Merry Christmas if you celebrate and Happy Holidays to one and allllll!!!!
My family and I spent the last few days on a short vacation to the Biltmore in Asheville (original home of the Vanderbilt's and the largest residence in America). The house was beautiful although cold! There's no heat or air conditioning there (brrrrrr!) and other fun facts are that there's a swimming pool in the basement and 55 Christmas trees set up for the holidays. 55!!!!!! My 3 boys were not so enthused about going but I thought it was fanTASTIC!
We rented a rustic cabin in Asheville (which is about 4 hours from our home in the Raleigh area of North Carolina) and had fun playing board games and relaxing. We played my favorite game, Bob Ross's Art of Chill. It's a board game and sooooo freaking funny!!!! Each player has a palette and you compete for "chill points" as you race to finish various paintings before Bob does. Highly recommend!!! The game is also peppered with Bob Ross quotes (which, I ADORE wholeheartedly). In a nutshell: I LOVE BOB!
Then again...who doesn't?
But where were we? Oh yes, Christmas!
We came back in time to celebrate Christmas and relax while my husband has some rare time off. My favorite presents today are a purple vacuum cleaner (don't judge! It's not sexy but it sure is important!) 😂
Ok the purple makes it a little sexy...
My other favorite presents were a llama lamp blanket.
and these gorgeous Blackwing pencils!
Honestly, it's like if butter were a pencil, that's how smooth they are!!
It was a good day and I'm hoping you're having a good day too ❤️
In case you missed it there's 2 fun exciting things happening this week. One is that on Friday I am having a big giveaway on my YouTube channel! To enter you have to leave a comment on the Mixed Media Profile Portrait lesson I did last week. In case you missed it, I taught the steps to make this cute girl!
I know that profiles are hard for a LOT of people. Like, a LOT a lot of people. I hope this gives you the guidelines and method (and confidence!) to create super cute profiles like this one much more easily and with much more FUN!!!
To watch the video click HERE or click below! Remember, to enter the giveaway leave a comment in the video itself, that's all you have to do!
In the meantime I hope you have a very very merry and bright Christmas today!!!
From my family to yours!
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