We have had what feels like two weeks of straight clouds and rain, which gets a little depressing after a while. The fireplace has been going constantly, even though it has only been in the 40s. I need the coziness.
I tried to liven things up a bit inside with some house plants. We finished this house in late October and it still looks very bare. I hate “decor” items such as giant letters on walls, faux farmhouse horribleness found at Target, and other meaningless things purchased to fill space, but I made peace with the plants. After the Christmas decorations come down, and before there are flowers outside, you need something.
Still pretty plain. I want to find a sideboard or china cabinet to hold my girls’ puzzles and lego sets. This is their preferred spot for those activities.
A plant for the kitchen island. Look at the weather outside, yuck. I actually bought two more palm trees but apparently neglected to take pictures of them, even though I was taking pictures for that specific reason.
It helps to have a resident artist who can paint beautiful winter snowman scenes.
I pruned some peach tree branches to force into bloom inside. Just cut, put in water, and keep them indoors. I cut some every week or two, starting late January, so I have a steady supply of blooms. They have a long way to go. Their bareness does not bother me though.
We have been inside a lot, doing art.
Making some cozy-smelling vanilla soap…
And thinking of spring.