11.14.2009

Dreaming of white...

I've already started sprucing up for the holidays....and what i love best is doing little vignette's. I started

last week and already finished with the mantel.

Can you believe it's only the middle of november....and since we never have thanksgiving hosted here

at my home...

there is no need for any turkey decorations....

don't get me wrong...

i love turkeys....

i might even have my own one day...

if i can get my hubby to agree on living on a farm....

which by the way...he has agreed to see with me.

So..keep your fingers crossed that we win the lottery...

i might even share some with you.






My kids came home last week to me stuffing marshmallows into this glass container....

so i had no worries that if any of them fell of the floor....

because we live by the 45 second rule in my home...

yes...

i know...

you all live off the 3 second rule...

but us...we like the 45 second one a bit more....

saves us some money....

like if one of the kids dropped an ice cream cone...

i'm all about saying....

take your time....no hurry....

because i'm not getting another one...

i have a feeling that's how my kids stay so healthy...

we eat our germs...

seriously...

i mean...has your kid ever dropped an ice cream cone

on the floor of chuck e cheese......

yup.....

we eat our germs....

i even think that the kids stay even healthier by eating

their own buggers.....

at least the little guy does....

and i swear he's only had one sick day so far.

Now me....i'm actually in bed right now...sick.....

and i have a feeling i use to much hand sanitizer...

and go a little crazy with the lysol spray.

But that's just me...

























Anyhoo...

how the heck do i start chatting about my mantel display and get off on the whole kids eat buggers thing...

must be the Tylenol p.m. kicking in....

that way i can take a wee nap and be up in time to watch a little SNL....because normally i'm sawing logs when it comes on...

see...i'm telling you up front that i go to bed early.....

then i can dream of....

dairy barns.....

ok...

so....back to the whole holiday thing....

i plan on being finished holiday shopping by December 24th...

you heard that right....

i am not one of those that was done in june....

ok...maybe Dec 22nd...if i'm really lucky.



So...to kick off the holiday season....

and because i love a little giveaway.....

i have a little "holiday pick me up" package for you.

A darling knit button hat {like the one above}, a $10 starbucks giftcard, and the new Michael Buble c.d...

all wrapped up with a bow for you.
Leave a comment...and i'll choose one of you by Tuesday.
Oh...and new song on the playlist....'straight lines' by
dawn landes..

xo



p.s. The winner of the "meet me for wine" Scarf giveaway from sage creek is Christy Donohoe. {email me}








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Connie said...

Love your post...so beautiful! Yes, I'm starting to decorate a little too...Christmas is my favorite! Have a great weekend, connie

Kathleen Grace said...

I found your blog just recently and I love it:>) The shades of white for Christmas is such a pretty, clean look. I have begun decorating too, I think we all need a little Christmas early this year.

Samantha2818 said...

I can't wait for Christmas too. I got my copy of Blogging for Bliss in the post today and have just been reading about your blog. I was already a follower but feel a bit more part of the blogging community now. Love your blog!

Prelude said...

Love your blog! Just did a little Christmas shopping today as a matter of fact! It seemed like a lot of other people had the same idea - it was crowded everywhere I went! Maybe i'll do a little more shopping tomorrow!

Hope you feel better!

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

The knit hat would be perfect for our ski trip to Tahoe in December! Plz pic me, me, me....LOL!

Love the mantle setting. And I especially love the glass ornament with white buttons and lace....sweet!

Hope you get to feeling better soon,
Cheryl

Jessica Haley said...

Aren't self portraits a whole heck of a lot easier with a mirror than a timer? At least, that's what I've found...

Love the mantel!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, you made me laugh out loud with this post - thanks! And count me in for the goodies - I love the hat, but the cd would be so great! Becky

maura said...

Ok I love the hat, my husband loves starbucks and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Michael Buble! I hope I win, win, win! This is starting to sound like a Monster Truck Rally so I think I will quit now.

Melissa Blake said...

Gorgeous!!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

So...So.. Funny! I love the way you write. I agree that we are all way too clean, yet check in my purse and you will find the Germ-X. My sweet little 5 year old kindergarten grandaughter has horribly chapped hands from the germ stuff they use at her school. I am going to put some major Aquafor on it tonight. Don't you wonder if we are killing the good germ too? I love your giveaway and I sure hope I win!.

Charla

Gypsy Momma said...

Beautiful...you're getting me in the mood...for SNL...and Christmas. Many blessings!

Cathi said...

You are too funny....but I think you're right about the germs....haha..

Feel better soon!

Jackie said...

Love all the white. Cute hat...I went to Anthro in NY - unbelievably amazing!! Feel better!

Magic Brush said...

pick me, me,me!!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful mantle vignette & I love the big #5 & the chippy hand :-)
Hope you are feeling better!

Lori said...

