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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas 2013!

Christmas is an odd time of year, it's one that can be both happy and sad in equal measures and quite often both at the same time. I hope that whatever you did and wherever you spent it, you were with someone you love. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you still got to spend your Wednesday with your nearest and dearest!

Just before Christmas the Halifax gifted me some high street vouchers to spend finding the perfect gift for someone special, which was incredibly lovely of them and I knew exactly what to do with them. My mama has so many photographs stashed away in albums that hardly ever get looked at. We looked through them a couple of months ago because we were looking for particular pictures and found so many more that we had forgotten about.

I found these beautiful picture frames in Homebase (which are a total bargain in the sale now!) and I thought they would look lovely on my mama's living room wall. The detail in them is really intricate, making them look a lot more expensive than they were, so I picked up two! I purposely didn't fill them with photographs because I wanted us to be able to pick them out together, and that's exactly what we did yesterday afternoon. I'm going to spend this evening scanning them in so I can resize them to fit and change the few coloured images we chose either black and white or sepia to fit in with the others. We had a lovely time choosing which photographs to include together and I'm so pleased that she loves the frames!
I had crossed my fingers tightly for there to be some new pyjamas waiting for me under the tree and there were - they had even been freshly washed before being wrapped! I think my family know me extremely well because, as always, I changed into them almost immediately! They're super roomy too, which is just how I like them - I don't trust small pyjamas, the bigger the better, that's what I say!

My mama's pup served as the distant drunk relative. You know the one, gets over excited, has too much to eat and goes a bit crazy? He wouldn't leave us alone until we put a paper hat on him and took a picture. I'm convinced that pup is really a person in disguise you know! We even managed to get him to wear some silly antlers and pose for a picture, he wasn't as thrilled with them as he was with the paper hats though.

Little Ralphie enjoyed munching away on his usual vegetable selection and I gave him a couple of extra treats too. He's currently hopping around my feet expecting more treats so I'm not sure extras yesterday were the best idea! We had a wonderful Christmas, even if we were totally confused with the Dr Who episode that was on! I think it's because we're not regular viewers but we always tune in for the Christmas specials! I also ate way too many crackers with cheese on, but I do that every year and I love it! In fact, I think there's some left....

Sending lots of well wishes from my family to yours!
Love, Jennie 
xoxo

73 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Jennie! It looks like you had a wonderful time! Pup looks so cute with his hat on. I got some new jimjams too...always a winner! xxxxx

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  2. Haha we both posted our "Christmas 2013!" post at (almost) exactly the same time! That is some telepathy :D I love the Stila palette!

    The part of the pup made me laugh haha! Looks so cute :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Valérie // scribblesofvalerie.com

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  3. Oh my gosh that dog is adorable, my puppy is exactly the same and I swear he is human too! Hope you had a wonderful christmas Jennie and a great new year to come xxx

    lbbsteph.blogspot.com.au

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  4. Everything is lovely, I really love the perfume and Stilla palette. Glad you enjoyed your holiday!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  5. Awh what a sweet post! Have a lovely Christmas & a happy new year Jennie!! xx

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  6. Awwh, your day looks lovely. I absolutely love the frames and the old pictures you chose!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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    1. Thank you lovely! I'm excited to get some prints done and hang them on the wall, some of those pictures are too lovely to just sit in an album not being looked at <3

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  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful day :) some lovely gifts too! xx

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  8. love the photo frame and puppy shots! x

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  9. I hope, you had happy Holidays ;-)

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  10. Aww your Mum's pup & his crazy antics; that has to be the funniest/sweetest thing!

    Glad you had a wonderful Christmas Jennie & don't worry I ate too many chocolates (very rich ones too!) but it just has to be done right?!

    Sophie xo soinspo

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    1. Hehe he's super crazy! Oh absolutely, I'm sure it's some kind of rule that you have to indulge in something over Christmas hehe xo

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  11. Oh my gosh, what gorgeous photos! It looks just a wonderful day xx

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  12. Happy Christmas Jennie - sounds like a perfect day! I am still coming out of my cheese coma from yesterday!

