I’m in need of a bigger house so that I can decorative for Christmas even more! Since last night, and S’s great help, the orange fall fabrics, outdoor pumpkins and decor are put away or put back in the garden to re-seed itself (the pumpkin that is). 1st of Advent is already next Sunday, on December 1st, and having a wonderful toddler in the house, plus working part-time means I need to get this done now before the work week starts.
Christmas window treatments are up in all windows in the house. Not too many windows, but enough to have a stack of fabric to iron every time the season changes. Growing up that’s what my mom did, new season means new fabric around the house such as curtains, table cloths, and bed sheets. I’ve taken up that tradition… let me rephrase, I’ve never stopped that habit. It’s as normal for me as it is to put on underwear in the morning.
A few gifts are wrapped and are hiding in the closet from someone’s eager hands wanting to “touch” the paper (meaning crunching until the paper is gone from the gifts).
The only thing missing in the windows are the stars that light up, advent candles, and sitting in the rocking chair with coffee mixed with peppermint coffee creamer admiring the outdoor Christmas lights from inside.
St. Nick’s light up train will be the new statement in Sophie’s room.
My dad’s Swedish recipe for soft gingerbread cake we’re read to me over the phone yesterday, and both S and I though the result was delicious. To make it even juicier next time I will throw in some cranberries or cranberry sauce in the mix. Yum yum.
Now with S sleeping of her snot running cold and fever I’m getting tons of exhilarating inspiration from Etsy and keep on peeking out the window in search of our holiday cards that SHOULD show up in the mail today. Super excited!