I have to say, I think the Advent/Christmasy Village is a hit. Each day one of the children takes a turn taking something down from the calendar and adding it to the village scene.
Even the teens are participating. (Yes, I know I need to take those leaf banners down!) I adore these vintage-y trees my mom gave me.
Current simple pleasure: thumbing through my books and magazines in search of a recipe for thumbprint cookies. I know I could get one instantly online, but I like doing it the "retro" way sometimes. Besides, our printer is dead, so I wouldn't be able to print it out anyway (grr). Happy weekend!