Dec 21 2015

Winter Wonderland

Published by at 10:30 am under Life,tim holtz

Since my last visit to my Winter Wonderland seemed too short, I thought I would stay a little longer my next time around…. Ummmm, how did this trip seem just as short?

Monday morning, I could not sit still at work, knowing that I was going to be on vacation for the remainder of the week. But, what set me over the edge was when I get got a text from tim and MJ saying that it was snowing. Nothing (well almost nothing) makes me happier than gorgeous snow in Prescott. That is my wish for my annual Christmas trip… Snow in my Winter Wonderland….

I met Ted and Michelle Cutts (Mr. & Mrs. StampersAnonymous) at the airport in Phoenix and hitched a ride with them up the hill to Prescott. When we got to the house, it looked like tim had sprinkled Distress Glitter all over the ground into the snow. It was so so pretty!!!

The next day, we hit downtown for some junkin…. But first stop…. In-N-Out. Mmmmm! Since Ted and Michelle do not have an in-n-out near them, it was a treat to go. And I was happy because I love in-n-out.


We spent the day shopping and enjoying each other’s company. We even got to stop at TJ Maxx to feel some nice soft blankets and try some headbands on.

TJ Maxx

And who couldn’t resist a little late night ice cream? (apparently ted could. lol)

The next day, we worked on things for CHA only taking a break from some delicious MJ cooking…. I was so excited about his cooking that I forgot to take a pic of lunch…. Yummy pastrami sandwiches…. But, I was able to take a pic of the pizza we had for dinner… YUM!


After dinner, Michelle painted my nails and added some Gilded Holiday Remnant Rubs. It looks so cool and totally makes me happy!

Rub On Nails

Thursday, Ted and Michelle were going to be catching a flight back home, so we worked on more CHA stuff and ate more amazing food!!! For lunch, we had nachos with homemade guacamole… and who else, other than my bestie would section off a piece just for me. I have some quirky eating preferences and he was so sweet to modify the nachos for me.


And dinner was absolutely delicious. We had BBQ ribs, brisket, coleslaw, potatoes, and corn muffins. Soooooo good. But, what was a special treat was dessert… MJ’s Pecan Pie. It was perfection! We had a couple of extra guests that night, too!


I enjoyed the next 3 days with #meboyz doing what we do together, eating, crafting, working, running errands, laughing, and just enjoying each other’s company.

Tim helped me make some Christmas gift tags. They are SHAKER tags…. (I will share later this week on how we made these tags) They were so fun to make.


The day I leave is always tough for me…. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy my time with the boyz. Truly 2 of the sweetest, most generous people I know. #luckygirl But, that morning was somewhat magical. Our dear friend Monica (who couldn’t make it out to AZ with me this year) wished for snow for me on Sunday…. and what do you know… 6 in the morning I wake up to beautiful snow coming down in my Winter Wonderland. (Thanks Monica!)

What I loved, too, was that it didn’t stop MJ from making my (new) favorite breakfast… snow and all, MJ went outside to make the special chips for our Huevos Rancheros. Sooooo Gooooood!!!


We continued to make swatch boards for CHA up until the time I left…. I couldn’t believe how fast the time flew…. Another fun trip to my happy place…. Grateful for their hospitality…

Until next time Winter Wonderland….

Winter Wonderland

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Winter Wonderland”

  1. Rosann says:

    Always love when you share… this time (makes us feel like we are there… almost ) 🙂
    These are great memories… great photos !

  2. Tamera says:

    What wonderful week! Looking forward to hearing about the shaker tags. And how amazing and wonderful to have snow on your last day. Hooray!
    Looking firward to seeing everything at CHA next month.

  3. diana says:

    what an awesome time you had! how wonderful. that is what the Christmas season is all about!!! Merry Christmas to you Joy!!

  4. Yvonne Blair says:

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! Love all that food, wink…and I would LOVE to have a snowy winter wonderland!!! Still only seen snow in a snow bank in Boston last year…that’s all the snow I have ever seen! lol…Glad you had a great’s so important to be able to recharge! Hugs.

  5. Cynthia F says:

    So much fun, great inspiration

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