Year: 2019 (page 1 of 4)

Skating into the Weekend!

Today is the last day of school before Christmas and the anticipation is palpable! I plan to soak up every drop of this Christmas break with my loved ones.

We’re skating into the weekend and into the holidays and I can’t WAIT!

* I don’t know what it is? I often wonder if I was born in the wrong era, but there is something about these old Christmas specials that just touch my heart. I think they were quite spectacular. It was like having a little piece of Broadway brought to you in your living room. I can remember repeats of these shows being played on TV when I was little and watching it with my grandparents and I was completely mesmerised by it all.

Happy Santa Lucia Day!

Happy Santa Lucia Day!

This morning on one of my most treasured December days, we feasted on iced danishes by the glow of candlelight and listened to Christmas music. It was dark outside and the wind was howling, but inside it was cozy, magical and was a wondrous way to start our Friday.

Happy St. Lucia Day to you all! May a light guide your way today and always. ❤️

HELLO, December!

Hello, December! We’re ready for hot chocolate topped with swirls of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. For twinkle lights and Christmas trees and evening closing in sooner. For frosty mornings and holiday baking and present shopping and candles glowing. For Christmas music and quiet nights and feasting on homemade gingerbread cookies with steaming cups of tea. We’re ready for snowflakes and magic and wishes and getting to see family and friends near and far. Our arms are wide open to receive all that you have to offer.

{Image ELLE, 1962 // Pinned HERE}

HELLO, November!

Hello, November! We’re ready for chilly evenings and leaves underfoot. Cups of tea by candlelight and Vince Guaraldi spinning on the record player. Warm gingerbread cakes with toffee sauce and pumpkin pie and the promise of turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving. For cold hikes through the woods and adventures that lead to warming up by a pub fire. For comforting stews with mashed potatoes and homemade soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. We’re ready to embrace all that you have to offer.

{Image House of Hawthornes // Pinned HERE}

Fall-ing Back

Our clocks fell back over the weekend. We awoke on Sunday morning to a truly autumnal day. It was sunny and crisp. There was a snap in the air; the leaves crunched under our feet. Mushrooms seemingly sprang up everywhere over night and the air was filled with the warming smell of woodsmoke.

Being so spoiled by the sunshine, I completely forgot how quickly night would close in. We were lost in a conversation, listening to music when we were suddenly aware that the room had grown dark. Quickly, lights were turned on, candles were lit, curtains were drawn and everything felt cozy again.

I’m ready for fall. I’m ready for this change of season. Tonight we’re carving pumpkins and feasting on comforting bowls of homemade macaroni and cheese. There’s a fresh sticky date cake cooling on the counter and a toffee sauce bubbling away on the stove, which will be generously poured over it along with a huge dollop of whipped cream.

Happiness is…

{Image Phoebe Wahl HERE // Pinned HERE}