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Happy Holidays!…

December 29, 2013

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On Christmas Eve the Pickle and I packed up the truck and headed on out to Banff for a night out in the mountains…

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We got into Banff just in time for our afternoon tea at the Fairmont… if you live anywhere near Banff I highly recommend that you gather up some people and go for tea!… so much fun… the mountain views are nothing but amazing… and the service is fantastic!… 

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After tea and checking into the RimRock we headed out for a sleigh ride… luckily they had the heaviest wool blankets for sleigh riders… and I’d worn my parka… and well… I had one warm Pickle to snuggle up with…

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The wind was bitter…

The sleigh ride office was a beautiful red barn… with the prettiest wood pile on the side… lol… I know… wood pile?  pretty?… just look!…

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After the ride it took me a little while to warm up… but we did so while looking at this spectacular view… O. M. G…

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We chilled out… relaxed… ate… drank… ate… drank…  I feel like I’ve been eating non stop since the 24th!…

On Christmas morning we woke up and after breakfast in bed and opening our stockings we packed up and headed back to Calgary… I must admit I did miss my little house… and we were only away for one night!…

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We opened presents from family and then it was Turkey time!… once we got the bird into the oven and the veggies prepped for later cooking we popped the Veuve and made Christmas Day Mimosas… Mmmmm… My fave… Every. Single. Day should start with mimosas… I’m serious.

We had good friends from home (lol… I’m just re reading this post before I publish it and I realize that you may not get the reference to “home” – Newfoundlanders who live away from Newfoundland refer to it as home) over for supper and then the turkey coma set in… once our heads hit the pillows we were OUT COLD!…

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Boxing day we headed out to do a little shopping… hahahaha… I was looking for one item at the mall… the Chinook mall… now if you live in Calgary you know what a soul sucking monster that mall can be on the best of days… well Urban Outfitters was out of stock of the item I was hunting so we looked down the length of the mall to decide if we were going to trudge on down through… honestly it looked like a hoard of zombies… I looked at Chris and said just that… then we hightailed it out of there!… and we went to Galaxy Diner instead for killer diner breakfast… I love a good diner breakfast…

On the 27th we had a little pot luck with a couple of friends… good times… good friends… good food… I love the holidays… I aim to have more good times with good friends over good food over the coming months…

And after all, on the 28th, I did manage to get a few boxing day deals… in Inglewood at Espy… nothing wrong 50% off a few pairs of premium denim 😉  And the Pickle got a killer deal on a nerdy device that runs your internet connection through the electrical wires of your home at the nerd computer store… pretty neat… I didn’t know there was such a thing!…

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Now this morning I’m sitting at the kitchen table pecking away at my keyboard, while snuggling a big orange cat, planning business things for 2014 with a great big cuppa out of the sweetest mug… I feel relaxed… chilled the eff out even… ready to hit the business hard… head on… full steam ahead…

I’ve got a little give away planned to post on the Facebook page in the next couple of days so stay tuned loves!…

I hope you’ve had a great holiday filled with loved ones, good times and fab food…

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Lots of love from ours to yours!

xo

Lacey

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