Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays & Comments for Cans!

I've had an incredible year! Among other things: I biked the island of Manhattan on a tandem, attended the Black & White Ball, went backpacking for the first time, threw a bridal shower, got married, went on a month-long honeymoon road trip and celebrated a historic election night.

Going through the archives of this wonderful year helped me to realize just how lucky I am. So lets spread the love!

Leave a comment on this post (one per person please) between now and January 7 and for each one I'll donate a can to the local food bank. Over 100 150 comments? I know you can do it! Let me know which was your favorite post of the year, recommend canned goods to buy or just wish me happy holidays.

I'm off for Christmas with my family down south and then to North Carolina for the week shortly after. I'll be back on the blog at the start of the New Year.

136 comments:

Anne said...

Merry Christmas!!

Nicki said...

Happy holidays!

Sharon said...

Happy Holidays!

Petunia Face said...

What a wonderful idea Mrs. Em! Happy Holidays :)

Melissa from Montreal said...

Enjoy your holidays and happy new year!

Kim said...

Lovely! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you!

N + S said...

Happy holidays!

Rachel Ann said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy NC!

Durham said...

Merry Christmas!

Janssen said...

I love the What to Wear posts :)

heidi said...

Merry Christmas! Hope next year is even better than this one :)

Haley v. said...

My favorite post was definitely the b-day post about the Seward Street Slides...I wish I could have my birthday there!
Thanks for donating!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for doing this.

Jess said...

A very Merry Christmas - what a year, and what a moment. Here's to a joy filled 2009 and to remembering to give together as much as we can. Thanks for the timely reminder.

All my very best from a first-time poster and avid reader in London and New York.

Yvi said...

My favorite post was the one about the china for your registry (http://emilystyle.blogspot.com/2008/01/wedding-wednesday.html).
First you loved it, then the price shock. Then there was hope and in the end you got it.
I wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year. Enjoy the time with your family and thanks for donating.

mamacita said...

Make sure you get some chicken-and-stars soup. Might make a sick kid very happy.

Merry Christmas, Em!

Fig said...

What a great idea. Merry Christmas!

Amanda said...

happy happy holidays! and what a great idea for a great cause!

Anne (in Reno) said...

All I can think of is doing the Can Can now! Possibly with Andy Warhol. Clearly I need more sleep. But yay for comments and cans!

Beth said...

Emily, I love reading your blog. Congrats on the beautiful wedding, happy new year, and thanks for all the wonderful posts :)

beccy said...

Awes!

erica said...

i hope you have a wonderful time traveling and visiting friends and family!

Stephanie said...

I love reading your blog! From your "Things I Loved" posts to your wedding planning, I have learned a lot from you. Merry Christmas!

another Anne said...

Happy holidays! Best wishes for 2009!

Lindsey said...

Happy Holidays! I love your blog :)

becca said...

i've just started reading recently but i love your blog :)

Jen said...

Merry Christmas! I liked your wedding planning as well as your b-day celebration on those slides. If I ever get to San Francisco I want to check those out. :)

Michele said...

I really enjoy your blog. This past year I think the wedding-related posts were my favorite. I also got some Paine's pine incense on your recommendation. It was a big hit.

Merry Christmas!

100 Percent Cottam said...

great idea! i always enjoy your blog! merry christmas...

zakary said...

Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for sharing your style with us!
~Z

jordan said...

Ho ho ho.

deidra said...

Merry Christmas and safe travels!

Andrea said...

Great idea. Happy Holidays!

Ali said...

Merry Christmas! I like all of your posts, but especially your party planning ones. I really liked the post about the party down on the pier.

Miss L said...
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Miss L said...

God jul og godt nytt år (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year) My favorite post was all your "what to wear" posts, and specially "Au Pair in Chicago" You helped me so much... Have a wonderful holiday with your family

Hannah said...

What a wonderful idea to donate cans! Happy Holidays!

lindsey said...

I'll comment for a great cause!

Merry Christmas!! I hope 2009 can hold on to the excitement of your 2008!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I hope you get your 100 cans!

Amanda said...

Happy holidays, Emily!

Jen said...

