Christmas recap in photos!

 I can hardly believe that Christmas is over and 2012 is almost here! 
Since I like to think of my blog as a little online journal for myself,
I thought I’d share a little bit of the Christmas pictures I took this
year.

Our holiday decor.  I kept the wrapping very
simple this year with just some kraft paper and fun ribbon.  I made all
the bows myself and the ribbons were all purchased from JoAnn Craft store
The red tree and the plant were found at a boutique flower shop last
year.  I love pulling out our holiday decor but some of it was so buried
in our storage that I couldn’t get to it and had to order a bunch of
new decorations!  (Cleaning that storage is top of my new year’s goals!)
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(i downloaded and printed off the gift tags from Creature Comforts round up of free holiday gift tags! Thank you to The Sweetest Occasion and Ellinee for the cutest gift tags! ) 

My
husband was very thoughtful and spotted these roses for me and I loved that it went with our holiday decor. 
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I also keep a little space just for my “girly” holiday decorations. πŸ™‚  Christmas2011-6Christmas2011-5

Just
some of the goodies that I made.  I had never had homemade chex mix
before but decided to make it and YUM!  So addicting.  I put a bowl out
and in an instant it was gone.  I made chex mix 3 mornings in a row! 
And white chocolate covered pretzels are so delicious!
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The cutie tins that I put the treats in.  They were perfect for gift giving!Christmas2011-9Christmas2011-10

I
just had to include this picture of me and my super adorable nephew in
the sweater we got him.  We love H&M kids where we bought him this
sweater.  He just looked so darn cute in his little winter sweater and I
was wearing a cozy winter sweater too so I had to get a photo with
him!  πŸ™‚
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  • Diane
    December 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    looks like you had a fantastic christmas!!! i still have to have christmas with my family this weekend…we're having it on new year's day since my husband and i were in long island for christmas and my brother's family was in nebraska. can't wait for sunday to roll around!

  • marcella
    December 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    amazing pics dear πŸ™‚
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

  • Schnelle
    December 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful pics! Your gifts are so pretty- simple but festive. Wishing you all the best in 2012!

  • cheryl denise
    December 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    i love the simplicity of your wrapping!

    a peek of chic

  • β˜…β˜†AdamAlexMommyβ˜†β˜…
    December 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    looks like you had a fantastic christmas. love the decor, and your nephew is soooo stinkin' cute! amazing photos, tiffany!

    jasmine

  • Marion
    December 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Seriously Tiffany – as I scrolled down and looked at each photo, my smile just kept getting bigger. The biggest smile was of course with the photo of you and your nephew in your Christmas sweaters! Simply adorable!!

    And I did kraft paper last year with green ribbon. Great minds think alike
    πŸ™‚

    XO – Marion

  • simplyvonne
    December 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I love all these photos Tiffany! You did such a great job with the decorations. Everything so simple and modern looking!

  • Lisa
    December 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    tiff you look so beautiful!! and your nephew is ADORABLE!

  • LC
    December 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    i love making chocolate covered pretzel sticks every year! please post a recipe of this home-made chex mix, it looks delicious!

  • Erica
    December 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    OH MY your nephew is the cutest! I want to squeeze him! Haha!

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

  • CessOviedo
    December 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Lovely pics, your gift wrapping are so pretty and so are the pink decorations! Little boy is so cute, and the one on the way will be too! Such a lovely family!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Aline
    December 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    your house looked lovely!! i hope that you had a wonderful christmas and have a happy, happy new year tiff!!! xo

  • Nancy
    December 29, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    your home looks so lovely! i adore those decorations and the wrapping of your presents. hope you had a lovely holiday!
    xo,
    nancy

  • DiamondsandTulle
    December 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Love all your wrapping and those yummy pretzels! I have those disco ball ornaments too! They're so fun! Your nephew is adorable!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  • sharon lei
    December 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Tiff!!! Belated Merry Christmas. πŸ™‚ I'm loving all your recent posts. So fun and festive… I wrap like you too. I like to use brown paper and make pretty bows. And ohmygosh, Savvy and Jen's pup are freakin' adorbs!!! Jen posted it on twitter and I couldn't help but show Pooma. lol.

    The year is winding down. Can't believe 2012 is gonna be here so soon! Just wanted to thank you… Thank you for always inspiring me and for being so sweet. I'm glad we "met" and hopefully we'll meet in person one day!! I'm sure of it.

    Kisses!

    xx Love & Aloha

  • Lauren
    December 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Love the use of our Woodtype Holiday printables! Your wrapping is gorgeous.

    Lauren from EllinΓ©e

  • Chelsea
    December 29, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Looks like you had such a joyful and wonderful Christmas. Fantastic pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Happy new year!

  • bevy
    December 30, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Looks like a festive Christmas at the Ish home. Thanks for sharing that chex mix recipe. I can't wait to make it myself!

  • cinzee
    December 30, 2011 at 4:35 am

    AWwwwwwwww….I love this post!!! It’s soo festive, cosy, warm, and filled with LOVE!!!!!!!!! I like how you have the word ISH;)

    I never thought of wrapping gifts in brown paper with colorful bows, it’s actually quite nice and stylish!!! I always use x’mas print wrapping paper but I guess that can be changed for next Christmas,hehe.

    Gosh, your cookies and cookie tins are soo cute! And adore your x’mas dΓ©cor! What a sweet hubby you got, I wish I could get some roses right now! Hahaha

    And lastly, your nephew is super cute (too bad he didnt smile, then he'll melt all those girl's hearts,lol) and that winter sweater is adorable on him. Yes, I agree, H&M kids have great collections and their outfits are stylish at a good price.

    Hope you had a very merry Christmas and all the best to 2012!!! Wishing you a happy new year Tiffany=D

    Looking forward to what you have in stored for your blog in 2012!!!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

  • WendyB
    December 30, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Great pix! I want some of those pretzels.

  • Beautifully Invisible
    December 30, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Next t8ime you make Chex mix, I am coming over. That looks fabulous.

    It looks like you had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones – Happy New Year!!

  • Agnes in Wonderland
    December 31, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful christmas decorations and these roses <3

  • Richelle
    December 31, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I think that cutest accessory on you is that little guy πŸ™‚ You'd be such an awesome mom!

    richelle
    http://www.rarepersona.com

  • Kimberlee
    January 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    hehe love the ode to doxies in the card πŸ˜‰

  • Samantha
    January 3, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! What a beautiful Christmas celebration and CUTE nephew! πŸ™‚