Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Game of Life

Christmas day games

What the heck is going on?!  I’m posting once a month?!  (insert bug eyes and crazy eyebrows here)
To all of those still checking and looking for my posts, I thank you for staying with me through some really busy times.  Here is what’s going on….

Jon and I bought a condo! Yay!!! It all happened so fast (we closed a month after we initially saw the place) and then we went to Utah for Thanksgiving and then the holiday season began full force.  Normally, I would be sharing photos, DIY projects that we are working on, and even updates throughout the space.  Sadly, none of those things are happening because we haven’t done any.  I’m lucky I got a Christmas tree up! As much as I LOVE the Christmas season, I am also looking forward for it to be over so I can paint, drill, make, repaint, etc.  Even though the place isn’t how we are dreaming it to be one day, it’s a lovely space for Jon and I.  It has a real wood burning fireplace (unheard of in a condo!) and a view overlooking a little lake (also unheard of for people who are not millionaires).  The kitchen is definitely bigger than my last one, however it doesn’t quite have the finishes I am looking for. Therefore, I am struggling with taking food photographs. Once the new year begins, we’ll be doing some renovations and the kitchen will be transformed into a lovely working space for me (and you!) to enjoy.   We also are creating the second bedroom into “Salon de Paris.”  At least that’s what Jon and I will be calling it.  It’s going to be our creative room where we will have a wall of bookshelves, all of our art stuff, and a place to make the world more beautiful!  I’m also on a massive hunt for the perfect sleeper sofa for our out of town guests.   There’s lots to do in our new home, I can’t wait to share it all with you.

Even though life has been hectic, I have done my best to enjoy the holiday season.  We had our annual cookie exchange last weekend and I made my traditional pizzelle. Christmas décor is sparse throughout our new place so I’ll probably be buying some decorations after the season for next year. We have had many nights in front of our cozy fireplace though, listening to the crackling of wood and talking about what an incredible year it’s been for us.   This year, we are happy to celebrate an early Christmas with Jon’s sister, her partner with their kids.  Even though we don’t have couches, and there are paint samples painted all over the walls, it’s nice to have his family here to celebrate Christmas. We  spent Christmas day with my family and will celebrate the new year up at the cabin.

I had all these amazing holiday posts planned for this month, but I have rescheduled them to December 2014.  As we close out 2013, I have already started to think of my new year’s resolutions and perhaps updating a few of my Birthday resolutions. Blogging is jumping higher on the priority list because it’s one thing that brings me so much joy.  I have decided to make the jump from a blog to a website.  I'm hoping to launch this in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for some new content!  In the meantime, Instagram and twitter will be my go to social media for the rest of the year.

I wish you all the happiest of the holidays and hope that you find peace love and joy with all that you do.  XO

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