Little Italy in New York City! Dan and I spent Thanksgiving there several years ago...
it was a little piece of heaven!
Actually we loved all of NYC and there is nothing like being there for the holidays!
Here we are the night before we left the city at Columbus Square!
Awe... the food in that city was great! We tried to hit all the local diners for breakfast and we also liked finding all the restaurants that the "locals" were at too!
If you have the chance to spend the holidays in NYC, or even go during the holidays then do it, the city is just beautiful all lit up for the Christmas season!
Okay, so I'll just pretend I'm there... and while I'm pretending to be there I have some fun pictures to share with you all...
What do you see wrong with this picture (besides the all Hot Tamales)? That's right, my Miss Bella Blue is on my coffee table and she's not trying to get my candy she's trying to get in that brown basket b/c that's where all her "babies" are kept! This is the day of Christmas last year and we had to take away all the "babies" b/c our dogs were starting to fight over them. But Bella had other ideas! I love that picture!
This is me Christmas morning (excuse the no make-up) but my sweet hubby puts my favorite candy in my stocking every year! And I LOVE candy, even more than chocolate, Hot Tamales and Starburst Jelly Beans are my most favorite candies! (And, yes I'm in "footie" PJ's, those were our Christmas Eve PJ's.)
I just wanted to share a bit more about how we celebrate the holidays.
For the December 9th giveaway, I'm going to giveaway my entire "Sugar Cookie" paper collection! I created this "sweet" Valentine line b/c my mom use to make us kids huge heart shaped sugar cookies, then we'd get to put the icing and candy decorations on them! The sugar cookies were huge, one cookie took the space of an entire cookie sheet! My mom would have them already baked when we'd get home from school, ready for us to decorate; I loved doing that with my mom! Sure wish I had some pictures from those cookie decorating days. Kinda miss those days too!
(That's why the paper below called "Cookie Love" was created, I wanted a
huge sugar cookie on one of my papers!)
Leave a comment on this blog post and you might be the lucky winner!
For yesterday's winner I just HAD to pick:
Kilo0315 who said this...
"Great layouts Ladies! And I should mention "Ain't Love The Sweetest Thing" by Larissa: my hubby was behind me while I was reading your blog and when he saw this LO he asked me "can you do something like that with our photo?". Wow, you really touched his heart :) I never though he pays attention to my hobby LOL Thanks!"
I think we underestimate our hubby's thoughts about scrapbooking. My husband used to kinda "tease" about the hobby, then when I made an album for Henry (our kiddo) with all our family pictures, outings, his school year and our family vacation for one entire year he thought it was the most wonderful thing for Henry! He loves to look at it once I'm done creating it and we give it to Henry every year on his birthday. So even if our partners grunt and spend entirely too little time looking at every last little detail we've created on a layout I think mostly they really like that we do this for our families!
Have a great Thursday! -Nikki
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