Congratulations on all you have achieved this year, and happy 2009! Love your blog.

Tiffany said...

What a fantastic idea! I think my favorite was your wedding recap--everything was stunning.

Allison said...

Thanks for blogging. Merry Christmas.

Jenny M said...

Merry Christmas Emily! I loved reading about your wedding the most this year... so much fun and so creative!

Chantal said...

Thanks for sharing your love and passion for all things this year! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Love from Virginia,
Chantal

Colie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your blog is a style inspiration, for sure. Thank you for your kind donation, I'm happy to help you get to 100 cans!

Anonymous said...

Great idea, lovely one, get a can of veggie baked beans in honor of your family. Me

Joanna said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Emily! I've never commented before, but I thought this was a pretty good reason to come out of hiding. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you!

Meghann said...

Merry Christmas!

Ashley said...

Merry Christmas!

jody from Montana said...

Have a great holiday!

short stack said...

Thanks for sharing snippets of your life with us. I've enjoyed peeking in. Have a great 2009!

Molly said...

Love your blog - keep it up in the New Year!

deb_dee said...

There are just too many great posts to choose from. I don't know if it was from this year or not, but one of my favorite posts was when you made a thank you list for Rob for his birthday. It was so sweet! Best wishes to you both and here's to a great 2009!

L. said...

Happy Holidays Emily (and Rob)! Thank you for your site, because it is such a favorite of mine. Happy New Year too, lady!

Carrietracy said...

1. How lovely of you!
2. I thoroughly enjoy your blog.
3. I find Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup to be one of life's true comfort foods.
4. Have a wonderful holiday!

Ali Blair Dawson said...

congrats on all the lovely things you accomplished this year!
have a very merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

!!!Merry Christmas!!!
&
!!!Happy New Year!!!

I love your charming and stylish blog...Oh and the pics of San Fran.
Love,
Danielle F.

Elisabeth said...

Merry Christmas, Emily! I'm a relatively new reader...began reading when you were posting wedding preparations. Your blog is delight[full]!

Sonya said...

Great idea, love your blog! Especially your style advice.

lissalou said...

Lovely! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tasha W. said...

Ah, so kind. Happy Holidays. It was definitely lovely seeing your wedding come out so beautiful.

Victoria said...

Merry Christmas, Emily! I hope 2009 treats you and Rob just as well, if not better, than sweet, sweet 2008. If you shop at Trader Joe's, I love their canned turkey chili. So easy, so filling, so tasty and warm! xoxo

Towely said...

A very Merry Christmas to yourself and Rob!

Suzie said...

Merry Christmas!

Golf said...

Love the blog! My favorite two posts this year was the July 31st What to Wear: Gray and Cranberry and the August 4th Leslie's Shower. The table was so cute!

Bree said...

Merry Christmas!!!!

love.boxes said...

What a great idea! Happy Christmas!

Doris said...

Merry Christmas! I'm coming out of lurker status for your great idea. I enjoy reading your blog even though it makes me miss SF!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Amber said...

Nice idea! Hope your Xmas was fab.

Jeanelle said...

What a wonderfully clever idea. Happy holidays!

ThickChick said...

Wahoo! What a generous idea.

Count Joshula said...

This has been one of my best years ever! Hoping 2009 can live up to my new expectations. Have a great trip!

Hillary said...

I love your What To Wear posts!
Happy Holidays!

kornrose said...

I love following your blog, Emily. I came for the What to Wear posts, but found myself always inspired by all of your creative pursuits. Wolfgang Puck soups is one of the few yummy things I can think of from a can! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a nice Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays!

Kristi said...

Thank you for all the wonderful posts this year! Please include Spaghetti-o's for the food bank. When my 3 girls were small we went through a rough time and used the food bank - the girls were so excited about those spaghetti-o's!

Smiling Mama said...

Thanks for taking us along for the ride on your great 2008!

Nancyd said...

The 'what to wear' posts. Your ideas are inspiring & I have even purchased a few of the items you have featured. I also love your day to day posts when you simply share whatever happens to be of interest to you that day: whether it's something you find pretty for yourself or apartment, a yummy restaurant, or whatever happens to be going on around you. Keep them coming!

