Merry Christmas to You!

By Kate Riley December 23, 2013

We had the most wonderful party ever on Saturday with many friends gathered in our home. It definitely puts one in the Christmas spirit! One of the lessons 2013 taught me was the value of time off, so I’m taking this week away from the computer to enjoy Christmas and all the joy it brings. I have two children so very excited for the arrival of Santa then we’re off the mountains for a few days to enjoy a winter wonderland. 

christmas tree in snow

I want to thank you all for visiting, for your comments, your friendship, your correspondence, and your support throughout the year. I’m gearing up for a 2014 filled with a lot of home improvement, and a continued conversation on making spaces lovely and livable. I can’t wait to share all the details in the New Year! Next week’s postings will be light – we all know downtime and unplugging leads to great things: rested minds, bodies, and new bursts of creativity.

I wish you all peace, love, joy, merriment, safe travels, good cheer, and kisses under the mistletoe. Enjoy the season, play in the snow, get cozy with the ones you love, decompress, eat chocolate, and have a glass of bubbly or two. 

I’ll be back on Monday the 30th, meanwhile connect with me here :

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 image via Atlanta Homes Mag



  1. I love that you are able and willing to take time off for the holidays. It is so important to just spend time with your friends and family and really enjoy the memories without having any worries or stress. I hope your enjoy your holidays!

    The Tiny Professional

  2. The Merriest Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy some time off. It is good for the soul!

  3. Thank you so much for all of your beautiful posts this year! Thank you for the inspiration, instruction, and decorating intuition that you compose and then share with all of us! It is very much appreciated! I wish you a very safe and happy Christmas and a preemptive ‘Happy New Year!’ I’m looking forward to your brilliance in 2014!

  4. Merry Christmas to you also! You have been a tremendous help to me with your blogs filled with advice. Thank you so much for your generous spirit in wanting to help those of us who are struggling with their home décor or blogs. Hope you New Year is filled with all you desire.

  5. Happy Christmas to you too! Enjoy your Winter wonderland. It’s all palm trees and cocktails here in the Caribbean but my kids are VERY excited!

    I love your blog and look forward to more great tutorials in 2014.

  6. Merry Christmas from the chilly Midwest! Thank you for all of your inspiration, you are a favorite : )

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