A simple page, highlighting a few items from around the house. It was a cold and rainy day and we didn’t do much. The pinecones were painted by my mom a few years ago. I also have silver ones that I have pulled out the last few years. The card wreath (center left) is a very simple craft that I made based on the linked instructions. The cups on the bottom are just a sampling of the set I made for advent. They are seed pots from Ikea that I’ve added number stickers and some decoupaged paper. They are inspired by this expensive set, called Buckets of Joy, from Garnet Hill.
December 10th, below, is best summarized as an exercise in anxiety and stress. A broken down car derails an entire evening’s plans and casts a shadow on the next day as we live in a car-dependent town and I was without a vehicle to run errands. The bigger heartache would come when we were informed of the estimate. A total so large it swallowed our Christmas budget whole. One we had carefully set aside for the entire year by creating automatic, biweekly, micro-withdrawals from our checking account to our savings. Nothing more to say about it than, the car is fixed. My Christmas spirit is wounded, but not extinguished.
To wrap things up, we have a page dedicated to our playgroup ‘s annual cookie exchange on the 11th. I like the images, but don’t love the way this page came together. I may mess with it some more, but more than likely, I’ll live with it being imperfect.