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Holiday Entertaining and a New Rug


I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to kick off a new week.  I had my cookie exchange this weekend, and honestly, I'm beat!  While I love to entertain, I tend to try to accomplish too many other things at the same time (um, fireplace makeover?) and it just wears me out.  Entertaining shouldn't be so enterdraining, right?  It's all my own doing though - need to work on that for next year.

But, it was a lot of fun.  Lots of my favorite women were there, and I do look forward to it every year.  I'm really fortunate to have such a great bunch of friends in my life.

And the cookies are always amazing!

And no, the fireplace wasn't completed in time for the party, despite my husband and I working past midnight every night last week.  But, it wasn't the end of the world, and I threw some garland up to cover the work-in-progress.  Maybe the new rug was a good distraction...
This was even before I got the tree up - yes it was insane in the membrane at my house this weekend. ;-)

But, now that the party is over, I'm hoping to relax a bit and enjoy the fact that my home is now decorated for the holidays, and focus on the real meaning of Christmas!

Looking forward to sharing my holiday home with all of you!


  1. your fireplace is looking amazing-it will all be worth it in the end =)

  2. Okay you have yet to make a decorating decision that I don't totally LOVE. The new rug is perfection….and the fireplace looks amazing!!!! I'm moving in. It's settled. 'kay?

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE the rug, and the fireplace... and I'll take 1 of each of everything on the table please.

  4. I LOVE the rug! The cookie party looks like it was a lot of fun. I am going to one next week and I haven't decided what I am making yet!

  5. LOVE that rug!! Your fireplace is looking great. You've definitely got more energy than me. You go girl!!!

  6. OMG!! So you saw my post on coloring mine...where did you find it in BLACK?!?! I hope it was more than mine or I;='m gonna be really upset ;)


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