Your mantle is beautiful Kasey ~ I was wondering what was in that bottle! Hope you are feeling better soon ~ but it is nice to see that your sickness has not tampered your wit.

KarenSue said...

All my favorites! Oh please pick me. Have a great Sunday.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blogs sooo much! You are definantly my pick me up each day! Get better soon...

Pam said...

I get the whole trying to convince the husband about barns / farmhouses. Not sure if that is good or bad. I just recently found your blog and really like it (especially the music). Hope you feel better.

Traveling Ypsie's 3 said...

Kasey u r a blast! I love your blog/shop.I just started blogging and one of my daughters calls me a blog creeper.........I say no that's what they want you to do LOL.I don't think she is buying it.I am luvin the hat and would love to have blog friends to get and give gifts to and from, how do I sign up? Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Love the knitted hat with buttons. I couldn't wait to see where you got it and then to my surprise someone might win it!! Your blog is such a pick-me-up when I want to sit and relax. Thank you,
Renee Ford

lise said...

I just found your blog. It's great and I love the Christmas white.
I also love the white hat and Michael is a great pick me up just like your site. Keep up the good work!
lise
liseatthelake@yahoo.com

The Little Red Shop said...

Love the marshmallows in the jar!! The hat is super cute too. Did you know that I love Michael Bublé? I bought his new cd just the other day...love it too. In fact, I had it playing whilst I was scraping the ice off of my windshield today...after brushing off several inches of snow. Yup! I was thinking what a pretty day it was, and listening to Michael Bublé and thinking...the only thing that would make this better would be if Michael Bublé was the one cleaning off my windshield.

Feel better soon!

: )

Julie M.

mimi charmante said...

You totally crack me up - can't wait to see you in 20 days!!!
Oh, and feel free to draw my name for the hat - I will just pick it up when I am there...
xx

Erin said...

Hope you feel better soon Kasey! I think that hat would look so cute on me - maybe not as cute as on you :) What a fabulous giveaway. Have a great weekend! Erin

Janna said...

That hat is adorable! And I go to Starbucks a few times a week - would love to win!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog - LOVE it. Love the white Christmas mantle and the marshmellows! Clever. Oh, and, we have a dog, not the best decision ever made.
Best, Tami Cooper

Sarah said...

I love your mantel, soo pretty! The white shabby 5 is awesome! Those trees are divine! Yes, I love the whole shimmery white Christmas look!

Hope you feel better soon, cold are going around, but you still look fabulous in your hat! :)

Good luck on hubby wanting to live on a farm, if you can do it, I can do it, so I am pulling hard for you! ;)

The giveaway is just the icing to the post, but we all love icing right! :)

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

I love reading your blog!! You crack me up!

Beautiful Photos!!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Thanks & Hope you feel better quick!

Stay Warm & Cozy!!
Blessings ~ Teresa

mandiegirl said...

LOVE that cute little hat, friend! Wherever did you find it? Anyway, I hope you're feeling better soon! Have a great night with your tylenol buzz! ;)

Jacqueline said...

I'm a believer in retrieving things from the floor and eating them !! People are far to CLEAN nowadays. They clean all day, bleaching and scrubbing and I agree....they are not building up any imunity.. Anyway, I love, love, love Christmas but we don't start as early as you.
Enjoy your Christmas preparations Kasey. XXXX

vintagebejoyful said...

I enjoy reading your blog....it's authentic and honest, sweet and funny! I love the hat please enter me to win your little giveaway!

Tracey

Martha said...

You are too funny...and yes from going to mantels to buggers...you know my youngest is the same with that...YEP...she's addicted to her nose and can't get her to stop...UGH! Anyhoo...love the decor...and that hat... LOVE IT!...Not to mention your great sweater with it too!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Kasey... Have you been playing at Tracey's house? And leaving with your purse stuffed a little bigger than when you arrived??? Mmmmhhhmmmmm ....
Love all the Dansih pretties!!
And the "pretty" i the mirror holding the camera!! :)

XOXO

Ruth

Chablis said...

Marshmallows!?! I never would've thought. I'm going to dump a bag into my apothicary jar right now!

The 45 second rule has saved my sanity more than a few times. It's a great thing. Love you to pieces! You always brighten my day. :)

Shopgirl said...

I really look forward to reading your blog! You mantel is super cute. Love all the WHITE! Feel better soon.

Andrea Villarreal said...

Love the white, love the hat! I wish I could get in the Christmas spirit. I am just not there yet.
Feel better soon girl:)

truly blessed said...

i'm loving your sweet sweater (hat too)! you wouldn't by any chance have a #7 (like your #5) in your shop, would you??? your mantle looks fabulous. what a creative chick you are (marshmallows in a jar). now, how do you keep the kiddos out of the jar?
p.s. i have a little photo collage on my blog that made me think of you. you'll know it when you see it. :)

Mifter's Mom said...

