Monthly Archives: December 2010

home for the holidays

… a snap a day, through the season, of a festive corner of our home…

one of my MOST favorite
family traditions
is that every year on christmas eve
while eating fondue by the fire
we open one gift.
an ornament
that has to do with something we have done that year…
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this was from the year i learned to surf.
(and no, i couldn’t hang ten that first year. i still can’t… someday?)

nellie’s favorite treats

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my mom always jokes that nellie has more friends than most humans.
it’s true… she is one social dog!
she wanted to do something special for all her besties
so this weekend we baked up a batch of treats made from all her favorite things…

organic peanut butter, apples, carrots and cranberries are added to the mix
(nellie begs to lick the bowl, just like a kid!)

they smell good
so best to cut with a bone cookie cutter just for clarification!

here is our recipe:

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i picked up these martha stewart gift boxes on sale at jo-ann’s
and they are the perfect size for a dozen or so treats
martha makes it so easy- labels, ribbon and parchment squares included!


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boxed and ready to be delivered!
make up a batch and let me know what your pooch thinks!

holiday greens

while in little compton for my birthday weekend
we stopped into peckham’s during their annual holiday party
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peckham’s green house is always loaded with the most gorgeous plants and garden goods…
during the holiday season it is one of the most inspiring places
bursting with poinsettias
house-made wreaths
festive pots, tree ornaments and paperwhites
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i love filling my home with greens and forced bulbs
especially in winter
when the view out your window seems bare, gray and frozen!