Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Bucket List

Throughout the year, I will say things like, "On, I've been meaning to try that restaurant" or "One day, I'm checking that museum out". Well, I've decided to start a bucket list for the upcoming year. If I get it down in writing, I figure we're one step closer to actually doing it! These are all things that I've not done or haven't done in a long time.

1. Have dinner at Primi Piatti and brunch at Corner Bistro
(not on the same day!)

2. Go to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens on a Free Tuesday.

3. Attend a First Wednesday Art Walk.

4. Stay in a B&B in Amelia Island (we are planning this for March!!)

5. Spend a day wandering Chamblin Bookmine with J.

6. See a Jax Symphony performance. (Just bought tickets for a performance on Valentine's weekend!!)

7. Have a picnic in a park.

8. Ride the Mayport-Ft. George Island Ferry

9. Make a French themed meal for J (without meltdown).

10. Sunday Funday at The Lemon Bar

I'll be adding to this list, but I feel good about it so far!

Happy New Year! I'll be getting back on the OOTD posts after the 1st of the year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

2nd Annual Cookie/Treat Swap

I invited a 15 or so friends and family for a cookie and treat swap. Everyone "swaps" a little differently, but our was everyone brings 3 dozen of one type of cookie or treat. Theorectically, you should leave with 3 dozen of a variety of items. Usually we end up with a bit more. Anyways, I actually remembered to take more pictures this year! I didn't get all the cookies, but most of them.

My friends and family have some mad baking skills!!! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Happenings

This holiday season is shaping up to be very busy! Between a trip to see our niece dance in the Nutcracker to my 2nd annual cookie party to an Eve of Eve dinner etc, I have been VERY slack about taking OOTD pics. Aside from some random pics, I can confidently say that OOTD's are on hiatus until the New Year.

I do want to share a fun outing I had with a good friend this past weekend. She lives near Amelia Island, so we took in the Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour. We toured 4 private homes, which were all gorgeous (of course). There was a mix of traditional and modern holiday decor. One of my favorite rooms was a dining room, decked out in black, white and plum with silver ornaments and white feathers. So crazy, but loved it. I also became obsessed with these wreaths that looked like they were made of small green leaves. I have been googling like a fool to try to find them! Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take any pictures in the homes.

After the home tour, we had a Victorian tea at The Bailey House, which used to be an inn. About 5 years ago, it was converted to a private residence. It is a quite impressive Victorian home. We had a delightful time at high tea, complete with the sweetest volunteers waiting on us. These ladies were so adorable! I would adopt all of them to be my grandma!!

Here is a picture of The Bailey House...

After tea, I convinced my friend to find the only store on the Island that sells Lilly and Vineyard Vines. It was the only time I wish I owned a Smartphone! We stopped at the Shoppes at Amelia Island Plantation. Cute stores, but no Lilly. Once I got home, I found The Cloister Collection and the address to it's location in Fernandina Beach (the city on Amelia). Oh well, maybe next time!