As I mentioned previously, we did some serious shopping on Nantucket, which made Christmas gifts easy for the Sailor. I picked out 90% of my presents, and he didn't even have to wrap them! This year, Santa's sack was packed full of Fabulous Furs from The Lovely.
Today. I have a love-hate relationship with today. It's the winter solstice, which means there's less daylight today than any other day of the year. But after today, the days start getting longer...So happy for that and so happy for Saturday! It's Soda-Saturday (yes, I'm like a 5 year old!), and I'm baking cookies with Mom today.
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
Whoops! Missed posting this yesterday. But it's certainly a case of "Better late than never!" Wednesday, December 18 was National Bake Cookies Day!
While I didn't bake any cookies yesterday (or get this post up on time), I'll be baking with my mom on Saturday. It was one of the things that we did together when I was growing up, and it usually ended with me losing interest oh, about half an hour into the "day" of planned baking...and poor mom was left deep in dough with dozens of cookies still to bake.
The Sailor and I spent a festive, fun-filled weekend in Nantucket
Stroll. It was everything I imagined a charming New
England Christmas should be and more! Christmas trees decorated by local
organizations lined the cobblestone streets, and the shops competed in a window decorating contest. Santa arrived via boat, greeted by carolers in Victorian costumes, while the Town Crier wished everyone a Merry Christmas.
I'll spare you from another gift guide from a blogger this week... Or consider it the gift guide pour moi. Either way, find pretty sparkly things to look at over at Samantha Wills. A girl can never have too many jewels. Love the designs. Love the designer's philosophy. Dear Santa...
'I LOVE THE CONCEPT OF
BOHEMIAN LUXURY. A MIX OF RAW & POLISHED
STONES WITH SILK, WOOD WITH FACETED JEWELS. I DESIGN THIS WAY FOR THE SW
WOMAN. SHE IS MY MUSE. SHE IS CREATIVE. SHE IS STRONG. SHE IS
ADVENTUROUS & MARCHES TO THE BEAT OF HER OWN DRUM. CHARTING A LIFE
OF EXTRAORDINARY MOMENTS.' -SAMANTHA
I always thought I would have everything all figured out by the time I turned thirty. The truth is, I'm just starting to really understand life. Join me as I find the extraordinary in the ordinary of everyday life.
Fine soap, pretty stationary, love notes, packages in the mail, hydrangeas, cupcakes, Nantucket lightship baskets, Summer, flip flops, OPI “Feeling hot, hot, hot” nail polish, grey cashmere, my wedding photo album, sweet Lola, The Lovely boutique, long hot showers, online retail therapy, cowboy boots
Favorite sounds: children giggling, crickets, silence in a snowstorm