"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN." — CHARLES EAMES
Happy Tuesday, m' dears! Let's get straight to the details, shall we??
- Did I bore you to death with gift guide mania last week? I suppose there's just something about putting the colorful posts together that motivates me into get my shopping finished. With the exception of one or two recipients, things are looking pretty good around here. I hope you found them somewhat helpful as you continue to check friends and family from your naughty and nice list. As you can tell from the featured photos, I'm a big fan of this wooden toy camera (Max loves it, too!), this striped bow tee (a holiday uniform must), and these decorative paper trees (favorite festive purchase).
- Since we'll be visiting my parents in DC soon, we opted NOT to put up a Christmas tree this year. I had every intention to do so, but after Max started walking in mid-November, we decided to be on the safe side and skip it. Watching him move around the house like a drunken sailor makes me think we made the right decision. Not to mention, we were able to make up for it with oodles of garland, stockings, and by sprinkling ornaments throughout the house.
- And just in case you're worried that we're lacking in the festive department, have no fear! Flyboy and my father-in-law were hard at work over the Thanksgiving break. They dusted off the ol' T-6 cutout, added a flying banner, and covered every inch of our little nest with white twinkling lights. Eat your heart out, Clark Griswold!
- Let's give a round of applause to Winter Peonies. The vase on my desk almost made me forget Max was teething again.
- Speaking of chompers, Max showed his collection of pearly whites off at the kids' Christmas party this past Saturday. Despite the jolly nature of his sweatshirt, he did NOT fancy Santa. Ha ha! I know it might sound silly, but I really love how the pictures turned out. It's not that I enjoy seeing my child cry. I guess I've just gotten used to his disgruntled nature and this picture really delivers. I think it gives Mr. Claus an accurate idea of what this past year has been like for Max.
I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! What's happening with YOU?!