Katie said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays! Hope you have a great vacation in North Carolina, my home state :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice to remember our blessings...

Julee said...

Great idea! Great year! Congrats!

Shane Guess said...

Mark me down as #87, Mrs. Em! :-)

KP said...

Happy Holidays!! Thanks for so many fantastic ideas, wonderful inspiration, and happy thoughts! Many of my favorite posts of the year were from the LAC, and the wedding posts were awesome as well. :)

Best wishes for 2009!

Steph said...

Emily - just wanted to say that I think you're great!! Happy New Year! Have a wonderful time in NC. xoxo!
steph

Julie said...

I can't possibly pick a favorite post. You have had a great year, and I have enjoyed reading about it. thanks.

Mary said...

Happy Holidays! congrats on getting married this year - so did I :) 2008 was a very good year, yes?

inBloom Studio said...

Hope you are enjoying your holidays...thanks for all of your inspiration this year!

benson said...

Such a nice thing to do!

Sarah said...

Happy Holidays! I love your posts about food. You describe food so well that I am always hungry after reading your posts!

bethmorrissey said...

Happy Christmas!

Jill said...

happy new year!

Rossana said...

Happy Holidays!

Julie said...

Happy Holidays!!! Love your blog.

Lauren said...

Love your blog- it's a daily stop for me! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Ms. Mayhem said...

What a wonderful idea! And thank you for sharing so many lovely things.

A said...

I'll be comment 101. :)

amy said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year - can't wait to see what's in store for one of my favorite daily reads!
Of course, all wedding & honeymoon-related posts were my fave to follow this year!

Taryn said...

A Merry Belated Christmas and an Early Happy New Year to you!

Rachel said...

What a great idea - happy new year! I love your blog and look forward to reading it every day :)

kaili said...

Happy chrismukkah to you and Rob - and great idea!!!

Barbara said...

I'm a lurker, but I do love your blog and enjoyed reading about your wedding very much.

Yay for cans for the hungry.

P. said...

I got engaged last year so your wedding planning posts have been particularly relevant (and inspiriing) to me.

Catherine said...

May the new year be even better! ... Favorite posts were the recipes for broccoli rigatoni and the pork and apples.

Anna said...

Happy Holidays

Kathryn said...

Happy New Year! Thank you

Olivia said...

Hi Emily! Hope you are having a great New Year's Eve!

Chelsea said...

Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah - new year!!! I love the clean slate of a new year... Happy 2009!

heather said...

Happy Healthy New Year!!!

GC said...

Your blog was a source of joy and inspiration to me this year, and I thank you for it. I hope 2009 will be a great year for you and yours.

Stine said...

Have a happy and healthy 2009!

Jen Savage Luu said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

happy new year!

Clara said...

One more can! Thanks!
Congrats on such a lovely, fulfilling 2008.
We're all so lucky...

Emily said...

All of your What to Wears are my favorite! Keep it up Mrs. Emily :)

Andie said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I especially like your "What to wear"-posts.

Wishing you a happy New Year from Germany!

Hana

Mary said...

You are sooo creative and have hands down great style! The wedding and honeymoon were great to see it all come together! Thanks for having such a fun blog! Cheers to 09'!

CGGI said...

I'm thankful for 2008 and the lessons it offered and the challenges it gave. Here's to 2009 and things we will do better!

Hannah said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

icing on the cake said...

What a sweet idea! Congratulations on a lovely 2008, and have a great 2009!

Jen (Pink) Williams said...

Great idea, hope you had a happy holiday!

Lauren said...

healthy and happy 2009 :)

Anonymous said...

Happy 2009! I can hardly believe a new year is already upon us.

Molly said...
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Molly said...

Thanks for such a great blog! Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays! I love your blog. When I first found it I spent several days reading from the first entry to the last.

Kathryn said...

I've just started reading your blog, so I don't have a favorite post. So far I love them all and really enjoy all the topics you cover. Happy Holidays!

JennyW said...

This is a great idea! I loved following your wedding preparations and the wedding—so many fun ideas :)

Angela said...

I love reading about your Ladies Activity Club parties, they're so different and fun!

Happy New Year!