December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays from Me to You!

Well, my sweet readers, I'm officially off for the holidays and will be catching a plane soon to be home with my family! Home will greet me with the smell of pine trees and cinnamon, the taste of eggnog and panettone, a little teasing with my two big brothers, girl talks with my mom, and hugs from my dad.  
My mom always does such a great job of making it feel like Christmas around the house. One of our favorite things to do is sit around the glowing Christmas tree at night with the fireplace going and talk.
What I love about being home is how there's always a fresh pot of coffee brewing, Christmas carols going, and a big smile forming on my parents' face when I stumble down the stairs to the kitchen when I wake up. 
I'm also looking forward to having free time to read. Curled up in a comfy chair and warm blanket, I'm excited to make my way through two new books, The Purpose Driven Life and The Glass Castle.

Time away from our daily lives is all about having nowhere to be, no obligations to fill, and giving ourselves the space we need to truly rejuvenate...

"Take care of your soul, and your soul will take care of you."

Today I'm wishing you all lots of holiday happiness and want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your daily visits and comments. You make my day! See you Monday!

xo,
Crystal

26 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

Merry Christmas Crystal!

Jane
xx

Sarah Klassen said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Crystal!

Wishing you lovely memories and beautiful moments spent with family, enjoying all that Christmastime has to bring :)

Much love,
Sarah

Annie said...

Merry Christmas & safe travels home!

~Annie

Amanda said...

I love these pictures! Have a Merry Christmas! :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Have a wonderful time at home Crystal! Love these photos! And thanks for all the great year-long inspiration + your friendship!
Wishing you all things merry merry!

xo Mary Jo

Caroline in the City said...

The Glass Castle is a magnificent book and I am very critical about books. Have a happy holidays!

A Life More Fabulous said...

You'll fly through The Glass Castle- completely captivating - and fairly short so perfect for a holiday read.

Wishing you lots of family fun!
xo

Paula Grace Designs said...

Happy holidays to you and yours! Love the pics. Makes me want to curl up and read a good book. Safe travels!
Paula Grace

In Honor Of Design said...

Beautiful pics!

have a Blessed Christmas!

Anna

Jess & Dan said...

Hi Crystal,

The Glass Castle is excellent...Merry Christmas from Sydney!

Jess :)

Brandi said...

Have a beautiful, beautiful holiday with your family, Crystal! These pictures are lovely...

Kim Berry said...

That cat is so cute! And I love the chair it's sitting in! =)
And the white room in the second picture is just stunning!
Great quote too!

Merry Christmas! =D

Sallie Ann said...

Crystal, Lovely pictures. I'm especially excited about the stairs with all the yummy gold and creamy ornaments. Have a delightful and peaceful holiday.

Couture Cookie said...

Love these images. I wish you a really Merry Christmas! xo

SogniSorrisi said...

I hope you have a wonderful time at home with your family. Wishing you every blessing of the season - Buon Natale! xo

corvedacosta said...

Merry Christmas to you

vosges paris said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. Eating Pannetone ;) You must have some Italian roots don't you

Helen said...

Merry Christmas! I've read both of the books and they are fantastic! Have a lovely time back home :)

Jenn said...

Merry Christmas Crystal! Enjoy your time at home!

Froulala said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Crystal!! I've been doing the same with family, cocooning with books and no obligations for the past couple of weeks. A great way to end year so we can have a roaring start come 2010. Safe travels home.

pinkstilettos said...

Hi. It's my first time visiting and I wanted to tell how much I have been enjoying your blog...Lots of beautiful photos!
Daisy~

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Crystal--

I never leave comments at any of the 30 some blogs I track. But, I want you to know that yours is my favorite and first stop every weekday morning. Thank you for brightening my mornings with your beautiful taste and positive energy.

Best Wishes for 2010!
Nancy

jamesxvi said...

I love the soft gold palate of these Christmas vignettes. Happy Holdiays!

Happenstance said...

What a great post. Hope you had a great holiday. Although by the sounds of this you did:)

Creategirl said...

perfectly said and a perfect visual!! Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family!!

BethanyEyre said...

Hope you're enjoying your books! I read the Glass Castle last year and couldn't put it down. Ha ha, I should probably read the Purpose Driven Life one of these days as well...:)

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