Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Living Room Tour 2016

Well the first floor is decorated for Christmas, with the exception of the tree which we will get today!! This is our third Christmas in our house in Philadelphia and it's so funny to look back over the past two years to see how my style has changed and what our home has evolved into. I have truly grown to love this house so much...obviously I loved it enough to buy, but I think there is a much different level of love that comes when you have truly settled in and made it your home.

This year we accomplished a few updates to the house...renovating our master bathroom (thanks, Dad!), fixing a leak or two and damage from old leaks, shiplapping a wall (again...thanks, dad!) and adding a church pew to our "dining area", re-slip covering the couch with drop cloth, having a photo shoot at the house, repainting and furnishing our back deck, and adding lots of treasures in between...because I think I might have obtained a partial hoarding gene from my mother...I mean, because my heaven looks like a giant antique store in my head. I am so excited to see what 2017 has in store for this little row home in South Philly...(Dear kitchen, I'm coming for you and your horrendous orange floor tiles!).

On another note, I hope that your Christmas season is filled with so much joy and peace. If your 2016 was anything like my family's (deaths, illness, loss, damage to relationships, etc), I can only hope and pray that you will remember God has not given up on you and is carrying you through this season just as he has every other. Or maybe you have been through seasons like this in the past and Christmas is a painful reminder of heartache. Wake up each day knowing He is on your side no matter what comes your way. He loves you and so do I. And enjoy whipped cream on your coffee, because that usually helps too.

Merry Christmas, all! Thanks for visiting.

"Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you!" Colossians 3:16

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