Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Set aDRIFT

Hey everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with the special people in your life.
 
I'm still in Canada with my fam having a great time.  We're enjoying moderately cool temperatures with just the right amount of snow - not too much, but certainly enough to keep us in the spirit.  Christmas was super relaxing and quiet with all my mom's yummy food to top it off.  No matter how old I get it's always so nice to come home.  To see the people who have always loved and cared for me.  To sleep in my old room that's been preserved just for me, and be reminded of the safe place I have to come and take a breather.

There should be some interesting outfit pics to share later this week or next, but in the meantime here's an idea of just how remote and fantastically peaceful it is where we are.

Home
Cat tracks in our yard.
Snow covering hay bales in the distance.
Big Red Barn!
A taste of California on the stone work of our steps...
courtesy of my cousin who spends half the year in Mexico and SoCal.
And my dad!! Looking super cool in his insulated wellies,
camo jacket and sunnies.
And they wonder where I got it from...hehe

Happy Tuesday! Are you working this week?  I went out for awhile today and was greeted by dead streets in the city.  It was a big difference from the usual after Christmas hustle and bustle, but my hair guy said very few people are working here this week.  Sigh.  Long live days off.  (Until bills show up)

52 comments:

DiamondsandTulle said...

Hahah re: the bills. I already paid so many bills online today (I figure better to pay some now instead of getting shell-shocked weeks later). We've been wanting to take a trip to Canada. It looks quite idyllic! Have a good trip!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Viv - I'm hiding from bills in a snowdrift :)

I highly recommend this technique. hahaha!!

xo,
Carrie

nadia said...

Ahhh snow! We were hoping for a white Christmas here in Vancouver, but unfortunately this wasn't our year. Your photos look so pretty! Glad you are having nice visit!

xo Nadia

Katie said...

Glad you found some internet up there and are enjoying yourself! It looks so beautiful! Jared is back to work for 3 days then another 4 day weekend. I'm spending gift cards and hitting up after Christmas sales like, well, anyone would probably expect me to do :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lizard in the ice - too cute!

Debby said...

So glad you had a nice Christmas. What a nice retreat Canada must be after being in a heavy populated California. Enjoy your breather. xo

LyddieGal said...

The snow really does set that perfect Christmas mood, and everything looks so beautiful!
Glad you are getting some wonderful time at home to relax - I'm off to work!

Cool Gal said...

Your childhood home is just beautiful. Peaceful. I love the red barn. It reminds me of the "farm" I used to visit as a kid - great grandma's! Us kids used to love to roll around in the hay and play with the farm cats. We used to pretend we were on "Little House on the Prairie." I was always "Laura" because I had long braids.

Glad to hear you had a nice and relaxing Christmas. "Mom" cooking is always the best!

Happy New Year, Carrie!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun in Canada. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous girly! I hope you have a fabulous new year. The cat tracks in the snow is gorgeous.

xo

Daisy said...

I LOVE seeing where you come from. it is so beautiful.

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayy!! Hehe That is the perfect amount of snow :D We have a TON here...haha
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Jammer said...

Totally hiding from work this week! But I seem to be spending money rather than paying bills....

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Oh these photos are so pretty! I have always wanted to visit Canada!

Lori said...

Loving the pictures on the farm ~ have a fabulous time at home Carrie! xo

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Carrie! SO glad to hear that you had a good holiday. It looks absolutely beautiful where you are. Love the pics! It has been 70 and sunny for the past couple of days here..WTF?! Of course right when you leave! Enjoy your fam..

P.S. Dad is a fox!

ruthy ann said...

oh...wish i could visit...solitude sounds lovely!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Wow, the pictures are great-- it looks like you are having such a peaceful, relaxing time! And you having a GQ dad totally makes sense ;)

Kimbirdy said...

wow, it's so beautiful there!! it must be so ridiculously nice to have all that peace, quiet, and beauty after being in the chaos of los angeles. especially after last week's craziness! i hope you are having the BEST time this week!

Valerie said...

I'm glad you're having a great trip, Carrie! It looks so peaceful and relaxing there. Unfortunately, I'm working this week and it's not fun. I need an "after christmas vacation" soon to recover from the holidays. Your dad is so cute! I love the camo jacket.

xo
Valerie

Courtney Erin said...

Sigh, I miss Alberta!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

WOW Girl, talk about a change of pace!!! But I LOVE!!!! I am glad you are having a blast, looks like a perfect escape from bills and everyday madness!

Dancing Branflake said...

Gorgeous snow photos! And I love that photo of the barn. Happy holidays!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Glad you're enjoying your time at home! I'm relishing these few days at home.

Amber Blue Bird said...

your home looks so peaceful, enjoy the time off!

Susan said...

Hi Carrie,

It looks so magical and serene, very nice pics. Now about that cat footprints... G's what size cat do you have?
cheers and have a wonderful holiday,
Susan

Dawn said...

