& the city

a little last minute getaway to NYC
just the two of us
to the concrete jungle where dreams are made of
to walk and walk for hours
holding hands
looking up often
the holiday joy in the air
great weather and great company
we filled our bellies and then walked some more
taxis, subways and more walking
no camera quiver, just the iphone
so much to see and stumble upon
it is all so overwhelming yet so... wonderful
it was good to be back

oh, how i love New York


open space

Time to get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful, and to open space in your heart for all the blessings (hidden or visible) that 2012 will bring - paulo coelho


happy solstice

Depending on where you are in the world, December 21 or 22 marks the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere: the official beginning of winter, and the longest night of the year. Here in Colorado, the new season begins at 10:30 p.m. tonight. Get out and celebrate the longer days ahead! yippee!



caroling. dancing. singing. laughter. J O Y.
mix. roll. cookie-cut. bake. taste test. repeat.
christmas music, wine & time with friends.
a due date hike and a bit of yoga to keep it all in balance.

Sharing the weekend – my most favorite part of the week – with photos, words, or both, as suggested over here at the habit of being.


last weekend's project

start with a fresh and bushy scottish pine wreath whose brilliant green is known to last
go to The Garden Store or your nearby cutest-ever-little-garden-and-holiday-pop-up store and get some berries, pine cones, eucalyptus, ribbon and other decor
wrap with some fabulous old school large bulb white lights
and go to town on a Saturday afternoon in early december to create a lovely wreath to enjoy through the holidays! Ah, the joy in the little things.



lovebugs. my favorite subjects, my niece and nephew.

up with the sun

sunrise skin and ski on the mountain this morning, brrrrr ::: was happily suprised to catch the lunar eclipse as the moon settled into the horizon ::: such a beautiful day but this little ski town needs some new snow!


baby, it's cold outside

A bit of a cold spell here in colorado this week... cozying up at home with hot cocoa and the christmas tree light warming the room, writing christmas cards and listening to a mix of my favorite holiday carols ~

On my Xmas mix:

Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin
Star of Wonder - Tori Amos
Winter Song - Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
Calling on Mary - Aimee Mann
Carol of The Bells - Manheim Steamroller
Last Christmas - Wham!
Song for a Winter's Night - Sarah McLachlan
Christmastime - Smashing Pumpkins
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Schuyler Fisk
All That I Want - The Weepies
Christmas Time is Here - A Fine Frenzy
Happy Christmas (War is Over) - Neil Diamond
Hallelujah - Brandi Carslile
Christmas Song - Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Christmas Lights - Coldplay


all is bright

an outing into the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree with some spiked hot cocoa, gluvine and great friends. one of the best ways to spend the day. fa la la la la...