Yes, I'm here. Yes, I'm alive and yes, everything is just fine. You see, I'm pretty certain that life kicked me in the butt over the holidays and I'm still trying to recover. Ha! #truth
A brutal eye infection (in both eyes) that started two days before Christmas and is still trying to fight me to the end and that chose to include my sinuses along with it, plus a couple of other hiccups left us with a super crazy, super emotional and super exhausting holiday. Well, more for myself and hubs. The kids had a wonderful holiday despite having parents who were pretty much taking in coffee via IV. So in the end, if you look at it from the kid's perspective, the holidays were super awesome. Yay!
But seriously, I'm just trying to catch my breath, which explains the absence.
That being said, you guys, I'm really excited for this year. If you're following me on Instagram then you've seen/read that I'm planning on doing less this year, but that's a good thing! Because by doing less, I will be accomplishing more. I have some fun collabs in the work (I know, such a blogger thing to say, but it's true!), some great ideas that I am going to push myself to go for. But I'm also going to push myself to no longer settle, to go for what I really want. I'm learning how important this is in your overall health and happiness. The littlest things can have a huge ripple effect and it's important to realize that with every decision that you make.
This will be be about quality not quantity, it's always really been that way with me, but I can be very lazy when it comes to blogging and that needs to change.
Anyhow, with that said, a quick recap of the past couple of weeks, totally relying on Instagram photos for this one!
First up, the living room. It's going to see some changes. We brought up a console table from the basement, the chairs and couch switched spots and I am currently sourcing a few new pieces to go in the room. I'm embracing wood this year, I'm yearning for the warmth that it brings to a room, hence the addition of the console table. You'll see the addition of wooden elements throughout our home, it's comforting to me, I like this idea a lot. Bringing it back after banishing it for several years.
Ummm, this layered look is a favourite. The delicate fabric beneath a cozy sweater.....and bring on the marshmallows. mmmmmm
One of my favourite things to do is to peruse the home decor book section at Chapters. There's something so beautiful about this aisle and I will forever dream of owning every book you see here and more. Like a kid in a candy store.
Speaking of Chapters, this faux fur hat....I've wanted one forever and it was on sale.....so I nabbed it and have zero regrets. Let's go on a snowy adventure you say?! Sure, just let me grab my Faux-Fur Trapper Hat! lalalalala
A trip to Target and HomeSense never disappoints. I've wanted these tea towels forever, so thrilled to have finally found some. The gold little jar, well, it was on clearance and was a no brainer. Small accessories are the perfect finishing piece to any styling project. And it's pretty. And it's gold.
Another great gold piece, a gold votive holder from...wait for it....Walmart! Yes, run to your nearest location!
This is one of my all time favourite spaces. Designed by the talented Alexa Hampton. I love it all. The chairs, the curtains, the bookcase. It's fabulous and more photos of this space and of her projects can be found in her book, Decorating in Detail.
Lately it's been colder than cold here. I don't particularly mind winter, but these extremely cold temps aren't fun in any which way....they call for super cosy attire & accessories.
I have a feeling that January will be a very quiet month here, but it's all in prep for a better year of blogging. Follow along via Instagram & Twitter if you need to see a little more of me ;)
Have a lovely weekend you gorgeous people!