Friday, 5 December 2014

Happy Holidays



I hope you have been enjoying the beginning of December. For me it hasn't exactly been ideal; I caught some bug that kept me in bed this week, whoopee! Actually, I had decided to sign off early in December, to give blogging a break until sometime in January. I have had some changes in mind for the blog and once they started to fall into place I was ready to give the online world a rest, to seek inspiration elsewhere and play with these ideas in my mind. Today I got a stack of books at the library that I'm looking forward to reading with my latte, among others, two biographies about artist Lucien Freud that have been on my reading list.

I wish you all happy and peaceful holidays with loved ones, and to fellow Icelanders I say gleðilega hátíð!

• Looking for inspiration for the holidays? Check out my Christmas | jól board on Pinterest

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt

Monday, 1 December 2014

brighter shade than pale 24

Welcome December, let the countdown begin! Anyone getting as excited about the holidays as I am? We used Friday and the weekend to finish most of the Christmas shopping and yesterday the kids started decorating the tree. Seeing the tree lit when I came downstairs this morning to enjoy my morning coffee felt very pleasant; a wonderful way to start this last month of the year. I hope it will be a good one for all of you!

• Looking for inspiration for the holidays? Check out my Christmas | jól board on Pinterest

photo credit:
1: Victoria Skoglund | 2: Pastry Affair | 3: Maria of Rusty Hinge via My Paradissi | 4: Jim Cumming (500 px) | 5: unknown source