* storytelling! We are all about sharing our deepest stories over here...the ones we have lived, the ones we hope to live + the ones we create for the simple joy of it!! I came across these amazing puppets that are full of character + life...just begging for stories to unfold ... I am so getting a few of these as Tara's Xmas gifts. Very reasonably priced on Amazon...here, here + here! Also...this tree puppet is amazing, right??? I've noticed that the more space I create for storytelling and imaginative play, the more Tara blossoms and it spills over into everything else. Her imagination and creativity astound me...all I have to do is get out of the way and allow her brilliance and magic to take over. I am also going to try my hand at making a couple of hand puppets...I have so many ideas swirling around:)
* loving curling up in front of the all lit up Xmas tree after Tara's asleep with a cup of tea + a book...chatting with Tim about our collective + individual dreams....cherishing these simple moments.
* the sweetest sweetest thing that has my heart leaping + quivering is that this year Tara has been making little gifts, wrapping them up by herself and leaving them under the tree for Tim + I. She declares that she has to go into her studio and do her work...which is mostly being adorable. How sweet is that:)
here), pies (trying out a crust from scratch, you guys + not quite sure how it's going to turn out but keeping my fingers crossed!)..and am just dying to try out these pistachio + cranberry icebox cookies! The very best part...most of these are going to be gifts:)