Polka Dot Cottage: December merriment

December merriment

Posted December 9th, 2013 by

Day 04 - Wish upon a star

Day 05 - The view from here

Day 06 - Every little thing

Day 07 - Comfort yourself

Day 08 - Up on the rooftop

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?

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