Good morning! I hope you had a great start to your week. How was your weekend? Ours was BUSY, but really fun, too. We’re looking forward to a weekend with no plans and hopefully a date night thrown in there. 😉 BUT, it’s only Tuesday, so…
The Christmas decorations have been down for a couple of weeks and I have been busy nesting in our house. It’s always an interesting feeling when the holiday decorations come down, isn’t it? The house feels so bare! I must admit that I do kind of enjoy it, though. After so much excess it’s usually really nice to put everything away and have a clean slate for the beginning of the year.
I usually take most everything off of every surface to start and add as the mood strikes — no centerpieces, nothing very elaborate… It’s a nice feeling! And we clean and scrub the house. I left these twinkle lights in our tree in the dining area of the kitchen. I just couldn’t resist — they make me happy!
Incense was a huge part of my life growing up. I feel like my dad always had some burning! I’ve been getting into it lately, too. And I have been loving the scent of Palo Santo wood when I feel like our space needs a little cleanse.
The incense holder I found at World Market, but it needed something to collect the ashes, so I found this marble tray on clearance at Target. The match striker is also from Target, and I use it for the Palo Santo because it burns better when the burning part is contained — keeps it alive!
I am all about cozy textures — especially this time of the year. I like to buy these faux sheepskin rugs and use them as throws around our house. We have one on our bed right now, too. It’s really Kuma’s now, lol — he loves to snuggle with it, or throw it around and “fight” with it.
My sweet friend Madison gave me these blue and white glass balls for Christmas. She knows me! 😉 I put them on a collection of mismatched candlesticks for now.
I love the wood candlesticks from Harp Design Co. My in-laws gave these to us for Christmas and I think they are so beautiful! I love the natural wood.
I recently found a collection of photos from Grey’s teenager years and my childhood that show us playing music — bass guitar for him, piano for me. 🙂 I put them in a little crystal dish, and this has me inspired to curate other mini photo collections, maybe based on the season. I’ll keep you posted on that!