Merry, Merry … Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Hey friends! Well, I didn’t do an official Christmas tour or get this post out before Christmas. I thought I might get to it, but alas, I didn’t quite make that happen. Yet, we had a wonderful and relaxed holiday with our family! And that’s what matters most!

Just focusing on being present made the past few days so memorable.

I made lots of good food (including gluten-free and vegan Sweet Potato and Kale Enchiladas, yum!).

The cousins and grandpa played board games (this one and this one).

Our lil’ family watched home movies from when our kids were little.

We went to a Christmas Eve church service and drove through Candy Cane Lane in Seattle to see festive Christmas lights.

We all curled up on our sectional downstairs and watched the Christopher Robin movie! It was the sweetest, we just loved it. Jack loved it, too.

We still have family here, so we will be spending a little more time being present and hanging out for the next couple of days. But tomorrow I’ll be back here to show you a super simple change in our home that made me happy! And I cannot wait to hop back into sharing more about my new book, sharing my plans and house goals for this year, and some other things I’ve had on my list to talk about at the start of the year!

Enjoy these peeks at our family Christmas, and I’ll see you tomorrow, friends!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Sisal Rug / Similar Chandelier

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Chevron Cabinet / Ceiling Lights: Barn Light Electric

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Chandelier / Curtains / Similar Mirrors one, two, three / Window Shutters

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Kitchen Sources and Details / Mug Rack

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Oat Milk Lattes

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Leo (follow Leo and our other pups here on Instagram!)

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My kids, Courtney, Kylee and Luke (plus Jack, Leo, Bella, and Lily hiding back there!)

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Rug / Sofa (details) / Stool / Mirror / Fireplace Paint Details

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Pillows

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Sofa (details)

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Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Rug One / Rug Two / Chair: Ballard Designs

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Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Rattan Daybed (or similar)

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Lamp / Similar Houses

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Rattan Mirror / Bench: Ballard Designs

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Diffuser Details / Kitchen Sources and Details / Paper Snowflakes: World Market

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Lily…ha!

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Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Bella started casually walking on the windowsill…we don’t know why :) 

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

Merry, Merry ... Life Lately!

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The Inspired Room in The Cottage Journal

The Inspired Room in The Cottage Journal

Hey friends! Hope you had a nice weekend. I can hardly believe it but we actually had SNOW at our house yesterday. Not much, but enough that it dusted the ground, cars and rooftops.

Come on spring, enough with the cold and snow. Sun and spring flowers only. Thank you. 

I just wanted to let you know this fun news today–my house is in an eight page feature in the spring edition of The Cottage Journal! I’m so excited and honored to be included. I’ve always loved this magazine. There is a great article in it, too!

The Inspired Room in The Cottage Journal

I think this might actually be the first time Jack and Lily have appeared in a magazine, so of course they are quite proud (haha). When Better Homes & Gardens came out to photograph our last home many years ago, I hoped they would take a picture of Jack in our kitchen, but they didn’t seem to want to. I remember so many people messaged me to ask why Jack wasn’t in the magazine! HA! Poor Jack. They did photograph Lily, however. She was just a wee puppy back then. Sadly the photos with her didn’t make it to the magazine. I still keep hoping that someday those images will appear somewhere!

But, I’m so happy that the pups made it into The Cottage Journal.

The Inspired Room in The Cottage Journal

Anyway, I know many of you have mentioned seeing this issue of The Cottage Journal because you subscribe to the magazine, but if you aren’t a subscriber, you might want to look for the Spring issue in a store near you (someone said it might be at Costco). It can also be ordered online here.

I have some super fun projects in the works at my house that I can’t wait to share, plus I’m excited to mix in some housekeeping posts soon. :)

Have a great day!

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