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
It’s another year we’re not actually hosting Thanksgiving, but I’m still playing make believe with a table dressed for the occasion. Chalk it up under weird blogger things that shouldn’t make sense, but kinda do. Last year’s table was a riot of traditional colors and patterns; this year’s, while still bright, is a more restrained and modern approach.Read More