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Today’s Photo of the Week post is a very special edition — it’s combining two weeks into one! Yes, yes — let’s spin it that way. A special edition sounds a lot better than I didn’t get my act together last weekend, don’t you think? In my defense, the last two weeks kind of blurred together anyway. I was here in Albany, recovering from surgery (you’ll hear more about it), crafting for Christmas (you’ll definitely hear more about it) and spending time with my hometown friends, my family, and the world’s cutest cocker spaniel.

I couldn’t be happier that I came home for the holidays this year. But you know what? After five and a half weeks in New York state, I’m ready to hit the road again. And tomorrow, I will! To where, you ask? Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for clues!

Without further ado, I present, this very extremely special, seriously magical wonderful, Two Week Christmas Edition of Photo of the Week!

Photo A

Tucker and the Christmas Tree

Photo B

Wrapped Gifts

Photo C

Christmas Dinner Party

Photo D

Christmas Dinner Party

Photo E

Peace on Earth sign

Which photo is your favorite? Any guesses where I’m headed?

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40 Comments...
  • Chris
    December 28 2014

    Photo’s D for me (you won me over with Cheese which is no difficult task)

    Hmmm, you’re off somewhere hey.

    Anywhere in the Caribbean?
    Chris recently posted..“From the People” – Coffee with De la Gente

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      It is somewhere warmer than New York… that I can reveal 😛

  • Justine
    December 28 2014

    Photo D because there’s cheese. One of the things I miss dearly about home is good cheese. And extra points for shaping the cheese cubes into a Christmas tree 🙂 I love the little broccoli tree trunk!
    Justine recently posted..Christmas in Jakarta: It’s Just Not the Same

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      Ha, I have to give Pinterest a bit of credit where credit is due 🙂 But actually I was doing the same thing years ago with broccoli and veggies, no Pinterest needed!

  • Leah
    December 28 2014

    They are all so festive! Tucker’s wearing a sweater, isn’t he!? And I only noticed on the second pass that the fruit and cheese plate is in the shape of a Christmas tree. I think that one has to get my vote, because creativity points and stuff. Photo D seems to have taken an early lead.
    Leah recently posted..Friday Snapshots: A Special Christmas Gift

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      That is indeed Tucker wearing a sweater 🙂 Someone had a little tragedy at the groomers and came out feeling a little naked. Nothing like a holiday sweater to cheer him up!

  • Hayley Simpson
    December 28 2014

    Ah, that fruit and cheese Christmas tree is amazing in Photo D! I am definitely using that idea for 2015’s Christmas celebrations. I also love the fact you can see snow out the window in Photo C: something you don’t see in Australia. Happy Holidays!
    Hayley Simpson recently posted..An Aussie Christmas Special

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      Thanks Hayley! I’d love to see a photo of that next year if you do!

  • becky hutner
    December 28 2014

    so much creativity in this lovely xmas set! i love tucker always & forever but photo b of your incredible wrapping job takes the cake for me!

    ps — who did the cheese & grape tree??
    becky hutner recently posted..I N S T A W O R L D: Holiday Edition

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      That would be me 🙂

  • Julia Nix
    December 29 2014

    Photo A.

    Where are you going? My guess “Australia”? Haha.

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      All will be revealed soon 🙂

  • Steve
    December 29 2014

    I am choosing A. I wish you Alex a Happy New Year.
    Steve recently posted..2014, How Did I Do

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      Thanks Steve! Right back at ya 🙂

  • Sarah
    December 29 2014

    Photo E! If in doubt I always go for peace on earth
    Sarah recently posted..STREET ART WALK HAMBURG

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      We change that sign for every occasion, that was our holiday pick this year 🙂

  • Sasha
    December 29 2014

    Long shot but SOUTH AFRICA! Yessss
    Photo B 🙂

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      Love the dreaming big 🙂 Reveal forthcoming!

  • Janice Stringer
    December 29 2014

    I think it has to be Picture C for me.
    Apart from loving your theme, there is something wonderful about coming together around a table as a family to eat. 🙂
    Janice Stringer recently posted..Where Would You Like to Visit for a European Instant Escape in 2015?

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      Indeed! That photo was from my Christmas dinner party I throw for all my childhood friends… another group of people I love to be around the table to eat with!

  • Caity
    December 29 2014

    There are so many cute, creative touches in all of these pics! But…I’m going for A ‘Tucker the present protector/hoarder!’

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      Ha, he does have quite the patrolman look on, doesn’t he 🙂

  • Ashley
    December 29 2014

    Photo D because I love that cheese plate! Also, you have some seriously impressive gift wrapping skills, girl.
    Ashley recently posted..A Taste of La Pura Vida at Samara Beach

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      I actually love it, strangely! I love shopping for what paper I’m going to use each year. I guess any excuse to get a little creative 🙂

  • Sky
    December 29 2014

    They’re all so lovely! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

    Hmm…Central America??
    Sky recently posted..Accepting the Impermanence of Travel and Life

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      Big post with all my travel plans for 2015 coming up later this week!

  • Maddy
    December 29 2014

    Photos A and B are the best! I’m a sucker for pooches and I love your pretty giftwrapping.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday and are doing something fun for NYE!
    Maddy recently posted..Oh Christmas Tree | WEARABLES

    • Alex
      December 29 2014

      I am… and I’m on my way there right now! (THE SUSPENSE BUILDS!)

  • Laura
    December 30 2014

    I’m going to have to go with A. I miss having a pooch around when I’m on the road. He’s so stinking cute!
    Laura recently posted..2014 in Review

    • Alex
      December 30 2014

      I know, Laura, I know! I miss him already.

  • Ellen
    December 30 2014

    I love photo B – there’s something about wrapped presents that is so full of potential! (plus, beautifully wrapped 🙂 )
    Ellen recently posted..Take a moment. Press pause on everything. Breathe…

    • Alex
      December 30 2014

      Thanks Ellen! I take great pride, and fun, in wrapping 🙂

  • Camels & Chocolate
    January 2 2015

    Oh hai, can you wrap all my presents from now on? Thanksbye.
    Camels & Chocolate recently posted..In 2014

    • Alex
      January 3 2015

      Maybe that could be a new side job next December 🙂

  • I love this series. That wrapping paper is amazing. I might have to pick some up for next year!

    • Alex
      January 5 2015

      Container Store, girl! Love it!

  • Kristen Noelle
    January 5 2015

    B. The wrapping is adorable! I’ve been scoping out packaging ideas for future… who wouldn’t love to receive something so prettily wrapped as these!? Totally pinning.
    Kristen Noelle recently posted..Hello Twenty Fifteen — Let’s Have a New Year Chat

    • Alex
      January 5 2015

      I LOVE present wrapping. One of my strange little favorite things about the holidays!

  • Marie
    January 13 2015

    That fruit/cheese Christmas tree is so neat! Totally my favourite.
    Marie recently posted..Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong

    • Alex
      January 15 2015

      Pinterest never ceases to amaze 🙂

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