After receiving a call from a local television to put together a thrift segment, every room in my home was decorated to the hilt. After all that attention to creating a holiday wonderland, we desided to take advantage of the decorated house and throw a serious holiday party. . . After all, it just seemed like the perfect excuse!
Memories were bountiful … and, here are just a few of the highlights.
At least five feisty divas braved the mountain roads and drove in from Boulder and Fort Collins to celebrate the holidays with us. Here Jill, Dixie, Patrica Michele and Vicki smashing in their holiday splendor, decked the halls with their Divaness.
Tara Becker, founder of the Elle Women’s Group, poses with hostess Barb.
Then the group gathered for the traditional gift swap. The thrifty exchanges this year were things that had been recycled, repurposed, restored or regifted.
Ladies in red …. Debbie Polkhorn, travel specialist extraordinaire, shares a Yule drink with Linda.
Kristin is one of the first to open her gift…chosen for the beautiful wrapping. Meanwhile Patrica Belanger watches someone attempting a sticky-finger maneuver with Kristin’s very cool M&M hotrod…too cute!
The soup was hot and ready to warm the soul. Well, we thought we would have snow with freezing temperatures. So, we figured that a steaming bowl of homemade bean soup would warm the innards of the frostiest guests. Hmmmm, the sun shone and the solar effect in the mountains pushed the thermometer to 65 degrees! What the hay? We enjoyed the soup anyway. Here festive Kai helps Barb dish it out.
Amazing filmmaker and friend Barry Bortnick celebrates the holidays with his darling wife Shanda.
Friends and neighbors gathered to wish each other cheer for the season. The partiers basked in the season of camaraderie.
Awww, neighbors, Karen and Michael, snuggle close during the gift exchange.
Friday November 19, 2010
Barb Tobias, is an admitted thrift-aholic…a veteran radio and TV personality, former fashion model and professional speaker. Barb crisscrosses the nation in search for “fabulously frugal finds”.
Join Barb for a free presentation and book signing.