I feel like I am just crawling through January. Not even walking. I am in a total funk and it has been tough for me to get inspired and motivated. Couple this with the below freezing temps and that it gets dark before I get out of work, and I got a full blown case of the blues. On top of that, we said goodbye to our cat of 19 years last Friday. In case you are counting, that is two pets in one year we said goodbye to! Super sad face emoji going on over here!
I recently bought myself a bar cart and it is my new favorite decor item. I am having more fun than I should styling it and stocking it for the holidays. For Christmas, I had a small gold tinsel tree with twinkle lights. Since I just took down my Christmas decor, it needed a re-style. We won’t be having a party at our house for New Year’s Eve, but I styled a New Year’s bar cart anyway. Of course I would.
Oh you guys, we have been dealing with dishwasher woes since before Halloween. We bought our dishwasher in March 2016 so it was just over a year and a half old when the problems began. It started having a drain issue and could not complete a cycle. The drain pump and circuit board were replaced with no luck. And the hoses, traps and filters were tested, inspected and found to be free of clogs. Our sink was snaked and pipes cleaned and no problems there either. I somehow had the mind to buy a 5 year warranty when I bought the thing (probably because they told me I would get my money back if I didn’t use it). So we will be getting a new dishwasher installed 2 days before Christmas. And we still have not gotten our countertops and sink replaced and our backsplash installed. I have no clue when that will happen:( But that does not mean there could not be some Christmas in the kitchen!
I was going to do a whole first level Christmas tour. But I took way too many pictures so I decided to break it up and do two posts, Christmas entry and dining room and Christmas kitchen. I am going to start with the Christmas entry and dining room. Get comfortable because there are lots of photos coming your way!
I had big plans to flock my tree this year. It didn’t happen. Once I got it up, I could not possibly wait to flock it before I put the lights up. And I think I will actually get a new tree this year after the Christmas holiday. There are so many really cool artificial trees available. After having our current tree for 11 years, I think it is time for a new tree! So this will probably be the last year you will see this particular tree in our living room. I have a few updates in our living room to share as well. So let me show you our Christmas living room.