I'm back at it folks!

After a very long silence over here, I am going to try my best to blog again more regularly. I have been meaning to blog for quite some time now, but every time I start a post, Astrid wakes up, or the washing machine beckons to me ... yada yada, you get the picture! So here we are, zooming towards Christmas at a rapid rate, so why not throw some blogging into the mix of get-togethers, present shopping and entertaining!

With the holiday season upon us, I have been thinking a lot about different ways we can fix up both our apt and UpstateHaven. The man of the house asks for a list every year of items I would like and even though I certainly have enough "me" items to make for a pretty lengthy list, I also have hit the age where I would like things to spruce up our living spaces as well.

Currently, we have these 3 whimsical prints on our wall from Ikea. Don't get me wrong, they are fun and add character, but with all the toys and toddler gear we have floating around here, I think it is time for something a bit more grownup.

I have been talking about hanging some sort of bright abstract behind our couch for a while now and this just may be the perfect opportunity (Santa, are you listening?). Both Rachel Robbins and Christine Dovey of Art & Reverie via Etsy have pieces that are right up my alley!

I've also been pining for a leather armchair for UpstateHaven for ages. This one looks like it might be able to fill the position:

Stay tuned ...