This is the S Family advent calendar. On each little square is a picture of someone in our family. Hmmm. What's this? I spy me ex-brother-in-law on day 5. I need to change that, methinks.
In the background are pieces of family ephemera- my grandparents wedding invitation; the newspaper article about my dad's enlistment; the hospital card from when I was born; the photograph of our entire family, with my grandparents, at the Merrimac Christmas Parade, which my grandmother started. It is all muted back with ivory-colored tissue paper.
I love this calendar. Each picture brings fond memories right to the forefront, where they should be.
The snowman collection, keeping guard over the living room windows. Beware any who enter here. You will be pelted with hundreds of miniature snowballs.
Don't believe me? Just try it.
A little cozy cottage for the Borrowers that live at my house.
Yes. Yes they do.
Because every kitchen needs gingerbread, in any way, shape or form.
I probably should have moved the pants drying on the back of the chair before I took this. :(
You know, looking at it now, in these pictures, it doesn't look like a lot of work. Drat. I was hoping it would look like I spent days on end, just to make it worth feeling horrible the entire time.