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December 19, 2011

That time of year

Oh, hello! Major apologies for lack of posting. It’s a crazy time of year, as you all know, and I’ve been trying to make it as un-crazy as possible. Which means some things have to be put on hold, one of which happens to be the internet. I’m at my computer all day doing work and after dinner I just DON’T want to be there anymore. At least right now.

I think I’m in the middle of internet fatigue. There are sooooo many cute ideas and photos and blogs and shops and things that it’s becoming overwhelming and instead of trying to manage all of that in my brain, I’ve sort of just checked out. BUT Christmas is nearly here! It’s usually such an ideal time to be showing fun projects and recipes and things! Alas this year I’m bowing out. But I did want to check in and say HI I MISS YOU ALL AND THIS BLOG, and share a few things going on around these parts before the big weekend is here.

Persimmon pudding and English Toffee have already been made and eaten and made and eaten again. The tree is up, ornaments have been broken more times than I care to admit. Presents are being wrapped. Chickens and gardens and being neglected. Parties have been attended (thankfully we’re done with those. OMG. 5 last weekend alone). Cards still need to be addressed, more presents need to be wrapped… and purchased. Bags need to be packed. Tamales need to be ordered. Salsa needs to be made. Photos need to be printed. I have so many lists going, I’m not even sure where to start.

Here are some nice things I’ve come across so far this year in my shopping:

Hay neon tea towels, from A+R in Venice.
Muji silicone ice ball maker (for perfect Manhattans)
Lovi birch cards that turn into ornaments.
Organic farro in bulk from Bluebird Grain Farms.
Foodzie marketplace and artisan food monthly subscription baskets.
A shiny reversible clutch.

And some non-gifty things that I’ve loved over the last few months:

These birth photos from Brooke Schwab. I think I might need them for myself.
Cooking from Heidi’s new-ish cookbook.
Making pizzas from Blake’s dough once a week. (I love storing it in the freezer!)
Farm Made. Looks intriguing, right?

So much going on with work and family and new, ahem, projects for next year. I’m hoping to be back to posting soon. Maybe I just need a break from EVERYTHING over Christmas for a while. Or maybe I just needed to post once so I can get back in the swing of things.

Hope you’re all doing well and being festive and merry and all of that.

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  1. Natalie said on December 19, 2011

    farmmade is totally intriguing – can’t wait to see what i just signed myself up for! thanks for sharing…

  2. caroline said on December 19, 2011

    I’ve had internet fatigue as well. Happy Holidays!!! Bisous.

  3. sarah said on December 19, 2011

    Happy Holidays! I’m looking forward to hearing more about your new project :) I’ve got one cooking up, myself!

  4. Jen said on December 19, 2011

    Hmmm… your new project and need for birth photos are particularly suspicious… :P Happy holidays!

  5. Bonnie @ carolinapostcard said on December 19, 2011

    Glad you’re back, but I feel ya on taking a break. Sometimes it feels good to just step away. Hope you have a great holiday!

  6. Jamie said on December 20, 2011

    The farro! So excited about this. Merry, merry! :)

  7. nicole b. said on December 20, 2011

    Lovely round-up. Happy holidays!

    @Jen – Ha! A new baby was my first thought, too, when I read the line about “a new project”!

  8. Desi said on December 21, 2011

    great links. thanks for sharing.

    i bought organic farro once in bulk and didn’t seal it correctly. i ended up colonizing a huge gang of mice. josh called me god of the mice;)

    i did go over board in ordering 25lbs. of it. sometimes bulk ordering goes wrong.

  9. blake said on December 29, 2011

    major fatigue here too! but it’s an annual thing for me, so I should just accept and wallow in it :) So glad you’re making pizza! it’s always a good idea.

  10. brooke schwab said on January 14, 2012

    i’d love to capture you and your babies! :)

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