I can’t believe today marked the start of the third week of Advent…it always goes by far too quickly!
The Fab Five worked on the first two bags (numbers 22 & 23), of pieces for the third instruction book of Lego Hogwarts Castle. It looks like they started over from the beginning! Besides the base for the next part of the building, they also built Hagrid’s Hut, which is adorable:
Back to white wine tonight, with a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand:
And I wore my Erstwilder mistletoe brooch again today!
OK, I lied…there were actually two bags left for the second instruction book of Lego Hogwarts Castle. But the Fab Five finished them both today, and I think this section of the castle is now complete…it’s really tall!
Can you believe this is the end of the second week of Advent?!? Here’s a look at some of my favorite details that have been added to the set since last Saturday:
Tonight’s wine was a red blend from Italy, which was a nice departure from the whites of the last few days!
I finally had to repeat a brooch. I decided to go with my Erstwilder Christmas present, but this time on a striped shirt, which was a much better background for it!
Earlier this year, I shared a photo of my Erstwilder brooch collection. I thought it would be fun to share a picture of my Christmas brooch collection (which has grown quite a bit this year), too. I have mostly Erstwilder pieces, although there are also a few others in there, including my very most sparkly brooch, which was the first one I received. Some of the Erstwilder pieces in the photo aren’t specifically Christmas, but more general winter, but I’m still counting them. I love how many festive options I have!
Only one more bag left to go in instruction book two of Lego Hogwarts Castle! Ladybug was very excited because she got to add some of the moving stairs in the tower today:
I was a little disappointed with my wine selection tonight, a Pinot Grigio from Italy, because it was the second straight day of white wine, and I was really hoping for a red!
I have been wanting to wear this set of Erstwilder matryoshka brooches on St. Lucia Day since I first saw them last year (and didn’t think I’d ever be able to buy a set!). I know matryoshkas are more commonly associated with Russia, but there’s something about this particular item that reminds me of Sweden…probably because of the lovely shades of blue. Anyway, I think they were the perfect accessory today!