Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019. I think this is going to be an amazing year. For some thoughts on how I’m approaching the new year, head here…
Last night it was just me and Kuma at home — Grey was working. It was a relaxed night puttering around my house and reading. I read ‘A Christmas Carol’ and I think that was the perfect story for a night like that. Have you read it?
I wanted to post some of our Christmas decorations that I took photos of at night. It’s magical at night — I am going to miss this! The greenery is crispy and it took me a million matches to light all of the candles because I am afraid of matches and fire in general, but this is my favorite Christmas house ever in the history of Christmas houses. I feel cozy here. I feel special here. I feel at home here.
True story: the pillows are covered in Kuma fur. 😉 The snowball candle is a nod to Greyson’s Grandmom. The beads were my Gramma’s. I loved to play with them when I was little.
I improvised Kuma’s stocking holder — treats in a jar, with twinkle lights, of course. Also a true story — I never filled his stocking because I forgot where I put his presents… I just found them last night. Sometimes it goes like that!
Our tree makes me so happy. It’s a hodge-podge. Ornaments that are old, some new, some from my Gramma’s old tree, some that I made, and some paper chains I made when I was feeling sad. Because making paper chains makes me feel happy.
I have had these frames for three years and have been meaning to do just this with them. I’m not sure why it took me so long, but I love them so much. Our boy is everything. ❤
I hung some pictures up this year. Some featured events include — our wedding, the day we signed our mortgage, past Christmases, Grey and Kuma snuggling in our bed… Just the best days. 🙂
I’ll share this stovetop scent recipe soon. It smells so good!
I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season. I learned a lot. I felt a lot. I figured some things out. I still have things to figure out. I felt happy. I felt sad. I was content. I was anxious. I loved. I got angry. I felt grateful. I feel grateful.
Heading into 2019 with perspective. Goals. Appreciation. Love in my heart.
2019, I welcome You.