Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Joy to the Modern Family!
I could just post the above picture, wish you happiness and move on to the next holiday task....
No, that's too easy. I want to share a couple more things. My Playmobil manger and three Playmobil advent calendars (yes, three!) had been lost for years. it drove me crazy that I couldn't find them. Then, when I moved all my junk from my mom's attic a month ago - I found all sorts of forgotten treasures, including the Playmobils.

Lilah and I set them ALL up on the dining table - four scenes in a row. There was Santa's Workshop, the Christmas Market, and the Heavenly Bakery. Everyday she opened a few boxes and set up the characters and objects in their respective scenes.

Here are the three advent calendar sets, in the back, with the calendars in the front.
As the days passed, I started noticing that characters were migrating from one scene to another. Angels were trading wings with elves and cats... and then those mischievous penguins hopped out of their boxes...

"Uh... Mary? Where's the baby?"

I will post a picture when all the scenes are completed. Should be interesting...

On a different tangent, you may have seen, on the internet, the amazing snow tangles created by Simon Beck? OMG those are so incredible. But, seriously? The whole point of Zentangle is to simplify so that anyone can create beautiful designs. But thanks to Simon, we are all desiring our own snow tangles, right? Here is a video of Lilah showing you how to create your own snow-tangles. This is the FUN, relaxing, stress free way...

Now, I will wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS! And I hope this New Year will be more Zen and less Tangle for everyone. ;-D


  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Merry christmas to you too! We always played with our nativity scene too but your kids have been extra creative!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope this is how Lilah feels every day, but especially every Christmas. She's got the spirit! Hope Santa was good to all beans in your home today. May all Zentanglers everywhere have a nice day and a great New Year.

  4. This made me smile, Sandy. I found my daughter's Precious Moments nativity this year. (she's 27).

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you for such a delightful post.


  5. merry Christmas, sandy! thank you for all you do for us tanglers - you are a blessing in my life! have a great Christmas with your kids and i hope mary finds her baby cause He's the most important part of today (although the penguin is seriously awesome! :) God bless!

  6. Merry Christmas!!!! I like how Lilah makes the snow tangles. Now that looks like fun!

  7. I hope everyone had a great day. It was so nice to have my kids with me this year. We stayed in our pjs all day, ate a yummy brunch of crescent rolls with jam and cream cheese and played with our presents all day.

    Lilah and I got tattoo gel pens - with sparkly ink! - from Santa and we spent a happy hour drawing on ourselves. Piggy Paint nail polish. I now have sparkly green toe nails. And OMG - Legos galore!! We built all the small sets, but I have yet to start on my Medieval Village. ooooooo!!! What a fabulous day! Oh- did I mention lots of chocolate? Not JUST chocolate, but DARK chocolate with sea salt and caramel.... a lovely day. :-)

  8. I forgot to mention that the night before, we went to the candlelight service at church. When we lit the candles, I told Lilah to watch carefully to see the "Christmas Magic". She said, slightly whine-y, "I don't see anything!?"

    I said, "stand up and look around." She did... suddenly everyone held their candles in the air and sang "Silent Night."

    Lilah's eyes lit up and she whispered, "Ooooh, I see it!"
    I gave her a kiss and said "Me too."

  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Lilah is the greatest - love her creativity.

  10. Happiest Holidays and an amazing New Year, my dear friend! How funny that you and I both hit upon Simon Beck within days of each other. I was following a snow theme, but when posting that link, I thought to myself, "I wonder if Sandy has seen this - It looks tangled!"

    Your Christmas sounds like the best there is.



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