song of the day: 'rainy days and mondays' by the carpenters
wow, i feel like i've been away from the blog for a super long time. i've missed you guys! in a way it's been nice, but yesterday i started getting the shakes from withdrawal. i trust everyone had a great weekend and are totally excited that it's monday!! yeah, exactly. it's raining so that tells you how awesome today is shaping up to be for me. just so you know, i'm not one of those who likes the rain. i wish it could be sunny and warm every single day. alas, it cannot be so.
but, i've been spending as much time as possible getting into the holiday spirit by watching christmas movies and have even done some baking. i cut out some paper snowflakes to put on our tree and made advent bags so that each night we can open it up and get a little treat. i know, cute huh. i don't go over the top with decorating like i used to. i used to put some manner of garland or sprig of something on every surface in the house. we would always get a fresh tree and i'd color coordinate the ornaments with the wrapping paper. now, i basically just put up stockings and string lights on the lime tree since we have to bring it in because of the cold. i do want desperately to string a ton of paper chains from the ceiling ala 'elf' but we have exposed beams that are about 12 feet high so it would be pretty hard and use a ton of paper. do you guys decorate a lot? it would be fun to see everybody's holiday finery (hint hint. post photos please!).
and in case you didn't check it out before, last friday i posted a list of favorite etsy shops. i know a lot of them are having sales and specials. please consider shopping handmade and vintage this year and especially on this cyber monday!
rain coat-from a friend who brought it into my shop, yes i stole it :)