A new, larger stove = more warmth this winter, and less frozen pipes (hopefully!) And the tile looks soooo good, and is easier to keep nice looking than carpet!
On top of the stove I have orange slices drying. This is something I do every year before Christmas. I use the dried slices either whole or sliced in half, in wreaths, or stung on raffia as ornaments for the tree, or a warm, glowing garland in the window. The oranges are such a festive, bright accent, while still being natural.
And so starts a series on the holiday preparations at my house. I like to be prepared for the holidays so I can be free to enjoy them, and flexable enough to be spontaneous, instead of tied down to my to-do list. Believe it or not, I’m already half way through my shopping list! I have been preparing all year. But in the final weeks before the Holiday Season my preparations become a little more visible. I will be sharing gift wrap techniques, gift ideas, and some of our family’s favorite traditions. Be sure to join in to the discussion and share what makes your holiday celebrations unique!