I think you all know I run a children's literature book club for adults. A few months ago, I jumped at the chance to join a friend's book club to have a chance to read some literature meant for grown-ups because I don't always make it a priority on my own. I had no idea I was about to meet a really incredible group of women that are pretty intimidating to hang out with. More on that another time.
For Christmas we decided to have a dinner with spouses instead of our normal book group. The club was also planning to host a cookie exchange so we decided to combine both events since the holidays are so busy. Our friends Kersten and Tai hosted at their amazing house. Tai made his famous lasagna and then the rest of dinner was potluck, except Kersten asked me to help decorate as my contribution (she knows I cannot cook). Kersten told me I could share some of the photos with you.
Here's her house all lit-up and welcoming.
We wanted the decorations to be affordable, but big enough to make a statement in her large living space so this is what we came up with (I got the idea from this post that I remembered seeing last year).
It makes me so sad that we'll probably be moving away in a few months (more on that when we have some of the details worked out).