Ooh pick me please! :-)

I've never been a fan of seeing Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving, but having my first child has gotten me very very excited about Christmas and full of cheer this year!

Feel better!

fromthepines said...

oh, you make me laugh...

Cheryl

Emily said...

Very cute, I LOVE the buttons in the balls. That's a great giveaway too!

andrea said...

Fabulous hat!

Bonnie said...

I'm still battling a nasty, stinkin' cold so maybe I'll try licking the floor to help build my immunity back up! :)

Always a joy to stop by your blog. Definitely a nice way to relax this Saturday evening. Hope you feel better soon!

Sending you sunshine. :)

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and have never commented. Maybe I am now due to the give away or the glasses of wine I just had. I will be buying extra Starbucks tomorrow. I first of all love how you are honest about everything from parenting to decorating. I love to read blogs but have to say that yours in my favorite. You are so real! It is very refreshing. Keep it up, you are so inspiring to many others like me out there in the great void. Thank you for your honesty.
Stacy Mcnew

Cori said...

Christmas is such a special time. I love it so much and have a hard time waiting until after Thanksgiving to get into the spirit. I love all the white. The marshmallows are a nice touch. I thought they were white buttermints...which would also be a good idea, if they lasted around here.

Leah C said...

Haven't started decorating yet, but I have done a little shopping already. Your decorating looks so lovely. All those whites...yum! Wishing you well:)

The Weathered Cottage said...

Oh plEASE please!

Leslie said...

Love your blog....and love the White Christmas too! (BTW, my daughter's finger goes directly from her nose to her mouth too...ick)
Hope you're feeling better soon!

princessmimi said...

45 second rule...how about 45 minutes??? My daughter found a cracker under the table from lunch AT DINNER...Yum!!!! Love your white Christmas and marshmallows, hmmmmmm??? what a great idea!

Lisa said...

I've been lurking for a couple of months now and have thoroughly enjoyed your writing. It always makes me smile.

Jboo said...

OH my -- you are brilliant -- those little marshmellows -- so cute! What a fun post! Hoping I win your giveaway!

Janet

Piney Rose said...

What a hilarious post! LOL. Lovely giveaway. Enter me please. Love the "straight lines" song.

***LIZ*** said...

I love it! I am looking for something to stick marshmallows in right now!

Aimee said...

LOVE the hat! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
~Aimee
maweaver1@gmail.com

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I'm with you. I decorate for fall ... but not ever Thanksgiving-specific. I've never hosted a Thanksgiving. I SO want to, too. sigh .... not whilst my mom is hostess with the mostess.

Love your christmas-beginnings. Can't wait to see your sweet space evolve into winter-wonderland.

love you!! xoxo

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Feel better!

Tylenol P.M. + a glass of wine = happy mama : )

Of course, I would love to win.

I was lost today - on St. Charles Road, I thought of you. LOL

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Your post is so pretty and cute! Please come decorate my mantle!!!
I'd love to win that adorable hat!
and Michael Buble!
~Nancy

amy said...

i love the decorations and adore your taste! good luck with the house/barn--i literally gasped when i saw the pics. it is amazing.
please put my name in the drawing for the giveaway!

Cathy said...

Love the marshmallows--what a genius idea! Thanks for the cool giveaway :)

Katie said...

Hi Kasey~I can't wait to see more pics of your home decorated for the holidays, everything looks amazing so far! I'm actually going to email you right now..I have a question for you! Hope you are having a fantabulous weekend..<3

christy said...

Love the marshmallow idea but I'm afraid I would eat more than would go into the jar. A jar with only seven marshmallows probably wouldn't look as festive as yours. And I'm glad I'm not the only one that is still shopping on Christmas eve. Every year.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Crossing fingers really tight for this one~

June said...

I love your mantel all decked out in beautiful whites.
We always prefered the 45 second rule at our house too.

~Amy Rose said...

Kasey....I am dreaming of white too! Love your mantle, and the marshmellows!! We are going out of town for Thanksgiving, and I am really thinking about decorating for Christmas before I go. You have ispired me a bit! And, you know what?? You make me laugh with your pure honesty on a daily basis....THANK YOU! I LOVE your blog...and your darling style! And the Dairy Barn....oh my! Keeping my fingers crossed for you on that....that would be AMAZING!!

Have a great weekend!

Amy

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog! Our family is SO NOT the 3 second rule.

Dawn

chickie said...

I love the boggers I mean the bogger story.I can realate and its all in good fun to know that someone else can share it. The story you know ...what I mean.When I worked with 3 yr olds and under at the YMCA I would tease the person who borrowed my room for a meeting "To please not mess up my kids boggers and slobber because it would mess up their whole day!!.I love kids they are awesome they really are.I miss them.I am fortunate to be young and have 2 grandkids.I call rodents Ha HA.They are 5.Any way Great story!! Oh and your Decor is looking good!Fun Finds 2 U... Chickie

ang diehl said...

