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!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Perfectly Preppy Holiday Gifts

I'll take one of each please!