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Cool Stuff I Like
December 23, 2011
It’s here. Christmas is really here! I don’t feel too strung out (KEEP THOSE HOT TODDIES COMING!). How about you? I’ve noticed though that the list of things I wanted to get done/made/cooked/seen BEFORE Christmas has now shifted to the “Let’s do that AFTER Christmas” plan.
I actually love the week between December 25 and New Year’s Eve the best. All the festive is still everywhere but the grand storm of Christmas rush has calmed and I feel like it’s the best part of the holiday swirl. Just wait until you hear how Andrew and I usually spend New Year’s – it’s hilariously dorky. I’m really hoping to spend my evenings reading my new camera manual and/or watching ‘Downton Abbey’ FINALLY. (The new season starts January 8.)
Onwards! Christmas COOL STUFF awaits!
To those who ARE feeling strung out: Anatomy of a Christmas Meltdown. A MUST READ.
I’m getting this as a birthday present to myself. (It’s next month!) Saw it on Design Sponge.
This is so much easier than a snowglobe. (See the first pic.)
Someone needs to give this to me.
Fresh Cranberry and Tangerine Mini Loaves.
Dream Journals. (I LOVE this.)
The most winterific fairytale shiny light bedroom ever.
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies.
A Joyful Branch. (I see no reason why this couldn’t hang all winter long.)
Just saw ‘Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas’ with Julia. OH THE CUTENESS.
Cool Book of the Week: ‘P. Bear’s New Years Party: A Counting Book’ by Paul Owen Lewis. I saw this in a used bookstore last summer. It has REALLY cool art. Each hour on New Year’s Eve, Mr. Polar Bear invites another of his animal friends to his holiday soiree – kids get to count the animals and become familiarized with the hours on a clock.
Merriest of holidays to you! Thank you so much for participating in this special season with us. I’ll be right back on Dec. 26 (CALENDARS next week!!! I don’t have my new one yet!) so come by and let me know 1) what you ate, 2) what you got, 3) what Santa gave your kiddo and 4) how many hot toddies you had (joking) (not joking).