Monday, December 21, 2015

2015 - A Bit Different


This year has been a bit out of the ordinary. The picture up there is pretty representative of my 2015, which has consisted in large part of building projects and moving to a new address – simultaneously.

I've learned all kinds of new and exciting things and gotten real up-close-and-personal with sandpaper, spackling equipment, drill bits, power tools, bricks, mortar, wallpaper, and paint.

Needless to say, my skincare routine also changed quite drastically this year.

Tip: sandpaper is great for wood – but total overkill for skin. If you don't love the rough and ready look of a woodworkers hands dangling at the ends of your arms, wear some kind of protective gloves when using sandpaper for any length of time.

(you're welcome)


During this years building 'fun', my regular product development has taken a back seat. The focus has been turned to testing raw ingredients in depth and experimenting with back-to-the-roots skin and hair care routines.

To my pleasant surprise, a lot of these have been more successful and pleasurable than anticipated.

But with the holidays fast approaching, it's time to put down the tools and look to more relaxing activities now.

Sips tea.

Checks calender.

Doubletake.

The 21st?!

Suddenly realizes ALL Christmas shopping and other elf-related activities still on the to-do list.

Please do excuse me – the aforementioned relaxing activities have just become a matter of some urgency...

Do Tell

Did the holidays sneak up on you this year too?

4 comments:

Signe said...

Yes indeed, somehow it did... ;/ And I'm still waiting Christmas Spirit to come, this year is the first one when I don't feel "Christmasy" at all. But have a Happy Christmas and better next year, you all there!

Lise M Andersen said...

Hi Signe - oh dear! We can't have you not feeling the holiday spirit! Here's a fresh whiff of pine, cinnamon, orange and clove headed your way. I hope that helps some :)

Signe said...

Thanks, Lise! Now I'm getting a hint of the spirit, turkey is in the oven, homemade cocos-Baileys is on it's way to get ready and I listen Christmas songs from radio. But the best of all is that one wonderful vet saved my little doggie's life yesterday evening. She almost died, but now I have hope that I still can have many happy years with her.

Lise M Andersen said...

Hi Signe - what a terrible thing to almost loose your beloved pet. I hope your dog has a speedy recovery and many more happy years with you. Have a wonderful Christmas.