. now looking forward to the new one! xoxo


  5. What an awesome gift!! I love your blanket! And your dog is super cute!!

  6. Liking your quilt. I just spent months making a blanket as there's just something special about homemade, will last forever items isn't there?

  7. The quilt looks great, especially with the world map above your bed. Grammie would be SO glad you have/love her fabrics.

  8. Well, it looks like you've had a pretty killer couple of weeks. That sunset is breathtaking!!!

    How did the laundry detergent project go?? I've had my eye on a couple of recipes on Pinterest...

  9. what a great holiday! and you're so lucky to have a mom who can quilt