You know...i look forward to following your blog regularly. Your house is magical & i'm freaking jealous!! If you'd include me in your draw...I'd be thrilled. P.S. I dream of dairy barns too! Your x-mas decor is so sweet & whimsical...you've got the best eye! i really luv & hate that about you. (lol ;)
Best, ang d.

Rachel said...

Your posts are always so beautiful! We actually aren't hosting Thanksgiving this year either, maybe it is time for Christmas. And you have to tell me - where do you find your adorable boots?!? Happy Holidays!

Marti @ The Next Fifty Years said...

Are those buttons in the clear Christmas ornament? I LOVE it!

I used to have a 3 second rule, but then our dog died and our floor isn't nearly as clean now. ;)

Emma B said...

So every time I go to my local Starbucks they are always out of Michaels's CD (yes I know him personally!!) So please make my day before I get arrested for harassing my barista...

Love your blog and am so happy to see that it did work out for you!!

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

You are HILARIOUS! And I WANT that hat. I'm new to your blog (through Kathleen's Red Door Welcome), but I hope that doesn't matter... And btw, my healthiest kid is the one who eats his boogers, too. (And he's not the youngest!!)

West Hill Heritage said...

Love your decor - I just started decorating today with the kids.
Oh, I love, love the hat...

Johnson A GoGo! said...

Super cute hat! Anyway you could just get me Michael Buble? I mean the CD is great and all, but he would be perfection!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a fun giveaway, please enter me. I love white and am decorating our shop window next week with visions of white. Hope you are having a great weekend, Theresa

traci said...

everything looks beautiful!!! can't wait to start mine. and the hat is adorable!!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Hi there! I sent my daughter from Crunchy Christian Mom over to visit you and we decided we both want to win your giveaway. She'll take the hat if I win and I'll take the Starbucks card if she wins. That sounds fair right?

Melaine Thompson said...

now that sure beats the bedazzled jeans cap I never got! Question? Is it the exact one you are wearing? I wouldn't want to get lice or anything?! Thanks friend! Melaine

Kimberly said...

Oh, I LOVE this song!!! Ok, so I love the hat...I've seriously been thinking about wearing hats...I own NONE! I think it would really save me some time in the morning, right? Any mom (of three) needs all the time she can get in the morning ;)

Kimberly
http://yeptheyareallmine.blogspot.com/

Rachael said...

I love your blog. It makes me smile! Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world with us :) LOVE THE HAT!!!

the cottage child said...

We're already feeling Christmas - I'm determined to hold off decorating until after Thanksgiving, but it's not going to be easy.

Fun giveaway!

Julie said...

Love the whites and the mantle. SOOO pretty. I noticed the new song playing as soon as I started reading. Thanks for the gift giveaway to a lucky winner. ;-)
Have a great weekend, what's left. Hope you feel better.

J.J. said...

Ahhh...I can rest better knowing that I have read of holiday mantles and nasal "friends." All is right with the world.

Luv me some Michael Buble!!!!!

Collquest said...

Love your Blog...It's new to me and I can tell I'll visit often for the inspiration...one can never have enough of that!
Regards,
Colleen

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I am so sorry you are not feeling well=rest and take care of yourself!

Your post was so funny - your buggers gave me a flash back to one day when my David was about 6 maybe I went to do the monthly- ok maybe 6 month - it's time to get this room under control. I was moving the bed to get to things under it and noticed green on the wall- he didn't eat them he was decorating his wall with them!! YUck!!

blessings
mary

ivy said...

In the past, I have completed Christmas shopping by now, have the invitations ordered and ready to send out and the tree goes up the Friday after Thanksgiving. Yeah...this year, if the tree even GOES up, I'll be lucky. See this year at our house reads like a country western song, 'cept we ain't got a dog, so it cain't die! January 9th our neighbors foundation collapsed thanks to our lovely contractor's negligence on our foundation project. Over the last 11 or so months, my husband and 2 little kids and I lived in a hotel for 40 of the coldest days last winter, we have been sued by the neighbor, we are suing our contractor, we lost our permit, State Farm denied our claim for the damage, I got laid off my job, My husband is starting his own business, my car got hit twice and my husband's car was broken into. SO...the last thing on my mind are holiday preparations...I am too busy looking for the piano or anvil to fall on my head! Actually, my son and I did wrap lights on our front porch today. Thought it might be fun to attract MORE attention to the plywood and NO PERMIT sticker gracing the front of our house! Gee, we might even spray paint a holiday mural on the plywood!

Holly said...

I love white!!! White on white on white! Then,...add a little white to it.:):) Are those buttons I see in that clear ornament? I must steal that idea and use it oh so many times!!!

I have been to every store here in the desert and they are all out of the new Buble c.d. (but then I do live in the desert. pffffttt:p)

mommyof3 said...

