Smitten with Mittens

I am in the first photo, circa 1972. This photo takes me back as I fondly remember my favorite doll “Tina” & the simplicity and wonderment of childhood. Thanks to my sweet Mom for making every Christmas feel magical. I loved laying under the Christmas tree, the sweet aroma of pine, staring at a nativity illuminated by a simple blue light bulb. All was calm & bright.

At my home I light a Williams Sonoma spiced chestnut candle every autumn well beyond Christmas day. For me and my family, this is the scent of the season and the aroma of our home.

In the second and third photo, are examples of mittens I have been creating. My dear friend Lisa K. taught me how to create felted mittens as we followed a youtube video at her welcoming home last month. Selling real estate allows me the chance to view many homes, hundreds in fact over the years, and hers still remains one of my all time favorites.

Fast forward a few weeks later and my poor kitchen and dining room haven’t been the same. I decided to make mittens as gifts this year and it snowballed into an evening obsession. I was greatly supported by fellow agents in my office who purchased these one-of-a kind creations for their loved ones. A shout out to Anne K. who resembles the gorgeous actress Michelle Pfeiffer, who purchased numerous pairs. Thanks Anne!!!

I’ll be heading to Evanston soon to pick up my son Cade for the holidays. He has planned a weekend of ice skating, Chicago style deep dish pizza and a visit to a classic German Christmas community for us to enjoy. Soon my home will be filled with merriment & laugher and that is the best present a girl can ask for.

Wishing you a season of joy, peace & most importantly love.




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