Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whatcha Doin?

I hope everyone is taking 
some time for themselves. 
 Light a few candles . . . 
 And take a nice 
long . . . soak . . . 
 Then curl up by the fire 
with a nice hot 
cup of tea and read 
a good book, 
or flip through your 
favorite magazine.
(I know - there are a TON 
of them in my tray 
that I need to get to.)
This is my reading spot 
in our bedroom.
It's raining tonight. . . 
Perfect!

In the meantime -
It's beginning . . . 
 to ...
look ...
a lot . . .  
like ...
 Christmas
Around here!


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Have a wonderful week everyone! 
And it's official - I can now say
"MERRY CHRISTMAS!"

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28 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Karen Sweetie...

Beautiful post. I love your reading spot. I am afraid I would never leave it, looks so warm and cozy. A gorgeous share sweet friend. Just gorgeous.

I have heard through the grapevine you are coming to visit soon. I hope to see you and Cindy both.

Love the festive look of the holidays at your home. Just beautiful.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Theresa said...

Well Hi there dear Karen! I am loving all of you gorgeous decorations! It looks like you could really get some reading and resting done in that chair by the fire! Hope you are enjoying this wonderful Sunday! Love you bunches! T

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Christmas has landed so pretty with it's softer colors at your house. Enjoy your "down" time.

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

I sure need to unwind. Can I borrow your bathroom & fireplace? lol

Blondie's Journal said...

The bath and your little reading corner make me want to forget all the hustle and bustle of this time of year! Well, at least it's a nice place to retreat to afterward!

Your Christmas decorations are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing more!

XO,
Jane

Whimsey Creations said...

Your reading spot looks so comfy - I'd probably never get out of that chair! LOL

billi said...

I love your reading spot. I'm finishing up #2 of "Ladybug Farm". Can't wait to get my hands on #3.
I look forward to more pics. of your decorations.billi

Ann said...

This looks so peaceful and I would enjoy reading in your special place. Christmas is coming and the preparations have already started. HAppy week

Patrizia said...

so lovely. I just had my daughter put candles out while taking a shower. Also had her take some hot tea into the shower with her to sip slowly while relaxing. She loved it & it really did help. Sometimes we just have to go out of our way...

Patrizia

Our Back Porch said...

Oh, it is looking a lot like Christmas around here! And that's why I need a good soak in that tub...I have already put up 4 trees and have one more special one to go. Have a great week, my sweet friend!

Hugs,
Rebecca

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Karen, I hope you really did take a nice long soak and then curl up in that wonderful chair by the fire. Your decorations look wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Rettabug said...

You have all the makings of an elegant spa in your own home, Kim!!! How wonderful that fireplace & big comfy chair look in your bedroom. I WANT ONE of EACH!!!


♥ the sneak peek at all your Christmas pretties!!!

Ginger said...

Karen, I love your cozy reading spot in your bedroom. I would never want to leave it!!
Merry Christmas to you too.

stefanie said...

oh, there is nothing better than a hot bath!!!

debi said...

Oh, that looks so nice and cozy. Especially since it's cold and snowing here again! I sure wish I could figure out how to ship some of this to you. I know you'd love it!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Lovely photos ! I have been doing a lot of tea sipping and fire sitting...I really need to get a move on I'm so far behind.
(())

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Girlfriend,
Oh, do I ever love your beautiful reading spot! Fireplace, hot tub, nice chaise, you got it made girl!
And her Christmas decorating is looking mighty pretty!
I wish we had snow, sounds like some might be in the forecast!
And....I can't wait until Jan.!
I am already searching for airline tickets!
Hugs,
Cindy

Mieke said...

A chandelier above your bathtub! I could live with that... and such a lovely reading spot.
Is it decorating time already? Where have I been?! Time for some action for me!

Mage said...

I really love to pamper myself after a week long fight with work stress. That suggestion is pretty tempting you know specially the reading by the fire...gaah I really love it. Nice blog!

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tina said...

nice post and photos!

CHERI said...

I love your reading spot. I love to read by the fireplace too but unfortunately ours is not in our bedroom:( I do have a comfy chair with a fat, round ottomon. Sometimes I do sit on the chaise in our bedroom to read by the big windows. I can be happy most anywhere though as long as I have a good book! Hope you and yours enjoy the holidays...thanks for the lovely photos.

Connie said...

Funny you should post this....I had a "ME" day today~nail appt, book browsing, lunch at a favorite spot, a little shopping and some cupcakes to celebrate my day tomorrow!

Love ya! Connie

P.S. Christmas decorating starts this Sunday for me.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Karen:
What a festive and inviting home you have! I especially like the reading corner in your bedroom. Looks Heavenly!
Just wanted to stop by and say "hello", and to tell you Thank you for being our Head Bloggerette...and to wish you a blessed Christmas season.
xoxo
Donna

Amy Arnaz said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you. xoxo Amy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen,

Your pictures are lovely.

What am I doing? Trying to catch up on my commenting. Yikes.

I had an injection in my foot yesterday and thought of you. It was certainly not one of my favorite things ever! He did spray it with that cold stuff...praise God! Anyway, I smiled thinking of you.

Thanks for being such an adorable friend.

Hugs!!! Barb

Jani Brattin said...

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Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, dear, Bella Vista is going private after Wednesday. Thank you for displaying the giveaway botton. You are so much appreciated. You have been a wonderful friend from the beginning. I will miss you, girl.

My love,
Barb

Grace Matthews said...

I love Christmas decorations.

Fellow Blog Hopper:)