Found this wonderful Christmas mixtape created by Andew & Carissa. As they wrote, it's to enjoy while doing "festive things- like playing games at the fireside, wrapping gifts and drinking hot cocoa, or taking long drives through the wintery landscape." You can download it here
songs by the following artists:
Vashti Bunyan - Sufjan Stevens - Múm - Mew - Andy Zipf - Feist - Sleeping at Last
Beach House - Cliff Lewis - Belle & Sebastian - Carpenters - Radiohead
I am pleasantly mulling over the prospect of the Christmas season. Even when I was very young it was upmost importance and enjoyment to have special christmasy decorations brought out and put in select places around my room. And now, I have my very own place to bring Christmas into.
How I've started: (1)drinking "mulled cider" (aka hubby putting apple cider into the tea pot and festooning with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. (2) putting up 5$ white Christmas lights all along an overhang in the middle of our apartment. (3) gather inspiration from pinterest!
hubby is over in the kitchen right now using his magic blending skills to make us his smoothies. we're going to curl up on the couch + movie + my "polar bear" blanket + cuddle. Tomorrow we'll hug and kiss "farewell" until he comes back from business tripping (over a week). trying not to stress, trying to drink up these last minutes. but it's hard when the above quote is him to me...and our worlds are so freshly intertwined it's gonna be a stretch (absence makes the heart grow fonder?).