December 20, 2012

cookie dough, life, and all that good stuff.

Echinacea tea with lemon and honey has been my staple the past few days, as I'm suffering from a nasty cold that has made it all but impossible to get up from the couch. As a result, I've been watching oodles of old episodes of Full House (guilty pleasure right there, folks) and eating dark chocolate peppermint bark. Being sick has messed up my plans the past few days, but I'm learning to see the good in the midst of the gritty and not so glamorous. Good things like my brother coming up to pray for me, having time to daydream and write and plan for 2013, much hot tea, taking a breather, and catching up on sleep. Little things matter.

We're all a bit under the weather right now, but I'm thankful that we've caught a bug this week and not next. Thankful that it's nothing so serious. Thankful for hot drinks, silly old TV shows, and flannel blankets. And thankful for ample bags of gluten free flour for Christmas cookies.

Merry almost Christmas!







































30 comments :

  1. Mhhm, baking is so much fun. I always love how you document it! SO inspired by you in every single post.

    xo

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    1. Full House = EVERYONE'S guilty pleasure.

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  2. you are incredible at documenting everyday life Hannah !

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  3. ohh yes, love baking cookies during the Christmas season:) the photos are lovely:)

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  4. get well soon! And have a Merry Christmas! You're so lucky having it snow for Christmas where you are! I love your simple but lovely posts!

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  5. you tell theeeee most beautiful stories with your pictures. i love love love every post you do!

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  6. I. Am. So. Jealous. Why do you get snow, and I don't? I'm pretty sure I live in the one and only place in Wisconsin where there is only like a half an inch on the ground.
    Lovely post :) We have a bit of the bug around here, but I've been lucky not to have gotten it yet. I'm just hoping I won't before Christmas. And there has been lots of cookie baking going on here too ♥

    ~Molly~
    mollyslittlecorner.blogspot.com

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  7. The first and second killed me dead. Feel better, okay?
    xoxo

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  8. beautiful post :) i love your photos and the way you capture everything in life. feel better soon hannah!

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  9. This is so beautiful, Hannah! Your pictures are stunning! Hope you feel better! Prayers coming your way. =)

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  10. Ah, I know how you're feeling being sick and all. We're sick over here too. It's been hard for me to embrace this cold and just be willing to take a step down, specially cause I hate losing my voice. But you're right, I'm thankful it's this week that I'm sick and hopefully next week I'll be better...and your family too!

    Your second photo is my favorite! Wishing you quick healing and a very Merry Christmas.

    Blessings!

    -Madi

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  11. these are beautiful! we're all under the weather as well. been a lot of sleeping, watching Andy Griffith and soup eating (sipping?). and like you said, so thankful it's this week and not Christmas week. also, where do you watch Full House? i love that show and only get to watch it every once in awhile when I'm at a friends house. xx

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  12. I love these pictures! Hopefully you are all feeling better soon. I have to say, I'm just a tad jealous of the awesome natural light you get in your house (kitchen especially). :)

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  13. aw! a big 'feel better soon', to you and your family. these shots are so lovely -- truly, the little things are where real beauty lies. xo

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  14. my family is coming down with colds, too, and while i don't think it will stop us from our traditions, it's still not fun. :/ hope you feel better, girlie!
    your photos are gorgeous...as always! i'm a little jealous of all your snow. we got about 1/4 of an inch tonight (which isn't much at all, but still!) :)

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  15. That second picture is majorly incredible, Hannah.
    So are all of them.
    But that second one...

    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole

    http://rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com/

    http://circlescarvesandredlipstick.blogspot.com/

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  16. I literally just mouthed "wow". Your pictures really blow me away.

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  17. Full House reminds me of office breaks when there was else worth watching. Sorry for your family's being sick, although i understand the bittersweetness. Sometimes it is nice to have an excuse to slow down.

    I love your photographs. Nestle chocolate chips and those big black quotable mugs are my favorites.
    You capture moments well.

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  18. I love all the little details you captured in these... like the lego dude (regular sight in our house, with 4 little brothers and all), and the glitter glue, and I especially love the picture of the foggy window. These are so great, Hannah. Hope you feel better soon! (our family has a cold bug right now too so I can relate.) :)

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  19. Christmas cooking baking day is today for us! I'm preparing myself for a solid hour of frosting. ;)

    Loverly images. And did you know you are kinda an awesome photographer? So yeah, don't stay sick for long. :D

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  20. i came down with a doozy of a cold a few days ago, and considering i have extensive plans for this weekend and next week (huzzah that Christmas is here again!), i am praying that i get better within a day or two. while your drink of choice is tea, i drink hot chocolate (four cups in 2 days), and while i wait for it to cool down, i hold it against my face so that way my nose will clear up a little bit. so the past few days have been like yours, except i'm watching Castle instead of Full House, and joy hasn't prayed for me (but given me a tight hug and daring kiss), and we have an abundance of sugar for the cakes and cornbreads we have to make this weekend.

    also, the second photo is enchanting. i like the way the dust that lingers above his head look like stars in the twilight-coloured sky, and his eyes that are full and blue, and the observation peeking in through his skin.

    so yes, this is a lovely post.
    and i think it made me feel a little better.

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  21. I love how you document things and how each photo tells its own story. hope you get better soon!

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  22. aw. I feel for you. being sick through the holidays stinks. lovely images of life, as always. old throwback episodes are always good.. especially when you're sickie :) xo h!

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  23. darlin' your posts are always so deliciously simple yet soul-touching.

    beautiful.

    mmm cookies. the best thing about this season, right? christmas cookies just don't taste right until christmas. amen.

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  24. merry, merry christmas to all your family! and feel better soon! and eat lots of cookies! :)

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  25. Dark chocolate peppermint bark sounds wonderful. I'd love some right now.

    Your photos are so genuine and honest. They truly tug at my heartstrings.

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  26. Hannah, by God's grace, you are a genius at what you do. Praise the Lord for creating you :D

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  27. Sorry you've been under the weather! Hope you all feel lots better soon. Lovely photos, as always. Merry Christmas! xo.

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  28. truly a beautiful mess ;)

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  29. And a merry almost-christmas to you too. love you Hannah girl.

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