exhaling

I was so determined not to get caught up in the holiday rush this year, to bake cookies every sunday, to visit christmas markets and enjoy advent.
Yeah, that didn’t happen. It was a stressful time at work and the days just rushed by in a whirlwind, leaving me feeling completely tuckered out.
Yesterday was the last day at work and I am slowly starting to exhale and relax. I’m looking forward to the next few days, spending time with friends and family, going to the cinema, taking it slow and resting.
baking christmas cookies. tidytipsy
We did manage to bake one batch of cookies during the month and since I’m restricting myself to one item of sweets or chocolate a day (more on that soon), they’ve lasted us quite a while!
baking christmas cookies. tidytipsy
I got some orders in my Etsy shop and managed to send christmas cards to my portrait customers this year, so early mornings were spent packaging and shipping.
etsy orders. fotografiekoehler
christmas cards. fotografiekoehler
We had a christmas party at work, which was great fun.
party. fotografiekoehler
party. fotografiekoehler
The theme was “The night before Christmas – Pajama party” and the costumes were such fun! I serged together a blue jersey dress really quickly (as in, I didn’t even finish the hems) using the Grainline Scout pattern and went as starry sky.
december. tidytipsy
I also started knitting my first ever cardigan! Well, I took about a month to decide on the yarn and then 2 weeks to knit a test swatch (got it right the first time, thank goodness) and finally cast on yesterday.
You’ll have seen these photos on Instagram if you follow me there. Looking forward to digging out my “real” camera again in the quieter days to come.
Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

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6 thoughts on “exhaling

  1. Ana GR

    same rush here! I really need these holidays.
    Your cookies made my mouth water, they look superdelicious. And your dress… I simply LOVE it!
    Have a wonderful relaxing time, Kristina. Happy Holidays

    Reply
  2. Lindsay

    I’ve been trying to restrict my intake of sweets too! It’s so hard when my husband brings home tins of chocolate fudge and almond roca – my weakness. Eating clean is definitely on my list of New Year’s Resolutions.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. :)

    Reply
    1. Kristina

      That does sound hard! We had tons of sweets at work too, but I did pretty well in resisting it. It’s definitely easier when the sweets are not right under your nose though. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too!

      Reply

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