November Frost Moon – December Cold Moon
Hello! The December Cold Moon is the 5th post in Full Moon Monthly, a series on Brave Girl that recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon. The Cold Moon is also known as the Long Nights Moon because it’s close to the Winter Solstice, the day with the least amount of daylight (source).
This month’s moon is unique because it’s the only Supermoon of 2017! Meaning you’ll notice it’s brighter and bigger because it’s closer to the Earth than the other moons have been this year. 🙂
Since the Frost Moon last month, there’s been a lot of travel and visiting with friends and family.
December Cold Moon
Here’s what I’m looking forward to during the December Cold Moon
(scroll down to see a recap of November!):
photo c/o Ashley
Anthropologie Holiday Fashion Show
I’m laughing because I’m nervous as shit, and excited, to be a model at the Anthropologie Holiday Fashion Show this month. Gah! A part of me knows I’ll enjoy it (thanks to friends like Ashley and Kristin telling me I actually can!). The other part of me needs to start walking in heels every day. ALL DAY. leading up to the event. haha.
Christmas Cookie Decorating
I’m really excited to spend some time with my mother-in-law and family decorating cookies this month. For some reason I’ve never gone the last 8 years of being with Joel, haha, so I think it’ll be a Saturday well spent. 🙂 I love all the festive, traditional things this time of year and I’m excited to add one to my list!
Florida for Christmas!
Probably why I’m trying to squeeze in all the festive things like decorating cookies, Hallmark Christmas movies, egg nog, and everything else because we’ll be in Florida this Christmas! It’s the 1st time I’ve ever been in warm weather for Christmas. I’m hesitating telling you guys because so far the few people I’ve told have shot cold, Michigan daggers at me for fleeing to the warmth. 😛 Just call us some good ole SNOW BIRDS this year!
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This pretty much sums up how we rang in the New Year last year at a good friend’s wedding. 🙂 No clue what we’ll do this year but wanting it to be more chill. What’re your NYE plans?!
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November Frost Moon
And a little recap of November:
Artist in Residence at Soul Sister Studio
Working from my mom’s studio last month was just what my soul needed. I definitely lean on the side of being too hard on myself so a change of scenery and time with my Momma was rejuvenating and reinspired me. She’s such a wise, inspiring, and kickass woman. 🙂 Bay City friends, check out the holiday markets my Mom’s selling her functional pottery on her FB page!
Design Chat at Grand Valley State University
The design chat with GVSU students was super informal. Senior students asked me questions about getting their first jobs, how to set prices, and shared their final projects with me. Each time I do something like this, I get so filled up knowing I’m part of a community of artists, hustlers, and changemakers. It’s really quite beautiful! Grand Rapids friends, check out the GVSU Senior Graphic Design Show December 4–7.
Girls Hiking Trip in Kentucky
Oh my gosh, I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time! A weekend with these 3 had me rolling…and hiking 10 miles…and playing drinking games to awful Hallmark Holiday movies. haha. A weekend in the mountains was another moment of recharging and a reminder of how important long-lasting friendships are. We were happy to discover we hiked on #nationaltakeahikeday too!
Thanksgiving at Home
We celebrated Thanksgiving at my parent’s house with family this year. As mom and dad got the turkey and other dishes ready I set the dinner table and dessert buffet (yes we have a buffet dedicated just to desserts :)). The night ended with pumpkin pie and watching Hallmark Holiday movies…
…are you seeing a pattern here?! I’ve been watching A LOT of holiday movies. 😛
Happy December friends, I hope you’re having a wonderful month so far!
Full Moon Monthly recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon. Includes a full moon reading by Mystic Mamma and honors Grandmother Moon and the Native Americans who named each moon of the year. See all moons here.