You are hilarious I love the idea of living on a farm as well. I too have kids that eat there germs. It is so refreshing to read about someone else who thinks like I do.

The Carbajals said...

Can't wait to decorate for Christmas. Love all the white decorating!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I'm lovin' all the white!!! I can't wait to decorate for Christmas. But I do host Thanksgiving, so I have a couple of more weeks of fall decor. But I do love my fall decor too. Heck, I just love all holiday decor. And I love, love, love Michael Buble. Or however you spell his name. He is fabulous. And the hat isn't too bad either.

Susannah said...

Kasey-
I love that Barn!!!!!!! go for it!
dying to see interiors of coup and barn too!
I have Chickens FINALLY and think they are the best little friends a gal could have. Mine have a "Four Seasons" coup with heat and NPR. Give us the best eggs and its all 100% organic and full of love.
Although i still eat chicken, just not my friends and I don't think they know.
Anyway the bit about jeans and dough apron...I guess I am her some days. I love you railway family shoot, those pics i had to show my friend.

Anyway catching up on my weekly update. Hope you feel better, glad you bonded to such a cool new friend! Love the give away's but have more hats than a girl should as I live in Jackson Hole and its winter for 9 months a year and no Starbucks, sniff sniff.
Keep up all the fun!
(I have a Mason too!)
feel better sooooon!~
Susannah Lynch

KEB said...

Love your Christmas set up so far....Cute hat too!

Kacey said...

Looks beautiful! And the marshmallows? Genius! I think I'm going to have to borrow your idea.

Feel better soon!

Paula said...

I have been reading your blog on my Google Reader for awhile now. I am more of a lurker than a commenter but I want that hat...it is so cute. And the way you decorated your mantle is so darn cute...I might just steal a few of your ideas...

Julie said...

Can't wait to see more. :) It looks great.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

xo

Carla said...

I would never have thought to use mini marshmallows. Thanks for the tip! I'm down with the flu, and still thinking about decorating for Christmas... it's a sickness (& I don't mean the flu).

vintage girl at heart said...

The marshmallows are so charming!!!
I would love the hat for my big ole' cold head!!! :))
Happy Tylenol daydreams!

Barbara Jean said...

Love those white tree in the first pic

blessings

barbara jean

Jennie W. said...

What a great way to wake up on a Sunday morning. Coffee and Lola B's blog. Thanks for offering up such a fab giveaway.

Your Christmas decorating has inspired me to start my own today. Well, maybe after I finish another cuppa joe or two.

Thanks Kasey!

Jennie W.

Anonymous said...

Kasey,
You always make me smile... .your blog is one of the best out there in blogland. Love the way you tell it like it is, especially when your talking about the kids. I look forward to reading your updates, it is a highlight of my day.

Deb
RDLUEDEKE@nc.rr.com

Junk Mammas said...

Love the hat. I too am usually shopping till the last day. I swear my best ideas are always last minute. Kim

Jill said...

well, you know how I feel about decorating for the holidays...but yours looks devine! Can't wait to see it in person...

hope you are feeling better..
Jill

Jemm said...

Yippee!! LOVE a giveaway. I NEED a new hat :)

jessica lewis said...

Oh I would love to win. I can't even tell you how much I love Michael Buble's music. This sounds like a great gift to warm up from winter's cold weather!

~Jessica
lewis.jessica1@gmail.com

kelly said...

incredible to believe that Christmas is already being thought of! i love the sharing of love that happens during the holiday season and am seeking creative ways to share the love and celebrate Christ's birth, without being driven by our consumer culture....kelly g.-- kellylgeer@yahoo.com

Dragonlady said...

I love followering your blog, i read every post..

I love tha hat, it would be perfect for me to wear at Christmas time in North Carolina.(going there to be with family for the holidays)
I like the white you have put together too..
Hugs
brenda

CRAIG and DIANE said...

Love the use of the marshmallows...gonna have to find a use for them now myself! Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

I love your marshmallow idea! I would love to have my boyfriend(Micheal)sing to me while sipping a gingerbread latte from Starbucks.
Just sayin'...
Pick me, pick me!
~Heather
heather_richter@hotmail.com

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Hey, that's great news that hubby is going to see the farm with you. When he sees it, he'll realize you belong there :) p.s. love your whites for Christmas!

Valerie said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd love that hat especially -- looks so cozy!

Nice to know I'm not the only non-germaphobe in the world. And guess what? My husband and I rarely get sick and my four-year-old boy pretty much NEVER gets sick. And I am totally convinced that it is because we have great immune systems due to the fact that we allow some germs. Too bad more people don't get it like we do. ;)

teresa sheeley said...

Since I am laying here sick **cough cough, please let me win the hat. :) Hugs!

Teresa
xo

Chris and Kat said...

