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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

The Balch Family is set to beguile
decked out in vests of argyle
while Brandon regales
with holiday tales
they wish you good tidings in style

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    D
    December 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Awww… so cute! The family looks stylish indeed. Season’s greetings to you too!

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    Jen P.
    December 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    couldn’t be cuter! Merry Christmas!

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    Shannon
    December 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    LOVE THIS!! Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

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    whorange
    December 23, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    i am so in love with you guys. will you adopt me?

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      ewelam
      December 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm

      me too, me too, please… I love your gang

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      ewelam
      December 29, 2009 at 3:24 pm

      can I frame your picture and hang over my bed?

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    Live a Colorful Life
    December 23, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    LOVE argyle. LOVE the picture. Merry Christmas!

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    michelle
    December 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    oh my god, most adorable and hilarious holiday greeting i’ve seen this year

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    Heidi Jo the Artist
    December 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Love it!

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    julia
    December 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I love it! Merry Christmas!

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    Jessica
    December 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    absolutely priceless!!

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    Rebekah Coleman-Brahler
    December 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    so funny and adorable! merry christmas to you all!

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    ShocktheBourgeois
    December 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    How clever you are (and look)! Your little smarty-pants makes the best faces :)

    Happy Holidays!

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    Jeanee
    December 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    OMG… Y’all are too cute!!!

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    Mrslimestone
    December 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    That is so adorable. Love the little bit of tape on her glasses. Details!

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    Melissa
    December 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    This is so cute! Love the little baby glasses!

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    justme
    December 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    just adorable :)

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    Bridget B.
    December 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    aww! love Eleanor’s glasses. :)

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    Catherine
    December 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Haha very cute.

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    Debbie B.
    December 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    so, so cute! Happy Holidays!

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    Quinn
    December 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    OMGoodness!! I love this pic! You all look so stylish and fabulous! So fun! Merry Christmas to you!

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    Robyn Coke
    December 23, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I wish the three of you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Eleanor is beautiful!!

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    Jeanne
    December 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    How sweet you three look! Love the vests! I will be wearing an argyle on Christmas too!!!
    xo
    jeanne

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    Kristina @ My Heart Behaves
    December 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Presh!

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    Erin
    December 23, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Rhyming argyle and beguile is just plain genius. Gorgeous family photo too! Merry Christmas Nicole and Making It Lovely!

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    Ameya
    December 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    HEEE!! 8D

    Merry Christmas!

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    anne
    December 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    you are absolutely LOVELY ;)

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    anh-minh
    December 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    AWESOME!!!

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    In Honor Of Design
    December 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    adorable. love it.

    Have a Blessed Christmas!
    Anna

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    Julie Anne
    December 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I can’t decide which detail is best – Brandon’s head thrown back in maniacal chortling, or Eleanor’s tape on her tiny specs.

    Nicely styled, Nicole!

    This is really fun – was it your snail mail Christmas card this year?

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    Melanie
    December 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Love you guys! So cute

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    Kerry
    December 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Ha ha, I love it! Best family holiday pic of the year!!

    Merry Christmas!

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    Jessica@ {Black.White.Yellow.}
    December 23, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    This is so adorable, I love eleanor’s little glasses…

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    nkp
    December 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    This is plain ol’ awesome. What a brilliant snapshot and your baby is just the cutest!

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    lori
    December 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    LOVE! so clever.

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    jess
    December 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    this picture is awesome!!!!!!!

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    Vanessa
    December 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    HYSTERICAL! I love Eleanor’s glasses!
    Have a very merry one.

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    Viv
    December 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    So funny! I just love your sense of humour. Have a beautiful first Christmas with Eleanor xx

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    Mrs Soup
    December 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Adorable!!

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    Shari
    December 23, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    absolute cuteness!

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    Agnes
    December 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    So great!! I love your vest Nicole! Where did you get it?

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    Audrie
    December 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    LOL that’s just brilliant! Merry Christmas! Have a healthy and happy new year :)

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    LindaS
    December 23, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Awesome! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    Rachel B
    December 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    This is amazing!!! I love it!! Happy Holidays!!

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    Pixie
    December 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    That is the most awesome family Christmas pic EVER! Love the tape on baby’s glasses.

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    Robin
    December 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Fabulous Nicole, I love it! So stylish!

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    Josephine
    December 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Classy! Congratulations on what has been a very big year for you! You’ve made it through in good humour and style, and I’m looking forward to checking in to Making It Lovely in the new year ;-)

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    Christy
    December 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Okay, I never comment, but this is too cute!

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    The Zhush @ thezhush.blogspot.com
    December 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Just found you via Apartment Therapy….hope you win, you are adorably awesome!

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    paty
    December 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    love the picture! happy holidays!

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    young
    December 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    LOL, Merry Christmas!

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    Christine
    December 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    This definitely made me smile! Thanks for the holiday greetings :)

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    Samae
    December 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Love the picture!!!!! Little E looks super cute in her glasses.

