Dec 29, 2013

Holiday Greetings

Greetings friends, I hope you're all enjoying your holidays!

I've been spending a very lazy, warm, and cozy Christmas at home this year with my family. 

Our girls have been coming over a lot, and that's really all we need here for a perfect holiday.


We've been laughing around the dining room table over big home-cooked meals and watching a lot of our favorite videos while snuggled up together on the comfy family room sectional. 


Notting Hill, Something's Gotta Give, Love Actually, The Holiday, The Family Stone, and Pride and Prejudice are some of our traditional favorite videos. 

An admittedly feminine list that sometimes sends my husband off to his cave to watch football.

We haven't even been tempted to brave the after-Christmas sales or go out to a movie or restaurant. Everything we need is right here at home. We're very lucky!


I've also been curling up on the sofa with a cup of coffee each day catching up on all the gorgeous holiday blog posts I missed while busily preparing for my own Christmas. Blogland really outdid itself this Christmas, and I've been pinning so many great ideas for next year's holiday decorating and baking. 

I wanted to share my seasonal happiness with you today and say a huge thank you to all my wonderful blog friends and followers for reading my blog. I'd especially like to say thank you for your warm response the past few weeks to my new kitchen reveal. Your kind comments have at times completely overwhelmed me, in a very good way.

So, thank you! Each and every one of you is so special to me. 

I'm very lucky!



  1. It sounds like you had the perfect Christmas and I love that it is still going on in your home with your family! Those really are the best!


  2. I had a super lazy Christmas this year, too. I enjoyed my days spent in pjs watching movies and ignoring social media! It was wonderful.

    Happy new year Laurel!


  3. Hi Laurel!
    Your Christmas decoration are so beautiful, I also liked all your favorite movies. But the most important is that you are spending the Holidays together with your family. I wish you a happy new year full of blessings and love,

  4. Sounds like an absolutely perfect holiday Laurel! Hope the new year is filled with all good things for you and your family!

  5. Hi Laurel,
    I too like to spend my holidays just the way you have spent yours, hanging out with the family and enjoying the simple, non stressful moments from one day to the next. Have a terrific new year ahead with many more perfect moments in your wonderful cottage home!

  6. I was just wondering where you found the wonderful white tray that says 'Merry Christmas'. I am sure it is a one-if-a-kind.

  7. Glad your having a lot of fun laurel! I love you holiday movie list too especially "Love Actually" and "notting hill"!!! Happy 2014 dear!

  8. It looks like we have the same taste in movies, Laurel. I'm so glad I found your blog this year. It's been a huge inspiration to me. Looking forward to more great posts from you in 2014. ~ Nancy


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