Hi everyone :) I'm still alive, really! It's been a wild week of scraping, sanding, spackling, climbing, and painting. I didn't meet my goal of getting every room freshly painted, but I got darn close. And while my project list is still a mile long, I feel like I made a dent in it. I got a pretty good workout, too! And there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of sparkling white woodwork to help overcome the aches and pains :)
The painting really set me back on decorating, but this week, it will be full-on Christmas here! My girl is home, and we plan on doing lots of wrapping, baking, and all-around holidaying.
I'm showing the kitchen again, which is the only room that's mostly decorated for Christmas. It was so gloomy this morning, so please forgive the badly lighted photos!
But . . . the kitchen sure doesn't look this good this afternoon. We're having a freeze the next two nights, so we brought in all of our hibiscus, which are still blooming, the aloes and succulents, and some crotons and begonias that are gorgeous and growing like crazy. We might not have another single freeze here this winter, so I hated to let them all perish.
It only froze twice last year, but we never know what kind of winter we will get. I can tell you that I sure couldn't live with all of my huge ferns on my dining table for very long :)
I had a credit at Ross, so I ran down there yesterday and found these sweet polka dot bowls, as well as the large and small peppermint striped ones. I went for activewear, and forgot to even look after I took a detour through the holiday section. I restrained myself from a few other items, but let me say that if you are looking for cute Santa and snowman measuring spoons, or adorable mix and match holiday flatware, run. Quickly.
The cheery red and white snowflake chargers came from the 99 Cents Store, and the candy striped oval platters and Eat Drink and Be Merry glasses were found at Dollar Tree. Serious cuteness at the $$ stores this year.
I hope you're enjoying your holiday season, and finding time for loved ones and happy holiday chores :) I'll enjoy catching up with everyone this week!
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