Wednesday, November 29, 2017

mantles and mantle stand-ins for your coal holders, i mean stockings

Hey there friends- today I've got mantles on my brain.  It's such a Christmas thing right?  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care- I'm sure they hung them on a mantle or something resembling a mantle, if they just put them on the floor that mouse who wasn't stirring would have likely taken up residence.....

Focus, focus.

I'm anxiously awaiting a mantle for our fireplace.....

My dad is building us a floating beam style mantle out of rough pine.  It's going to be a box that hangs with a cleat- very clean and simple but rustic at the same time.  I can't wait!  I don't have our stockings out yet, so I can hang them by that fire!  And, of course, add MORE LIGHTS!!!  That's a whole lot of exclaiming there, but I am seriously that stoked.  (you see what I did there?)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

pink christmas room and technology hates me

Hello friends!
It's pretty Christmas-y around this blue house- you may have been watching on Instagram- and I'm going to give you a look at my daughter's room today.

I'm thinking the title "pink christmas" was a good hint for the topic today- and to fill in the technology aspect for you...... my phone has crashed once this morning, my Instagram went haywire and I had to reset passwords and some nonsense there.  I cannot find one of my cameras and the one I have been using is being a jerk and won't work properly for me.... but I decided to #pushandplow (borrowing that one from Shelly at  House of Smiths) and get this done already.

Alright, my whining is finished.  Let's get dive into the pink, shall we?