Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Beginning to Feel...

It was weird being out of the country, and not celebrating Thanksgiving. When we got back it felt like everyone jumped ahead to Christmas.

But yesterday my family was nice enough to have a Thanksgiving 2.0 for Justin and me. After having our mashed potatoes and stuffing, all is right. (Right now I have a Thanksgiving-Left-Over-Pot-Pie in the oven, mmmm, can't wait!!)

Now... we have the tree up...
Tree

I made stockings:
Stockings

I bought this ornament last year from Ten Thousand Villages, and then last week I got to meet the artisans who made it!
Star

And now its officially boot weather (although, I cheat and wear them whenever I can, no matter the weather)
Boots

Today has been cold and rainy, I love it, and Southern California needs it.

And it's a welcome change. Feels more like late fall/winter, feels more like the holiday season. (Although, not the consumerist holiday season, no black Friday, sales, and shop, shop, shop. Handmade gifts are so much better... Here is a good resource about all this.)

6 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

You have much 2 bee thankful for! Like as everyone who's not from here says: Thank God Southern Cal weather has No seasons!

Shokoofeh said...

I love your boot and your outfit! xo

Karin said...

That's a lovely tree. And those stockings, cute. We don't do presents with Christmas where I live, but I have to say I'm almost tempted to make some stockings anyway, just because they look so cute hanging in the house :-)

Tracie said...

love the socks!

sara said...

your stockings are adorable. I agree, homemade gifts are so much better!

hannah | honey & jam said...

I love your socks and boots!

Homemade gifts are the best. :)