Holiday Ladies Luncheon

So glad you guys liked my patembouche!


Lookie what hubby found – stocking holders from Crate and Barrel. I have a thing for stars, so these are perfect! We didn’t want to put nails in our mantel, so this is much better.




And breakfast provided by Katie of Sweet Tater. I got one of these fabulous apple muffins at the bloggie party last night and it was perfect re-baked for 5 minutes for breakfast today.


I spent most of the morning cleaning up and organizing before heading to a ladies day out holiday luncheon.

Here are some photos from the eats:

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This baked brie thing was the shiz-nit!


And then…it was time to cue the singing angels….



Our host is big on doing homemade chocolate every year for Christmas. Last year I received a packed box of goodies, but this year we got to pack our own boxes. Talk about feeling like you’re living a scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! (and if I got to pick my scene, it would totally be from the original movie when they go to the colorful room with the chocolate waterfall…except I would know better than to try to drink from the chocolate river. 😉 )


The goods!

The ladies lunch was fuuun! And tasty!

After the lunch, I made a quick trip to the grocery store.


Hubby and I just did a simple salad and pizza dinner in with takeout.


Hubby ordered the pizza extra crisp which turned out to be a dud. I prefer the pizza the way it normally comes, but hey…lesson learned.


I’m not sure if I’m working tomorrow or not. Bummer, no? I was expecting to have a full week away from work, but it appears there may be some work to do still! Bummer!

Either way, I have some more house work to do tonight, so I’m off!

Do you prefer to take off the week during Christmas or the week after?

13 thoughts on “Holiday Ladies Luncheon”

  1. Ah the baked brie and the sweet treats look awesome! Social events with lots of great food are the best kind 🙂
    I don’t have a choice of when to take off since the school I work at is closed the week after Christmas, and I’m really not sure which I would choose. Hope you don’t need to work too much during your time off!

  2. I would love to take off the week before Christmas, but since my job actually has us off for the week after I feel guilty for even asking. I did take off for Thursday + Friday though! 😀

  3. that candy table looks fab! 🙂

    i’m in grad school so i get 3 wks off- week of christmas, week after, and week after that! i don’t start work or school again til jan 10. BUT after this horrible semester i deserve it 🙂 hehe!

    hope you don’t have to work too much this week 🙁

  4. We’re required to take the week after Christmas off. It’s kinda nice to have part of the holidays off, but I’d rather use my PTO another time to travel. It’s too hectic during the winter months!

  5. I have never taken a whole week off from work so I’m not sure. I would hate the thought of having 9 days of work to catch up on (since I code ER records and, unfortunately, the ER never closes 😉

    I’m so jealous of your chocolates! I always wanted the giant gummi bear from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

  6. That looks like a blast! I love baked brie. I can’t believe all those homemade chocolates, how nice! I like the week before to get things ready, but either way time off rocks!

  7. Wow, a build your own box of chocolates party is amazing! I think I would get a tummy ache way too quickly knowing me though. 😉

    I work in higher ed so tend to get lots of time off around the holidays.


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