Feeling: Festive. I’ve been to two Christmas parties over the past two days, and I wouldn’t turn down an invitation to one today. I didn’t do the month of December last year since I had just had a baby, was in full on survival mode, and completely lost to the outside world. So, I’m trying to make up for it double time this year. Fa-la-la!
Listening to:White Winter Hymnal by Pentatonix. Weirdest Christmas song lyrics ever, but it’s so dang catchy. I’ve had Penatatonix’s first Christmas album on repeat since November 25. Singing a cappella ranks right up there with opera singers as far as talent goes in my book.
Wishing: I could sing a cappella.
Bummed: That I’ve only read one book this year. In years past, I’ve read over 50 books a year. This year? One. Unless you count a few parenting books which I don’t. The reason for this is my aforementioned baby. This is such a sweet season of life and I don’t mind not reading right now since I know I’ll have time again one day. But, not gonna lie, I miss it.
Shocked: That one of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show models is from a small town a few towns over from me! And I only discovered this fact via Instagram. After the show aired, I was stalking all of the models’ accounts (as one does) and stumbled upon Grace Elizabeth. One thing led to another, and bam! I realized she’s a local girl. The fact that she exists doesn’t really surprise me, it’s that I hadn’t heard about her IRL. This kind of news is small town gold. Why hasn’t anyone told someone who told someone who told me??
Excited: about this blog. I know no one is reading right now, but I hope that changes soon. I have big hopes and big plans for this space. 🙂
Every time I see this rustic farmhouse living room by Groves & Co. I get chills. That’s a bit dramatic but this space is just absolute perfection. I knew I wanted to start this blog off with a bang, and no space is more bang and intro worthy than this. The beams, the stone, the rug, the capiz chandelier, I can’t pick a favorite element. Each item on its own is divine, but together they richly harmonize in concert. The rustic, natural feel of the space is warm, cozy, and inviting. I can picture many good conversations (probably about how beautiful the house is) happening in those chairs.
Striped rug – Striped rugs work in almost any setting and with most styles.
Painting – Don’t live in the mountains? Don’t have lodge style beams in your home? Bring a touch of mountain whimsy via artwork by framing up a Bierstadt print.
Coffee table – Target’s Threshold line consistently nails it. This coffee table emulates the circular coffee table above and looks mighty fine doing it. It also has a matching end table.
Floor lamp – One of these days I will own a tripod floor lamp like this. It brings the eye up just enough and adds [another] touch of warmth.
Chair – Comfy chair for ogling over this rustic farmhouse living room. This pillow would look perfect nestled on it.
Tufted leather bench – Every home needs a bench. Perfect in an entryway for removing shoes (so no one dirties up the rug…don’t care if that’s the point of rugs.)
Light – This light! I think this light might actually make the space for me. I doubt it gives off a ton of light, but capiz adds relaxed glamour to any space it graces. *sigh*
Side table – I’ve contemplated buying this so many times. It’d be a great conversation piece for all my introverts out there.
Coasters – We should establish right now that I’m all about unique coasters. Don’t have a huge stone fireplace? No worries! Buy some stones to set your drinks on. Same, same.