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    1. thank you sweet! hehe I know that feeling very well! xo

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  13. Ohh, the Stila Convertible Color palette :) Merry Christmas <3

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  14. I love what you got your Mum, so touching! xx

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  15. Oh my goodness, that pup! Brilliant! Sounds like you've had a great time with your loved ones, Merry Christmas Jennie!
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls

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  16. Love the gifts you got with the vouchers! Such a cute dog!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  17. Merry Christmas and I hope you've had a lovely Boxing Day too!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  18. Merry Christmas the Stila lip & cheek palette looks great!

    Kayla
    sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  19. Sounds like a lovely Christmas! I love that the new PJs had already been washed for you--how sweet! Hope you're enjoying relaxing with family xx

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  20. Your mum's pup is gorgeous. What breed is he?

    Jenni x
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

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  21. Glad to hear that you and your family Jennie had a wonderful Christmas, my family did as well. :) I agree about the pyjamas. the bigger, the better but perhaps I went a little too big when I bought a Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore pyjamas from Primark. Yes it's comfy but it's also falling off. Oh dear. lol. :D

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    1. Thank you, so glad that you did too! <3

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  22. merry christmas jennie!!! i love the gift you're putting together for your mom - framed photos are the best!! i also framed 2 old photos for my grandpa for christmas - one of them was a black and white one of my mom and her siblings as kids. he absolutely loved them! i agree christmas can be an odd time of time, you put absolutely perfectly... and i guess as long as we're with loved ones, that's all that really matters. :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Aww that's so lovely! Framed photographs make the most wonderful gifts <3 xo

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  23. Oooo that Stila pallette looks lovely. Off to hunt it down right now. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Jennie. Looking forward to seeing what your blog has in store in 2014!

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

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  24. The photograph idea was lovely :) I bet your mom really liked that.
    Christmas can indeed be sad and happy, it's an odd day.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  25. Sounds like a great Christmas :) We were confused with the Dr Who special as well as we haven't watched season 6 or 7 but were really excited to watch the special. That will teach us.

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    1. It's become a tradition to watch the first episodes with the new Dr! xo

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  26. Merry Christmas :) those photo frames are lovely and picking photos together is such a wonderful idea! I also got far too involved in the cheeseboard on Christmas day but I don't regret a thing! xx

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    1. Hehe cheese is never regrettable! ;)

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  27. Aaw, Jennie! That last photo is hilarious aha. I'm glad you had a lovely day. I was most definitely a little confused by the Dr Who episode, it seemed really drawn out and then bam! I love the frames you chose and the idea of picking out photo's together, it's a sweet family activity <3 I'm glad little Ralphie had fun too, what a happy wee bunny :) xxx

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    1. Hehe he's an odd one that pup! I'm glad we weren't the only ones confused by it, had to watch it though, looking forward to seeing what the new Dr is like next series! <3

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  28. I really love what you did with the picture frames and how you put old photographs in them. My family had these old big windows that we put pictures in as well and it turned out really neat. Great idea and looks lovely in the house.

    -Shelby
    http://bittersweetshelby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Aw it looks like you had a really nice Christmas, those photo frames are absolutely gorgeous! It's such a nice idea too, I'm also super jealous of the Marc Jacobs perfume and haha if I dared to put a paper hat on my dog she'd go mad! :)

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  30. Marc Jacobs Honey has be torn. I am not sure if I 100% like it. I might have to spray it on & leave it for a while to see how it settles. You purchased some lovely things.
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. It's definitely a unique scent, totally different from anything I own but I love it. It settles really nicely <3

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  31. Merry Christmas! That pup omg is so cute haha x

    holllieee.blogspot.com

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  32. Sounds like a lovely day - so glad you had a nice time! Glad you got your new pyjamas too :) XXXX

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  33. Would love to try the Stila set!

    www.studdedkisses.co.uk

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    1. It's such a lovely little palette <3

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  34. Bailey does look pretty happy in those hats - happier than my Dad at any rate haha :)
    Your pyjamas look so cosy and I love the frame you chose for your Mama <3

    Jess xo

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  35. what a lovely present to give your mother :)
    http://loverofconfusion.blogspot.ie/

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  36. Hope you had a good Christmas Jennie, sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love the old photographs in the frame, such a lovely thing to do and always remember! xo Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

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