Dutch angles, according to Andrew. I had no idea what those were. Apparently I have an unconscious desire to instill psychological tension or uneasiness within my pictures, ha ha ha!
This year, my lights in a jar are blue. My hopes for PINK were ever so cruelly dashed. EVER SO cruelly. Actually Andrew said he would surprise us, and blue was the surprise! It's like a jar full of icicles!
I've been attempting to channel my inner Scandinavian by setting out our red felt placemats on my Ikea Docksta table. Oh Docksta. How I love you. After saying No! No Docksta! for several years. Not sure why. I didn't think they were well made. I thought it would get dirty. Well we've had it for about a year now, and it's just the niftiest little table! And my husband says that for the price, we could get a new one every few years and still come out ahead in price, compared to some of the others I was pining over. How's that for sustainability and environmental consideration? (we're not really going to get a new one every few years.)
My Santa pillow is awesome and really looks a lot cleaner in real life than it does in this pic, which seems to really highlight every piece of lint for some reason.
The other day Julia and I sang lots of Christmas songs along with Pandora music station, only inserting the word 'mango' for 'Christmas' and 'jolly' for some reason, because she's obsessed with mangos right now. She and her school chums have invented a little mascot who is a tiny mango man.
A tiny mango man???