Crate and Barrel has these adorable itty bitty carafes that come with lids. They displayed them with cream but I use them every morning for syrup. The kids get a kick out of pouring their own. Somehow it makes breakfast a little more fun.
I decided that things needed to be different around here for Christmas. After attempting to go through my Christmas stuff in storage and it feeling anything but joyful, I abandoned it all.
Went to Lowe’s at 8 am Sunday morning. We were the only people in that giant store, which was a good thing considering we were all in our pajamas, and I bought the last fake Spruce tree on display and two real ones planted in pots.
The fake one for the living room; real ones in Caeden’s room and on top of the kitchen island.
Ordered felt garlands from Etsy for the tree in the living room.
Took lots of pictures of the kids in the snow and am printing and mounting them in small sizes and hanging them on the tree with ribbon.
Calling it done.
Wanting to start over by embracing simplicity because I tend to oscillate between challenging myself to be just like I used to be (baking up a storm and decorating all December long …) and wanting to curl up on the sofa and stare at the fire all night (this is the side that is winning).
Feeling tender and quiet and not sure how to do this, but doing my best to look through the kids’ eyes this season.
Hard to miss the magic when I approach it that way.
And who couldn’t use a dose of that?