Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A moment to breathe

Last week was one of the most exciting, educational, fun weeks I've had in a long time. I never mentioned anything about it here, but Robin and I have been talking about shooting a story for Style at Home for over a year and a half! Why did it take so long to happen? I confess that I put it off every time we were starting to settle on dates.

I was excited, but at the same time frightened out of my wits. Despite tons of reassurance from everyone I felt scared. Scared that our DIY, thrift-filled house didn't measure up to all the beautiful, million dollar homes they feature. Scared that all the little odds and ends that us DIYers never seem to finish will be glaringly obvious to the eyes of professional decorators. 

But the ladies at Style at Home and Robin could not have made me feel any more comfortable and I am so glad we made it happen. Robin arrived on a Sunday afternoon and we shot all the way up to a couple hours before her flight left the following Saturday. It was just the two of us and I cannot tell you how much fun, how much laughter and how many amazing things were shared. After emailing for so long it felt like reconnecting with an old friend. 

We were so busy from sun up to sun down that I didn't take any photos (hence the radio silence here) but here are a couple iPhone shots I grabbed and shared on Instagram of our adventures. As soon as I know when our hard work will be appearing you will be the first to know!

(and be sure to follow me on Instagram, @inthefunlane, if you want to see more sneak peeks)
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Now that we are settling back into daily routines that don't involve a hundred trips to HomeDepot per week the spirit of the holidays is in full effect.
Wren and I created and built our first gingerbread house together.
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We held off on decorating until Sean got home from work (but we didn't hold back on sampling the goodies beforehand)
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And have been filling the house with holiday (and Birthday!) cheer all week.

 How have you been enjoying the holiday spirit? watching holiday movies, making peppermint cocoa? I have some catching up to do and need ideas.


Jetsetter said...

Yay, missed you! Ways we have been feeling the Christmas spirit....listening to Christmas music sun up to sun down, Advent calendar activities and chocolates, building a rice crispy house, annual Christmas cookie baking, homemade mustard, beer, peppermint hot fudge sauce & salted caramel sauce, lots of champagne, Christmas story every night before bed (books come out only for the month of December), Love Actually & Christmas Vacation(husband and I indoor date nights), eggnog, cranberries dropped into mimosas, random caroling in stores by the 2 and 3 yr old girls. Candy canes instead of lollipops! What are the fantastic plans for your birthday??? You are one terrific lady that knows how to celebrate!

Jane Gallant said...

Can't wait to see it in print! What an exciting opportunity for you!

MDezri said...

I can't wait to see your home featured in Style at Home! I would rather see a DIY, home owner decorated, thrifted, found treasure home ANY day over a million dollar decorated home...congratulations!

Freckles Chick said...

Totally agree with MDezri, would so much rather see your home over a million dollar whatever home! Your home just has so much SOUL.

Hope the gingerbread house was delicious fun!


The Mauermans said...

AMEN! I dream of being able to hire you to come redo my house all the time.

Stacey said...

I hope your gingerbread house turned out ok, I want to make one next week (although I'm cheating a little since I got a kit from ikea)

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