Friday Favorites #408

And winter continues…white hot cocoa sounds great right now. It might be a wonderful time to make the delicious and adorable white hot cocoa with polar bears. Featured this week. Stay cozy!

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Comfy and Cozy

The Princess and I had some time at home this week due to some cold and snow…I’m ready for Spring…Am I the only one? Anyway, her choice of indoor activity? She wanted to get “comfy and cozy,” which meant time on the couch, under a throw, watching DVDs I never thought I would ever watch…Barbie was in quite a few. It was pleasant. It was a feeling I wanted to capture. I hope it is reflected somewhat in my living room winter decor. Everyone would benefit from more “comfy and cozy” in their lives!

A mantel features wooly lambs and a fluffy cotton wreath.

The red maple sap buckets are a favorite of mine. They work great in every season and in every room.

Natural elements like a boxwood wreath, pine cones and found items add contrast and take a room from holiday to winter. The woven baskets are from a trip to Kenya a long time ago.

And what is more cozy than a couch full of pillow and warm throws. Extra ones are stored in a vintage apple crate.

As you can see the Princess takes her “cozy” quite seriously.

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Friday Favorites #407

A certain little Princess is ready for the snow and cold to end so she can fly around the block again on her new set of wheels.  Did anyone else have freezing temperatures and snow this week? Annapolis had enough to close school for a few days. I’m ready for Spring…anyone else?Enjoy the great features this week!img_1386

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Goodbye Christmas

I love the holidays. It is a magical time of year, however, it is exhausting. Once January arrives the Christmas decor I loved a few weeks ago begins to seem gaudy and overwhelming. My eyes long for a simple place to land…if this makes sense. I just wish undecorating was as fun as decorating. I like my winter decor to reflect a more scaled back, cleaner tone but I find if it is too austere, I get a nervous feeling…kind of like a hospital. I need some color. My kitchen was the first room to wear Christmas finery, and the first to be reverted to “normal but better”. It is also a great way to show off some new features of my newly updated kitchen!

Red berries that graced windows for Christmas, look perfectly wintry in an antique dough bowl.

The kitchen island just needs a few touches to go from Christmas to winter wonderland.

A new dish towel turned to pillow graces a kitchen chair.

Check out my new baking area! Everything I need is close by!

Our Princess loved the holiday season and had a few days to enjoy her favorite gift before the cold and snow hit us hard. Next week it looks more promising for a cruise around the neighborhood!

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Friday Favorites #406

What am I doing this week? Undecorating…I only wish it was as much fun as decorating. I am also taking some time out to make the yummy Chess Pie featured this week. After the rich and sweet treats of Christmas this pie looks so simple and light. Perfect for the snowy days of January!

 

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