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Weekend View

Can you believe that Christmas is just a couple of days?





Are you ready? I might be. Close anyway. 
But today it is all about the week that was- and some fun stuff coming your way in the new year.




Hammersky Vineyards & Balsam Hill Christmas Event

SO much fun at the Hammersky Farmhouse Christmas Event with Balsam Hill.


 It was a whirlwind busy couple of days decking the halls and adding all the twinkles. And the event was a sold out show and huge amount of fun.  I made a quick 2 minute compilation video of getting ready and the event- including a quick tour of the finished house and those delightful squeaky floors- even Santa made an appearance. :) Hope you enjoy!



 Last minute baking

I am doing some baking tomorrow- and some of my favorites are on the list to make.
These Chocolate Chip Pecan Shortbread cookies are so good- and so easy to make
in case you are looking for some last minute baking ideas.





All is calm... all is bright

I have been enjoying a quiet week home simply being this week.
One of the things I have been thinking about over the holiday season and in general as I get older
(isn't that the way it is?)
 Is that how quickly time zooms by and how when you are in the moment
in the busy or have a full calendar- sometimes you miss those quiet moments of magic.
So this season, I have made an effort to notice more.
I know that sounds strange but by noticing I mean- pausing on occasion.
It is incredible how things shift when you notice those opportunities to pause-
 even for just a few minutes- 
and soak up all the inspiration and beauty around you. 


Christmas Market


Speaking of a Christmas market- something we always like to try to find the time fit in 
is the Victorian Christmas celebration - a simple spot to stop when heading north.



I remember attending this when I was a little girl- and it is such a magical little town
-especially dressed for Christmas. 
My husband and I wandered around and shopped a little early (and in the sprinkles)  with Sweet Pea
and it was absolutely beautiful. 





Coming up

I am done decking the halls and have moved on to cleaning and getting ready for guests.
So, sharing a few posts from the past for last minute ideas and any other decorating I didn't get shared tomorrow and then- Christmas is here.
Again- how did the season ZOOOM on by so quickly?
I am going to take a bit of time to enjoy my family this next week & the week after Christmas 
but I will be sharing some New Years Ideas soon-
(One of them might have to do with this table)


and I cannot WAIT to share some of the fun things 
I am excited about in 2020. 
I will also be doing a recap post- and a goals and dreams post
so get ready to do some baby stepping and reflecting with me.

See you tomorrow- Happy weekend all.






8 comments

  1. Thank you for bringing so much beauty into our homes all year long. Merry Christmas Courtney!

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  2. Where is that cute Christmas town?

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  3. Where is that cute Christmas town? Looks like a fun place to visit.

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  4. I always look forward to your beautiful posts. You make beauty all year long. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  5. Courtney... I searched for a Victorian Christmas town in CA and came up with Ferndale. Is that the place you visited? Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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