Hello again! My apologies for being gone for several weeks. I am finally settled into our new home, decorated for Christmas and ready to get back to full-time work. In the meantime I thought I’d share with you some quick snapshots of the house decor at this point. I’ll get more posts up now through the end of the year and continue to show more and more of the house.
The picture above is of the decorations on my dinning room table. For some reason every single berry ornament/decor I have for Christmas has been sheered off during their storage this past year. I suspect its due to a severely disgusting infestation of mice at my last rental house. All I’ll say is I’m so incredibly thankful I moved!
I like to recycle my 3-wick Bath & Body Works candle containers and use them for cactus or succulent planters. It’s a quick and easy way to up-cycle while adding some greenery to your space. This view is looking out onto the creek from our kitchen window.
I love how this palm plant that we graciously accepted from Chris’ grandma’s funeral plays into the wood blinds and Christmas greenery that we used on top of the curtain rods. We haven’t decided on decor for each room as of this post so we chose to not put up many curtains or wall decor until after the holidays.
My moment of panic during the unpacking process came when I could not find my beloved Crosley Record Player that Chris gave me for my birthday this year. I finally remembered our decision I discussed above to not put up regular decor in the living room until after Christmas was taken down. This gem was at the bottom of the living room decor box I stored away. I was so incredibly relieved to find it and get it set up. Having several Christmas albums has made this season even more special. (Please excuse my Wii cords in the background.)
And finally for today I’ll share with you the first glance out my office/craft room window upstairs. It snowed a little last night and re-froze the creek behind the house. Our property looks over the creek and the empty un-developed land between our Recreation Center and the college in our town. With the two complexes owning the land behind us the chance of anyone developing immediately behind our house is very remote. For now we are enjoying the different view on town and watching the deer and antelope walk along the creekside.
Stay tuned for more posts coming soon. Thank you for your patience during the move!
- If you haven’t heard of it already be sure to check out Darling Magazine. It is my new obsession and is completely ad-free.
- My mom gave me the Starbucks advent calendar this year for our annual Thanksgiving/Trim The Tree present. I love this magnetic set. I can refill it each year!
- The puppies are LOVING the new house. They had the usual amount of anxiety about the move but they are enjoying the larger space and view from the back yard.
- 9 more days until Christmas! I love this season so much but I’m always sad to see the countdown get smaller.