Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Home for the Holidays

It is beyond wonderful to have a home for the holidays. I work with so many people who find themselves homeless this season and though my house remains a serious work in progress, I'm so very glad to have one.

The to-do list for 119 is longer than you or I have time for, so I'll spare you a long list... just know I have a lot of hopes and dreams for this space.

Most recently we:

Updated light fixtures in the kitchen and dining room

Hung curtains in the dining room

Decorated for our first Christmas in our own house <3 

  • Got a new washing machine (fabulous Christmas gift)
  • Added a gorgeous tall table and chairs in the kitchen (thanks Gram!)
  • Hung shelves and artwork in the bathroom 
  • Painted the second floor hallway 
  • Shuffled furniture around to create a more open space

Most of the decor (if not 98%) has come from thrift stores and yard sales (right Lauren?) and even though we desperately need new furniture to decorate around- the house is feeling pretty cozy. Plus, it held up just fine for our first annual  GCity Christmas party and filled with good people- it was hard to notice all the things still left on the to-do list.

There is nothing like cuddling up in the living room next to the "fireplace", christmas lights shining with the sound of old records playing.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays indeed <3

1 comment:

  1. love it! good ideas a much fun!