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    Averill
    December 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Beyond adorable — wherever did you find such tiny glasses for Eleanor?!

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    jbhat
    December 23, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    You guys are awesome. Love the verse.

    That little E is certainly lucky to have you as parents!

    Merry 12/23 to you all. Enjoy 12/24 and 25 too.

    jbhat

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    Pam
    December 23, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    love it! absolutely an awesome family photo! merry christmas!

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    stacystyle
    December 23, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Love limericks and particularly love your photo! Merry Christmas! stacystyle

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    tia
    December 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    entirely too cute!

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    lookwhaticando
    December 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your stylish family and I am absolutely in the midst of a complete style envy…..

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    Jeannie
    December 23, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Awesome, love the details!! I suddenly have the urge to go buy an argyle sweater vest.

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    wanderluster
    December 23, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Love the holiday vests
    But Eleanor, she wears it best
    Wishing you lots of mirth and fun
    Your first Christmas as 2+1
    All so festively dressed

    :)

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    greengirl
    December 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    PERFECT! Just absolutely adorable!

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    Bonnie
    December 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Kudos! You have the best holiday greeting so far. And, you all look totally intelligent. Must be the argyll. Merry, merry!

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    Amanda
    December 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Great photo! Really made me laugh.
    Have a wonderful christmas as a family of three.

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    Brandie
    December 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    So freaking cute!

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

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    Linda from ::Surroundings::
    December 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    This is one of my favorite family photos ever – too cute! Merry Christmas to you all!

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    Gwendolyn
    December 24, 2009 at 8:46 am

    hahahahahahahaha! Awesome!

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    Miss B
    December 24, 2009 at 9:52 am

    OH MY!!! This is PERFECTION! Eleanor is hysterical with her poker face and glasses. You all RULE! My favorite family:)! Merry Christmas!!!

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    Nuit
    December 24, 2009 at 11:36 am

    cute cute cute!!! LOL this picture made my day, you all look awesome! Eleanor glasses are to die!!! LOL

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    Brenda
    December 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Haha, love it. Merry Christmas to you guys.

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    Sayra Adams
    December 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Even my 3 year old, who’s going on 13 laughed. Have a fabulous Christmas!!

    On a totally OT subject I discovered these rad mod pet beds today http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36056617
    I scored the grey wooly one, so neat! I could totally see your feline friends hanging in one, or two ;)

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    Lindsay
    December 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    So sweet!!! Love the argyle…
    Happy Holidays. :)

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    Emily
    December 24, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Hooray! You used “argyle.” (via twitter)

    Merry Christmas!

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    Karyna
    December 24, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Haha. I love this photo! Very cute & awesome. {Merry Christmas}

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    Sheila
    December 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Love, love, love this picture! Thanks for the creativity and your wonderful sense of humor. Merry Christmas to you!

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    Hunter Rain Boots
    December 24, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Cutest picture ever. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Erin
    December 25, 2009 at 7:22 am

    What a wonderful picture. Have a happy Christmas!

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    Alana
    December 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Ridiculously wonderful. Merry Christmas!

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    Sara Bradshaw
    December 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    So Cute! Thought I would share with you some photos of my little sister’s wedding. Have a great Christmas x
    http://www.cricketwife.com/2009/12/french-wedding-in-tasmania.html

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    Kate
    December 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    LOVE THIS! Go Eleanor!

    Also, thanks for the review of 16 sparrows in your previous posts—showed it to my husband and got the best Christmas present of all time. :D Thanks.

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    Paula
    December 28, 2009 at 8:09 am

    You guys are SO cute!
    Precious!
    Hope you all had a merry Christmas!
    :)

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    BG
    December 28, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Wow, Nicole…

    I’ve been following your blog for a while, and this is my favourite post ever! That baby is styling in her glasses!

    Beautiful family. You are so lucky.

    B

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    carla
    December 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    sooo love it!! creative, funny, cute.

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    Leta
    December 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    My 5 yr old thought your photo was exceedingly funny. It is very cute.

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    Katherine aka. Urban Flea
    December 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    i adore this photo! definitely my kind of holiday greeting. hope you have a wonderful new year my dear!

    xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
    http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

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    down pillow
    December 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I hope you all had a wonderful holiday :)

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    J.BRIDE
    December 30, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    BEAUTIFUL FAMILY…LOVE BABYS GLASSES

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    maja
    December 30, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    omg! i just stopped by today- love, love this photo! you guys rock.

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    Christie
    January 4, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Wow- you guys are TOO adorable! I feel like your home would be my ideal home for when I grow up (I’m 23), so I’m pretty glad I found this blog a few days ago. Bookmarked for sure! However, since I’ve gone through every entry (as of this afternoon), I now have to wait for more entries ;( but that’s ok, hehe

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    Meleah
    January 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I just ran upon your site. Love, love, love this awesome photo!

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