#christmasingthecrapoutof2016 and I LOVE THAT IDEA. So if you're on IG, keep an eye out for it - I'll be doing my best to contribute to that theme.....
Merry and festive online cheer this week:
A Sugar Plum Fairy breakfast.
SO IN LOVE with these Moonlit Forest dessert plates.
New picturebooks that celebrate winter. (every.single.one. looks GORGEOUS)
Gold glitter star garland. (hurray! i have a giant box I can use and cut up! i am so doing this and hanging it in my hallway.)
St. Lucia buns. (on december 13. i'm gonna make these this sunday)
More buns. Cinnamon, tree-trimming buns!
Super cute dollhouse.
A lovely holiday baking guide.
I keep reading that this book is amazing.
3 stocking personalities.
Photos of a city run by deer.
Cool Book of the Week: So when I photograph a book, obviously it's one I own or got from the library and I've read it. But many times, my featured books of the week are books I have yet to read and want to!! Today's pick falls into that category. 'The Night Before Christmas'. No, not THAT one.
Penguin Christmas Classics, sounds amazing and I've never heard of it before! Apparently it's read in Russia every Christmas Eve, much the same way that Clement C. Moore's version is. In this story, (which is supposed to be quite funny) it's Christmas and the devil is running around trying to make mischief. He steals the moon and hides it in his pocket. He lets loose a monster snowstorm upon the town of Dikanka. And he really wants to get into a romantic arm-wrestling match with the village blacksmith, who creates art depicting the devil getting his comeuppance. Meanwhile, Vakula (the blacksmith), loves a village girl named Oksana, who spurns him. He and the devil then engage in a competition for Oksana's affections.
THIS MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE FOR KIDS - it's a grownup fairytale. One review I read on Goodreads said "devils, witches, vodka, and unrequited love." HA HA HA. The same reviewer said it reads like a folk fairytale with some slapstick to boot. So maybe older kids? But read it first (it's not very long) and use your judgement. As a collector of all kinds of fairytales, I thought it sounded interesting so I wanted to share!
Have a LOVELY weekend! It snowed a bit last night and school was cancelled. The kids in our neighborhood are beyond delighted. There hasn't been a proper snow in the Seattle area in several years, so we're all excited. I was up three times in the night trying to see if it was still snowing. (it was!)