I keep waiting for life to slow down, so I can actually get back to blogging, but crazy stuff keeps happening. Like last week when a team from Better Homes and Gardens came to shoot my house for their special Christmas Ideas issue! It was especially crazy, because I got my wires crossed and was standing on my treadmill in my sweatpants, halfway thru my morning run, when I got the call from the stylist that they were 20 minutes away (insert wide eyed emoji face followed by a dozen poo emojis!!!) Whoops, I didn’t think they were coming til the next day! Cue me ridiculously panic stricken taking a 30 second shower and then running through the house like a mad woman making beds and hiding dirty dishes. I may have just thrown away water glasses from my nightstand I don’t even know, its all a blur. I’ll probably find a basket of dirty laundry tucked away in my freezer or something weeks from now, who knows!
Anyways, the team from Des Moines was amazing (and made me realize how much I loved living there and need to go back for a visit) and the shoot was so fun. I’ll tell you all more later next Christmas when the issue comes out!
For now let me explain how glorious it feels to have my house de-Christmasfied! I was really tempted to drag my tree out to the middle of the lake and set it on fire I was SO sick of it, but I held myself back and shoved the whole thing in the garage in the Mr.’s parking spot like a mature responsible person, crossing my fingers it would just disappear at some point (it in fact did, because I’m married to a saint. Thank you Mr. for moving it into our crawlspace!).
Speaking of saints, Haley from Little Bits of Everything made me a new sign for the mantel for the photo shoot (you guys are going to love it!) and on the flip side, she made this gorgeous sign with the Laura Ingalls Wilder quote. Isn’t that sweet? She knew I was going to need a clean slate after all the crazy and what’s easier than just flipping over a piece of art? It’s perfect for a simple winter mantel, which I was craving after so many months of red.
I just piled on the cozy candles and called it good.
I meant for this to be a whole winter tour since I have rearranged a few things (as always), but life has been full of curveballs this week, so I’ll have to post the rest next week!
PS: I just realized that I left my kitchen basil plant on the window sill (trying to eek out any February sun it can get) and our file folder of tax stuff the Mr. is working on up on the bookshelf too – ha! So, just ignore those glorious winter accessories :)