Friday, January 1, 2010

Facing Forward...'s 2010!  Every year, of course, brings us a fresh start.  We face forward with a new look on things, one way or another.  Some of us have resolutions, some of us toss them aside.  Do you have resolutions?  One of mine is to get on switz~art on a frequent basis again. 

Well, I owe you a good ol' post.  So, we'll work backwards.  Shall we?  Let's start with last night's lil' NY fest at our house.  We had a nice, low-key get-together with marvelous friends...

~ wheeee!  Happy New Year! ~

~ Nothing says New Year's than good ol' bubbly! ~

~ Gigantic feast!  Those devilled eggs to the left of the pic were AMAZING! ~

~ I tried my hand at bacon-wrapped water chestnuts...a recipe that was given to me by my former co-worker and dear friend, Peggy.  I had to keep my mitts off these things all day! ~

Now, check out this cool gift, from our awesome Reid family...
one very funky messenger bag made by Blue Q!  I'm in love!  Thanks, Reid's!

Last, but certainly not least...snaps of our Ugly Lamp Christmas.
This is the lamp we gifted to The Grandparental Units.

~ Two cherubs hump the lamp, while lovely gray, fake marble, orange glass and tacky metal leaves enhance the overall ugliness of this fine specimen.  That's my husband behind The Units. 
He can't believe his eyes.  And neither can they. ~

~ The fuzzy, pink, stained handbag lamp that was purchased by The Units and gifted to my Mum & step-pa, Danny.  We dubbed it The Bill Clinton Lamp, 'cause the stain is suspect.  The Units won the contest for finding this amazing confection. ~

~ Trippy, dude!  Mum & Danny scored this black light puppy for Kerry & Jeff.  I kinda dig it! ~

~ Our lamp that is officially plugged in and displayed proudly in our bedroom.  But there was not just one of these.  There were two.  My sis-in-law has the other, as she sees some potential in it.  I think I do, too. ~

Before closing this post off, I want to wish you all a fabulous New Year and all the best for 2010.  I also would like to shout-out a massive CONGRATS to Leya (of Curious Bird fame) and her hubby, Dustin, on the announcement of their pregnancy.  What a beautiful gift! 



Shona~ LALA dex press said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR...dems sum ugly lamps!

only a movie said...

Ugly Lamp theme is genius.

Love this post. Happy New Year, Amy. Glad to have met you in 2009.

Raina Cox said...

Happy New Year to you and the Hubz - looks like you rang it in in style!

sonrie said...

Hope you had a Happy New Year (though it looks like you did!)!

sherri said...

love ugly lamp theme, hilarious. and your house looks sooooo cool~happy new year to you and your family! and yes, so excited about dustin and leya's bambino!

sulu-design said...

I was trying to catch up on posts I've missed while traveling for the holidays and packing my entire life up in boxes, but I've been side-tracked by the photo of the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. My mother used to make those all the time for parties when I was little and I LOVE them. Thanks for the reminder. More pork products in 2010, I say. Happy new year to you!

leya said...

Thanks for the shout-out. You're a sweetie. Happy twenty-ten to you!