Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's a Bling Bling Christmas

Pictured above: Our holiday mantle featuring freakishly thin snow people (the boy snow person is a bit metrosexual) ~ a cairn terrier (Toto dog) ~ornaments on one of our trees (yay) ~ the mighty Skeena (I lived near this river long ago) ~ and last, but cerainly not least, chocolate, it is Christmas after all.
One of these days I'll figure out how to add pics into the body of the post, until then bear with me, please.

Think Julie Andrews. Listed are a few of my favorite things, in no particular order:

~Shiny Christmas tree ornaments, (love, love, love em, I swear I must be part raccoon)
~Susan Boyle's rendition of Wild Horses
~Unusual throw pillows
~Bryce Canyon at sunset (well, anytime of day, but sunset's truly magical)
~The movie Babe, Pig in the City
~Children's belly laughs
~PF Chang's gluten-free lemon chicken
~Paris, France
~My Mac (faithful accomplice)
~Cairn terriers
~Mountain lakes surrounded by evergreens
~Elegant hotel rooms
~California wild poppies
~The Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada
~Chocolate (you suspected as much, didn't you?)

I'm taking a brief hiatus for the holidays. Look for me around the 27th, give or take, depending on how things go. I want to wish every single one of you a Very Merry Christmas, and if Christmas isn't your holiday, then Happy Holidays! I will miss you all, Bloggy Buddies!

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Merry Christmas to you too, dearest Elizabeth!!! Your holidays look as though they will be absolutely gorgeous, and something out of a storybook!!! Just what I would expect from you!!! You are such a talented lady...Will miss you!! And look forward to your return!!! Wish I could buzz out, and grab a little of your's snowing again...the drifts are 4 ft already, and the snow continues to fall...beautiful from inside though...and that's where I plan to stay for now...curled up in front of the fire with ...yes, a cup of hot CHOCOLATE...Love you list!!! Love you~Janine XO

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

We'll miss you, too!

Love your pictures. That river looks COLD...but beautiful.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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L.T. Elliot said...

Merry Christmas, Elizabeth! Your tree is gorgous and I love all the pics (especially the chocolate one!)

Jemi Fraser said...

Enjoy the season to its fullest, Elizabeth! Love your photos. Merry Christmas :)

Crazy Mommy Katy said...

I hope you're talking about Deja Vu the feeling and not the strip club.

Joanne said...

I just had dinner so if you could pass a couple of those delicious chocolates my way, that'd be perfect!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy this beautiful holiday week.

ellen abbott said...

Either that tree is really small or those ornaments are huge! Have a wonderful holiday.

Alix said...

Such beautiful things. As for the boy snow person.. a "bit" metrosexual? LOL. That's the understatement of the millennium.

I love your favorite things, Elizabeth. Especially the champagne! Yay for Christmas champagne.

Jan Morrison said...

oh I love those thin snow folks! And really, their sex life is none of our business. What they get up to when you turn the Christmas lights off will be there little secret. Probably eat the bonbons. Have a very choclatey Christmas my friend. I'll talk to you anon.
love, Jan, who has seen the Skeena herself and knows the longing thereof.

Stacy Post said...

Happy Christmas to you, Elizabeth! Enjoy your time away from the keyboard. I look forward to your return after the holiday!

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

Love your decorations!
Since I am a severe technoidiot I am very proud that I do know how to put photos in the text but in the way I figured out which may not be the correct way.
1. Put all of your photos in
2. Write everything that you want to write.
3. Switch to HTML in those buttons at the top of the blog thingy , to the right
4. Now you can cut bits out and paste them between the photos. You can also cut out the photo if you can figure out which bit of crazy html writing is for which photo

Hope this works OK,Elizabeth, sometimes you end up with big spaces you can't get rid of but not often.
Hope you understand my directions.

Have a lovely Christmas!

Journaling Woman said...

When someone says (in real life) I am not going to be available for awhile, I get nervous. I already miss you, but I understand.

I love many of the things you have mentioned, but not all. I love terriers in general. I had a Yorkie for 13 years and she was so sweet.

Merry Christmas, Elizabeth!

Jenn said...

And a very merry Christmas to you and yours as well Elizabeth! A break sounds like just the thing to recharge your batteries :-) We'll be in your neck of the country next week, spending the holidays with family in SoCal! Can't wait for less snow & warmer temps lol. Thought I was the only one who loved deja vu, that's the best!

Metrosexual snowman, love it!

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

christmas tree looks so cute and i love all the photos especially the river shot

Fireblossom said...

I like your mantel with the freaksihly thin folk! (I am jealous, though)

Merry Christmas!

Marguerite said...

Love the tree and the mantle,(both beautiful) the pup, and the chocolates! Relax, enjoy, and have fun! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Joyeaux Noel, cher!

Lauren said...

That's a great idea to post about your favorite things for your Christmas post :) I think that I will have to copy you! :)

Also, I've been really wanting some nice dark chocolate today and that picture of your truffles made me want some even more :)

I love the picture of your tree and your other Christmas decor! I hope you and your family has a very merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of love and laughter.

colbymarshall said...

How about champagne AND chocolate while HOLDING a cairn terrier?? Merry Christmas!

Mr. Shife said...

Your favorite things are pretty darn nice. Thanks for the Christmas wishes and you have yourself a wonderful holiday season as well. Take care.

Shirley Wells said...

I love those pictures.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, Elizabeth!

Michelle H. said...

Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas, Elizabeth! Those were beautiful pictures. Have a good rest during your break.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Merry Christmas Elizabeth!!!



Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas, dear friend...Sending you much love and best wishes in the New Year!! ~Janine XO

GutsyWriter said...

Is that really your tree. I love all the ornaments. Don't think I've ever seen a tree with so many.
I also enjoyed reading your list of favorite things. Quite a variety.

Suldog said...

A Very (belated) Merry Christmas, Elizabeth!!!

Carla Gade said...

Amazing decor for the holidays!!


Crystal Posey said...

Holy. Crap. Seriously. Just one visit. I'll behave. I promise. I'll leave my kids at home too. Just one. :P