Tuesday, December 28, 2010

christmas time!

this weekend was one of the most fun i've had in a while!  
christmas eve was relaxing and quiet.  we listened to music and sipped our neighbor's "sweet heart" juice that they made {raw cane juice with spices like tumeric, cinnamon & nutmeg. if you live in l.a. you can visit their shop, raw cane superjuice bar, in hollywood. amazingly good!}.  

i must have slept pretty heavy, because when i woke up christmas morning i found these little elephants in our stockings!  they're technically tree ornaments, but we love them so much we decided to make them our anniversary elephants in honor of our honeymoon in thailand.  

here's the clean "before" photo, with all our packages wrapped up {except for one of chloe cat's toys that she opened already.  it's a pom i made out of yarn.  she LOVES them!}.

and here's the "after" photo.  nice and messy!  {chloe cat wasn't sure exactly where to pounce first.}

we got each other some fun gifts ~ a record, art print, pocket watch necklace {yippee!}, and bath salts that the mr. made for me, to name a few.  oh! plus the apron that carmella got me, which i wore for the unwrapping of gifts plus the cooking of our special christmas waffles & egg gravy breakfast.  i seriously wear it all the time!  

that night we went to a hookah lounge for my best friend's bachelorette party.  apparently snoop dogg {among other celebrities} frequent this joint, but he wasn't to be found on christmas night {insert sad face here}.  we had a lot of fun anyway catching up with old and new friends alike.

it was a fantastic christmas for us, and
i hope yours was amazing as well!!


  1. That sounds like so much fun! :) Lots of thoughtful gifts + cat confusion (hehe) + quality time...perfect Christmas to me :) I adore the elephant ornament! It definitely does mean something special, about your honeymoon (which I read up all about...and your wedding too, which was seriously amazing! :).

    Anyways, glad to see that you had such a wonderful Christmas weekend! Can't wait to hear about your friend's wedding!! I hope we get to see pics soon?! :)

    Hehe, anyway, have a lovely day, Kim!

  2. Your tree with all the presents wrapped beneath it looks so pretty -- but there's nothing like getting to unwrap them all. I love the elephant ornaments, and I think pets always know which gifts are theirs (even my boyfriend's dog spotted his gifts and tried to unwrap them before Christmas came). I'm so thrilled you had a lovely holiday! Enjoy the relative quiet of this week.

  3. Sounds like such a wonderful Christmas. I love your tree with all the sweet little presents underneath!

  4. "Sweet heart" juice got me curious. Sounds yum!

    I used to have those elephant ornaments which i bought in a bazaar when i went to Thailand, except that mine's mocha brown with gold sequins. Friends adored it so i gave it to them and i was left with an elephant coin purse, hahah. Your elephant is so adorable!! This is the first time i saw a grayish hue and it looks so vintage pop! :)

    Your fantastic christmas post made me smile ^_^. have a great week Kim! ;)

  5. Lovely, all of it. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Hope your holidays are continuing to be happy and so much fun!

  6. Your tree looks super pretty!! The elephants are pretty awesome as well, specially because they are related to your honeymoon memories. I am glad you had a very merry Christmas.

    ps: I usually don't use the word pretty this often but I just had to.

    Have a good rest of the week!!

  7. Those elephants are so cute! And that last photo of you two is incredibly adorable. Such a sweet couple.

  8. Looks like you had a fun, beautiful Christmas! Mine was nice as well. I got to spend it with my family, including my boyfriend, which was lovely. His mother gave me a very special present, too: the strand of pearls her mother wore on her wedding day!

  9. Oooh sounds like you had a great Christmas celebration! And waffles plus eggs and gravy sounds delish! Hope the rest of the holidays are just as fun.


  10. Yay this sounds like so much fun! The juice sounds amaaazing!

  11. your sweet little tree is so darling! <3