Love the new song, and the had is adorable. I wouldn't have thought of decorating with marshmallows, brilliant!
Katherine

Beth Perry said...

you are sooo freaking hilarious! I love to eat my germs too! hahaha
you look adorable and your decorations are soooo lovely, I just like to stare at them for a bit! :D
B

Kristen said...

Very pretty.

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Kristen Smith
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Thanks.

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Love all the white! It's so soothing. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Love Michael B, and haven't had a chance yet to get his new CD :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

White marshmallows! Who knew they could create an amazing vignette!

Love Michael. Need the cd. Fingers crossed.

LuLu said...

dang I love how your mind works... marshmellows... in the jar... only You would think of this cleaver idea!! too cute... makes your mantel sweeeet! hee hee You wont find any turkey decor in my home and I'm having turkey day at my home... unless you count the wild turkey in my backyard that likes to scream at us when we are in the pool... yep we have a crazy turkey that thinks my yard is it's home!
enjoy your tylenal PM and feel better soon,
xo,
LuLu

Rebecca said...

You crack me up! I'm glad I have a tiny bit of you to brighten my day. Thanks for the laugh lines ~ Rebecca

Ann said...

You always make me laugh!!! I start decorating about a week before Christmas, how bad am I?

Tamara said...

Ohhhh you mean the hat with the huge arrow pointing to it.. that one... yeah that issss cute!;o)

Emily said...

Love what you've done on your mantle! Hope you feel better soon!

Queen of Tarte said...

Ooooh...for the love of white!! Count me in on that giveaway!! xo Cindy

krys kirkpatrick said...

It is funny but I track with your train of thought fine. Love reading your posts....cute mantle.

a little bit vintage said...

Adore your pics, as usual! :) Would love to win your fab giveaway so please count me in! ;) Hope you're feeling better soon!

Smiles,
Rachel

m said...

No kidding--you have one of my fav blogs! Love it! I love the hat, live at starbucks and would enjoy m buble! What a sweet thing to do! Can't wait to see more pics of your Christmas decor!

Laura Trevey said...

What a sweet giveaway ~~~
I love winter white decor for the holidays too :)

xo Laura

Donna said...

Love the hat! Your decorations are looking beautiful but I can't mine up until after Thanksgiving - right now I'm all about the Fall!

Love your blog,
Donna

Celticlass said...

Love the marshmallow idea. I have tons of nieces and nephews coming this year and that is a PERFECT idea.
Blessings,
Erin

Mary (Mary's Monday Musicology) said...

I love the idea of doing all white for the holidays. So pretty! The new Buble album is fantastic!

Gail said...

Love love love your home. :) Can't wait to see what else you do with your Christmas decor. I know I won't be disappointed!

Speaking of disappointed,I wouldn't be disappointed if I received the Xmas package, either. ;) Sounds delightful!

-Gail

Our Family said...

LOL! Bugger eaters... too cute. Your blog always makes me laugh. Thanks for the offer!!

Sandi (Meme) said...

I agree with you 100%! I took my youngest to the Dr. one time and it took forever for him to come in the room. Later he told me that he was making the nurse look for the "rest of the chart", cause there was only one page in it, and she was 9 years old! Our kids were seldom sick, and were raised in the country. I think there's something to it, I really do! Great blog, but you ALWAYS have a great blog! Have a great week.

Twig - Love Your Home said...

Oh my goodness...

For the last 3 days, I've been making an argument for my husband about how he should say YES to me decorating for Christmas.

So five minutes ago, he's standing beside me talking while I'm checking the ol' blog roll....and lo and behold you have your house all decorated. Thanks for being one more reason why I might be able to decorate before thanksgiving!!

Maybe....he's also the one that said "I want turkeys EVERYWHERE...all over the house...for Thanksgiving decorations.." just to be a butt. He's a handsome butt. A hot mess. Anyways, I am in essence, entering the drawing. Woohoo...go me!

Jana

http://twigdecor.blogspot.com

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I know that I will not look the least bit cute in that hat...but I want it anyway.

jaclyn said...

love the shades of white for christmas. and of course - cute hat!

paperhill said...

can you come & decorate for me? you have such a gift! love the hat & michael buble....starbucks that's one heck of a package :) hope all is well! xo susan

Kim said...

Love the giveaway and really love the mantel. I'm trying to dig up some mirrors to layer on my mantel this year along with mercury glass finials and lots of candles. That's what is in my head anyway. We'll see if it pans out.

caren said...

I totally agree with you about the 45 second rule - 3 seconds is overrated! Eating ones own germs does make you healthier, right? I would love to win your giveaway but are you sure you want to give away your hat....because you totally ROCK the hat. However, if you are so inclined to part with it, I would love to have it!!!!!

Hope you feel better soon!

Jenni said...

I really love hats. This one is super fun and funky so I would love to wear it every day...well, maybe not every day! I just love reading the blog so keep it up!

Preppy Mama said...

Ok, you make anything look good. I love anything you are giving away even though I never win. I am so drooling over that huge "5" in the picture!!!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Brenna LaPray said...

