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FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!

Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!!

It's almost the New Year!!
I can't believe it!!
Wow...
well, I haven't gotten any decorating or undecorating done this week...
I have been spending some time with family and enjoying my sister visiting, my kids out of school and my husband home.
But,
I am working on a few things this weekend
and will be sharing them very soon- so stay tuned!

I thought I would share a couple of pictures from our Holiday get-together.

I got my beautiful daughter this cute sock monkey hat for Christmas...

she loves it...
and looks like everyone was loving it and enjoying it-
because it seems like every time I turned around...

(Ryan)
(my Dad)

That sock monkey hat was on someone else's head~

I guess I should have gotten one for everyone!!
Who knew?!

Aside from musical hats...
there was a little playing music and
a little singing going on...


My brother Chris,
one of my dads


and my son Ryan
played some guitar...


and there was LOT'S of karaoke going on too.
Some of the folks in my family L.O.V.E. karaoke...
once you get them started...
watch out!

(There's that monkey hat again...)

All in all,
kind of a wild & crazy day but lots of fun.
(which is kind of how our family is!!)
:)

How about you?Any traditions or special things you do as a family?
Hope you all had an absolutely wonderful Holiday!


So, last week,
Feathered Nest Friday was on holiday...
and even though it was a few weeks ago now,
here are just a couple of the inspirations that stood out for me from the previous party.

I also wanted to note my friend Lisa recently had a problem with her blog and started a new one.
Here is the link to her new spot and to read about what happened.


shared beautiful holiday decor.

Nanniepannies shared this gorgeous wall and ceiling treatment.

Lisa at Fern Creek Cottage shared her darling card holder wreath- so cute


Thank you so much to everyone shared your beautiful projects, homes,decorating and inspirations!
I appreciate you taking the time to share here at my blog and enjoy seeing what you link up each week~
You are all so inspiring to me!
:)

Onto the party!

Share your decorating, flea finds, designs, etc.
Bring on holiday decor recaps,
your best or favorites this week
or
anything related to feathering your nest!

Link up an old post or a new post, doesn't matter-
just share what you would like to share this week!

I would LOVE it if you would become a FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE follower
if you aren't already.

Please, NO links to stores or sales.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
make sure you post a link or a button to link back to my blog so that all the other party participants can be seen too...
it's a fun place for sharing and everyone likes to get visits

Go visit the other party goers .
Show them some love.
Meet new friends
and get some new inspiration for
feathering your nest!!




42 comments

  1. Hi Courtney, It looks like everyone had a good time! The sock monkey hat is so cute...I see why everyone wanted to wear it. Dear friend, I hope you and your family have a fabulous 2011.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  2. Happy New Year to you and yours!!!
    I Loved all your pictures BUT I'm sorry to say that the Sock monkey hat stole the show!!! hehehe!!!
    Hugs to you, Donna

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  3. Happy New Year! I love sock monkeys...who doesn't? What a fun post, Courtney. It looks like you and your family have had a very Merry Christmas!

    Blessings in 2011 :D
    xoxoxo
    Ricki Jill

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  4. HI COURTNEY~WOW LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME :) OHHH MY YOU MADE ME LAUGH WITH THAT AWESOME SOCK MONKEY HAT!! TOOOOO CUTE!!!!

    WISHING YOU AND YOURS A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR :)

    XO~MARI

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  5. Too cute! You all look like a fun bunch! Happy New Year!

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  6. Hi Courtney! It looks you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Love that hat! Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

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  7. Hi Courtney! I don't know how I missed this yesterday but I'm all linked up now! It was so great to see the pics of your family and you can tell you guys just enjoy each other and have a great time together. Thanks for sharing them with us!
    Happy New Year friend!
    Vanessa

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  8. Oh, I love this post and it made me smile so many times! Your daughter is sooo pretty! I love the hat. This all reminds me of our family! Fun and music!

    Happy New Year to you!

    Nancy

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  9. Thanks for the heads up Vanessa!! Geez... I started writing getting this post together last night, but didn't publish till today... I forgot to change the date and time- my fault - you aren't late to the party!! I apologize, Thanks for joining in! :)

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  10. Hello and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I can't believe I got the number 3 spot! Woot Woot! I like your meme. I don't always leave a message, I am amazed when I can get a post up and have the time to check out the rest of the linky. Thank you for always hosting this, your site and photos are beautiful!

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  11. Love the sock monkey hat!! What a hoot!!

    Am joining your fun party this week! Thanks!

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  12. Courtney, that hat is awfully cute.Looks like you have been having fun. Happy New Year!

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  13. What a fun hat! I love your Happy New Year black board, I think that will be one of my projects this year to make one of those and I love how it is decorated with the greenery. Hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve!

