In the word’s of one of my favorite literary heroines, Eloise, “It’s the Eve of Christmas Eve!”
I discovered this year that The Plaza Hotel unveiled their Eloise tree, designed by the Queen of whimsy, Betsey Johnson. AMAZING!
In other news, I finished my Gingerbread house this morning! This will mark the first year since 2007 that I actually followed through the whole project. Aaron will be happy that no miscellaneous gingerbread parts will be laying around the kitchen until April. He’ll get a fully constructed house instead!
I baked and constructed and frosted and decorated, and ate a lot of raw gingerbread dough (and fondant) along the way.
I kept taking pictures of the progress, afraid that I would come home from work to find it collapsed and lost forever and we’d have another year of an unfinished product.
But, after 6 days of waking up at 5:30 a.m. to work on it, working on it during my lunch hour (and returning to work covered in flour), and spending every waking hour since Saturday morning working on it, I am finally finished!
Now I have to go be a good little elf and clean/bake non-gingerbread things/cook/shop/wrap presents/frolic (run) in the snow/sing Christmas songs loudly to spread Christmas cheer/and of course get the obligatory Christmas mani/pedi!
Only 2 days until Christmas!
(Is everyone else this excited?!?!)