Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Happy List: Charlottes, Becky, Jenny & Aaron

My friend Becky sent me this adorable Charlotte ornament as a Christmas gift. Charlotte was packaged so sweetly with little gold stars and pink paper. She's a Christmas ornament, but she will not be put away with the Christmas decor. She will be staying with me in my creative space.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Drake Hotel Christmases

Christmas wouldn't be the same for us without a little stay at The Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Are we there yet?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Ornaments for the Christmas Tree

Whether they are given as gifts, store bought, or handmade, new Christmas ornaments added to the tree each year continue to create those holiday memories and traditions we so love. 

The snowflake on the left was included in the Little Pink Studio's November Little Pink Box. Instructions for making it were on the blog which included the photo of the vintage girl on the right. I was happy to have all the materials I needed to make one myself! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What Kind of Holiday Cookies Do You Bake?

One of my favorite questions I like to ask this season is "What kind of holiday cookies do you bake?" I love to hear stories about how cookie baking is linked with family traditions. Ashleigh recently spent the night with us and we baked our two must haves for the holidays: molasses and bon bon cookies.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

West Baden Springs Hotel of French Lick, Indiana

I've been wanting to write about our October stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel (WBSH) at French Lick, Indiana for some time, as it is such a special place. But every time I started to edit my photos of the trip, I got overwhelmed because there were so many of them. I finally decided that it would be helpful to break the pictures down into segments. Once I did that, it wasn't so daunting. So this post is only a couple months late. :)