Christmas Decorations in Gray, White & Red – Christmas Home Tour – Living Room.
So thank you!
Thank you for supporting me … and encouraging me … to do my own thing!
And thank you for being here when I finally realized my path is a pretty darn good one! 🙂
And it only took me seven years! Sigh.
And I’ll end with the holiday dog picture.
Yes, yes, I realize all the cool girls have a well-behaved holiday dog picture on their holiday home tour posts. But here’s the catch: Ernie hates the camera. He runs from it with his head hung low and tail tucked between his legs. But for once Ernie didn’t run away when I pointed the camera in his direction. Perhaps he was really tired. Or perhaps he was really enjoying the Christmas tree.
Or perhaps he really wanted to give me a popular girl blog moment! Ha! 🙂
Linda I am so glad to have you back!!! Not sure who the popular girls are…maybe some of the other decorating blogs? But I LIKE your style, I have actually unsubscribed to a bunch of those ones…..I mean really how much unrealistic decor can you take? Not my style at all, I too like to go my ow way with what pleases me not what is currently on trend. And I have two Beagles, and being a Beagle mom is a very nice club to be in….
Two beagles! Oh my. I can just imagine the barking! And the shedding (Ernie had a serious shed this year!). Yes, we are Beagle mom buddies! And thank you for your kind words (and, yes, the popular girls are some of the other decorating blogs!). And I agree with some of those unrealistic standards (hey, I have a serious budget as I put two kids through college!). 🙂
Joni Wright says
Comparison is the thief of joy, so always, always be you and do your own thing. Thanks for being unique and joyful you!!
Such true words! And thank you for the reminder and for showering me with such joy!!! 🙂
Alex Janes says
Beautiful room… Love the gray on walls.. what is the name of this paint color.. I have tried many grays. But loving this one!!!
Thank you so much! The color is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. I really love it! It’s a warmer gray — not too blue, not too green. I’m really happy with how it turned out! 🙂
Beautiful, beautiful….the photography is exquisite!!!…You are so creative and talented and love that you are your own person so that we can totally be in awe of your creations!
You are so sweet Shirley! And your compliments on my photography means so much to me since you always take amazing pictures! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 🙂
BEST holiday dog picture EVER!!! Merry Christmas Linda!
Awe, thanks! I keep telling Ernie he’s a handsome pup and will look amazing on the blog! 🙂
I always love the pictures of your sweet place. So bright and cheerful. I love Ernie’s name how cute is that and how cute he is. Glad you could snap his pic. My little new puppy Buddy only lets me take his pictures quickly or else he is off on a run!
Hey I think you have to look at blogging as something fun or else it is not worth it. I will never be in the league of the Popular Girls and their blogs either but I love to share my decor crazy and I love all the friendships I have made. That is what it is about for me.
I could never keep up with some of these “popular” girls and all the money they have to spend on decor. Just do not let them discourage you. You have a great blog and a great eye for decor and your pictures are so beautiful. Not sure what camera you use but it give you wonderful pictures. Always happy when you pop up in my email as having a post.
Have a great rest of the week
Thank you so much for your sweet, sweet response! And how fun, a new puppy!!! I did invest in a full frame camera and a few really great lenses so I’ve been practicing a bit with trying to improve my photography – so thank you so much for the compliments!!! I feel like I was asked to the dance! Ha! 🙂
Ann Hulshof says
I love your style!!! Don’t change a thing!
Thank you! 🙂
From passion to burden, I know that feeling. Sometimes we just need to take a step back, which has obviously worked for you. It’s strange how we see and compare ourselves to others at times. I often go to the blogs and vlogs of some of the cool girls. yet it’s funny, I only told my husband this week that I sometimes forget whose home I’m looking at as they can be so similar. I mean no disrespect to them, they work hard and I love looking and getting ideas.. However you have your own style, you’re an individual amongst the masses. While I would never underestimate the amount of works it takes to keep a blog fresh and moving forward, I hope you never change how you approach yours. You, the person behind the blog is what keeps me coming back to read. Cheers.
Thank you so much for your lovely words of encouragement!!!!
Wow, the interior design & photography is so comforting to see. The white walls are definitely a sign of simplicity, but the glowing Christmas tree grabbed my attention. Great design, keep it up. 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
I’m so glad you are back and that you feel positive. I sure it’s not easy running a blog so I give you lots of credit. Thank you for being real and opening your home to us. Ernie us adorable!
Happy Holidays! I too am glad you are back!!