Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

I had a great and very busy weekend. The two most exciting parts of my weekend? ICE! at National Harbor and putting the last of my Christmas decorations up!

For those of you in the DC area, please take my advice and check out ICE! It is amazing! It is a Christmas themed exhibit where everything is made of ice. The vignettes are spectacular and range from a ten foot slide you can ride to a full, life-sized nativity scene. I will warn you that it is cold - it is basically a self-guided tour through a large tent that is kept at - gulp - nine degrees. They do offer huge, unfashionable parkas as you enter but no gloves so you must bring your own. Trust me - you will need them! Here are some pics....


My friend Rachel and I checking out the gorgeous Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor - the Christmas decorations were amazing!



This is a picture of the castle that doubles as an ice slide!




My photos do not do it justice - it is really amazing!

Now, for something equally amazing - my Christmas decor. I'm happy to have everything up and ready to enjoy my tree every night when I come home.


My cute little tree! This is probably the last year I will be able to use this little guy - I'm running out of space for all my ornaments!


One of my favorite new ornaments!




One of my favorite cheap decor ideas - decorating with cranberries!

18 comments:

Kim said...

OMG - Thank you for posting about ICE!! i've been dying to go, but wanted to make sure it was worth it!! YAY, now I just have to convince the husband that it will be fun!

Your Christmas decor is so cute! Love the tree!!

Jules said...

The ice exhibit looks amazing and I was reading on another blog that they have something like this in Florida too. I almost want to make the drive down your way to see it during the holidays. Your little tree is cute and I have an ornament just like your “b” one. I love it! The jars with ornaments look really pretty too.

MCW said...

I will have to take newphews to the ice exhibit when we are down for Chrimstas.

I have been looking everywhere for fake snow! Not kidding...can't find it! Thanks for the ideas...

Sarah said...

I love the decorations-very pretty! I'll definitely have to check out the ICE! exhibit, it looks like so much fun!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Your decorations are very pretty. And what a great idea to use cranberries. We went to ICE! right before Thanksgiving and it was so fun. I want to go back! Here are some pictures I took- http://www.flickr.com/photos/wawdecamp/sets/72157622836979317/.

BTW, I've been to the Preppy Pink Pony several times and I love it! I bought each of my mom's Christmas presents there.

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Very fun weekend, and very fun decorations!!

KAC said...

The ICE exhibit looks fantastic and I love all of your holiday decorations!

MCW said...

There isn't a Target in Manhatten! and Kmart was out...I will keep looking!

And I tagged you!

MG said...

We went to ICE last year at Opryland, it was so much fun!

Rebecca Foley said...

I was trying to google the Preppy Pink Pony and came across your blog! I love your posts - and I too love all things preppy! And then I noticed that you're an interior designer too! Thanks for all the great posts-keep them coming! I'm headed for my first PPP visit after work!

All Things Cherish said...

I'm glad to hear ICE was fun and fabulous. I've been dying to go check it out, just might have to add that to the holiday festivities this week!

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Little Bow Prep said...

What an awesome exhibit!

Gorgeous decor :)

Sara Reid said...

Sunday kicked off at a far more merciful hour, which was a smart bit of planning that accounted for the late hour everyone wandered out of the Eastworks complex the previous night. After requesting some sketches for my new, themed sketchbook (more on that later), I was able to catch the second screening of “Nerdcore Rising,” the recently released documentary about the rise of “Nerdcore” hip-hop.

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Beth Dunn said...

Happy New Year! xoxo

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Bridgit said...

Love your 'new' ornament ...did you make it?

kanishk said...

I almost want to make the drive down your way to see it during the holidays.
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