Monday, November 29, 2010

Back To The Real World

Whew, I am back! I hope y'all had as wonderful of a Thanksgiving as we did. I have to hit the ground running today so I will quickly share some random pics from my camera...First a picture taken when we were trying to get a Christmas card photo. Not really sure what we are going to use yet...Patrick and I have matching boots, completely unintentional, but we did get a lot of comments while in Nashville. This picture makes me laugh...
Usually we stick to white lights inside and out, but for the past few years I have been wanting to use the old, big, color lights. As soon as these came on I was transported back 20 years. LOVE LOVE LOVE...
Our street puts up trees in each yard with white lights so when you go outside all you can see are white trees up and down the street. It is magical and one of my favorite things about my neighborhood. Don't have a picture of it but here is the beginning of the porch...
And look...any early Christmas gift to myself arrived while I was gone. Oh yes, I have subscribed and I am excited.
Last but not least I slowly caught up on some magazine reading while away and I am obsessed with this room in the September Veranda by Michael S. Smith. Sorry, I am too lazy right now to scan this in...
Back to the real world we go, I hope you have a fabulous week!

31 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday weekend.

Those retro lights brought back memories. I remember burning my fingers on the old fashioned bulbs my mom put on our tree.

Tiffanie said...

I loved this post. And the matching boots are perfect even if unintentional.

My Interior Life said...

Oh, it is so hard to get back into the swing of things. At least you had a wonderful holiday to kick things off!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Great boots and I myself am happy it is Monday...after a week off it will be great to get back to my regular schedule! Janell

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Such a gorgeous photo of you and your hubby!!

paula said...

love all the pics. My kiddos would love the big colored lights, but we do have a blowup snowman to make up for it, ha! I so need to subscribe to h & h I buy it every month.

Splendid Sass said...

The first picture is adorable, Marianne.
Have a great day.
Teresa

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i love love love old lights! they look perfect!

Laura Trevey said...

Love those killer boots!!

Happy Holidays Marianne ~~
xoxo

Elizabeth said...

your family pic is so sweet. I love your doggie!

A New England Girl said...

Beautiful family photo - you are gorgeous, my dear! And love the boots! :)
So glad to hear you had a marvelous Thanksgiving.

JMW said...

Great photo of you and your hubby (plus your pup!) - that's a keeper for the card. Love the cowboy boots - those are on my wish list this Christmas.

Danielle said...

perfect photo..and boots! :)

Donna said...

Love the boots and the retro lights!

hi-d said...

What a cute couple you guys make!

LLH Designs said...

Welcome home! Love the boots!
Xo...Linsey

LAURA!!! said...

great boots and I agree, love the big, old colored lights!

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Adore your Christmas card photo! I also subscribe to House & Home and even did a post on it today too. It's the best magazine out there!

Mary said...

What a sweet looking family the 3 of you are!

LiveLikeYou said...

Cute Xmas picture...LOVE your fluffy dog!!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Love the matching boots! Too cute! Looks like you had a great holiday weekend!

Brooke said...

Love the pics! Yall look too cute, but my question goes out to Harry... why so serious, friend? ;)

Love the matching boots! Maybe, lets talk soon?!

Andrea said...

Precious picture...such sweet memories :)

AND, can I just say that I am jumping on board with the big colored lights! They remind me of my childhood. Thanks for the inspirtation.

Have a great week, as catching up from the Thanksgiving rush can be exhausting....and then there is Christmas :)

I'maNolaGirl said...

I love your family photo! You all look soooo happy!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Adorable family photo!!! I love your pup...looks like mine!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog Marianne. Also, LOVE the boots and the two of you plus the dog take a great picture.

Janis, Scotland, UK

classic casual home said...

Darling family photo!

Day Old News said...

What a beautiful family you have! I really want to see a photo of your street with all those trees up, sounds so lovely! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

We always had a big 12' tree at our lake house with those old-fashioned colored lights and bubble lights too. The tree was filled with huge colored balls, mecury ornaments, and lots of other bright colored ornaments and ribbon...so pretty :)

megan @ a life's design said...

Your street sounds so lovely! And I love the matching boots.

Rachel said...

I told my husband that a great Christmas gift would be a subscription to Canadian House & Home.... I LOVE that magazine.

And that picture of your boots is too cute! ;-)