Wow. It has been awhile. We have just been busy around these parts!
This year I have added a few new Christmasy touches around the house.
First was this little attempt to do a hurricane jar. I know these have been around awhile, but I am just now getting to it so humor me.
I think I love it.
Last year, Ellie painted on posterboard and I cut a tree out of it. I really liked it so after the holidays I put it in the attic. When I pulled it out this year, the warm and cold had done its damage and it was all curled up. No problem. I just put it into a frame and voila! This is right by my bed.
We have a Christmas tree in the basement this year! It is not our big one, but we spend so much time down there, I thought some Christmas spirit was warranted. It still needs a skirt of some sort, so don't look too closely. I have never liked that wood paneling, even though it is real wood. That's why you don't see my basement very much. But I will say, it sure is cozy in the winter. We hibernate down there.
On my dining table this year is this little scene. My salt and pepper snowmen needed a forest. So a forest
they got! And some canday canes too! I like to think of it as the whirly twirly forest from Elf.
If you remember, I have a fascination with these old things. Imagine my delight when I found one at a rummage sale in Indiana this summer. Love. He is the first thing you see when you come in my front door.
Had to get this. A mom and dad and daughter snowman? Sold!
And what was Ellie doing as I was making our house all festive? Playing in the snow of course. All by herself! Meaning, I was nice and warm inside watching her outside. It is a win-win.