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Staycation

Today is a first me and Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder.

We both put in a vacation request for today and have absolutely no travel plans in store! We’ve never taken a day off just to be home. Sounds funny, but with so few vacation days and so many places/people to see, we’ve always agreed to not “waste” a day just be-boppin’ around the house.

While spending every vacation day traveling might sound glamorous, I assure you, it’s not. It basically means that doing the everyday stuff around your house gets crammed into late nights and weekends or put off entirely. We have both been so busy this holiday season, we haven’t even had time to decorate our house for Christmas.

So today, we will deck the halls, trim the tree and maybe cuddle up and watch a Christmas movie. I could get use to this “staycation” thing.

Photos by: KHJ

Have you ever taken a “staycation”? I’d love to hear what you do on your off days around the house.

Posted 12/13/10, Topic: Blog

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Today brings new meaning to the song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Brrr! I was busy inside, cleaning and decorating for Christmas, when I looked outside and saw the most lovely snow flurries whirling in the wind.
It was such a magical winter site. The sky was grey and cold and everything was getting a beautiful winter dusting.

My yard looked as if it were covered in layer of light and fluffy powdered sugar.

Actually, once I got a closer peek, it looked more like Fleur de Sel. Did the clouds above France suck up that magical wonder, carry it across the Atlantic, and shake it down around my house? Mmm, that sounds like a yummy dream.

Photos by: KHJ

I hope where ever you are today, you are dry, warm and happy.

Posted 12/12/10, Topic: Blog

Dear Santa

all I want for Christmas…
is a Blue Eyed Yonder {little kitchen}!
Photos by: KHJ
Hop on over to my Etsy shop to meet the new ladies on the lane, including Bonnie (shown above). Bonnie is a Special Edition {little kitchen} featuring a two-toned look similar to the kitchens of the 1950’s. This kitchen was inspired by my sweet Mema. She suggested creating a 50’s style red & white kitchen, so it was only fitting to name it after her. Thanks Mema!

Posted 12/9/10, Topic: Blog

Winter Whimsy

These are a few of the inspiration photos I pulled together for this year’s Christmas decor. It has that whole wintery white, Anthro vibe. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. I better get to work or it won’t be done before Christmas!

Am I the only one that has not decorated for the holidays yet? Please tell me I am not alone.

Posted 12/6/10, Topic: Blog

10 things you probably didn’t know

Yesterday I celebrated my 29th birthday and ended up flipping through my baby book that my Mom passed on to me a few months back. Realizing your baby book is technically “vintage”… wow. Sit down for that one.
My Mom did such a great job of keeping up with the little details of my early life. Growing up I remember looking through this book and enjoying the random tidbits about a part of my life that I would otherwise not remember.
Today, we have so many modern ways of journaling our babies’ lives – computers, blogs, even Facebook. Yet I think it is sweet to hold a good, old-fashioned book in my hands and feel the brittleness of the pages. I enjoy seeing my Mom’s handwriting and even noticing how she would often switch pens throughout the book.

So, in the spirit of my birthday, I thought I would give you the
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know
about the {little} Blue Eyed Yonder…

One
When I was born the nurses called me “little peanut”, weighing just 6 lbs.

Two
The first person I laughed at was my Aunt Gina, she was stepping out of the shower. Wonder what I found so funny?



Three
My first word was “Soccer”. No, not the sport. Soccer was my Grandparent’s dog.

Four
My first sentence was, “Don’t do that anymore, Papa.” He was tapping his fingers on the table. What? Me bossy?

Five
At age 4, I would watch Gone With the Wind over and over again. I used to want to grow up to be like Scarlett. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized, “Hmph, she’s got quite the reputation.”

Six
My first picnic was at Stone Mountain Park. That was also the first time my feet touched grass.

Seven
At 17-months old, Mom asked me, “Where did you get your pretty nose?” to which I replied, “At the store.”

Eight
At 23-months I liked to tell people, “Just a minute, honey” and called instant chocolate milk mix, “dirt.”

Nine
When I was 3 1/2 years old, Mom took me to see E.T. – I cried.

Ten
I was the only girl in my kindergarten class. I loved to wear dresses, the more lace the better!

Photos by: KHJ

Well, there you have it. Ten facts you probably didn’t know about {little} Blue Eyed Yonder or “whittle kwitty” as Mr. BEY likes to call me.

So, do you have a baby book? Or do you keep one for your children? I’d love to hear your stories.

Posted 12/3/10, Topic: Blog

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