Christmas Eve greetings! I snapped a number of images of our mantel and tree earlier than all of the presents had been wrapped. I believe this yr wins the award for many minimalist decor! I saved it soooo easy however gave the lounge simply sufficient seasonal heat and vacation sparkle to make it really feel festive.



2022 was an unimaginable yr. I had the chance to renovate and flip a two bed room home in Sonoma which included this rest room and this kitchen which we transformed prime to backside. I spent the summer time in Florida renovating the home we purchased and transformed this rest room to suit the model of the house. The opposite areas are in progress and I’ll return in summer time of 2023 to do extra work on that home since it will likely be rented between February and Might.

In between all of that I snuck away to Tulum, Mexico and Spain together with the cities of Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza and Seville (I’ll share extra photos of that journey in January). Our household despatched our daughter off to school on the east coast and I took a visit to go to her in New England with a fast cease in New York Metropolis. I added extra prints to my online print shop. A few of my favourite DIY initiatives from the yr included this privateness planter trellis and this electrical hearth makeover.

Identical to yearly it’s a enjoyable journey documenting area remodels, sharing DIY initiatives, writing design articles, and sharing photos from my travels. I smile after I look again and my very first DIY undertaking I shared on this weblog a few years in the past. What an exquisite journey this has been because the starting of this weblog in 2009.

Subsequent yr guarantees extra of the identical, pricey readers! Extra areas, extra initiatives, extra articles, extra travels. I’m so grateful to all of you who proceed to return to this area. I do know there are a number of locations to seize inspiration and I respect each certainly one of you who takes the time to learn alongside month after month and yr after yr.

I’m taking the week off between Christmas and New Years Day, except one put up. I’ll be sharing some recent begin screensavers on your tech subsequent week.

Wishing you all a lot pleasure and the happiest of holidays.