This year we have finally made some improvements in the living room, such as creating a half wall Board and Batten Panel and putting up our handrail. Beautiful as the handrail ended up to be I thought it deserved some Christmas decor on it. My first idea was to create an Evergreen garland but, during this time of year it’s really hard to find pretty bushes and flowers here in Utah that wouldn’t cost too much. What I created instead was a mix of natural Arborvitae I got from a friend’s front yard, pine cones and an artificial pine garland I bought at Target for just $3. The result was a gorgeous Christmas Garland.
When we bought our house back in 2014, we noticed something unusual. The house was pretty much in good shape but, the kitchen wall had tiles glued to it, covering most of it.The curious thing about that was the material of those tiles: cork.You read right, cork. For three years we thought of several ways to get rid of them but, we never had made a decision. Nothing was more frustrating than having to answer the same question every time we had a guest in our house, “what are you guys trying to do here?” The question always came accompanied with a face that spoke for itself pointing how weird that was.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and nothing inspires me more than all those scents that invade the stores with the sweet smell of cinnamon. That fragrance brings me into a state of euphoria preparing my heart to all the celebrations during this magic time. It fills my body with feelings that only these End of Year Holidays can bring. Although, Thanksgiving is not something that we actually celebrate in Brazil, here in US I learned how to love it. This excitement flows my mind with ideas that led me to start my hunt for items to decorate my dining table.
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Two months have passed and just now I feel like writing a new post about my daughter’s birthday party. My pregnancy started with zero symptoms is now full of those “pretty” moments of nausea, fatigue, dizziness. To be honest I’ve never been so sleepy and it’s even harder to keep my eyes open to do small tasks such as read a bedtime book to my little princess.
Well, as I have almost completed the first trimester I can feel a little bit more energy going through my body and finally I can have the patience and desire to write down the details about the party. First, I need to emphasize the fact that in Brazil, it is not custom to have a small party. I tried hard to do something smaller than my daughter’s first birthday party and I feel like I have accomplished my goal, at least a little bit.