Wow, what a whirlwind December was… I bowed and tied and tied and tied until my fingers were not looking so very lady-like. I laughed and giggled, drank and bounced from one event to the next. Now I’m thoroughly exhausted and ready to reflect and enjoy all the beautiful gifts I received from my loving family and friends.  My new lifestyle  books are especially wonderful, like my signed copy of Jeffrey Alan Marks’ new book, The Meaning of Home and the beautiful and lavish, Veranda, The Art of Outdoor Living.  I love the inspiring Beauty at Home  by Aerin Lauder, and Alice Waters’ new book, The Art of Simple Food II with recipes and advice for the home gardener.  So now that Christmas has been boxed up and put away I am very ready to relax, curl up with these books and take bubble baths and soaks. I am loving U.S Apothecary Rose Water Bath Salt, (above).

Why do we do it?  We love to give….

Dining Room 1

Fun girlie lunch. Thanks to Hector for making it so beautiful!

… parties!!!


Yummy Enchiladas! more parties! Dave’s Enchilada Night, Go to The Water Is Smiling (here) for the lovely story and recipe.

… and more parties


lulu Pom after we decorated for days and days to be ready for our annual holiday party!

… and yet more parties

Harriet & Scarlet

Mommy and Scarlett!

… and to give the gift of love that we hold so dear! But now it’s back to reality and another exciting new year!  I’ll have to figure out how to make it a little less “exciting” next Christmas season!!!  But it sure is lots of fun! Thank you all my dear friends and family for all the thoughtful gifts and for supporting my new venture, “Pamela Says”, xoxo with all my heart!!!


Even Scarlett is exhausted!

4 Responses to “Aaaahhh!”

  1. Love you Pammie! You certainly need a rest 🙂

  2. Kristie says:

    What a wonderful recapitulation of the holiday season!!!!
    Loved reading it!

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