Seasoned Greetings :) You’re Invited!

natashaskitchen natasha's kitchen, Family Christmas

… to our virtual holiday open house. Since it would be logistically impossible to have all of you over for a Christmas shindig, I’m inviting you to check out lots of photos from our virtual open house and I’ll have you know that I cleaned up just for you ;). I want to wish you all a wonderful and blessed Christmas! Christmas is tomorrow (like you all didn’t know) I’m just so excited! Read on to take the tour and see how we celebrate the birth of Christ :).

We start with my favorite: the Christmas tree. I see it from most spots in my Kitchen and I’m always starring at it while cooking. My finger tips are at higher risk of injury this time of year…

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Scenes from our mantle:

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That’s “ninja turkey” up there. My son named him. He is now a permanent member of the family and has secured a spot among the holiday decor. He and the little bird don’t get along, but they are civil. Kid art is the best! Children just make Christmas and life in general, so much richer. I love that the Christmas tree has 5 or 6 homemade ornaments that I treasure above any of the fancy store-bought ones.

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Meet our furry friends. They hang out on the dining table:

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And scenes from our living room buffet:

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Are you read for kissy pictures? If not, scroll fast!!

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Oh, just one more!

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I love how our son acts like he’s never seen it before! sheesh! lol.

Our Christmas card this year and this one is just for you! 🙂

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From our family to yours, have yourself the Merriest Christmas! We’ll be in church most of the day Thursday. What are you doing to celebrate? Church, gift exchanges, parties? Oh do share! 🙂

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  • January 4, 2015

    Such a beautiful family! Love you home, your christmas tree, and all the decorations! Sorry for belated wishes. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2015

      Thank you so much! Shinee you are so sweet 🙂 Merry Christmas (European Christmas is January 7th, so you’re still on time ;)), and have a wonderful and blessed New Year! 🙂 Reply

  • Teresa
    December 31, 2014

    You have such a beautiful family! Your son is just too cute, I want to eat him up!
    I hope you have a wonderful 2015!
    Teresa Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 31, 2014

      Thank you Teresa! Have an awesome New Year! 🙂 Reply

    • Victoria D.
      August 1, 2016

      Sorry I don’t think she has a recipe for her son! 🙂 😛 Reply

  • Lilia
    December 30, 2014

    I was looking for a great kompot and can’t believe I found a real Ukrainian cook with a fantastic blog! I miss my husband’s kompoty. Our 3-year old son and I moved back to the US from Kyiv earlier this year [my husband is an officer in Debaveltse now and he’s an avid cook like you]. I was looking for some comfort food and drinks to remind me of my husband while he’s away. Veselykh sviat ta Rizvom Krystovym! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 31, 2014

      That must be tough to be apart :(. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Years! I’m so happy you found my blog and I hope you find many new favorite recipes 🙂 Reply

  • December 30, 2014

    Your tree is the BEST! I decided that next year I’m doing a colorful tree as well. Homemade ornaments are where it’s at. Your family photo turned out perfect!…that is no small feat;) I hope you guys had a fabulous Christmas! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2014

      Thank you so much Olviya :). Photos with kids and a giant belly are never easy. lol. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a blessed New Year! Reply

  • salwa abou haidar
    December 30, 2014

    merry Christmas and happy new year from Lebanon Reply

  • Diana
    December 27, 2014

    Oh how cute! I love the Christmas decorations! Wish I could’ve made my house extra special like yours! Well God Bless! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 27, 2014

      Thank you so much Diana 🙂 Reply

  • December 26, 2014

    Merry Christmas girl! Love your tree and your bump 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2014

      Thank you so much Katya! Merry Christmas 🙂 Reply

  • Natascia
    December 25, 2014

    Siete una famiglia splendida. Buon Natale anche a voi! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2014

      Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you! 🙂 Reply

  • Esther
    December 25, 2014

    I love your website! Great decor and your family seems awesome. 🙂 After our Christmas lunch, I spent the rest of the day baking persimmon cakes for our grand family reunion tomorrow. All my cousins from different parts of the world will be here in Manila just for that. Have a great new year ahead of you! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2014

      Persimmon cakes sound incredible! Is there a recipe you could share? I have to ask, you know 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas! That family reunion sounds so fun! Reply

  • olga
    December 25, 2014

    Love Your family pic! where is your gray top from? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2014

      Thank you so much Olga. It’s from TJ Max, which makes it “one of a kind.” lol. We know it’s hard to find the same thing twice in those kind of stores. 🙂 Reply

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