Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments, not just on my last post, but on every post! You are my inspiration! When I visit your blogs, stop by your Pinterest sites, or get your emails I find myself striving to try new things, expand my horizons, and just be a better person...so thank you!
And speaking of getting emails, the email gremlins struck again this week. I know I sound like I'm beating a dead horse, but it's gone from just being annoying to really affecting my work and lifestyle! Apparently a friend sent us an email inviting us to a Christmas party this evening, and if they hadn't texted me last night asking if we would be coming, we would have missed it completely...ugh! So dear email, you can mess with a lot of things but I'm putting you on notice that you better not mess with my social life by losing party invites!!!
So, on to a sneak peek of my kitchen Christmas decor. Like I said, this year will be simple, and I've coined the term Coastal Cottage Christmas for the look. Oh heck, I'm sure someone else coined that phrase, but I'm going with it. Mr. Tide and I stopped by a friend's house last night, and as we chatted about how as you get older you sometimes lose your gumption to put stuff out, we all decided that less truly is more for us these days. I noticed that she too had embraced a simpler style of decor and her house was warm, cozy and beautiful!
As you can tell by the photos of my kitchen windowsill, this year will be a little less dazzling, not like in years past, which you can see by clicking HERE and HERE. Still, I'm loving the natural elements, the pops of turquoise, which will be a theme found throughout my holiday decor this year. And I'm not completely done with the windowsill yet, I will be adding a few votives so that I have a bit of dancing light up there in the evenings, just not the twinkle of Christmas lights like in years past.
I also managed to get a few greens and two big beautiful wreaths from a local Mennonite family yesterday. I love, love, love the smell of fresh greens and can't wait to incorporate even more around the house over the next few days. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing more pictures of my house during this year's holiday season, so stay tuned.
Looks like I'm on track, on budget, and still completely out of my mind...which is as it should be! ;-)
I hope you each have a wonderful week, and keep those inspirational posts coming!