Winter is…

Hearing the high winds and snow as it dusts the windows like so

Snow on our front screen door...

and opening the door in the morning and finding that it will only open halfway


and stepping outside in your favorite around-the-house sweater and slippers to capture the aftermath


Gazing at holiday lights at night and the fluffy snow that complement them


Pulling out the cookie press and sprinkles to bake edible delights

Rosemary Sugar Cookies

Decorating the banister and hanging the stockings (This year we have real garland!)


Not feeling obligated to leave the house because you couldn’t get out even if you tried


Custom knit hats and drippy noses


Footie PJs and festive accessories


Perfectly imperfect holiday family photos


Eyeing special ornaments day in and day out


Exchanging gifts with family


Holiday bokeh

Bird Bokeh

And more of this

Snow Fluff

which will serve as a comforting reminder to slow down, enjoy the warmth of home, and give thanks.

Here’s to hoping Mother Nature decides to share a little Winter with us soon!

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.


  • Reply December 19, 2011

    jess ♥

    Beautiful photographs! Love that hat, and the tree! And the snow pictures :)

  • Reply December 17, 2011


    You have such a beautiful family – great post :)

  • Reply December 16, 2011

    The Suburbanista

    He looks like the cutest little elf with that hat omg its like he should have pointy ears. Can you make another baby and give that child to me. You make such cute children!

  • Reply December 16, 2011

    Penny Kathleen

    Amazing post and a beautiful family! Happy Holidays!


  • Reply December 15, 2011

    Romney Donald

    You take such amazing photos!! Happy Holidays to you and your family. Just beautiful!!

    • Reply December 15, 2011

      Aww thank you! Happy Holidays to you and your family too! Do you have a blog? Your profile URL is invalid :(.

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