Hi everyone! Long time, no talk… I missed you and being here on the blog! How was your Thanksgiving?! I hope you had amazing food, were able to relax, and had a fun weekend celebrating, decorating, or enjoying holiday traditions. I took off last week to get some much needed work done, celebrate the holiday, and cross some things off my to-do list. It was really nice to step away from my computer and phone for a bit. Thanks for allowing me the time! I have a BIG week ahead. I’m excited to be back on the blog today, with a fun holiday post lined up for you… a peek at how Christmas looks in my kitchen. My friend Marynn, who is the kindest human, asked if I wanted to share my kitchen with her on the blog today- a swap of sorts. Of course my answer was yes, because let’s be real…. my garland is up, the wreaths are hanging & looking pretty cute, and I’ve been baking up a storm. I figured I might as well share the space that is already making me smile this holiday season, so she planned a little kitchen tour swap for us. Click through for a peek at my kitchen decked out for the holidays- and to see Marynn’s as well. She has a very similar aesthetic, and believe me when I say- her decorated home is equally as stunning!
I’ll start with the garland… it happens every year- my favorite long pine needle garland (that I buy locally from Alice Lane) sells out FAST. It sold out last week, but I was able to track down more of it! If you’ve messaged me and still would like some, I found the same stuff on both Wayfair and Overstock. I bought two additional pieces this year- one for each kitchen window. I love the texture it adds to our backsplash. It feels festive!
Every November and December, I find myself spending more time in the kitchen than usual. This year has been no different- it’s my happy place. I’ve been cooking, baking, and in fact- I’ve already made a batch of my grandmother’s sugar cookies! If you missed the recipe last year, click here. They’re our family tradition.
These cookies are delicate, delicious, and melt-in-your-mouth buttery, but the thing I love most about them… we each have our own vintage glass “stamp” that goes onto the cookie. My stamp is different than my grandma’s, mother’s, aunt’s, etc. My family knows I made them, if they have this simple starburst shape. My grandmother’s is a snowflake. Anyway- I’m talking about cookies because I feel like part of the charm of the holiday season and “Christmas in the kitchen” is the food, tradition, and love that takes place in the space.
Of course you’ll also spot some new decor in our kitchen this year (like that topiary, oversized cutting board, and grid tea towel). Spoiler alert- it’s all from our shop, Tuesday Made! I’m burying this deep in the copy per usual, but if all goes as planned… check the site at some point tomorrow. I’m going to wait to officially “launch” and announce things once it’s up and running smoothly- hopefully sometime this week. I’m excited, nervous, anxious, and have all the feels.
I’m really going to miss hosting, entertaining, and gathering with friends & family in our kitchen this year. This is always the room where people end up… the heart of our home. Regardless of how the holiday season looks for us this year, Emmett & I have promised to enjoy it, celebrate, and continue our family traditions together (like making my grandma’s sugar cookies)– even if it’s just the two of us. I suppose our neighbor’s can expect more treats at their doorstep this year. Ha!
Be sure to hop over, meet my friend Marynn (I think you’ll LOVE her!), and scroll through her gorgeous kitchen and breakfast nook decorated for Christmas…
Have you decorated for the holidays yet? Do you ever style decor in your kitchen? It’s probably not the first place people decorate, but we spend a LOT of time in there, so I feel like it makes sense. It also makes us happy! Have a wonderful week, my friends! It’s good to be back.