a week off and a full year ahead

1. Christmas crafts from Joe's nephews and niece / 2. winter candle votive DIY  with birch tree bark / 3. shopping for new reads at Daunt Books / 4. lunch at the new pop-up mall Box Park / 5. one of many mulled wines / 6. mini-apple pies made from scratch / 7. flea market scarf turned sparkly cummerbund for NYE / 8. festive with a French 75 / 9. the hat can only mean one thing - Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, happy 2012! I hope that you all enjoyed your holidays and got a chance to re-charge for a new year with new possibilities.

We definitely mastered the art of R&R during our stay-cation by sleeping in until ridiculous hours, cooking delicious homemade meals, reading while cuddled on the sofa, and even doing some post-Christmas shopping (you know you're an adult when buying a hand-mixer and other kitchen supplies count as Christmas treats!).

Though we kept our days pretty simple, we did manage to get out quiet a bit (see some peeks above). It was really nice to have so much free time together and simply wake up and say "what do you feel like doing today?". If the answer was "nothing at all" then that was totally acceptable and welcome, too.

Joe doesn't go back to work until tomorrow so we still have one more day to do as we please. Predictably, there are no plans for the day but I do know that 2012 is off to a nice start :)