I like pretty things. I know I can’t possibly be alone in this! Pretty house accessories, to be exact, are my weakness and I don’t hate it. The kitchen supplies section at World Market, basically anything at The Container Store, and the adorable organization stuff at Home Goods make me all giddy inside! That might come off incredibly strange to some people, but that’s okay. I really don’t mind. This obsession of mine actually started with a broom. It was wooden and the handle was paint dipped in ivory, and it motivated me to actually use it more because it was adorable. Still weird, I guess so.
Confession time. We’ve had these before, where I tell you all something embarrassing about myself and hope you don’t judge me. Well, a couple years ago my wonderful husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, and it sat and collected dust for almost a year before I ever used it. I was truly scared of it. I’d never actually sewed much of anything in my life, let alone used a legit sewing machine. The first time I attempted to learn how to use it, I YouTubed a bunch of videos and understood the basics enough to sew a pillow. The seams definitely weren’t perfect, but it’s still holding up to date, so that’s a win in my book!
I may be a few days late to the party, but I hope you all had the best time celebrating this new year we are now in! I really look forward to January because it means a fresh start and new resolutions to commit to. There is something so exciting and refreshing to me about sitting down, reflecting on the last three hundred and sixty five days and looking forward to the next three hundred and sixty five days. A blank slate full of goals for your personal life, as well as your business life.
Two thousand and sixteen. I can’t believe you are almost over! I’m not mad about it though. December has been kicking my booty, so I am looking forward to the fresh start a new year brings. I hope you all have been having the best time enjoying the holidays with friends and family. I hope you got everything you wanted from Santa and so much more! My holiday went by too fast, but it was still so good to spend quality time with family, and I have more to come this weekend so I’m just going to soak it all up.
Let’s be real. It’s full blown Christmas mode from this week on, so what did I do to prepare this weekend? Absolutely nothing. And it was fantastic! I left the house once, I took a few naps, I worked on editing when I felt like it, I watched the entire Gilmore Girls special on Netflix, and I had no obligated plans to be anywhere. It was so needed. I am working a ton of overtime hours at my corporate job for the rest of this month on top of doing my best to run this blog, so I needed a time out. I think it’s so important to take that time, especially during the busy holiday season, so I’m glad I did. And I’m all refreshed and ready to share my Simple Christmas Dining Room with you guys today!
Happy Monday, my sweet friends. Can you even believe that Christmas is three short weeks away? Crazy right!? I have a confession to make. I haven’t even started my shopping yet. Every year I usually have it all done by Black Friday, but this year I am majorly slacking! I need to get on it! Shopping for all the kiddos in my family is seriously my favorite thing ever, so I’m looking forward to it! And as Christmas gets closer and closer I am getting more and more excited to spend it with all our family and do as many festive holiday things as possible.