07 December 2013
there's really nothing like a heartfelt, thoughtful gift from a friend. especially when every detail is so perfectly you that you've a hard time believing you've not known each other for ages. or maybe you have and the memories are just hiding.
thank you, bri. you're a really (really) good cookie.
Posted by bridget anne at 12:52 PM
05 December 2013
this year, i wanted to make some sort of hair accessory to wear on christmas. but something neutral to match any dress, and easy to pack, since we're going home for the holidays.
enter the easiest crown you'll ever make! (inspired by those angel halos we rocked in christmas plays of old.) i love cheap, easy crafts…but this one takes the cake. it's one material, one motion…and if you play your cards right, less than one dollar.
grab some bendy, gold sparkle garland (available at any craft store). cut several feet for each crown. wrap it around your head to make sure it fits, but leave some space as it will become thicker & tighter as you go. pull the end of your cut material through the circle you made, then wrap it around the outside & repeat that motion -- so that you're twisting all the material you add around the crown itself.
and voila! the perfect christmas crown.
04 December 2013
so it happened like this: i turned to robert on thanksgiving & said, i think we might be white christmas tree people. to which he said, we are? that sounds good. and it was decided. he is a wise man, that one, knowing the relationship between a woman & her christmas tree borders on sacred. it's a delicate relationship that one. what god has brought together let no man tear asunder & all that.
it's an ongoing joke here that the dogs really run the roost, but through the month of december (and who am i kidding -- much of november if i have my way) the tree rules the roost. i am helpless before that strange, wondrous, glowy thing. i submit to its will. don't do those dishes. just stare at me. and so i do.
and now, one million photos in no linear or otherwise logical order:
but first, what we have here…is called a bumble. bumble is the abominable snow monster (from the stop motion animation rudolph the red-nosed reindeer). robbie is a real gem when it comes to these kind of things. when we unpacked the ornaments he clapped and squealed, "my bumbles! my bumbles!" and that was it. my heart stopped. game over.
now back to our regular scheduled christmas tree programming...
& there you have it. our christmas tree.
in other news, my freezing, sniffling body compels me to inform you that it's currently 5 degrees in denver, and there's a snowstorm blowing right outside the window -- and also that my inner hyperbolist would call this a blizzard. today's low is -6. and today's high is 12. i don't know which side of that equation is more terrifying.