Merry Christmas to You

A lovely and Merry Christmas, anytime my little Amoura is concerned. We had a nice Christmas. It was hard since this is the first one without my baby.

Above: our sweet little living room. Watching Christmas episodes of Home Improvement. ♡

Below: stockings hung by the chimney with care. And Christmas gifts for all to share.

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Below: wrapped up in silver and gold. My favorite colors!

Above:  beautiful and sparkles!
Below: the total theme of silver and gold and white. Next year, the stockings too! ♡

ABOVE: Christmas cookies for Santa darling. ♡
BELOW: Christmas morning ♡ ♡

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Amoura loves her stocking. ♡ and her treats inside. She also opened her sist Stocking since she couldn’t do it this year. I’m still struggling day to day with this. I miss my Sathony so much, I can’t say her name without complete heartbreak.

A little board for the family.

Simple place settings. I’m trying to minimize more.

♡ White Russian! X♡X♡

SOME yummy table with delicious food. I did most of the cooking, as I do on a daily basis.

♡ My dinner.

♡ Amoura loves her buttered rolls. Grandma is feeding her.
♡ This cheesecake! I really outdid myself. Plain cheesecake with a graham cracker crust with triple berry sauce and frosted berries.

♡ Merry Christmas too you.

Winter Season

We are into the Winter Season and I haven’t updated in months. But, since it is the end of December I wanted to go ahead and post a few things that happened. Earlier in the winter season, I attended a wreath-making party. It was small, quaint, but a lot of simplified. Sometimes, it’s the small things that make us appreciate life.

Winter comes to LA in strange ways. Ways that you have to notice with care, ways that are very subtle, small changes to the trees, to the air. As humans, we have these cravings for coffee and tea and sweaters, lots and lots of sweaters. No matter how the temperature is. We, oh, our personalities needs seasons whether or not the weather has changed or not. We all have to change, we all have to shift, because if we don’t we get tired. So, we need our sweaters and coffee and the happiness that comes with Autumn and Winter by way of family, friends and community.

Tea, Coffee and Sweaters. Pure Happiness.
Our fun group of wreath makers!
The process of design
Unabashedly happy
Post Tea Wreath Making
My wreath the next morning

My favorite joy in the world. Amoura in the morning, with the sunlight basking in her fur.
On my way to one of my favorite places

And Then, Thanksgiving came.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board
And I went ahead and got my scotch.
Thanksgiving Dinner

Amoura loves bread and butter.

I’m hoping that all of you had a lovely holiday with your families!