Hello my friends!!
I have missed you!
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and weekend with friends and family!
I can't believe that Christmas has come and gone already and we are looking at a
My week away was busy filled with kids, eating, shopping, eating, wrapping (ugh), making gifts, eating, celebrating and more eating with friends and family!!
I enjoyed it all!!
(Christmas Eve at my parents: my hubby in the chair, my daughter in the blue and purple sweatshirt and my nieces and nephews)
While we had a white Christmas our last snow was about a week and a half ago.
I see that some of you had your first white Christmas, that is so amazing and beautiful!!
I am ready for spring now!! (wink)
Last week I also won a couple of giveaways which I would love to share with you!
The first one was from Doberman's by the Sea.
My friend Simone has been sharing a Bavarian Christmas with us throughout the holiday and I was so happy that she did!
I had a wonderful time reading about Christmas in Germany (my great grand parents were born in Germany)
and I was so excited when I found out that I won these;
A set of Käthe Wohlfahrt’s (a Christmas store located in Christmastown Germany or Rothenburg) handmade ornaments.
Aren't they adorable!!
They are so amazing and delicate!
If you missed Simone's Bavarian holiday, click here to get to the first post.
Her blog is just wonderful and has so many seaside living inspirations!
My next surprise came from my friend Carmie at The Single Nester.
This was her A Christmas Thank you Giveaway!
She has such an amazing blog filled with heart, love, honesty and she just makes me laugh sometimes!
This is how my winnings arrived.
Tea lite holders, a beautiful snowman and an adorable friends ornament,
A beautiful German Lead Crystal Angel Bell.
Two small books that I can't wait to read!
I love books like this that just remind you of what is important in life.
And adorable little note cards/paper that will come in VERY handy!!
Thank you, Thank you so much Carmie and Simone!
They are wonderful treasures from my dear friends!
I have already began to take down my Christmas things...
I know, I know, but they have been up since October 31st! :)
I LOVE Christmas but every year, towards the end, I start to peeter out and become a little claustrophobic and antsy to get started on some new things.
So, here is what I am looking at this week,
(This is what my house normally looks like, especially the kitchen)
I will be back later to tell you my New Years Resolution and some
projects that I hope to do to keep sane this winter!!!
Have a wonderful start to the week!!