I know it's been quiet up in herrrr lately; I've been busy working some interesting and fun projects (!!!) and also doing my thing (work, husband, baby, house, Netflix, etc.). The same old stuff that keeps us all busy and happy. It's been a great year--a fast year--and I can't believe we're about six weeks away from 2017. I keep texting people the wide-eyed screaming emoji.
Anyway, this started out as a post about Daylight Savings Time and why my fingers are crossed that it goes away. For years I've been a DST conscientious objector. I just really really don't like it. I always have a hard time adjusting to the time change, feeling groggy and out of sorts for days afterwards, and the dark afternoons feel so...uninspired. Especially here in Massachusetts--we're so far east and north that the sun sets just after 4 p.m.
So when it's time to decorate for the holidays, I get a much-needed pep in my step. Tinsel! Twinkly lights! Animatronic lawn Santas! I get excited to see how people decorate--everything from modern and understated to traditional and classic to kitschy and fun--I love it all. And everyone has those ornaments that have been passed down from family or picked up on travels that make the house feel extra special.
As for myself, I'm looking for a few new pieces to freshen up my holiday decor. Here a few items I'm loving right now (clockwise from top):