Monday, November 18, 2013


Enjoying:pulling out the Christmas records. I just ordered A Charlie Brown Christmas. Our holiday collection is pretty slim, so I figure the classics are a good place to start. Next on the list, Willie Nelson's Pretty Paper. 

Embracing: this, the calmer month of the season. October really took us for a spin, and December will surely kick into full gear and throw our life (and schedule) into a whirlwind. Leon will be performing in his preschool's Christmas play this year. By far one of the events I am most looking forward to next month. Arlo at the same age played a little drummer boy. It was adorable. The whole production itself is just darling. 

Wanting: A nice new robe. Mine has seen it's better days but I can't seem to find a decent quality replacement. As always, recommendations are welcomed. Thinking maybe I need to make a Christmas list of my own. 

Resenting:A newly defunct microwave - which means reheating my coffee every morning by kettle. A small connivence I did not realize I would miss until it was gone. 

Loving:This little piece on Amanda Jasnowski, a beloved photographer / artist on IG that I was happy to learn more about. Especially her back ground and overall work ethic. 

Missing:Wine in the evening. Mostly when it's cold out. And the house is dark and quiet. For now, hot coco has proven a decent replacement. 

Watching: Pretty Little Liars, via netflix. A couple "friends" practically forced it on me and even though I resisted all the way through a big chunk of season one, it finally got me hooked. Now well into season two, I would say I feel about 13 years old watching it. But. It makes a pretty good laundry companion, for the time being ~ shaking head in shame ~

Considering: The Echo Park Craft Fair the second weekend in December. Anyone else?

Dead Set: On making a version of these little guys, with the boys as tree ornaments. Perhaps another holiday kiddie craft party might just be in order after all. 


  1. Just ordered Andy Williams and Willie Nelson's holiday album that my grandmother had in her console. Happy Holidays!

  2. ha ha ha Pretty Little Liars!! So tween! I worked in Canada for a couple of months in 2010 living in an apart-hotel with 2 massive TV screens, loved watching PLT and MTV (Kesha your love is my drug was on constantly - didn't love that!). I never saw the end so just had to look it up - its hilarious - I won't spoil it!

    Thanks for posting your Christmas music recommends and you're right November is the calm month, anticipation for Christmas without the rushing. We are having a cold snap so it feels like winter now, how cosy your little baby must be, all snug and safe!