christmas wrapping paper by ella doran

We are busy wrapping things up over here at the Hughes house.  Our oldest is home from NY and I am looking forward to some down time over the next week.

Here is my plan..... stay in my PJ's till after noon...eat lots of peppermint ice-cream before the stores stop stocking candy canes...stay up way too late and watch movies with my older kids...get out the messy paints with my younger kids...get all of the laundry done (for at least a few minutes), make some yummy dinners and brunches that keep us at the table long after the eating is done, drink hot coco next to a roaring fire, knit the stockings for next Christmas, read, sleep, laugh and enjoy the people that make my life full.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday.


wooden kids toys

We just got some adorable wooden toys in the shop and they are only $12.

Do you have any little people on your list?

Christmas Decorations

I am in love with these images by made in persbo found via Heart Handmade.

I am a little conflicted when it comes to Christmas Decor....part of me loves all things sparkly and the other part loves natural.  How about you?  Do you have a favorite?  Do you love both?


vintage Christmas photo shoot

My very talented friend Melodie styled her Christmas card this year and it was too great not to share with you.  You can see more of the photos by Brooke Morgan at Melodie's blog pink cupcake vintage.


vintage Christmas

I am loving Melodie's Christmas Decorations.

Glitter, bottle brush trees, glass ornaments, fresh greenery.....what are your favorite things about Christmas Decorations?


children's clothing sale

All of our children's clothing is on sale until Wednesday at midnight.  These are a few of my favorite dresses...


shorely chic giveaway

I have a little giveaway for you today... One of you will win theses three wonderful gifts from Liz at Shorely Chic.  I have followed Liz's blog for a long time and I enjoy both her blog and her shop.

For a chance to win just check out Liz's shop and tell me your favorite find.  For an extra chance follow Liz's blog and leave an additional comment letting me know.


mercury glass

Mercury glass is one of those things that I think I will always be in love with.  Our new store is right next to West Elm and their 30% off all mercury glass sale is very tempting.
Dots and mercury glass...what's not to love...
These little ones are $3 each and free shipping.  Perfect for a festive table and at that price you can get some for your desk and to organize your make up.
I hope that you are enjoying your December!  I am very excited for some R & R this weekend.



Scott and I almost never watch TV.  Perhaps it is because we are too busy or perhaps it is because when we love a show we become complete addicts.  It doesn't happen often but we fall hard.  Suits has caused us to stay up way past our bed time ....just one more.
Any one else out there fallen in love with this show?