Friday, January 2, 2015

Holiday Peaks

Happy New Year friends!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday, I sure did.  One of my goals was to soak up the love with family and my siblings and kids around me...
 and 'my cup runneth over'. 

 It started with a family Christmas party for 40+ on Dec. 13th and didn't stop til after Christmas.  My brother and his wife stayed with us for 5 days, my niece with her 4 kids 
( ages 4-11) after that and lots of family dinners staying at the table with drinks and talking 'til midnight and general frivolity....LOVED it! A table full for brunch Christmas Day  joined by family in from Charleston and Front Royal, VA, helped to make this a great Christmas.

A tradition of ours is to go to DC to see the National Tree, which I have to say was a disappointment (seriously you couldn't get a tree large enough to fill up the frame for the lights?), but the CAPITOL tree never disappoints.

As you may have seen in a recent post one of my goals this year is to revamp my kitchen, but then this is also happening:

Our family room has been my hidden secret for 20 years- I have never removed the paneling but always 'zhushed' around it a dozen times pretending to love the 'lodgey' feel since the ceiling beams and brick wall of the fireplace were parts I love in there.
My husband got the hardwood flooring and this is going to finally happen!  I am so excited.
You know we love all things equestrian around here and I love this Rebecca Ray bag Bethany got me. ( Did you know orange is one of my favorite colors?)

I hope you have a great start to the New Year and I too will be organizing and into big projects to kick it off. 
 Stay well!


  1. glad your holidays were filled with fun and family....cant wait to see the wood floors!

  2. Nancy Thank you for the wonderful features you bring us all year round. I can see that 2015 will be a great year for you! I hope you will stop by and see my New Year's message!

    The Arts by Karena

  3. Hope 2015 is beautiful and bright for you, Nancy and Bethany! I am still on a mini blog break, but wanted to wish you both a Happy New Year! And I see exciting changes are happening at Maison Powell :)
    Want to see more of you two this year!! xoxoxox

  4. That bag is AWESOME. And YAY for having a wish fulfilled! I can't wait to see the magic you do.

  5. I love that bag I have the same thing in blue and white in a pillow for my Kate's room!! Have a great 2015 my friend!!

  6. Woohoo! i'm getting new hardwoods too! Yay for the designers getting to work on their own homes! haha! Happy New Year Nancy!

  7. Can't wait to see you floors - wishing you all the best in the new year!!

  8. How exciting, Nancy. I can't wait to follow the progress. I love DC any time of year but I am sure it is magical at Christmas time. Love the note from your son. Best present ever!!

  9. Lucky mom! I wish my sons would grow up and do some dry walling for me too! Hahaha! Love the bag, Bethany has great taste (I wonder where she got that one from???!!!! wink* wink*)!!!! Glad you had a busy holiday, my home was full too with an out of state trip to boot and of course, there's always my little Sophia to spice things up a bit!LOL! CHEERS to 2015!


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