Monday, November 12, 2012

Powered Up and Moving On....to the Holidays

Happy Monday! It feels SO good to be back online and connecting again!

Thank you to each and every one of you who left a comment, sent an email or text to check in on us during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Most of our small town had no power for nearly 2 weeks and I've learned that I don't do very well when I'm cold. Everyone I know has their own story and it was one of the most trying times I've ever experienced. Yet, we realize that our journey was one of inconvenience and frustration. There are thousands of people who have had their homes damaged, destroyed or are still without power. I know your thoughts and prayers are with them, as are mine.

Talking about the holidays, which are literally around the corner, may seem trivial, but I find that whatever you fill your mind with is what it will reap. And, right now, I need happy and light!!

As a mom, one of my favorite online sites has been The Land of Nod. Toys, sheets, artwork....they just seem to have their pulse on what childhood should be. Bringing their world to life, they have opened their first NYC Pop Up Shop in Soho! They have shared their list of events with me, so if you live in or will be visiting the Big Apple this season, go visit their holiday fantasy land.
Their holiday shop is chock full of colorful, charming decorations and gifts. My TOP PICK for a holiday gift for little boys or girls is their wood carved checkers set and chess pieces. Perfect for those holiday vacation nights by the fire and tempting enough to lure them away from their xbox, wii or handheld devices. I've already got mine ready to wrap for my boys.
Over the coming weeks, I look forward to sharing my picks for holiday decor, gifts and ways to enjoy the season.

Most of all, I'm thankful for you!!


20 comments:

pve design said...

Elizabeth,
True, being cold seems nothing compared to the future that many are faced with, homeless and all. It warms my spirit to see so many coming to help, to give, to share with generous hearts - especially as we approach the holidays.
I am delighted your power has been restored and that you are getting back to living the land of pretty pink tulips sharing good things to give.
Wishing you a wonderful day today.
pve

quintessence said...

So nice to see you back!! What an incredible reign of terror Sandy spread. Even though we were only inconvenienced in comparison to so many, it is still enervating and disruptive. But on to the pretty - I love Land of Nod and was a favorite when the kids were younger. What fun is a pop up store. And loved Lisa's lamp picks from them for her Rooms with a View space!!

carolyn bradford said...

I know you are so glad to be back! Land Of Nod was my all time favorite when my last child was young! It's such a great catalog and now shop! I was always ordering from them!

Sandy @ You May Be Wandering said...

Elizabeth - I am happy you are finally warm and your life is returning to normal! It's been a rough couple of weeks all around.
And, thanks for sharing the lovely Land of Nod goodies - I love their things, but don't have any little ones to buy for these days. Enjoy the day - it's supposed to be nice once the fog lifts!

Sandy @ You May Be Wandering said...

PS...I missed all your pretty posts the last two weeks - I am happy you are back to the Land of Blogs!!

The enchanted home said...

Hi Elizabeth! So happy you are back..its been quite a "ride"....so glad things are getting back to normal again for you! Boy this sure has a way of putting things in perspective....glad you are safe and warm:)
What a precious site...not familiar with it, maybe because my boys are much older now(
Thanks for the tidbit, great to know for my younger nieces and nephews and take good care!!

I Dream Of said...

Hi Elizabeth! It brightened my day considerably to see a post come up from you this morning. I'm so glad that things are warming up for you and that although the past few weeks have been difficult, you and your family and your lovely home have come through in one piece. My heart goes out to those who were less fortunate.

The Land of Nod is a go-to for us for the smaller set in our life - there is a store not too far from me. How fun that they are doing a NYC pop-up.

Hope you have a wonderful warm week, and welcome back!! XO

Stitchfork said...

Yay - you're powered up again and warm!!
Lists - I need lists for all the holiday hoopla coming on fast!
xo
Cathy

Splendid Sass said...

So happy that things are getting better, Elizabeth. My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you.
You had my at plaid, and the wooden chess and checker pieces are fabulous. I want one of each for myself!
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

So glad you made it through OK! We were walloped by the snow on top of Sandy, but then in comparison to what others lost, inconvenience and a few trees are not too much to complain about.

Karen Albert said...

Elizabeth the Land of Nod how fun a place filled with everything for young children. Adore the carved Ches Set!

Stay warm now...and safe.
xoxo,
Karena
Art by Karena

The Buzz Blog said...

It's so good to have you back and blogging! We met the lovely ladies from The Land of Nod at the ALT Summit in NY and they are so creative. Would love to see the pop-up shop in person!
xxoo
C + C

Splendid Market said...

It must be wonderful to have power again. It's amazing how much we rely on these basic conveniences, isn't it?Hoping power will be restored to all soon.

Leslie said...

So glad to hear you finally have power! One of my husbands work associates in Pennsylvania was still without power as of this morning. I can't imagine..

When my kids were young I used to mail order from Land of Nod catalog. We finally have a retail store near us.. lots of great shopping to be had there!

Lisa Mende Design said...

So nice to see your are back Elizabeth! I was worried about you!

Lisa Mende Design said...

So nice to see your are back Elizabeth! I was worried about you!

designchic said...

We thought of you often during this storm and are so happy that life is getting back to normal - loved seeing you in our inbox! Adore the Land of Nod and have a feeling this grandmother may be purchasing a few of their goodies this year!!

Monica said...

Happy to know you and your family are safe and have power now. That is just awful to not have power for almost 2 weeks. Love your blog and have a good week.

izzy said...

Glad to see you are up and running again! You have been on my mind during this tumultuous time. I love Land of Nod and love the wooden chess pieces--they look easy to hold for the smaller hands

Acquired Objects said...

Elizabeth I'm so glad you're up and running again. My bad for not checking on you but we were without power for a week too but we were warm...wood stove. Glad to hear you came through and now looking forward.

XXX
Debra~

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