Singing Loud for All to Hear – the Music That Keeps Me Merry

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.

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DIY Embroidered Cloth Napkins for a Bright and Sunny Thanksgiving Table

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.

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New Living Room Rug!

I’m eager to dive into some holiday-themed posts, but wanted to squeeze this one in before I do. Guys! I got a new living room rug! Really, it’s a new OLD living room rug, and I’m so into it. I bought our previous black and white one right around the time we moved in five years ago. While it wasn’t a purchase made out of love, it filled a need and was affordable so I made it work. But I’ve had my (side) eye out hoping for something better for awhile.

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Family Photos (and an Impromptu Home Tour)

A little over two months ago – yes, two months, which I’m quickly learning in the life of a baby may as well be two years – my dear friend Emma came over to snap some photos of us in our natural habitat. Homebodies til the end! And I am in love. What she was able to capture is just so earnest and beautiful – images I will treasure forever.

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