A favorite holiday ritual for me is sneaking off with my sister on a weekday morning to visit IKEA and stock up on Swedish holiday goodness. I like shopping at IKEA for simple and inexpensive tableware, textiles and accessories for entertaining during the holidays. I also always find lots of cute holiday decorations and basic toys during this time of year.
Today's loot included cute toys to donate, sweet wrapping paper and baking cups, a cozy sheepskin rug for the girls' bedroom and some tiny LED lights for the dollhouse.
The trip is not just about shopping--my sister and I get to chat uninterrupted, inspire each other with whatever catches our eye, and plan for and anticipate the meals and celebrations ahead, which we always spend together and take turns hosting.
Welcome. I am so glad you've come. My name is Patricia and this is a journal of my family's days and the inspiration that shapes them. I like to write, I like to make collages, I like to make things with my children and alone, and I like to share with others. My guiding beliefs are that every moment and every day are meaningful and that good times strung together make a happy life. If you agree, I hope you find something here to inspire you in your next good + happy day.