It’s hard to fathom, but we’re swiftly approaching the midpoint of November, and Christmas is just 44 days away.
The remnants of Halloween have been neatly stored away, though I’ve reserved a few pumpkins for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities. Speaking of which, are you hosting this year?
I am looking forward to having the family together and assisting my husband in cooking a splendid turkey dinner. My responsibilities will include making my roasted vegetable salad and crafting a delightful dessert—I’m presently experimenting with baked apples and I’ll share the recipe with you soon.
On another note, we are having the house painted, and the dust is awful. However, I know all the sanding is necessary for a great paint job. Our house is 125 years old and all wood, so it requires a lot of prep work.
We have decided on a blue with white trim, can you guess which one I chose?
One of my Favorite Benjamin Moore colors.
Inside the house, I’ve been diligently preparing for Christmas. Have you had a chance to read my recent posts featuring pinecones?
During our recent trip to the mountains, I brought back a trunk full of them. The possibilities for holiday decorations are endless—consider a charming Snowflake Wreath or create simple yet elegant ornaments for your Christmas tree. I find so much joy in crafting festive decor from nature’s treasures.
I even created a few tassels out of pine needles.
Last Weeks Adventures
Mammoth Mountain was gorgeous this time of the year, but rather chilly. When we went out to walk Sunday morning, it was 18 degrees, rather nippy.
We did a lot of hiking and actually put 25 miles under our belt in three days and celebrated my husband David’s birthday.
We took a short trip to Convict Lake. It is something to add to your bucket list if you have never been there. The scenery for the fall is gorgeous.
What is Your Style for Christmas?
Do you lean towards the classic Christmas color palette, or do you prefer something more subdued?
I enjoy switching things up annually. Last year, I embraced a vibrant mix of red and blue. As for this year, I’m fully immersed in a more natural and neutral theme. I can’t wait to share it all with you.
What Happened This Past Week
Last week ,I shared how to clean and prepare your pinecones for crafts. This week, I shared this darling snowflake pinecone DIY wreath.
How To Make A Snowflake Wreath Out of Pinecones
Would you like some inspiration for your holiday decorating this year? I shared over 30 ideas for choosing the perfect theme or color scheme to decorate your holiday home.
How to Choose the Perfect Theme for Christmas!
Things That Have Inspired Me This Week
I never miss a great blog post; there were many this week. Here are just a few that I loved and wanted to share with you.
Here is some early Christmas decorating and gift ideas for you.
You won’t believe the adorable ornaments Anna @skylarkhouse made from TP rolls.
Rachel @thepondsfarmhouse created this adorable reindeer for $1.25.
Susan shows you how to make a pinecone topiary.
You will love these cement pinecones!
This blush Christmas tree is simply gorgeous!!!
Are you a vintage lover like me, you will love all of the great ideas Cindy shares for decorating with vintage on a budget for the holidays.
And these adorable plaid picture frames make a wonderful gift.
Rachel @theantiquejourney shares a great gift idea for children.
That wraps up my week. I hope you enjoyed this weeks happening and are looking forward to another great week at WM Design House.
Enjoy your weekend!
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