Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas 2016, Indoors

Hey Friends!

Hope you had a great, restful Thanksgiving weekend.  We were thankful for a little bit of time at home to relax, along with visiting with family.  Four day weekends are just awesome.

While I was prepping for Thanksgiving last week, I had one of those 'now or never' realizations with Christmas decorating, when I noticed that my calendar was full and if I didn't get it done now, it just wasn't going to be worth the hassle.  So, for once, I am going to have something up on the blog in a timely manner!

My theme lately has been trying to keep things simple, and to not overdo things where honestly, it just doesn't matter.  It's just too much stress to try to come up with something complicated and new, when simple and classic is just as good.  There was about a day or two in there where I was going to re-create this tree... didn't exactly fit the simple mold.  Besides, I'm just not much of a seasonal or holiday decorator to begin with.  Serial re-decorator, yes.  Valentine's Day?  Not so much.  

So, I decided that I would decorate with a simple color palate, and just use mostly what I already had around the house whether it was a "Christmas Decoration" or not.  For me, silver/mercury glass, gold and white were feeling pretty good.  I know there's a lot of blush/rose gold floating around this year, but that was a little too trendy for me.  I put this color scheme on my living room shelves and on the tree.  

Well, let's just get to some pictures, shall we?

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Keeping Herbs Year Round

Hey Everyone!

My full time job has kept me from finishing anything really significant around the house, but I did get a small project done:

Bringing some herbs inside to (hopefully) keep going over the winter.  Back in September, I saw this idea on Chris Loves Julia (a great blog), and straight copied from her.  It took me a little while to get everything hung up, which is why this isn't particularly timely, but the herbs seem to be doing ok so far!