I'm beginning to feel like our new to us house is home.
Oh sure, there's still trim to paint, bathroom flooring to update,
and those 1990's oak cabinets that I can't decide how I want to refinish.
(I'm secretly hoping that oak cabinets suddenly come back in style,
rather like brass being back on trend after it was a decor taboo for so long.)
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the changes that are already done,
and, my favorite activity, puttering around fluffing my nest.
Above you can see my gallery wall attempt,
and below, some post Christmas leftovers that I thought were still appropriate for January.
On a sad note, Lynda Naranjo, author of the blog Simple Things,
passed away from cancer on December 6th.
Her husband Bobby, was kind enough to email me on December 10th to let me know of her passing.
I never met Lynda face to face, but we commented back and forth on one another's blogs.
I admired her photography, and as I got to know her through her blog, her sweet spirit.
This simple bowl of pinecones and dried orange slices reminded me of something she would do and photograph.
I feel it's important to say, she mattered, the words she wrote, the beauty she shared through her photos.
I miss her.
Well, friends, it's almost Friday.
HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a safe and BLESSED weekend.
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