Only two days until Christmas! I've been excited but also a little frazzled this season because I finished gift shopping and wrapping much later than I usually do! I'm not so sure wrapping far in advance would've done me much good this year anyway, though - we've had to block off the tree with a baby gate because baby girl is determined to pull off every ornament and strand of ribbon that she can. She also likes to tear up paper and eat it, so one can imagine what she would do to wrapped gifts...
As my son and I stood in the kitchen making our pumpkin pie the other day, I began to reflect upon what that space looked like two years ago at this time - completely gutted.
One of my son's favorite books right now is "The Little Engine That Could." Having read this story a number of times (okay, a lot), it was the first thing that popped into my head when trying to figure out how to describe the transformation of this dining set.
Some people like to decorate every nook and cranny for each season or holiday. I'm not one of those people. I have my areas I change out seasonally, but I like to keep things pretty simple because...what's that law of physics...what goes up must come down?