December might be my favorite month. Things finally slow down for me at work and I have more time to breathe. I love the fun parties, the songs and good cheer. I love the decorations (for me that means fresh pine and white lights). I love the chance to have time to talk with friends more and the chance to give.
A few of my favorite 3191 gifts this year:
+ 3191 Quarterly Subscription (after purchase we will send you a digital card for you to send to your friend)
+ Lena Corwin’s: Made By Hand
+ Blouse No. 1
+ Jennifer Judd-McGee Coaster Set
A few of my favorite little gifts this year:
+ Lip Gloss
+ Tea Towels
+ Body & Hair Oil
+ The Sweetest Peeler
A few of my favorite big gifts this year:
+ Tall Socks
+ Arrow Cuff
+ Leather Cuff
+ 2014 Calendar
+ Stew Pot
+ Zipper Pouch
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And now time to get back to more of this …
… merry, merry, all!
We went on our annual tree-getting expedition over the Thanksgiving break. It was our most sodden one ever. We took about 30 seconds to choose a tree, so that we could quickly escape the downpour. That said, I am quite happy with this guy. I always string the lights, but wait at least a week to decorate it. I like it simple and bright best.
Holiday decorating is about bringing the outside in for me. And creating light—whether by flame or bulb—to get us through the short days of December.
I have a lot on my plate this month and am doing my best to think ahead with gift-giving. This week I wanted to share some links for some handmade gift ideas from our archives. These are all relatively low-fuss. Just as I would need them to be right now.
From the kitchen:
- Caramel sauce with a bag of local apples for a favorite family to slice and dip
- Quick pickles in a pretty jar for a hostess.
- Granola (add dried cherries and pistachios for a red and green touch)
Handmade touches for store-bought gifts: