Each year at Christmas time, I think about getting a Christmas tree. Not a full-blown one since I live in a walk-up but a mini tree to bring some Christmas joy and sparkle to my living room. Then I remember that I’m only here for a few weeks of the month and between work and holiday parties, December’s kind of a mad dash. But a home without any Christmas cheer is practically a crime! And definitely a one-way ticket to getting coal on Christmas morning. Thankfully, I’ve partnered with IZZE to show you how to recycle your IZZE cans to DIY Christmas decor!
On Saturday, my alarm went off at 7:45 and I rolled out of bed and headed out the door to barre class. It was chilly and the wind cut right through me as I buried my gloved hands into my coat pockets and walked as fast as possible to class. After an intense 55 minute class, I repeated the process of getting back to my warm and cozy apartment. Don’t worry, I took a shower before practically swan diving back into bed and curling up under the blankets.
I grew up in a family who takes their blankets very seriously and I have quite the collection: Fuzzy, quilted, feather-stuffed, I’ve got ’em all. There’s just nothing like wrapping a blanket around you as you listen to the wind howling outside. It’s instantly calming and helps me pause to take a beat and clear my head.
I made the very big mistake yesterday of looking at DC’s 10 day weather forecast and it sent me spiraling into a seasonally induced depression. Walking to work this morning solidified my fear: chilly, gray, rainy (and then suddenly snowy when I literally crossed the street) and just generally drab. In the winter, I’m big into hibernating. Couch + fuzzy blanket + Netflix = one very happy camper. Snowy and rainy outside? Yup, unsubscribe. Swipe left.
To prevent my winter hibernation from turning into a sad recluse state or a one-woman version of Grey Gardens, I deck my apartment out in colorful decor pieces. Considering I’m a renter and my apartment is pretty neutral, I love me some bright pieces to jazz it up and breathe life + color into my space. Nothing’s better than coming home to a bright, colorful and clean (usually) home! Bonus points if you made your bed in the morning. That’s always the best feeling, it’s like you can conquer the world that day because you made your bed. I am woman, hear me roar.
I’m in full-on hibernation mode for the next week so I may or may not have perused my favorite home decor sites for inspiration and bursts of color to chase away the winter blues. P.S. Oh Joy for Target‘s new line launched and it’s 🌈👌
Faux Peony in Bubble Vase // Vase Set “OK” // Faux Ostrich Leather Tray // “You’re Okay” Print // Blue + White Seeing Spots Pillow // Scattered Scallop Pillow // Garden Stool // Pineapple Tumbler // All in Good Taste Coffee Table Book
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