Snowstorm & Two Christmas Links

A virtual one, at any rate:

Last week, “winter storm advisories” began piling up on my phone, predicting that all of Ohio would die under a full seven inches of snow. I just chuckled, suggested there’d be a couple of inches, and moved on—though I did make this collection. Sure enough: Two and a half inches of snow. Thanks for whipping folks into a panic, weather media!

I also wanted to direct you to two Christmas-related posts—one to help you if you’re still shopping for gifts and another to help you deck your halls! The first is from the lovely Jessica at Chronically Vintagea travel-themed gift guide! You know that caught the eye of this road-tripping gal. Welcome to 2009. No panicking! Here's the game plan.Jessica has selected items suitable for road warriors and sofa surfers alike, though, many of them featuring maps, for instance. I love the “packing light” tag and the travel diary—that’s a must-have for your journeys in my book (so to speak!). Whether you’re shopping for a gent or a lady, a traveller or a nester, you have a fine chance of finding something for them through this year’s Chronically Vintage gift guide.

Also catching my eye today was this post from Brittany at Va-Voom Vintage, one explaining how you, too, can make adorably impish little pixies to decorate your tree and home with. Easily made from felt, pom poms, glue, and a few other easy-to-find supplies, they’re affixed to Christmas bulbs and obviously perfect for your tree—but I’m picturing a bunch of them hanging from a garland affixed to the mantel or the stems of a chandelier (hey—it’s Christmas, so we all might as well go all out!). They are incredibly cute—definitely head over to take a peek!