Friday, December 14, 2012

December Happenings

I'm shaking off the December lethargy and have finally gotten a boatload of stuff done this week.  


On Sunday we made pretzels to give to neighbors (and a few to enjoy ourselves).  Everybody had fun rolling and twisting the dough.... and eating them hot out of the oven.  YUM!


I made teacher/ pal gifts using a printable from Our Best Bites, cozy socks, and nailpolish.   


Hanging Christmas cards from the kitchen cabinets. 
 Of all the ways to display cards that I've tried over the years, this is my favorite. 


I miss having a cozy fireplace in the winter, so I made my own!  
I had everything on hand already, and I used these general instructions.  


I hung a few ornaments from the chandelier....


And decorated the picture ledges we hung in the dining area.  


I think it needs a tiny poinsettia and it will be all done.  


I printed out these "chalkboard" drawings and framed them to hang on either side of the ledges. 


Thank goodness for Pinterest - that's where I found most of these ideas!

And finally, I received my December Birchbox a few days ago!


Perfume, dry shampoo, eye cream, $50 credit to renttherunway.com, and a tiny fragrance atomizer.


I have loved all the items I've been getting from Birchbox, and highly recommend signing up or giving a gift subscription if you have a beauty lover in your life. I'd say that for $10 a month, you receive $25-$30 in samples.  Last month included a full-size lip gloss worth $16, Kerastase hair masks, and a gorgeous metallic nailpolish.  I look forward to the 10th of the month, knowing my Birchbox is coming soon!

1 comment:

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

Ah, December lethargy...I have been suffering from it myself. Nice fireplace!