Tuesday, December 20, 2011

trees and carols

Our sunroom is looking decidedly festive.

This little beauty ended up finding its way home with us last week. It was one of the misfits. We found it hidden in a little group of scrappy discounted trees and knew it was perfect. It's all dressed up now and brings a bit of Christmas cheer to the house. Now that it's finally gotten really cold we've spent the past few nights hanging out in this room with the stove on, admiring the sparkling lights. That one lonely present is going to have some friends pretty soon.

If that isn't enough cheer for you, how about this version of Carol of the Bells? I don't care if the Windham Hill Samplers can be a little cheesy sometimes, I like them and this song's my favorite. Gotta love those steel drums.

Monday, December 5, 2011

monday music: ella fitzgerald

Oh hey, it's December! Look at that. I still have photos from October that I keep meaning to put up here, but that will have to wait because today is Monday and I am all about the music.

Lately the boy has been thrifting some really great old records. We now have a pretty impressive collection of big band and jazz albums. I like to put on the livelier ones to dance around to when I'm hanging out at the house by myself. One of our latest acquisitions is this Ella Fitzgerald album. It's in great shape and really nice to have playing in the background at just about any time.