I'm making progress on my Christmas decorating for this year. As you may remember, I was torn between using all of my traditional decor, or going with a more simplistic and natural approach. I finally decided to go with a more restrained look this year, and I'm embracing a coastal cottage look that I'm liking a lot. I've also decided that I will try and only use what I have on hand or what I can find in nature. My goal is to spend little or no money aside from buying some fresh greens that I can't find on my own.
There are still many more things to do...weird since simple should mean I'm done already right?! What I have found is that simple isn't always easy. I find it takes a lot more thought to use less and edit out the unnecessary yet still have it convey a festive look. And I've always thought that I was a less is more sort of person, turns out I'm a more is more kind of person, but I'm liking moving over to the "light" side!
As much as I'm loving my pared down look for the holidays, I'm not loving some other things going on around here these days! Like my email which is still giving me fits! The fact that our son's tire blew out while he was driving home...thankfully he was fine! The money I set aside to finish our backsplash is now going to 4 shiny new tires, which aren't cheap. I dearly want my backsplash done, but I want our son to be safe WAY more!
And speaking of shredding, Misty Belle, yes that cute little pup, who is over a year old now, has taken to chewing on things! The other evening while watching Glee in our living room I caught her nibbling on the skirt of the couch. What the heck?! She has never done that before!
I guess sometimes, even when you are finding your groove in one part of your life, another part can be completely in shreds. Let's hope she gets through this wacky phase quickly. I know I've said I want a new sofa for my living room, but she didn't have to take it so literally, unless of course she has a puppy bank account with a furniture fund in it that I'm unaware of!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!