Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Chaos...

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I survived!!!! :)

If I could tell you how much FUN and REWARDING the Christmas Tour of our Home was on Sunday...you just wouldn't believe me!!! There were between 150-200 people that strolled through the house in 3 hours, oooohing and aaaaahing about the smallest little details that I didn't think anyone would notice.

My heart was SO happy!!!

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I promised to show you photos and I will soon. For the past 48 hours, I've caught up on my sleep (I think), The Man made me go into work full-time again (he said the "party" is OVER! hahaha!) and when I tried to download almost 300 photos, my computer started acting funny yesterday (I'm crossing my fingers that a "new" computer will not HAVE to be on my Christmas list).

I plan to play with the post again this evening when I return from work and I hope to start walking you through the tour soon too!

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I have over 100 emails to answer, birthday presents that are still waiting for me to open, and I haven't even sent out my "thank you" cards nor my Christmas cards yet...I'm just terrible! Have I told you (my loyal visitors and friends) that I THANK YOU for the sweetest comments you've been leaving here? Even though I haven't returned them, you have NO idea how they make my day!!!! You sure know how to make me smile!!!! :))))

Can we PLEASE postpone Christmas at least 15 more days??? Am I the only person in the world running late?

(just kidding...there's NO postponing sweet Jesus' birthday!!!!)

Oh...and did I mention that I'm hosting two parties this weekend in my home? One Friday night and one Saturday night?

Is there a discount when you buy Calgon by the case???



Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Well, after all, you ARE the bomb!! And the good news is, the house is already spotless and ready for this weekend's soiree's! Can't wait to see your photos!!

Lou Cinda :)

The French Bear said...

Oh Jodie, you are such a sweetie pie!!!! How could anyone not love you!!!! Making us wait weeks for you to finish opening your presents and to see you home!!!! Ha ha......just one look at that smiling gorgeous face and my heart melts! I know you will have something absolutely stunning and awe inspiring for me to see!!!!!
It is worth the wait and I know everyone will be so excited to see the reveal!!!! Do take care though and get some rest!!!!
Margaret B

sissie said...

I bet no one knows how to throw a party like you girl! Sure wish I could just be a little mouse and sneek around!!

Love what you have shown us so far and I will be on the edge of my seat waiting for the photos.


Miss Sandy said...


If anyone deserves a Calgon moment it is you! I have been eagerly stalking, er waiting, for your magnificent post to appear so I can be inspired to start decorating. You see the pumpkins here at the Quill have not quite jumped ship and given over to Christmas decor, they are perched on the edge of the table, ready to take the leap, but I think they need a push. I hope your parties a huge success and that you get some much needed rest!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I wish I was one of the touring hordes!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sweetie...I've been waiting and I'll continue to wait :) this ranks right up there with the Christmas Tree Lighting @ Rockefeller Center!!! and I won't be flabbergasted if you show pictures of Josh Groban strolling thru the house singing :) if he could be at the tree lighting he surely could be @ your open house!!

Get some rest...HUGS xxxx

red.neck chic said...


I'll send you a Texas sized bottle of Calgon...

you're wearing me out with all your FUN!!! I can't wait to see pictures!

;-D xoxo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Calgon by the case. Now there is a thought. I am still non patiently waiting for the tour....get some rest and then show me the pics!!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

OK Get some napping in because I am on pins and needles waiting for the photos girl. I have been having photo loading issues on my Mac too. Phooey. How can we share when we can't load? I even took a few at the Saint's game just for you. I started dumping all of mine to shutterfly and backing up with disks but that takes soooo long! Ready to make an appointment at the Genius bar and let them figure it out. I think I need to wipe it out and start over. At least your house is all clean for the Partay's! Miss you, Pam

trash talk said...

I don't know about Calgon, but I hear they sell wine by the box and Crown by the gallon jug.
I know it was all just beauitful and I'm so proud for you that the visitors "got" you!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Still can't wait to see those pictures. I think you like to build the excitement. Don't make us wait too long. :)


A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Jodie! You're just a crazy woman! Two parties this weekend after the open house??? You're a better girl than me! But, I guess since it's already all gussied-up, why not, right?!

I'm definitely running behind this year--got SO much to do! It will all turn out just fine though...it always does, doesn't it?!

Wishing you a lot of joy, some sleep, and no stress, my friend!


Rebecca said...

Sounds like you just walked into my life...
Hope it settles down a little for you to enjoy this wonderful time of year. Wine helps...

Rochelle said...

Okay girlie....I am waiting in suspense! I will be sitting by my nice warm fire daily checkin' in to see when I can be one of those "guests" who strolled through your house.

Debby said...

I am so glad you loved the house tour, sounds like such fun. Isn't that awesome that your guests noticed the little things..I can hardly wait to see more, everything looks amazing. Get that calgon into you girl, sounds like more busy times ahead. Have fun, sorry hubby has you back to work full-time..Doesn't he know you are a busy girl???

Theresa said...

I started dancing a jig when I saw that you had posted only to NOT get to take the tour yet! Just so you know, "I CAN'T WAIT TOO MUCH LONGER" So get with it SUSTA! Show me the HOME all decorated so that I can ooohhhhh and aaahhhhh too:) Love you bunches! HUGS!

A Cottage Muse said...

Personally I do not have time for Calgon to take me away. That is why my honey buys champagne by the case for me!!

Got my ticket and am awaitin' the tour!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so happy your home tour went well. I am really looking forward to the photos. This time of year just flies by to me.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweet girl!!! Oh I so know what you mean...it always, always comes so fast doesn't? I'm so glad that the Open House went wonderfully for you, I know you worked your tail off!!!! I can't wait to see more photos ~ just the glimpses you've given us are beautiful! Don't you worry about getting it all done, you will!!! hugs and love, Dawn

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Em said...

WOW! You are an amazing decorator! GORGEOUS! Please come to my house. :)

Rose Brier Studio said...

I think maybe you do need Calgon to take you away! You are a brave soul to open your house to a tour -- but judging by your photos you did a real good thing for those who got to see the big and little details. You are one amazing lady. Enjoy the accolades!