With Christmas a few days away, I wanted to squeeze in one more Noteworthy post this year. Today I’m doing some holiday baking for tomorrow’s blog post, but I’ve been hoarding some links I wanted to share. You know the drill… click through for inspiring articles, things I’m loving, updates, a recent coffee debate between Emmett & myself, and more!
I’m hoping for lots of snow this week. It’s actually supposed to snow here today, but like the rest of the world- a white, snowy Christmas is what I’m hoping for later this week! This is one of the few times of the year, Emmett & I have away from work, so we always plan some good ski days. I’m looking forward to getting outside, being active, and taking in some scenic winter views!
Does everyone have their Christmas meal planned? Are your gifts wrapped? Are you all ready?! This year, it’s just Emmett & I, but we’re happy to be together and make the most of it… even if it is just the two of us. Our plan is to open gifts, make dinner, and have a cozy day at home with the dogs! I’m honestly really looking forward to it.
Interested to know the four home materials people searched for most this year, according to Houzz? Check out this article! I’m truthfully not surprised. I noticed all four this year.
For the New Year, it will probably be more of the same… the two of us staying cozy at home. Typically we have house guests and attend parties every year, so it’s going to be strange ringing in the new year more quietly. I’m going to make a special dinner and plan something fun we can do at home! I’m not sure what exactly that looks like yet, but I’ll figure it out. Do you have NYE plans? I’m truly looking forward to moving into a new chapter, setting new goals, and am definitely looking forward to renewed creative energy that comes with the start of another year. I think quiet and cozy might be exactly what I need to close out 2020. I have some big dreams and exciting things for the year ahead!
When traveling is a thing again… here are 18 of the most anticipated high-design hotels that are opening in 2021. I just added a BUNCH to my must-visit list… Life House Chattanooga and NoMad London were at the top of my list.
Emmett is trying to convince me to swap my beloved Barista Express espresso machine for the Nespresso we got for our office. He likes the convenience of pods, while I like a true, artisan coffee each morning with freshly ground beans (latte, americano, cappuccino, etc… the possibilities are endless). We’re currently a (coffee) house divided… the reason for the coffee images throughout this post. For the sake of the budget, I think we’ll keep what we have at home and the office. No switcharoos happening over here, and I refuse to part with my Breville. Do you drink coffee every morning? If so, what is your means of making it?
I’m skipping my last five purchases this month, because they’re all Christmas gifts for Emmett and I don’t want to spoil his surprises! If I remember, I’ll include them in my January Noteworthy post though.
Do we agree that these home trends are going to be huge in 2021? Some I’m on board with and could totally see, while others I thought, “aren’t we already noticing that?” or “I’m not so sure.” It will be interesting to see what 2021 actually brings in terms of interiors and design! Obviously we’ll talk about it here.
This article made me chuckle because this has definitely been us this year! We invested in the smoker gun, added some new glassware to our collection, and are hoping to have an incredible renovated home bar in our basement media area someday. We’ve had our fair share of homemade craft cocktails this year, and I’m really not mad about it. We even discovered “The Gibson” cocktail while watching The Queen’s Gambit, and decided we obviously need to claim this as our house cocktail.
While we’re on the food & drink subject, I thought of another recipe I want to make before the year ends… Jocelyn’s eggnog french toast. This looks next level delicious and perfect for the holidays!
You know what renovation I’m really looking forward to finishing in 2021?! Our dining room… AND my home office. I guess that’s two that I’m excited about both right now. I photographed my first tablescape on our vintage dining table, and it got me all kinds of excited for our dining space.
I’ll keep this post short and sweet, because guess what is coming to the blog tomorrow?! The annual Cookie Swap! Kyla is organizing it this year, but I’m still showing up with an awesome cookie recipe tomorrow. I can’t wait to share it with you- just in time for Christmas. I’m baking as we speak and our house smells amazing. I hope you’re all having a lovely holiday week. Happy Tuesday!