New Year Winter Refresh

We could leave the Christmas lights up ’til January
This is our place, we make the rules
– Taylor Swift, Lover

Happy New Year! Instead of resolutions this year, I wanted to share out some things I like to do at the beginning of the year so that my mind, body, soul, home, etc. feel refreshed and ready to go for the new year.

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  • Take down the Christmas tree (and put the tree out to compost) and decor. *sigh* It’s sad but it must be done. And don’t just throw everything in a box. Take your time to organize everything as you put it back so everything is ready for next year.
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Christmas Home Tour 2019: Merry + Bright

Better late than never! But I thought I’d share a few pics from our home this year and how I went about decorating.

I usually start by collecting images on Pinterest for inspiration… a theme usually pops up pretty quickly. For the past few years, I’ve really been into a “merry and bright” theme… neutral but with lots of pops of pinks, reds, and greens. Cheerful and simple.

My Pinterest inspo.

And here’s the final look! The Christmas mugs, plates, and ornaments have been collected over the course of a few years. And every year, we get a fresh Frasier fir (from Home Depot) and I save the cut branches for decor around the house.… // Continue reading.

Kitchen Remodel

And now a break from your regularly scheduled programming… I wanted to share some pictures from our recent mini kitchen remodel! I’ve been jonesing to lighten up our kitchen since we moved in 3 years ago… and we finally bit the bullet and got it done! I loved our kitchen’s layout, storage, and counter space… but it just didn’t feel like our style (i.e. just a bit too traditional looking). If we had an unlimited budget, I’m sure we would’ve updated the countertops to a white quartz… but it wasn’t worth it to us when we could upgrade the cabinet color, backsplash, and cabinet hardware and have a big impact.… // Continue reading.