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photo c/o kathryn bacalis photography. do not use w/o written permission.
yesterday the lovely kathryn bacalis came over to snap some shots of our little space in lohi for an apartment therapy home tour. this arrangement was the kick-in-the-butt we needed to get our home in tip-top shape (painting the dingy kitchen, getting rid of our boob fans [seriously, they looked like big boobs], cleaning areas that i have been remiss in cleaning… for three years). i’m really pleased w how everything turned out. and i’m extremely pleased w kathryn who was an absolute delight to work with! i cannot wait to see the rest of the images when it comes out on apartment therapy.
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our little tiny home doesn’t have a ton of space for lots of christmas decorations. but this year i did more than years past.
- little fake christmas tree i’ve had since elementary school (my mother bought it for me to have in my bedroom)
- vintage straw dala horse and nativity book
- yet another dala horse and other mule figurines (thrifted and ikea)
- my handmade stockings and an african nativity scene inherited from my grandparents
- the advent calendar i made this year
- nativity scene from little sapling toys and ikea tree (originally a jewelry hanger) w vintage ornaments
not pictured are the amazing paper snowflakes jp and i cut up while watching HIMYM, which we taped on the windows and front door. next year i’ll be adding fake evergreen around the large picture frames on our walls and some DIY garland. and it will always smell like christmas.
you may know by now that the only way my home stays clean is by sticking to a daily 20-minute cleaning schedule i ripped off of apartment therapy. i’ve relied on this schedule (which i hang up on my fridge) for three years now. every december i search the web for a good-looking printable monthly calendar set. this year i teamed up with one of my favorite bloggers and IRL gal pal, amanda from the petrichor, to create our own calendar that YOU can download too!
it’s a clean, modern, simple monthly calendar. and did i mention it’s downloadable and printable and free?!
what would you use monthly calendars for?