Here we ago again...I'm guessing that you will have 604 comments by Tuesday! Love the hat...I also love the girl wearing it. We are doing so much better at our house. Now it's time for me to shop for your belated b-day gift...any ideas?

Rachel said...

Love the mantle...I am dying to start decorating for Christmas, but the hubby won't let me..he said I have to wait until after Thanksgiving...well, we'll see about that...I love the knit hat and I love egg nog lattes oh and micheal buble too!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

can't wait for christmas too...starting to decorate...love the post!!

carmela
hersh4@epix.net

Carmen said...

Everything looks lovely. I love the marshmallows in the jar. I may just have to copy that idea. :) Thanks for grossing me out the booger talk too. ;)

summertime said...

very funny and fun!

Teryl said...

Whenever I visit your blog, your music selection allows me some "me time" when I put earbuds in my ears and block out the rest of the household (usually after dinner and the dishes are done) After viewing your new content I always leave open your blog in one tab while I visit others in a "new tab". Thank you for sharing.

yossaria said...

had our first snow of the season this weekend, and now i am so ready for that cute hat!

Joyce said...

I love how you are already decorating. Beautiful! Love all the white. xo

C-re said...

You know you're over "the rule" when you see something laying the table that was possibly from yesterday (or yesterday's yesterday) and you don't blink when you eat it!

I wish I could make even 1 part of my house look like that. Just one part.

the wild raspberry said...

i would love to win that hat for my sweet sister who is going through chemo....fingers crossed.....

adrienne said...

Oh Kasey--you are a hoot! Love your blog, giveaways or not! I'm decorating with mercury glass and glitter and natural stuff, like burlap, pinecones and branches. New look this year. Happy decorating...maybe with a pumpkin spice latte!

B said...

Loving the decorations, v. cute.

We actually live by the 30 second rule in our house; so not too far behind you! And I have to agree with the eating the germs thing although I may have taken it to another level; when I was 2 my Mum caught me drinking the water in the toilet using the toothbrush cup- yum! Mum says I was the healthiest kid ever, so there you go :O)

Hope you're feeling better soon; it certainly doesn't seem to affect your hilarious writing skills. B x

Anonymous said...

Kasey,

You are an inspiration! What I love about you is you keep it real. Thanks for inviting us into your home. I Love Christmas, and plan on getting started soon myself.

Barb

Tee said...

I am a 57 year old grandmother and I LOVE your blog! (and Lola completely has my heart...I have a middle daughter, and I am one too!)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Kasey my dear. Sorry you're under the weather. Hope you feel better soon! Love, love, love the mantel. Especially in love with the sweet buttons in the glass ornament...I'm going to have to remember that idea.

Also lovin' the cute hat! You're quite the model! ;-)

Ridenour Family said...

My kids are pretty healthy, too! (;
Love your mantle, by the way.
~Tricia

Tracey said...

oooo great giveaway!! And your mantle looks amazing my dear! Hope you're feeling all better :)

:) T

Rue said...

Perfect giveaway! Annie is in love with those hats and has a little collection going so I would give it to her, but Buble is all mine if I win ;)

We don't spend Thanksgiving at home either, but I'm not even close to pulling out the Christmas stuff. For one thing, I can't find anything in the basement since we moved and for another, I think Rich would have some sort of heart attack LOL You're really tempting me to chance it though, because what you've done looks beautiful :)

xoxo,
rue

Laura said...

You are too funny! I'm getting the urge to decorate for Christmas, but my husband would come home & look at me like I had three heads! Love your mantle! And my kids will love that marshmallow idea!

Paddywack Designs said...

you've inspired me to start decorating.

Christina said...

I love the marshmallows in the glass container! So cute!!! Although I have NO doubt I would come downstairs to see my kids trying to eat them. :o)

(And I also think my kids don't get sick often b/c my house isn't bleached to death. At least that is what I'm telling myself!) :o)))

Pippa said...

Love your blog - I can so relate to you!

Barbara said...

Just found your blog via French Larkspur. The mercury glass ornaments are fabulous!
Love all the white.
Really nice blog!

myflsun said...

Adorable hat! Great giveaway!
I love reading your blog. You always make my day!

Kathy

Holly S said...

I am totally inspired to start my holiday decorating, only in purple. Thanks!

Sarah said...

Love this giveaway! Thanks!

PamperingBeki said...

I should be chosen as the winner.

Forget humility. Forget begging. Forget buttering you up.

Just pick me, okay? Okay.

You know you want to.

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Yeah we lived by 45 second rule when I was growing up as a kid too...heh, as long as there weren't any visible hairs or large chunks of debry, it's all good right? :)

Holly said...

I love your wandering thoughts!! reminds me of myself:) lol OOOh would I love to win this one!!:)

Wendy said...

