marshmallow dreams

Sunday, December 28, 2008

merry christmas dolls! here is the post i promised you. i have been so busy lately except a good busy, a relaxed busy. sitting down with the family. eating lots of goodies. visiting family and friends. drawing snowflakes and swirls on christmas cards. looking at lights with my brother and sister.

all of my girl-friends from highschool came over and we had a late night brunch that my mom cooked for us, and exchanged gifts with each other. my mom made such delicious food - waffles and whipped cream, yogurt and berries, bacon, french toast sprinkled with icing sugar, toutons, ham, scrambled eggs. it was spectacular! my secret santa gave me chocolates and prince caspian (!) i watched it with my brother, and it is so so good. if you have not yet seen it, do! i wish to be summoned to a magical land where i was once a princess and help to save it in gorgeous dresses and silver-leaf crowns.

christmas morning was so so perfect. my sister woke me at a quarter to six, and we went upstairs where my dad already had christmas music playing and the tree lights on. my nana stayed with us this christmas, which was really nice. we opened our stockings first, mine was filled with such lovely treats! candies and bath soaps and socks, chocolates and chopsticks and a cute pair of earrings. then we began openeing gifts, but first i had a little toast and butter because my tummy was rumbling!

i recieved i think must be the most perfect gifts ever. i got a canon rebel xs, which is the most perfect camera. i was so so excited, it was a complete surprise! it takes the most beautiful pictures. but i'm still learning how to use it properly! my mom also got one, she cried when she opened it and said "me too?" all of my gifts were surprises, and they were so so nice. i got those two sweet jackets above from my nana, mary-kate and ashley olsens influence from santa, a turquoise scarf from my sister, inkdeath and brisingr from santa, a card crafting book from my aunt along with some hand-stitched pillow cases (so beautiful!)

i also got lots of chocolates and candies and misty mints, my favorite! i also got two seasons of television shows, supernatural (which, i don't think i've ever mentioned, is my absolute favorite show ever!) and gossip girl. what a magical christmas it was! i feel a bit spoilt for getting so many things, but my family is so so generous i can only be thankful for them.

christmas day in the afternoon we had turkey dinner which was delicious. my mom makes the best turkeys, i think. i was stuffed to the brim! my other nan and pop came down for dinner and we showed them our gifts. then i watched mamma mia with my brother. i never loved abba music so much!

the weather here has been so so cold, almost bitter. it's like old man winter is biting at my cheeks and nose every time i run outside, no matter how bundled i am from his nipping frost! but luckily i can stay curled up in my living room with the tree lights on and a big mug of whipped white hot chocolate with teeny baby marshmallows to warm me up.

we've had so many visitors over this season. parents friends, brothers friends, sisters friends, my friends - everyone has been here. it's so nice having a house full of smiling, laughing, happy people in a holiday mood. it's so comforting knowing that there are people you love who love to spend time with you. my baby cousin robyn, who is five, spent a lot of time with us this christmas too. she is so so cute and pretty, isn't she? i adore her, and everytime i come home to see her she speaks more and laughs more and is so so much cuter than the last time, which i never believe is possible but am always proved wrong!

i watched a bunch of old christmas movies, and some new ones too. i love the old miracle on 34th street. it's so magical. love actually, the santa clause, home alone, teddy bears christmas, muppet family christmas, the polar express. i hope that someday someone like me is typing on their blog about watching a christmas movie they love, and that i am in that movie. i want to be someone people love to watch create a character's flaws and beauties. oh, how i dream of that!

well, goodnight everyone. i hope you are still enjoying your holidays and are happy and healthy and with those you love.
stay magical

ps! the lovely caitlin tagged me, i will post my answers in my next entry

holiday magic

Friday, December 26, 2008

merry christmas and happy holidays everyone! i hope you are having a magical time.
i will post a real post in a day or two.
love, love

christmas spirit *

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

i haven't been here in forever! i have a lot of catchup to do. where to start..

first, the lovely magical sparkle gave an award! what a great surprise. thank you thank you so much darling
i would like to give this award back to sparkle, and also to the tea drinking english rose, mila, rosie posie, daydream lily, ashley, katie, and voila megan. you all have such lovely lovely blogs.

i'm sure that most of these bloggers have already gotten this award but they inspire me so much i just have to award it to them <3>

i went to my friends last night and we played a pool and sang and caught up with one another. i hadn't seen some since august! that is a lot of catching up to do and it was so nice to see them all. more friends tonight. i cannot get enough. tomorrow i get to go to my old highschool for an awards ceremony and get dressed up and recieve my diploma! i'm wearing a comfy grey sweater and gorgeous purple shoes with some new dark jeans. and a key, of course. maybe there will be pictures! i get to see everyone i graduated with, which will be nice.

i want to thank everyone for your lovely, charming comments on my entries, you are all dolls! i don't know how to tell you how much i love and appreciate every comment i get, i get so excited every time i read a new one. they make me so happy.

christmas is so soon!! i've been baking cookies nonstop. gingerbread, shortbread, nanaimo squares, chocolate shorbread, sugar cookies, peanut butter bees, white fudge, milk chocolate fudge, mint fudge, dark fudge, cranberry almond biscotti, snowballs, cheesecake bites.. oh my! most of it is for gifts and visitors of course. we put them all in the fridge outside so no sneaky fingers take them! my dad loves sweets, he likes to sneak some every now and then.

my brother is coming home on the 21st, and my nan is spending christmas with us this year too! she is coming tomorrow. the more family the better <3>

five days

Saturday, December 6, 2008

i'm very excited that i get to go home so soon, but i'm very nerous about my exams. i only have two, but one is going to be veryy tough i'm thinking. i also have a big final essay to write, and my greek civ prof gave me a second chance to fix up an essay i did not-so-great on. i was so so thankful she is letting me do that! it was her idea and everything!

my camera is out of battery and i left my charger home last time, so i'm just going to post some lovely things i've been looking at lately! love <3

how to make little tea light shelves! these are adorable. i would love to have them in my room for some night lights.

this site cracks me up. some of the look alikes are so funny! especially the dog that looks like an ewok, heh.

i've never actually smelled these soaps, but if they smell as pretty as their packaging then they must be super yummy!

i really want an advice poster! or two! can't ever have enough advice, especially when it's written on such cool posters.

venice flooded, which apparently isn't a big deal to the people who live there, but wow. imagine having to go through all that to get to work? or to the shops? i don't think i'd like it enough to live there, but it's be a very cool place to visit.

i found this post on apartment therapy about 5 ways to enhance your closet. i wish my closet looked as neat as those do!

donut muffins? yes please!

december 1st

Monday, December 1, 2008

it's late late but i wanted to make a post just to say happy december! i am so excited for this month.

december means:
finishing my first semester university, eating a yummy chocolate from my advent calendar (today's was a train!), going home in ten days, seeing all my friends and family and puppy, spending time with no homework to do, learning to drive (finally!), decorating my house with christmas sparkle, making a gingerbread house with my brother and snow!

i hope your start of december was wonderful, everyone.
love love love