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Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Lights and Holiday Music

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was a memorable one. We've been eating leftovers non-stop since Thursday and I haven't gotten sick of it yet! My favorite way to eat leftovers at the moment is to toast a piece of french bread, then top with pieces of roast turkey, pour hot gravy over it and serve with cranberry sauce (you could even throw in a layer of stuffing too). It's a home-run. Give it a whirl. Another thing that has got me excited is the fact that I can finally turn on my holiday lights! I've been patiently waiting since they came and hung them in October (early bird discount). Here they are:
Nephi, our holiday light magician shared that the trick to doing colored lights and still make them look bright is to mix in a white light between each colored light. I never would have thought of that, but I thought it was good information to pass case you are in the midst of trying to hang lights right now. It's pretty hard to beat an all white set up, though. Kara does all white at her place and it's classy as can be.

Lastly, we can all finally blast Christmas music w/o a second thought! Truth be told, we listened to Christmas tunes all throughout Thanksgiving and you probably did too. I think it keeps things fun and festive, especially when you are working your buns off in the kitchen. Here is some Christmas music that I'm excited about listening to:
Carpenters Christmas Portrait....a childhood favorite.

The Elf soundtrack always puts a smile on my face.

Nat King Cole's Christmas album is my man's favorite.

New out this year if you're looking for a hipper spin on Christmas tunage. 
And you can't go wrong here. Perfect when you are entertaining to play in the background.

All this tunage can be found on itunes or amazon! Hope you have a great day! I best be gettin' to trimmin' my tree. 

house image by Briana


Kar said...

Love your lights Bri! They look awesome! And love all that fun Christmas tunage! I should get the Elf soundtrack! I don't believe I have it!

Audrey Crisp said...

What a great tip! Love the She and Him album!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Ah, this post makes me excited for Christmas! Your lights look great - that's actually my favorite combo, red, white, and green (viva la Mexico!). Your Thanksgiving leftover sammies are making my mouth water - I'm a tad bit bummed to have missed not only Thanksgiving, but all its glorious leftovers.