Lately...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm happy to have finally gotten around to blowing up one of my photos, framing and having Mark hang it up. It's all broody and lovely and makes me happy to see it.
 Watching my friends come over and trying to resist popping a day in my bubble calendar. Funny story - my favorite designer ever had to come over to to change something in the lamp - I let him pop one of the bonus ones! It's a huge honor if it's bestowed on you. Also, it's teaching me a lot of lessons in self-restraint.

My beautiful friend and the most heart warming Christmas lunch that she prepared for a couple of us girls...(listen to how sappy I am!) We even got to decorate her Christmas tree which made me giddy since I don't have one! Another day I'll have to share the most thoughtful cool gifts she made for us. (Thanks Jen!)
 A trip to Strassbourg to visit the Christmas markets with two of my favorite partners in crime.

And this, friends, is what I'm loving lately.

76 comments:

Ola said...

it seems that you are having a wonderful time right now:)

Gracie said...

Oh my gosh! Those markets look lovely. I want to visit some Christmas markets in Europe one day (and have a white Christmas). I adore that bubble calendar.

Kristin H said...

That looks like a wonderful Christmas lunch, and I love the beauty of Strasbourg.
Have a wonderful Christmas! See you next year:)

madeleine said...

i need that bubble calendar, ist the coolest! and i am glad you "blew up" that photo, it's really beautiful. i can imagine it makes the entire room feel really calm. //dariadaria

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

If those bubbles could work their way into my daily planner, that would be awesome (though not very practical)!

marissa at the boot said...

i see cute sandwiches, deviled eggs, horseshoe cookies (those are huge here!) and a beautiful kitchen! glorious lunch indeed!! love your print.

ellie said...

So festive! Beautiful picture you blew up too. Better do another with..the Christmas lights.

ivy's closet said...

How fun! Looks like the holidays are everywhere there.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That calendar is too fun and your friend is a modern day Martha!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Staley Mc said...

I am loving that calendar!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

That calendar is the best!! My siblings and I used to physically fight over popping those bubbles!

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh! I am loving it also! I want to comment on everything but first- I love that photo. Wow oh wow! You are talented! And I want that calendar and only let special people pop it. And I want your friends.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Hi. New here to your blog and loved it.. Great posts and impressive 'Ideas for him' in the previous post..
Do drop by mine sometime..
And Very Merry X'Mas!!!
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ourdreamlives said...

Ah so much lovely lovely stuff! Your blown up and framed photograph is super cool, you've just inspired me!!
Sally

Daniela said...

how sweet of your friend- everything shown looks delicious :)
And I love that calendar!!

Kelle Dame said...

I wanna go! I love that calendar! It's Genius!!!! My daughter would have all those popped in two seconds flat!

fhenny said...

brilliant bubble calendar
and glad to hear you are having great christmas tine

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linz marie said...

I love the calendar! What a fabulous idea! The tea sandwiches are arranged so brilliantly. Happy Christmas to you :-)

Ms. Givens said...

I frame my daughters photography.
Its such an easy but thought provoking thing to use as art work.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I saw that bubble calendar in a store- I didn't get it although my monkeys would LOVE it because I knew if would be totally popped out before it had a chance!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love the water texture on that photograph... great post!

Olga said...

That bubble calendar is so original and funny.
Your lunch is the one that I want :)
And last but not least, your framed photograph is gorgeous!

Christianna said...

Your picture is great!

I want to have the honor of popping one of those days on your calender!

And that last picture made me smile!

Sunny & Star said...

All of your pictures are so lovely. I am especially loving the last photo. The Christmas market looks so stunning. I hope your holidays are going wonderfully. I love this time of year.

Sara Szatmary said...

Blowing up personal photos is the best. It makes your home so much more personable.

Collette Osuna said...

Ummm, yummy lunch or what?? Looks wonderful!!
The framed pic would have been perfect anywhere you hung it:)

Have a great week!

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Catita said...

so fun you got to go to Strasbourg, we really loved it and you must go to La Table de Louise next time, its a GREAT restaurant! Congrats for the picture framed up!

Claire said...

that bubble calendar is fantastic!!

E said...

Sounds like a fun time with some good girlfriends. And I'm jealous of that food!

jennifer/mylittleadventures said...

i love the photo of the water!!

Ashley said...

Bubble calendar?!? Might be the best invention ever!!!!!!!!

Love your "broody" photo.

Diana said...

Did you know how magical your Christmas looks? Like Hogwarts! I love your broody photo and those crescent almond cookie things are the absolute best!

I'm jealous.

Kristina said...

loving your framed picture (have been wanting to do the same with pretty dark waves I snapped in Croatia)! looks really cool! and the pop-calender makes me laugh! Enjoy the holidays and merry christmas my friend :) xox

Nikki said...

I'm concerned about photographers...always shooting and blowing things up.

That looks like a lovely Christmas lunch. What a lucky gal!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm pretty sure this post couldn't be any more amazing! I love your pic, and the town looks gorgeous!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

i dont think i'd be able to resist popping that bubble wrap calendar!! its too tempting! it looks like you're have a great time leading up to christmas - all those cookies and sandwiches look delicious!

