This past week for Picture the Holidays, we were inspired to capture
- Wish upon a star
- The view from here
- Every little thing
- Comfort yourself
- Up on the rooftops
I find myself looking forward to each new prompt in the mornings. I’m having a lot of fun with this.
In other photography news, my merriment experiment (hey, that rhymes!) is in full swing. So far since the beginning of December, I have made an effort to do at least one “merry” activity per day, no matter how small it may be, and upload a photo of it to Instagram. I’m using the Very Merry Advent book for inspiration, but still doing plenty of my own activities. Since we last spoke, I:
Took the kids out for peppermint frappuccinos (mine was mocha, theirs vanilla bean – peppermint and vanilla bean together taste like a liquid candy cane!)
Cleaned the dining room so that I can decorate it.
Hung up our old friend Tacky Santa. (Ok, actually Neil hung it up, but I promise I was planning to do it!) I did take the picture, though, and I am appreciating him hanging there looking oh so kitschy, so there’s that…
Started our Christmas card clothesline. It’s kind of a miracle that we are still getting cards at all – I haven’t sent any in years – so I really appreciate that there’s something to hang up there.
Turned a cranky day around with a peppermint mocha and a few selfies just as the snow was starting to fall.
I’m really liking this Very Merry thing. In fact, I could see myself incorporating some kind of “simple pleasures” practice into my daily routine next year. Perhaps a new Project 365 theme? It’s been a while since I did a theme with my 365… It’s definitely worth some thought!
How about you? Got any fun personal projects going on?