Hi there! Busy days over here, wish I could say I was busy Christmas decorating but not that is not exactly the case. It’s been drips and drabs over here, I feel some momentum and get something done and then life takes over and the decorations remain in their boxes, waiting for another chance to “come out”. I went to a beautiful holiday house tour yesterday and must say seeing all the homes decked out in their holiday best did get me a slight bit more motivated, so there is hope! Today my tree is getting delivered and maybe if I crank up some Christmas music things might get hoping around here. Of course it does not help that we had near 60 degree temps yesterday! I wouldn’t mind a beautiful little dusting of snow, just enough to make everything pretty and magical. And how about you? I see so many trees up, presents wrapped and Christmas cards sent…I am so so behind. We are having two family Christmas parties, one this Sunday (a bigger one) and next weekend is a smaller gathering about 15 so I am thinking as I start to prepare….I am bound to “get in the spirit” afterall! As I periodically do I share with you a slice of my life in the last week as seen through my trusty little iPhone and here we go….. The most beautiful artwork sent by a dear reader/client….more on this on Sunday, and yes that is Teddy! I have been getting in some beautiful gifts and a pretty stack of boxes filled with yummy sweets is always welcome! Kind of decking the halls…. My Christmas wreath with ginger jars! It was intended for another space but my “helpful” husband? I know you know what I mean by putting that in parentheses put it on the front door, given my tepid motivation for now, it will remain:) THIS is why I might consider myself a Christmas hoarder, taken in my attic. Please don’t judge if there was a support group trust me I would go. But the good news is that? I did not buy one single piece of Christmas decor this year, I have a lifetime supply… Had a great city weekend which included a stop at my sons all time favorite restaurant Serafina, best pizza and pasta (no diets allowed) here… Old fashioned Christmas carolers in Soho…who knew? \ Heading home this beautiful pond near my house looked so pretty on this hazy afternoon.. I love making cheese platters on my favorite Vagabond House board….everything looks good on this:) And I caught an incredible sunset that even pictures could not do justice to! A peek at my sons bedroom so far! Love the colors of my breakfast table last week, a friend brought over these sunflowers, had no idea you could still get them! Beautiful entrance to a local nursery Had my favorite brussel sprouts salad of all time at Harvest in Greenwich, yum! Two lonely wrapped gifts….its a start! Son took me to Shake Shack, I love that they have items for pets on their menu and their hamburgers are mighty good:) One morning this last week I went and sat in my living room in the early morning and made some calls, I just loved being there and wondered why I don’t use that room more often, sad how that is with our living rooms, we put so much effort into them and rarely use them… Love my new chinoiserie pillows….that is a good reason in and of itself to go in there more:) So excited to be seeing Al Pacino in China Doll this weekend…cannot wait! Rose lovers alert…..had this in Savannah and it was soooo good! I just bought a case of it, great rose When I go to my favorite nursery it s not unusual for my trunk to look like this… A group of friends who I love and have been getting together with for over 10 years took me out for my bday on Wed (my bday is the 14th) to our favorite Mexican (a tradition) so many great laughs, good food and of course a nice dose of frozen margaritas….. I got the best gifts!! My all time favorite UGGS bow gloves, the coziest pjs, an amazing tea set from David’s Teas in NYC and? mug/diffuser but the best part, is their friendship…priceless! Lots of pretty monogrammed napkins going out the door, every time I see a new combination I want them! Great things come in from Samuel and Son! Got in this scrumptious trim for my dining room….. And finally being that I such a drip this year, I didn’t get to bribe my kids into posing for yet another Christmas picture, poor Teddy missed out on his 15 min of fame. So I snapped a few quickly of him in his “ugly Christmas sweater…why can’t my boys follow Teddy’s lead and just ham it up for 15 minutes? Love this guy…I wish you could meet him, he is such a mush! So there you go. Now, this is the good stuff, mind you not a total representation of my last week or so. There are no pictures of my mini meltdowns over various things, screaming while in a traffic jam, having a few wardrobe malfunctions, waiting on the phone for an hour trying to change a forgotten about jury duty call,, a burnt potroast that I forgot about in the oven, (ugh), the list goes on but you can turn on the news and see plenty of doom and gloom! As you know I like to focus on the pretty and the good at least on my blog:) Wishing everyone a great day, hope your holidays are off to a merry start! Until next time….. AS OF THURSDAY EVENING- New promo alert and this one is incredible! Gorgeous florals have been created using my tole and porcelain containers, staring Thurs evening until Sunday! Click here to view….