Yesterday, Chris and I went around and blitzed as many spaces as we could. Hung lights that we’ve been putting off. Hung art that had been sitting in the corner for months. Moved around some furniture. Dressed up sofas with pillows. Laid rugs. I went around the house putting the finishing touches on our Christmas decor. It’s nice to be carving out these decorated moments throughout our home, even while it’s a so chaotic (especially while it’s so chaotic!). We have a big photoshoot at our home on Tuesday for a new product line that we have coming out next year (eee! can’t wait to spill the deets!) and there’s nothing like a deadline to kick us into high gear. Chris and Tristan hung this incredibly sized lantern–the larger version of the one in the bonus room–in the dining room. (I originally had a bubble light planned for the dining room, but I decided to use it in the music room instead) We also hung my beloved tree art, and it’s feeling more and more like us.
We’ve celebrated Christmas amidst construction chaos before. Two years ago, we put up our tree in our living room that was a conglomeration of studs, insulation, and drywall. I hung the stockings on studs, and we made the most out of it. This year feels like lightyears ahead of that!! We actually feel so at home here, and you know, maybe some renovation debris is a part of that. :)
Next week we’ll share more Christmas around the house moments, but I felt like dropping this little present early. Happy Holidays!
• I was on NPR this week! You can hear me on the show On Point talking about the life of Digital Creators (aka Influencers) right here.
• This gingerbread house stopped me in my tracks.
• Pretty good dupe to our dining room lantern!
• This instagram account entertains me every day!! How does he do it?!
• Got these for each of the girls’ stockings! (I LOVED them when I was a girl.)
• I got this sparkly gold long sleeved shirt to wear on New Year’s Eve!! (size up! I got the gold rush color)
• check out THIS tree
• My fav cardigan is on sale! (More sales below!!)
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