Monday, December 28, 2015
Into the Woods
______Honestly, I'm terrible at making holiday-themed posts. You all look so darling in your Santa hats, exquisite glimmering diamond necklaces, and thick glittering sweaters, and all with festive trees and twinkling lights as holiday backdrops. Then you've got me, this dork who forgets to take pictures more and more each year because she's too busy shoving chocolate chips and Rolos in her mouth and calling it "holiday baking."
______There's a reason the recipe promises four dozen cookies when a mere two dozen of them emerge from the oven. I know: that darn dog, sneaking dough like that.
______I digress. Thanks to the seventy-degree weather we faced this holiday season, as well as the impending threat of tornados and floods, winter fashion was sort of out of the question. Thus, I shall stick to words to describe our holiday season...
______I'm sure you all remember the elusive Northern Lights, the shouting bike man whose local dad cycling squad I joined a few months ago; well, his wife is actually quite the artist herself with quilting and baking, and I met her one day and she later invited me to a cookie decorating party! They're a young couple and likely some of the most genuinely kind people I've met. Gushing aside, she used to decorate cookies for money, and had the most impressive arrangement of cookie making supplies in the world: a massive drawer full of cookie cutters, from letters to states to various animals; a cupboard with a ROYGBIV-worthy selection of sprinkles and sparkles; and all sorts of decorating tools.
______So that day I brought home even more delicious baked goods for our household that is, even now, still brimming with sweets.
______He was very excited to tell everyone at the cookie party that I had given him the nickname of Northern Lights. He has yet to know he has a whole segment of stories about him on my blog, as well as a slew of followers who eagerly await hearing tales of his existence.
______He does not need to know.
Skirt: Urban Outfitters (exact)
Shrit: white shirt yo c'mon
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Ring: from the father unit