Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Let There be Peace on Earth


I love this time of year, but sometimes there is so much pressure to have fun, buy the right gifts, and spend as much time as possible with friends and family, that I end up exhausted.
This mannequin in the window seemed to totally speak to me the other day.....telling me "RELAX!! "

Not to mention that I love that "Miss Calm, Yogi-like Mannequin Girl", is wearing my favorite color...gray, and wearing some super bad ass faux fur!

Anyway, I'm trying to take her advice and relish every moment of this wonderful time of year. 

I'm lighting my Christmas Tree every day.....


Putting up pretty flower arrangements,


Enjoying these lovely scented candles, that btw, dont make you cough and are safe to inhale because they are beeswax candles from whole foods. I highly recommend them! The one in the pic above is amazing. Its a fire crackle candle, meaning it mimics the sound of a fireplace...(available at Target). But I swear it makes me cough!  And look at the black "soot" around the rim! Not healthy:(
The ones below are MUCH better for you...


Decorating with cranberries and other fruits...and attempting to actually eat the fruit so I don't gain to much extra holiday poundage....



WHAT DO YOU DO JUST FOR YOU, AROUND THE HOLIDAYS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY AND BRINGS YOU PEACE OF MIND?

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20 comments:

  1. What cute ideas! I especially love decorating with cranberries this time of year!

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  2. I love your Christmas tree! AND that awesome faux fur on the mannequin.

    It is hard to slow down during the holidays. This is minor, but I like to unwind and enjoy Christmas by listening to my favorite Christmas cds in the car and singing as loud and out of tune as I want to! :)

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  3. @Ashley I used to do the same thing when I had a car nd lived in Florida Its so nice to have that alone time. @Kinsey decorating with cranberries is such an easy inexpensive way to decorate. Thanks for the lovely comments!

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  4. Hi! Thanks for the comments on my blog. your photos just put me into such a holiday spirit, usually my fav thing to go look at the beautifully decorated store windows in NYC.

    I've followed you, I'd love if you want to follow me as well :)

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  5. I love all these decorations! Mine are going up at the weekend - can't wait!!! xx

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  6. I love this time of the year too! Such beautiful Christmas decorations you have!

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  7. I love that mannequin, an amazing idea! xx



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  8. Are the Cranberries fresh? How do you get the candle to sit on the without crushing them?? And my candles DO make me caught...yikes. Love that mannequin in the window!

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  9. @Sarah, yes the cranberries are fresh...I put the candle in first, and then surround it with cranberries...so easy;)

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  10. OOOOO I love the candles!!! What a fantastic idea!!!!

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  11. Hi!!
    Thanks so much for your comment!!! Your blog is great!! we're followers!!
    I think I should start thinking on my christmas presents... I didn't realized...

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  12. love the necklace on the first pic!
    xoxo
    Catita

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  13. Thank you for posting this!!! Omigod, i agree, the holiday season can be pretty stressful sometimes...bah...But that mannequin is amazing, i just need to think of that all day and I'll be fine, not to mention dream of that gorgeous fur collar! Your Christmas tree and decor looks lovely. I just found your blog and I'm a new follower because it's obviously the bomb!
    http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  14. Your Christmas tree looks so beuatiful!!

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  15. The mannequin made me smile. And i'm loving your christmas decorations :o)

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  16. I agree with you, the fresh fruit decorations are lovely, I saw it somewhere in the magazine, thinking of doing that on our entrance
    <3
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  17. lovely photos!!

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  18. your tree is beautiful!! decorating mine is always one of my favorite traditions :)

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  19. I have an obsession for scented candles! Especially for the Cinnamon ones...
    your Christmas tree is adorable! :)

    Isabella
    http://fashionleitmotiv.blogspot.com

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