I just wanted to stop in and point you over to The House that Lars Built where I was honoured to participate in Brittany's My Scandinavian Christmas series. I've been so impressed by what the other bloggers came up with that I was a bit nervous about my turn. But I wanted to write about celebrating solstice, since it's a new tradition that I've started and have really been enjoying. So, happy solstice friends! Enjoy these days cozy, quiet days of darkness before the craziness of Christmas is upon us. Already our place has turned into a Christmas factory - last minute shop orders and presents being packed, cards being written, and concoctions bubbling and baking away. I'd highly recommend listening to this episode of This American Life while finishing up your Christmas projects or while curled up on the couch with some hot chocolate tonight.