Well this looks incredibly familiar!
You must be really close by!!!
Nice shots:0)

Christiana said...

Great Pics Carrie, Especially the cat tracks. We woke up Christmas morning and found the Easter Bunny had visited. Rabbit tracks in our back yard. It's hard to believe we live in a city with a population of a millon when you can spot rabbits, coyotes, deer and we even spotted a moose in the park once. Only in Canada...

Taj Acosta said...

Hope you are having a marvelous time dear! Stay warm and don't bring any of that snow back here to LA! ;) Happy New Year! xo

Marcie said...

Stunning! That second picture is so serene. I love it.

xo M

PhotoPuddle said...

Great photos. What perfect snow. Looking forward to your outfit photos.

Lisa Griffin said...

ahhh beautifully remote canada! i am finally back dealing with a full on blizzard! enjoy your time off :)
www.indramaticfashion.com

Jesa said...

Fell in love with the snow cat tracks! haha LOVE!

x

Kara said...

Looks like a gorgeous place to grow up.. I love your red barn!! :)
Sprinkles in Springs

Marissa said...

Looks so peaceful & relaxing- the perfect way to spend the holidays! We got hit with a snowstorm and everything is blanketed with a foot of snow here.

Glad to hear your holiday went well, my dear!

XXXO
M

Marie a la Mode said...

Your parents' place reminds me so much of where my brother lives! I'm surprised at this gorgeous weather, it's perfect! Enjoy the rest of your holidays, Carrie! I hope you took advantage of some boxing week sales ; )

vintagewithatwist said...

aw look at all the snow! how fun!

Emily said...

Wow I am loving that beautiful Canadian winter landscape! Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family :)

Nikki said...

Have a WONDERFUL weekend Carrie! You deserve it!
xoxoxox
Nikki

Jess said...

What a beautiful place to live! Glad you are having a relaxing vacay.
I just got home from St. Louis - where I grew up. There's nothing better than a week at home. Feeling happy and refreshed!

Happy New Year, girl!

Alicia said...

Beautiful pictures Carrie - glad to hear your with your family taking this week off! Love that photo of the barn and bright blue sky!!

Sniff said...

Lovely pictures! Roughly the same amount of snow as we have here, but this year we've experienced an unusally cold December. Hope the Big Freeze soon will be coming to an end.

I went home for Christmas, too. Just as you mention, I too think it's wonderful going back to my small hometown, to family and childhood friends, for a nice, relaxing holiday in great company.

Pop Champagne said...

speaking of bills, I got my property tax from the government a week before christmas! how lame is that! ugggh! it looks like you are having a great time on your holiday! talk to you later in the new year hottie :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

wow! it's so beautiful up there. we got a little bit of snow this morning (surprise!), but unfortch not enough to make the PNWers freak out and close my office. and yes, boo boo booooo i am working this week. i'm pretty bitter about it, but at least no one seems to be working very hard. ha ha.

glad you're having a nice holiday. i'm looking forward to a 3 day weekend at least. :P unless of course mr snow cloud would like to do me a favor tomorrow morning....

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Looks completely wonderful.

I went back to work on Tuesday but still had time to dash to the mall today for a little after Christmas sale shopping. You should see my boots...LOVE
Hope your having a wonderful time.

style'n said...

Oh I agree-it was so nice to just sleep in my bed and not have to wake up at a particular time..nowhere to be etc..It was awesome. I am back home now and at least I have a few more days off before reality sets in. Happy New Year Carrie!!!

la petite coquine said...

It looks like you're having a perfect, quiet Christmas-how gorgeous! I had some travel set backs, but it's been wonderful to see both of my families this year!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carrrie, It looks like you are having such a great time in Canada. I am so happy for you.
Happy New Year!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

brookeiam said...

it's so cool to see snow!! and tracks! i come from arizona...so we don't get that haha.

also, i tagged you in a post! thanks for following :)

Annie said...

awww Carrie, these pics are so beautiful!! I can see why you are so relaxed up there between the scenery and your fam, etc. I especially love the barn pic - gorgeous! And the pic of your dad - so fun.. style is definitely in your blood ;)
I am working this week, but it ended up being only a 2 day work week because we got stranded in New York due to the blizzard!! 3 days of being snowed in + a 10 hour drive (should have been 5) later we are happy to be home and ready for a long weekend!
Hope you have a fab New Year's Eve!! xo

Danielle said...

aww you're home is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy to hear you had a nice christmas! I worked as a waitress and I live in the Boston area, I was SHOCKED with the amount of people who came out to eat, more than usual... and my car got snowed in.

happy new year gorgeous!

Josie said...

Carrie, it looks like you're in absolute heaven -- relaxed and happy with your family around you! Can't beat that...
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Looks just like northern Wisconsin! :-) Hope you're having a blast!

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