I love that hat! I have to wait until Thanksgiving to decorate otherwise, i get so sick of them by Christmas! Love a give away, pick me! -Wendy

tnt521 said...

You are hysterical! I love what you are using to decorate with...I may bring out the marshmallows...great giveaway!

tammy t

kellyrsimon said...

I'm crazy about the way that you're using sticks inside. You've inspired me to head out to the backyard to gather a handful right now!

Mindy said...

I love your blog. and your home is beautiful. I wish my home looked half as lovely as yours!! Happy Holidays!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I am doing the exact same thing, and using the exact same reasoning... we aren't hosting this year, so WHY NOT? I am planning to put up my tree on Friday. Oh yes I am.

Sash

Jeni said...

I just had the best laugh. Eat your germs. That's good stuff. And any gift from you is also good stuff.

Christmas goes up November 1st around here. I can't help myself. Happy decorating. Love it all!

wildwesthome said...

I can't bring myself to start with the Christmas decorating yet - I'm not done with fall!

Your home is lovely though :)

~vee

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

this is a lovely post...thanks for much for a great blog!

Mandy said...

oh my how do you keep up readuing all these comments but i can see why you have so many your blog is amazing. i sent u an award

Jen Kershner said...

Love that hat! I hope you'll share where it's from.

pattianne70 said...

Must have that hat.

Emilie M. Paper Fancies said...

Love it...add me to the list...Emilie

Tiffany said...

Seriously, Kasey. You make me laugh. I feel like you are actually talking to me and we are long time friends! Now that is when you know you've got a great blog! : )

p.s. our family actually lives by the 45 second plus rule. we eat our germs all the time. i also seriously believe that is why my avery never gets sick. it makes sense to me.

AshleyR said...

Hey that # 5 looks familiar... Tracey perhaps?!?! Looks like Christmas around your neck of the woods. I heard Santa was thinking dairy barns and farmhouse for you this year... I sure hope he delivers :)

Anonymous said...

Goodness, you OOZE style~ imagine what you could do with a dairy barn!
mowrose@aol.com

Amy said...

Hope you feel better soon Kasey! Your mantle looks fabulous. Enjoy your day!

Peach Bellini Bride said...

I just love the all white- very calming and relaxing. Love your blog!

Shawn Seay said...

Me too! I have got 2 trees up already. I decorated one in all white...baby shoes, birds nest....(sigh) What a cute hat!!!

Marianna said...

Marshmallows!!!!! that's genius!
Hope you feel better soon!

Marianna
stargirl@stargirljewelry.com

kabra moss woodfy said...

I love the knit hat! Wish I had one (wink wink)

The Flying Bee said...

LOL! I am so glad my son is not the only one who thinks his boogers are yummy! Love the mantle! Oh, and the hat, too. I think I need it for my trip to Portland, but I guess since I just won that fab necklace I shouldn't be greedy! Hope you are feeling better. :)

xo,
Adrienne

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog; love your taste in interior decorating and boots ... :)
Colleen

The Clines said...

Your mantel is very pretty. Are you wishing for snow? Great giveaway! Thanks!

jody said...

great mantle! what a sweet giveaway. yes, we have the 45 second rule here, too.
jody

58 Cherries said...

I seriously love your white Christmas decorations - beautiful. I've been doing similar decorations. I found the CUTEST mercury glass ornaments at Crate and Barrel a few years ago and they go right along with those ornaments. It's hard to find that style decorating sometimes, but you make it seems so easy.

Oh, and I know you're skipping the turkey stuff this year, (as am I) But I have a beautiful Fox portrait pin giveaway going on this week, just if you or any of your readers are interested.

Nik

Krista LRM said...

I love your blog AND ahem...your house!!!

I just pray you aren't going to let the kids eat those marshmallows AFTER Christmas! ;)

You R.O.C.K.!

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

I love reading because you always bring a smile to my face, for sure! Super cute hat and who doesn't loooove the red Starbucks holiday cups? If Brian would just call "the guy" to come out and fix the fire place I could totally see myself cozying up to the fire place with a cup of hot chocolate and Michael crooning in the background... yeah, if he'd ever get around to getting "the guy" out to fix it! Somehow, I think it's going to be May before it's done and then we won't even need it... siiigh....

Grace.... said...

love the mantel....love white!...

shannon said...

where do you spend thanksgiving? we are having chris's parents here this year- love doing thanksgiving at my house!!

Katy said...

all the white and the #5...love it all and that HAT........LOVE IT!!

heidi@wonder woman wannabe said...

I am always so impressed with gals like you who manage to put together such pretty collections together like you have done. It just doesn't come natural to me. Good thing I have many talented ladies that I can watch and copy, I mean LEARN from! ;D

CharityMay said...

i'm not allowed to decorate for christmas this early- even though my in laws host thanksgiving, there is always the threat of it ending up at my house last minute.
it's happened.

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