Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Here...It's Here......

When I was growing up we had an elf that would show up right before Christmas.  

My brother and I would absolutely fuh~reek when we had discovered that he had arrived.  

He was there to "watch" our behavior up until Christmas.  Each time he "flew" to a new location he would get closer to the Christmas tree. Then~on Christmas Eve....he would land on the tree to be picked up by Santa.  Christmas Morning.....he was gone~until next year.

I have carried this tradition on with my kids.....the older ones are now "in" on it and are having so much fun doing it for the little one! !

                                                 I love it!!!!

                   this is the SAME Elf I had as a child.... 
      uhhmm,  I guess he could possibly be vintage at this point!

This is the fun part of family, tradition and Christmas~

And oh yeah~ another one of our Traditions is the Grinch....
Look who I found in our tree!!

Keep your traditions going~
it's so much fun!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Guilty Pleasure~

So~ I am going to divulge my latest haute find~

 let me lure you in~

This is how I became hooked~

Not to give away any clues of my age...but 

Remember Blue Lagoon?

But instead of Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkin~
These are the characters 
of this true intriguing story.
Please allow me to introduce you to~
Alex and Taru......

I mean seriously?
Every time I have sailed....
I think it's pretty safe to say......I didn't look like this!!
These two are the stuff romance novels are built upon.

Let us continue~
Taru puts Martha Stewart to shame.

Photographs like Henri Cartier-Bresson~

And enjoys her wine~
(I think we would be fabulous friends haha!)

All while sailing the globe ~

This is a MUST read! 
 It pairs famously with a cup of coffee in the morning
And a glass of wine in the evening.
I have been traveling everyday
And I Love It!
This is Haute Hot Hawt......fo' sho'!


(all of these photos are from their blog)

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Three Men and a Lady~ (no...it''s not my personal situation!)

The Blog:  Three Men and a Lady

I know it is soooo 2007 (that is when she posted this)
But~ doesn't change the fact that I am beyond loving this!!

I'm thinking some Serious Crystal Chandeliers
Would Rock this!

Then.....I dared to check out her bedroom~

Oh Daddy~help me!

Again~ bring on a big fabulous Crystal Chandelier
Right above the bed!

                                           ~The blog~
                              ~ Three Men and a Lady~

                                         I haven fallen~
                                      And I can't get up!


Monday, December 6, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time~


Urban Barn is having their last Flea Market of the year~

Put on your yummiest worn in boots.....favorite jeans..
Grab your best girlfriend and a great cup of coffee to go~

The rest of the day has been planned for you!

It's the most wonderful time of the year...
Urban Barn's Holiday Flea Market!

Haven't found that perfect gift or decoration yet? Urban Barn has the best holiday shopping near and far! This Friday and Saturday is the last UB Flea Market and Street Faire of the year! We have so many vendors and lots of holiday vintage lovelies! 
Rejoice the Festivities!
decemailUrban Barn Flea Market will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm December 10th and 11th. Friday December 10th, UB will host Hors D'oeuvres and holiday elixirs following the Flea Market at 4:00pm. We invite you to join us and stay for the Urban Barn's first annual Vintage Tree Lighting! The UB Tree will sparkle at 6:00pm Friday night.  
Blossoming Everyday...
dreamUB keeps getting better and better. There are so many wonderful customers, vendors, and people in the community making our dreams come true! We have recently been featured in the North County Times and have launched Prop Rentals for many photographers and special events as well. To view the news article, click here. For more information about Prop Rentals please contact Urban Barn at (760)743-7225 or e-mail urbanbarn155@gmail.com. 
New Year brings our new addition!sirens and saintsStay tuned for Urban Barn's fabulous new boutique coming in January! Sirens and Saints from Pheonix, Arizona will be opening their second store in Urban Barn's front boutique. We are so excited to have them with us! Please visit Sirens and Saintsfor your own preview! 
Holidays bring out so much love and peace. Urban Barn thanks you for all your love and support throughout 2010. May you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


Linda Carpenter
Tis' the season~ as my pig would say!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

KISS~ Keep it Simple S..... (u fill in the blanks!)

So~ Here we go!  
Full blown holiday hype and frenzy~unless (of course) you are a step above and beyond all this nonsense!!

Which brings us to today's topic~

Read it AGAIN~

OK...let's not kid ourselves here~
It looks much better with crystal wine stoppers and
A lovely Paris storage box~

I am truly living the simple holiday this year~
It already feels good.....and it is only December 2nd!

My Living room~
Feather Wreath and simple accents

Can't wait to replace these flowers with
Amaryllis or Paper Whites~

Piggy, Piggy, Piggy 
Love your message!

And I must gush here~
Not that I am old or anything~ b.u.t
I have 2 teens
....and all of their old artwork 
(which by the way I found out first hand tonight they could ABSOLUTELY care less!!)
And then.... I have this tiniest, most excitable, 3 yr. old  believable soul....
Who makes me Fabulous artwork and treasures
 from pre~school...

THIS...is where it's at!

Calm the ______ down!
Enjoy the simple...
Par-take in the simple
It ALWAYS yields the best results!

Respect it