Friday, January 21

a new york state of mind {& a winner!}

we are walking in a winter wonderland here in new york.

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salted caramel hot chocolate. oh em gee.
why in the world was this the first time this graced my lips?

i love sitting for hours just talking with my girlfriends. tis therapy.

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this was the temperature driving home the other night.
it's nothing compared to high of 3 degrees that's on it's way.

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our icicle lights have turned into true icicle daggers. yes, we still have our christmas lights up. i have a funny feeling we won't be able to get them down now. i asked caleb why we wouldn't just keep them up all year long. he told me that people sing about that being trashy in country songs. what? ask me if their still up in july. or don't.

i also asked why we were the only house with these massive icicles. he told me that we were the only house without gutters. uh, adding that to the spring project list.

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watching daddy shovel the never ending snow before heading to bed.

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ready to go!

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and would you look at those rosy cheeks?

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and the winner of the i sew lucky giveaway,
as chosen by random.org, is:
congrats, lady! i will be emailing you today!

happy weekend, my friends!

29 comments:

  1. my parents both grew up in New York(Long Island) and I have no idea how they have children like myself who cannot handle such cold temps! i am cold if it's 71 degrees, LOL. i don't know how you do it! but those icicles are enchanting.

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  2. i don't really miss those low numbers! california winters are a little nicer. loving the new look.

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  3. oh goodness, i love everything about this post!! tis beautiful:)
    that salted caramel hot chocolate sounds amazing. gosh.

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  4. I just had some girl time tonight too! It does the soul good! I love salted caramel hot chocolates... I tried to make one at home and it didn't even compare. dang starbucks! I love all the snow pics & that quilt! soo cute

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  5. now i hate to be cold...especially 7 degrees kind of cold but your photos are so whimsical it makes me want to take a walk in the cold dark night filled with snow just to breathe it all in:)

    have a great weekend sweet friend.

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  6. Oh my GOSH, SEVEN DEGREES? I would die/freeze to death. But mostly I would just freak out because holy crap that's ridiculously cold. I was upset yesterday that it was 21 degrees - TWENTY ONE DEGREES! But seriously...this is Texas...I'm not made to handle this, haha.

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  7. Where are you in NY? I'm here too!

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  8. okay. Dallas is 25 degrees and we feel like we are dying! Ha. cute photos!

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  9. I just recently tried Starbucks salted caramel hot choc. too. I loved it, until I got to the end and there was a LOT of salt.
    I vote leave the Christmas lights up. Your husbands comment about country songs makes me laugh.

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  10. YUMMMMMMMM on the hot chocolate!
    and those rosy cheeks are SOOOOOO precious!

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  11. sweet icicles! the lights look prettier with icicles.

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  12. Brrrrr! Living in So Cal we don't see those kinds of temps...though growing up in Canada I remember them a little too well.
    Starbucks takes the sting out of anything though! ;-)

    p.s. thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  13. it's cold in kansas too...dumb. i love the sledding pictures! cute little chickens!

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  14. Wow, those icicles look dangerous! But oh, so pretty too :) Love your pictures!

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  15. that picture of your little boy wrapped up in a quilt watching daddy? precious!

    stay warm!

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  16. We get really scary ice daggers too, very old gutters. Love those rosy cheekers!! :)

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  17. Sounds like so much fun, beautiful pictures! I have yet to try the salted Caramel Hot Chocolate...I will have to get some tomorrow with the hubster!

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  18. yes friend. we do sing about people who leave their Christmas lights up :) hahahaha.
    sweet pictures.

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  19. i want to steal that quilt. and the icicles. can i have the icicles without the 7 degrees part?? please?? sooo pretty. love your pics today.

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  20. EEEP! You are kidding me that I won!? Yay!!

    On another note, I wonder if they'll make a salted caramel latte? My fave drink, caramel brulee is gone.

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  21. It is sunny and 60's here today but I still want one of those Starbucks hot chocolates. :)

    And I'm totally a proponent of leaving white Christmas lights up all year. They make me so happy!

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  22. that quilt is uber cute!! we have the same looong icicles at our house too!!! girl, you are not the only one with lights up either.......ya not happening for while to get em' down :)

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  23. i looooved this post. that quilt is so fun & bright! and the icicles rock- wow. and girlfriend you leave those christmas lights up as long as you want! haha! love it.

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  24. Those icicles are dang scary! But at least they gave you an awesome photo.

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  25. you have a lovely corner of cyberspace over here! :) i love the pictures, especially of the icicles. God bless.

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  26. ah, your pictures pull at my heart strings...but you know, i tell you all the time :)

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  27. Oh! I'm dying over those cute rosy cheeks!!

    & those are some mad icicles. EEK!

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  28. Those icicles are DEADLY!
    <3 leigh

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  29. i am so happy to clicked on your blog...and I am so grateful that you left a sweet comment on my 'gallery love' blog post! thank you.
    i adore your photos & how each one tells a story, all by itself. i am going to lose some sleep tonight, stalking your archives : )

    kristen @ just live simply

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