Thursday, December 31, 2015

~2015 in Review~

2015 was a good year for my family with wonderful memories. I'm still striving for simplicity in both my life and home and look forward to working toward that in the New Year!  Enjoy!  xoxo K. 

I added a little bit of color into my normally neutral palette with some touches of blue in the living room with an old door, pillows and this primitive blue cupboard filled with blue glass.

Some green was added to the laundry room.

I'm always happy when the first shrub to bloom produces these wonderful camelias. 

The kitchen got a couple updates to give it a farmhouse feel.  

It's always a happy day when I can cut some lilac blooms to bring indoors to enjoy♥

I have two different varieties and this darker purple looked and smelled wonderful next to my bed. 

Snowball viburnum are another Spring favorite.... 

and having fresh herbs in the kitchen to easily use for cooking is a joy!  

Peonies are such a dreamy, delicate flower......

along with old fashioned climbing roses!

Next come hydrangeas.  

I think you all know how much I love being outside and gardening and we had such a beautiful, warm and sunny Summer. 

The last of the blooms faded.....

and the leaves started to turn colors.

We had an abundance of ripe juicy apples this year as well and the nice warm weather lasted throughout Fall.

A few pumpkins and some berries came inside during October....

and we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with my parents.

Then the weather turned cold(and quite wet and blustery) and as always I enjoyed adding fresh greens for the Holidays.

Christmas came and went.....

and tomorrow is the start of new beginnings.

I've decided to cut back on social media and am taking a break from blogging this year.  We'll see how I feel if it is indefinitely or just a short break, but I am planning on still posting on Instagram which seems to be less time consuming and more personal for me right now.

Thanks to everyone who follows along and wishing you all much happiness in 2016.  Happy New Year!  

Monday, December 21, 2015

~Holiday Home Tour 2015~

I finally had time to edit some photos I took of our home decorated for the Holidays.  I kept things simple this year and am focusing more on the true meaning of Christmas and spending time with friends and family.   Enjoy!  xoxo K.   

Welcome to our home! This is what will greet you as you walk up the front steps of our porch.  To the side of the door I added shutters to hang a boxwood wreath and a tree in a French olive bucket.  The shelf that houses pots while not in use also got a few festive touches.

As you enter the front door there are hooks to hang your coat and stay awhile. 

Through the french doors to the right is the dining room.

And from there is a doorway leading into the kitchen.

Around the counter is an area with our round table.

I used blue and white vintage ornaments to decorate the tree in the living room this year.

And heading up the stairs is the master bedroom.

Another small tree is placed inside a galvanized French pitcher with silver balls and clip on candle holders for an old fashioned look. 

Now after I  wrap a few more presents and bake some more goodies, all that's left to do is enjoy the season with loved ones♥

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!