Where Did The Holidays Go?: Daily Art Practice
I made several of these charcuterie boards over the course of a month. They are easy to put together, clean up and they give the family a fun variety of foods.
Can you believe that the holidays are over? Today I took down the Christmas stuff and I have a feeling we will be cleaning up pine needles throughout the year. But nothing compares to the smell of a fresh Balsalm Fir tree. We spent the majority of the month of December dealing with sickness in our home so I feel as though I didn’t get to enjoy the things that I usually do during this time of year. Instead of baking, cooking or gingerbread house making I cleaned a lot of vomit, washed a lot of laundry and spent a lot of time sleeping. BUT we spent the time together and that was the BEST.
As I get older, time seems shorter. Even my children remarked how disappointing that there is so much hype for one day. We have been discussing changing things up next year and spreading out the activities over the period of a week or two before Christmas. Maybe planning one event and one present a day for 7-12 days?? It is still in the works, but I look forward to making plans for next year and hope that we all stay healthy to enjoy it.
Watercolor Shop Fronts
Shalaby Sweets is a Singapore shop that sells Arabic and Turkish sweets. I have never tried Baklava but they have a lot of varieties on their menu that look tempting. My favorite aspect of the building is the twinkle lights and lanterns. Reference photo HERE.
I couldn’t find a website for this restaurant, Izakaya Tokuchan Okachimachi, but I found a little information HERE. This restaurant is located in Japan and is part of the Instagram Shopfronts.Japan. I loved all the various things around the front of this shop, the lanterns, signage, bike, and dolls. The color scheme is on the darker side but I really love how this one turned out. Reference photo HERE.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth & Bleubeard. I received this tea, Simple Loose Leaf – Ginger Peach Green, for Christmas. I love the combination of peach and green tea. The hints of ginger were light and not too overpowering which I thought was perfect.
Do you have any Christmas traditions or festivities that take place over the course of a few days?
Happy Tea Day,