Home for the Holidays

What are you dreaming of this holiday season?

My to-do list is almost as long as my wish list to Santa. I am so behind on my holiday gift shopping, cards and even further behind on updating you with some more ideas for gift giving this season. (Post on Holiday gifts under $25 to follow this one)

We have been busy bees with holiday parties and home improvement projects to spice up our home for the holidays. Our kitchen desperately needs more functional space. Whoever planned it back in the 40s, probably never used it to actually cook much less plan a holiday feast. We have plans to gut it out completely to turn it into a chef’s kitchen sometime in the future, but for now we are making some minor changes to the layout.

We also are finally getting around to painting some of the rooms- living, dining, kitchen and guestroom. And because of all the decorating projects, we have to wait until they are almost done before we can get holiday stuff up. Never the less, I am truly enjoying this experience. Mr. Mochatini, aka Paul is really a good sport with all my experiments. I picked a silver tin gray paint for the wall with the fireplace. After I saw the first coat of paint, I thought I made a big mistake, but Mr. Mochatini’s assurance and looking at the finished product got me right back on track. “Trust your instincts you must” he says.

We are what you might call “nesting” and totally loving it. Updates on these projects soon. Here is a glimpse of work in progress.

How are you getting your home prepped for the holidays? Comment comment and share! I want to know.

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