An X-mas Recap

First, let me apologize for my grainy blog header.  I am working a bit on my blog design and for whatever reason, WordPress will only let me upload the lowest resolution format of the header…frustrating.  I will try again soon.

Second, I decided to do a little Christmas recap because my recap isn’t really about the holiday decor, but products and things you should experience.


Prosecco and lots of it!


Cinnamon Rolls - I tried this recipe - and they turned out lovely. Next I want to try this recipe - - Mmmm, they have cream cheese icing


True Grit - We have made it a tradition to go to the movies on Christmas day (smuggling in all the candy from our stockings)


The Black Swan - yep, we made it a double feature. Both movies were excellent, this one sticks with you.


A pasta dish called "Chicken a la Jamie" at our house. It isn't my original recipe, I will post it here someday.... yummmm!


Thanks to my husband, I am now the owner of two pairs of sunglasses that weren't purchased at Target or a kiosk at the mall. I guess after keeping track and not scratching my first fancy pair, he decided I was worthy of a second.


Because I am a huge dork, I think this game looks like fun. I haven't played it yet, I'll let you know.


These little thing-a-majigs are dangerous. My mom made them and I seriously could have skipped a meal or two in favor of these. Basically, you put a rollo on top of a pretzel and melt it in the oven. When they come out, you press a pecan into the gooey chocolate....Heavenly and easy.


I got this toothpaste in my stocking. I love it, a bit of a splurge, but so tasty. And, as my husband says, it looks really cool on the counter.

Well, that’s it in a nutshell.  Hope yours was just as wonderful!  You will probably hear from me before then, but if the wheels fall off my week (as they sometimes do), have a Happy New Year!

About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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One Response to An X-mas Recap

  1. i would drink prosecco through a dirty straw.

    i can attest the the smitten kitchen cinnamon bun recipe. they are way good.

    have you tried the marvis jasmin mint? holy cow. it’s good.

    i am going to try and sneak away and see black swan tomorrow.

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