Christmas Roundup 2014

Today is January 6th, the official end to Christmas. Everything will start coming down. Even though it’s sad, it’s also time. Both girls are in school today so whether I like it or not it’s time to start our routines again: lunch boxes, uniforms, breakfasts, vocab words, etc. It’s almost impossible to move forward with the coziness of…

12 Days of Christmas

Letterpress greetings card by designer Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting. Did you know that the official 12 days of Christmas begin December 26 and end January 6th with the coming of the Wise Men. In my Latin culture January 6th is another day of gift giving, as the Magi came bearing gifts.  I personally love…

The Damn Elf

I forget to move the elf, her name is Lucy by the way.  The girls will ask for days why she hasn’t moved. I tell them because Lucy has a great view of their actions or because she’s tired from all her trips to Santa. But I think the girls know it’s because I forgot.  Last…

Good Smells

I am not a fan of artificial fragrances.  Most candles and definitely air fresheners give me headaches.  I like essential oils and good quality candles but both can get expensive after a while.  Last year I saw this post on Cup of Jo and since then I’ve been mixing up large pots of great smelling…

Remodelista’s LA Holiday Market

This little piggy went to market… Last Saturday G and I headed to Culver City to visit Remodelista’s one day holiday market. It was pretty great. The vendors were all fantastic, a little pricey, but inspiring and everything was very well designed. Actually, all vendors were small business artisans. Considering they aren’t buying their materials in massive bulk…

And Waaala! Christmas!

We went away for Thanksgiving, which is always fun. However, it makes me feel behind on Christmas when we’re gone that weekend. I came home to do loads of laundry and with one less weekend to pull out the Christmas decor. But two things make a world of difference: changing out the Fall wreath for a…

Christmas 2013

Oh how I love this time of the year!  December is the month I want to move the slowest and somehow it’s the one that moves the fastest. In a blink of an eye it’s over. This year it literally felt like P had her last day of school before Christmas break and the next day…