I did it! She may be NINE months now, but I finally finished the curtains in Beatrix’s room! It’s not that making them was especially daunting – every room in our house boasts handmade window treatments because curtains are expensive (factor in 10’ ceilings and custom is really our only option). It took me so long because the supposed-to-be-temporary solution, wherein I hastily clipped up a blackout lining pilfered from our bedroom windows, was just working out too well. It wasn’t pretty, but baby girl was sleeping.Read More
Ok then! We officially need two hands to count the number of Friendsmases we’ve hosted! This season’s fête was a convivial and completely stress-free success, but they haven’t always been. We’ve streamlined the process over the years and I thought I’d share the tips and tricks I’ve come to rely on for hosting a jolly holiday party.Read More
The vintage tabletop aluminum tree made its appearance again this year. I was sure I’d get something full size to fill the grand bay window, but, ultimately, just couldn’t decide on anything better. Truthfully, it’s because I’m ready to move. Do you get that itch? We have no other prospects, and haven’t even been looking, but we’ve lived here for just over five years and I’ve decorated (and redecorated) every inch of this rental. I’m ready for a new challenge. Pushing pause on buying a new tree made the most sense.Read More
A few years ago I (rather melodramatically) bemoaned my love/hate, sometimes hate/hate, relationship with Christmas music. I like it, I do. I just tire of it very quickly. There are some people who soon as the clock strikes November 1st excitedly flip their car stereo over to the NONSTOP! 24/7! ALL CHRISTMAS, ALL THE TIME! station (read that in an annoying Radio Personality voice) and never look back. Me – once Thanksgiving’s last morsel of Pumpkin Pie has been devoured – I’m cautiously excited to tip my toe into holiday harmonies byway the above playlist. It’s nothing novel, just comprised of only songs by artists I’d choose to listen to any old day of the year.
But sometimes a playlist won’t do and I just want that true LP experience. Here are the albums that always keep me merry.Read More