i think i mentioned it in my cookies post, but i really was not feeling the christmas spirit this year. i really don’t know what was up. maybe it’s because the kids are older and not really into the fun things we used to do. or because the pandemic has made everyone dead inside. but […]
reluctant christmas cookie mayhem.
i won’t lie. i had very little christmas spirit this year. it was just really blah around here. and that trickled into my baking motivation. i knew at the bare minimum, though, i had to make cut out cookies to be decorated by the fam. hazel, who did not lack in christmas spirit was glad […]
celebrating crazel’s ninth.
this kid is nine. it seems impossible. but the calendar assures me it is so. for the first time in her entire life, she got to have a school celebration and a home celebration. the school version was really just me bringing chick fil a for her and cupcakes for her class at lunchtime on […]
christmas unicorn themed birthday cakery.
like clockwork, every year for the last nine (ten, really) holiday seasons, the christmas preparations and festivities are temporarily interrupted to focus on the birthday of one, hazel grace lidbom. this year, she insisted on keeping with the christmas vibes for her party theme, and requested a christmas unicorn cake. of course, i didn’t just […]
other december happenings, including christmas.
and now, for my standard monthly recap, minus the things that were exciting enough (or i had too many picture of) to have their own posts (hazel’s cake, her birthday, christmas baking, and a quilt). turns out, there’s still a lot to talk about. firstly, anna decided to try out for her middle school basketball […]
sprinkle themed christmas activities
now that we live in a stupid giant stationary house, there’s a lot of extensive sugar themed projects to fill up our christmas season. (and that doesn’t even count hazel’s birthday, which falls right in the middle of all of it). firstly, there was the annual decorating of the gingerbread houses. this year, i opted […]
scrappy christmas patchwork forest.
as it turns out, i have acquired a slightly ridiculous volume of christmas fabrics over the years. you see, it’s hard. because new stuff comes out and you have to buy it. and then christmas season happens so fast that you don’t get much time to use up much of the fabric. and then after […]
i seriously can’t believe it’s already december. this year has flown by. between my virtual teaching fiasco, preparing for and taking a long summer road trip, and the chaos of adjusting to two kids in school, i feel like i blinked and 11 months have gone by. anyhoooo. here’s a recap of all things november. […]
december in the time of covid.
well. here we are. the december wrap up post. the truth is, i could have completed this a few days ago, because not much noteworthy stuff has happened since christmas. i was holding out for an epic new year, but then i went to bed at 10:30, so no epicness was had. unless you count […]
two christmasses, twentytwenty.
we made it to christmas in 2020! it’s been a year, right? when our thanksgiving plans were ruined by some covid spiking, and then things just kept getting worse, i assumed that there was no way we would be celebrating our traditional “swedish” christmas with grandlidboms and madge. but, the grandlidboms pulled it off. we […]