Ok then! We officially need two hands to count the number of Friendsmases we’ve hosted! This season’s fête was a convivial and completely stress-free success, but they haven’t always been. We’ve streamlined the process over the years and I thought I’d share the tips and tricks…Read More
The vintage tabletop aluminum tree made its appearance again this year. I was sure I’d get something full size to fill the grand bay window, but, ultimately, just couldn’t decide on anything better. Truthfully, it’s because I’m ready to move. Do you get that itch? We have no other prospects, and…Read More
A few years ago I (rather melodramatically) bemoaned my love/hate, sometimes hate/hate, relationship with Christmas music. I like it, I do. I just tire of it very quickly. There are some people who soon as the clock strikes November 1st excitedly flip their car stereo over to the NONSTOP! 24/7! ALL CHRISTMAS, ALL THE TIME! station (read that in an annoying Radio Personality voice) and never look back. Me – once Thanksgiving’s last morsel of Pumpkin Pie has been devoured – I’m cautiously excited to tip my toe into holiday harmonies byway the above playlist. It’s nothing novel, just comprised of only songs by artists I’d choose to listen to any old day of the year.
But sometimes a playlist won’t do and I just want that true LP experience. Here are the albums that always keep me merry.Read More
On the fifth day of Christmas... I finally managed to write the post about making my Christmas village. I realize it's a bit unorthodox to continue with the Christmas themed content at this point, but as we currently reside in that Post Christmas/Not Yet New Year's Eve no man's land I thought I'd sneak this one in.Read More
I don't consider myself a particularly crafty individual. I do appreciate a good DIY, but only when a ready-made solution isn't cost-effective or aesthetically superior. But there's something about Christmastime that inevitably taps into some repressed get-out-the-glue-gun-and-sequins-and-construction-paper facet of my nature. This year was no exception. In fact, our Holiday Halls dawned a decidedly handmade and homespun attire.Read More
Over the weekend we hosted our annual Friendsmas celebration. This was the fifth year, which feels kind of momentous and also crazy! I mean, I mostly feel too young and flighty to have created any longstanding traditions of our own, but it's fun to have a jubilant marker to jumpstart a season of holiday festivity.Read More