Christmas Daze

As December comes to a close, I'm thinking back on the daze that was our Christmas here at Tool & Tack. Christmas Day dinner involved a blow torch for the finishing touch on Salt & Time Porchetta. All 30 guests were mesmerized watching the spectacle of a man and his blow torch.

Come December 26th, half our family was wiped out with a severe head cold. We spent the next 3 days in bed watching bad movies with this guy for company,

My favorite gift was a beautiful short robe by Smuk, with a one-of-a-kind block print. Picked up at Spartan by my brilliant husband, who did not miss my subtle hints of, "Oh look, you should get me this for Christmas. This is exactly what I want for Christmas. You should get me this. This, right here. I am holding it in my hands, see?"

Christmas also saw the renovation of our front entrance, which I capped off with a handmade wreath. Making wreaths turned out to be very therapeutic and I need to think about other local sources for clippings. I am curious to see how long this guy lasts.

My dreams of a giant steel planter were realized, and I filled it with soft Mexican feather grass. This guy is pretty tall, hitting me waist high. I'm looking forward to seeing how the grass grows in, as it's supposed to spread about 1' across and up. I am tempted to fill my entire house with Mexican feather grass, as it has the softest touch on your fingers. My allergies might disagree with that plan, though. How was your holiday?