Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
To those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope it was a merry one. As many were nestled by the fire with cookies baking in the oven, we spent the big day emptying a few more boxes - we did make a short escape, though. The four of us went to see The Wolf of Wall Street, the much anticipated Leo DiCaprio movie. About an hour into the movie we all realized that we should have stayed home and finished up the few boxes we had left. #2 was so bored she looked up the run time; 3 hours - okay, 2 hours and 59 minutes. By a unanimous vote, we left early. Can't even remember the last movie that I just had to walk out on.
Highlight of that hour and a half that I wasted: my bag of peanut M&Ms.
Anywho, since my holiday photos would consist of cardboard, paper, and a dash of eye rolling, I called on Sista to send me some of her pics to give me a taste of her holiday. If you are new to my blog, you can catch up on Sista's beautiful home here and here.
Best buds... Mr. Max and George Clooney. Obviously, George's sweater was a Christmas gift. He usually chews them to pieces.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
We are just a few doors down from the General Store otherwise known as the "Genny." The Genny is charming, serving hot coffee daily - and even includes wine in their inventory. I consider this an even better omen. Attached to the Genny is a post office where
Sunday, December 15, 2013
for winning the
Bella Snail Mail stamp!!
I have received two early Christmas gifts and I positively love them. The first one is The Preppy Cookbook by Christine Nunn.
I am going to admit something very few people know about me: I judge a book by its cover. And I am usually always happy with my choice. The Preppy Cookbook's plaid cover is so darling that if you gave it as a gift you wouldn't have to wrap it. I can't wait to put it on my bookshelf in my kitchen.
Ms. Nunn is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of the Arts, just like my Mister. Along with the delicious recipes, she writes warm, humorous stories about her family as well as her adventures in entertaining.
The Preppy Cookbook has sumptuous recipes as well as gorgeous photos. If you are looking for a fun read or a great hostess gift, this book is for you!
It's easy to enter. All you have to do is "like" Preppy Empty Nester and Crawford Boutique on Facebook. For a couple of extra points, visit Crawford's fabulous site and leave a comment below about what gorgeous item you would put on your wish list.
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Hope you're staying warm and toasty!
Saturday, December 14, 2013
I could not let this day go by without recognizing the precious lives that were lost one year ago today.
This is a video of a mother who lost her beautiful 6 year-old daughter, Emilie on that fateful day. She shares with us what the tragedy has taught her. It is a beautiful testament to love, courage and carrying on.
Grab a tissue.
The beautiful children and courageous adults that senselessly lost their lives in Sandy Hook are in my thoughts and prayers. The families of the victims ask to honor the anniversary with "acts of kindness" or volunteerism.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
And those cankles!!!!
One day left for my giveaway!
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Hello, I'm Katie
I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.
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