Marisa A. said...

Ohh that picture is brooding and wonderful. Also a Christmas Market??? I want one here!

inHERshoes said...

wow, those samiches are cut and arranged so dainty! the food and of course your framed photo! the bubble wrap calendar is also cool!

Heidi Adnum said...

Gorgeous!

Mimi said...

that photo you had framed is beautiful and just perfect! and oooh, a bubble calendar... i won't be able to resist popping the bubbles, though, haha! ;)

i looove that last photo! christmas at its best. :)

<3, Mimi
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Carly said...

What a fabulous picture album...FIRST love the ocean framed art...very broody indeed.
Your market looks like a christmas card it is so beautiful.
And what a dear friend to host such a fancy lunch...I wish I had been invited.
Happy week.
C

Sandra Leiva said...

Great pictures and yummy cupcakes!! <3

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Haha....bubble calendar!!! My husband would love that.

modanista junkie said...

OH my I love the calendar. What a lovely idea!! I may have to steal this idea. ;)


xoxo

Josie said...

I have no idea how you restrain yourself with that calender!

Lidiya said...

All of the food looks delicious and I adore Christmas markets, Strasbourg is such a wonderful place <3
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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

That first picture is gorgeous! And what an amazing calendar! I think I would have a hard time resisting though! x

meme-and-he said...

look at her preggo belly!! so great! lovely framed photo, too.

heather said...

how lovely! i love your bubble calendar :) wishing you a wonderful xmas! we have a tree for the first time together ever. it's fun, but i like the idea of having friends come over to help decorate and having a beautiful lunch like that to boot! it's really beautiful!

happy christmas and new year to you, krystal!!!

MosaMuse said...

i like that bubble calendar!
i dont think i would be able to resist :)
xo
MosaMuse

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Robin Yourgrave said...

I would have a rough time controlling myself with the bubbles, for sure. Even worse, though? Those amazing looking treats. Good god, lady.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Beautiful photos!!!!
Happy Holidays!!!
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Jess said...

I'm drooling over those sweets!

Monique said...

that bubble calendar is awesome and i can't wait to find out what your gift is what a sweet friend!

Fashion Tales.... said...

What a great looking lunch!I love your photo blown up! -xo

Ans said...

WOW, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE GIFTS YOUR FRIEND GAVE YOU, SHE SEEMS VERY CREATIVE AND ORGANISED. I WISH YOU A LOVELY AND VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A SUPERB 2012!!! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING 2011!!!
XXX

shopgirl said...

These photos are just awesome! Your photo blow up looks fantastic! And talk about discipline and restraint. That bubble calendar would drive me nuts. I love popping bubble wrap!

Have a wonderful Christmas sweetie!

SmartBear said...

Oh, everything is wonderful here. That last photo has me drooling with wanderlust. And the bubble calendar? I could never keep myself from popping it!
Best,
Tina

Jessica said...

Your print is gorgeous! I have so many that I haven't framed yet. I'll have to add it to my 2012 Must-Do list! Happy Holidays!

M said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! LOVE YOUR BLOG as always! Have a great day!

xx.M

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Marissa said...

I don't think I would ever be able to restrain myself from popping that calendar. What a brilliant idea!

P.S. - sorry I've been MIA. I have some serious blog catch up to do. Miss you!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I'm jealous, I love trips with partners in crime!!!

Joanne Faith said...

Christmas lunch looks delicious! Merry Christmas <3

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

The calendar is brilliant! And yes I would have a terrible time not popping them all at once.

Your Christmas lunch sounds perfect.

Many wonderful wishes being sent to your from the states. PS LOVE THE PHOTO!

thinkpriddy said...

hahaha i want that bubble calendar! Cute post your photos are very pretty :)

Shade of Whim said...

ohhhh that bubble wrap calendar!! I came across this the other day online...seriously, can a calendar get any better?! I mean, every day will begin with silly giggles and laughs. perfect :D
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy start to a beautiful New Year - 2012!!xx

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

the bubble wrap calendar--brilliant!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your framed photo and your lunch with your friends sounds/looks so lovely! Wishing you a very happy holiday!

xo Mary Jo

lifeanditsotherdrugs said...

I am a huge fan of photography, so I'm pretty much in live with the first photo...I'm also a big fan of FOOD and it all looks delicious!

Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas! :D

andrea despot said...

Sounds and looks like your holidays are going quite well! Everything looks lovely! I hope you have an amazing Christmas!

LeeLee said...

What a lovely Christmas lunch. I loove Strasbourg. Beautiful place and the perfect time to visit.

Mumbles said...

That bubble calendar is so cool, but I couldn't resist to pop just one bubble a day hahaha
Hope you're having a nice time,
have fun tomorrow night!

♥Marley

v o j a c q u e said...

I love the calendar idea! Haha, so creative. :)

Jess said...

Bubble calendar? That is the most silly-awesome idea I've seen in awhile!

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

Oh that bubble calendar is awesome!

Minna.K said...

Soo beautiful and nice photos! Lovely markets!

 

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