on christmas day

christmas day activities ::: a family hike through the frozen forest, sledding with my nieces and nephews and stumbling upon an old tree carving with my husband and my initials engraved = love.
fun, fun, fun :)
how did you spend your holiday?


when the air sparkles

Once in a while after a snowstorm, when the sun is beginning to break through the fog, the air freezes and catches the light just right, creating bright little sparkly globes of awesomeness that scream these are the best days of winter.


snow and sky

It doesn't get much better than this :)

Snow and sky
Originally uploaded by shutterluvjess


cup auction

As I mentioned earlier, I have a cup collection. Last weekend, The Carbondale Clay Center held their Annual Cup Auction. I really enjoyed wandering around and seeing the inspiring creativity of the local artists here in my hometown.


season of lights

Oh Christmas lights
Light up the street
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights, keep shining on
- Coldplay


a cup collection

About 15 years ago I started bringing home coffee mugs and tea cups as a souvenir of my travels. I guess it is because sitting in a new place, drinking a latte and watching the world go by is one of my most favorite things to do.

Plus, mugs are small and easy to pack and usually you can sift through the cheesy logo-ed varieties to find a unique and special one made by a local artist.

Now my cupboards are overflowing with a wonderful collection, each authentic to its original location and different from the rest. In the morning as I prepare my daily fuel, I am always happily surprised by the memories that run through my mind of where I was when found that day's mug.

I'll post some photos of my favorite cups another time.


    twelve | two | ten

    hello december. nice to see you again.
    we are going to have a lot of fun together.