I realized last week that if I wore the dress I was planning on for Ken's office Christmas party that it would be 11 years-in-a-row in the same dress. Which felt like one too many. So on Thursday night I scoured the mall for something new - I really could have used some girlfriend/daughterly company to weigh in on the decision! I ended up with a black sequin pencil skirt and a white silk blouse. It was lovely, but I don't think I'll get 10 years out of it.
Here's a project I'm working on for a friend: (Who I don't think reads my blog!)
I saw this idea for a table runner made from vintage doilies. My friend has a very farmhouse-styled home, and I found a bunch of doilies at Value Village, so I am attempting to make her birthday present. It's supposed to look like snowflakes, what do you think? Steven thinks I'd better include a Starbucks gift card just in case.
We started chocolates! Chloe was happy to help flavour fondant she can't eat (lactose intolerant),
And roll fondant she can't eat,
But luckily we came up with a flavour that works for her: peanut butter dipped in dairy-free semisweet chocolate.
Chocolate mint for the rest of us.
These ones are just for Chloe.
It was Service Saturday at the school this weekend. The junior high students all volunteer for either a morning shift or an afternoon shift working to make the day a success. Carmen rolled coins collected in the Change for Change campaign in the morning, and helped in the concession in the afternoon. That's right: 2 shifts, but that's just Carmen!
Chloe and Carmen had their first choir Christmas concert on the weekend as well. Each of them are standing just to the right and up from their choristers.
I love Christmas, it's just too bad we can't suspend homework and other obligations in December to lighten our evenings!