When the lights went out around here, I knew that eventually power would be restored to our community- I just climbed back into bed and snuggled under my comforter. Thank you people at PG&E!! I was thrilled when the lights came back on, and grateful for all the comforts I generally take for granted.
Before this big storm, I managed to make a few meager changes to the decor after the holidays.
Nothing fancy, just some lightening and brightening up
of the spaces we spend most of our time in.
I kept things very simple, used a lot of white, and really pared down for now.
I'm trying to reduce clutter around the house - while still keeping a cozy feel to each room, and keeping it bright for more of the gray and gloomy days that surely are ahead of us this winter.
On a good day, when the sun streams in these windows it really warms up this room.
But we haven't seen the sun in a few days now!
Even though it was chilly in here yesterday with no heat,
I was still loving my birds and nests on the living room mantel. ( go see more!)
The new burlap runner, (click for a tutorial) which I made for the dining room table,
adds just the right touch
for a casual, wintry ambiance.
If you've been stopping by Heart and Home for awhile now,
you know how much I love scented candles!
I light them whenever I feel like it, their warm glow warms the space up so much.
I have so many all around the house, it really isn't a big problem when the lights do go out.
I just whip out the lighter and in a few minutes our house is aglow with candlelight!
I hope all of you are staying warm and dry inside your lovely homes this winter.
I plan to share a bit of my good fortune with others, and show more gratitude for the things that make my life so much easier. That's what I'm doing right now as I type this in my warm office! Little Maggie is happy, too. Her favorite spot by the heater vent is the best place to nap!
Thanks for stopping by! By the way, I just realized:
it's getting close to my 100th post, I can't believe it!
We'll have to do something fun to celebrate!
I was thinking of starting a new party on Wednesdays - any suggestions?
Leave me a comment!
Until next time,
I'm linking up with Cindy at My Romantic Home, for Show and Tell Friday, and Beautiful Life Friday at The Inspired Room. Thanks Melissa!