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  14. Courtney, what a fun hat! It was definitely a hit! Looks like you and the family are making memories.
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

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  15. Just love the sock monkey hat! I am glad you have enjoyed your Christmas! Thanks for hosting today!

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  16. My first time here, and I'll be your newest follower!
    What a delightful post - love that sock monkey hat - and party!

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  17. Happy New Year Courtney! So glad to have met you this year and enjoy your beautiful home every week. :)
    Blessings to you and your family (and Mr. Sock Monkey!)

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  18. Happy New Year! My 1st time joining the Feather Your Nest Friday Party, I love these Blog Parties... I get to experience so many new delightful Blogs and meet new Friends! I just began Blogging in July so this is all still quite new to me and I'm LOVING every minute of it! May 2011 be all that you Hope and envision it to be!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  19. Hi Courtney, thanks for hosting such a great party. Looks like you've got a talented family:)
    I just love seeing glimpses of your home decor too. Have a wonderful weekend, tami

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  20. Dear Courtney, happy New Year!!
    Hugs, Biljana

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  21. Happy New Year Courtney! I love the sock monkey hat and we actually purchased a similiar hat and set of mittens for Glenn's son's g/f! When we saw them at the store I thought they were adorable (took me back to my childhood) but didn't realize just how popular they've become again! Your holiday looks fabulous ... full of family and singing and fun! xox

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  22. Hi Courtney, love the monkey hat - seems like everyone else did, too. I send my grown son and SIL on a (usually hilarious) poetic scavenger hunt for their last gift each year - a tradition. Also make two French buches de noël every year, among other silliness. I went back and saved your French farm table construction on my "favorites" for my hubby to make one day. Love. It. Happy New Year! Linda

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  23. Courtney,
    I'm linked up and ready to roll.
    Happy New Year lady!
    xo Jeanne.
    http://beeskneesbungalow.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Courtney~ what a fun post! I love the sock monkey hat, I recently bought a pattern to make one for a baby granddaughter arriving this month. I haven't crocheted in awhile, so we'll see! My first time at the party...I hopped over from Vintage Inspiration Friday party! Love your beautiful blog...

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  25. Hi, this is my first time joining your party, it looks like a fun one. I am already a follower, I think I found you a while ago and have rediscovered you again. I hope you have a great New Year.

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  26. Looks like you all had a fabulous time! I saw a sock monkey hat similar to that at JCPenney. I loved it! Happy New Year!

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  27. Looks like a wonderful time with your family! Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting a great blog party!
    ~ Julie

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  28. I want a sock monkey hat, too :) Looks like y'all had a very fun time together! I think I like the hat on your son the best. He's so serious about it... which is what makes me laugh. It's been fun getting to know you and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! xxx

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  29. Courtney, Cheers my friend!! I wish you and your family an amazing New Year!

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  30. Hey Sweet girlfriend! FINEALLY got linked up! Have a SUPER BLESSED New Year! GORGEOUS kids!
    Love ya!

    xoxokara

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  31. Love all your pictures, what a fun family!
    Do you ever play rockband? I bet you would love it!
    Happy new year to you!
    XO
    Kristin

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  32. I love it! What an adorable hat! :) I am so glad that you are spending time with family and it looks like you are having the best time!

    May all your new year wished come true as well and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

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  33. Hii Courtney,
    You have such a lovely blog and I am now following you. I am a new blogger and would love for you to come over for a visit. Thank you for hosting such a fun party. Have a very Happy New Year!
    CareyAnn

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  34. Hi Courtney,

    I finally made it over for a Feathered Nest Friday! Thanks for hosting and I can't wait to start looking through the other entries. The sock monkey hat had me rolling and I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Take care,
    Erin

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  35. Oh my goodness, it looks like you all had a blast. My family loves to play Rock Band and ham it up, they tell me I can play the tambourine :) I can sing that is about it?
    Have a Happy New Year!

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  36. That picture of your son is classic!!!!

    Happy New Year Courtney...

    Lisa

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  37. Happy New Year! You can never have enough sock monkey pictures! LOL
    Roselle

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  38. Happy New YEar Courtney! Love the monkey hat! It is darling.

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  39. Hi, and Happy New Year. I enjoyed reading about your family and thanks for the party. God bless.
    Linda

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  40. Hi Courtney...I decided to "hop over" and check out the party...and what a pleasant surprise, thanks for the feature! Looks like you had a merry Christmas with your fun family. Wishing you a very happy new year! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  41. hey court! i love this post--the monkey hat is so funny!! i hope you and the fam had a happy new year's eve. miss you and hope to see you soon!

    love, v

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