Merry Christmas to All

By Kate Riley December 23, 2014

Christmas week hellos everyone! I’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging to enjoy the family fun and games here in Las Vegas. Opportunities are so few for me to see my cousins and siblings and my nieces and nephews since we all live in separate parts of the country. Our tree is decorated and we’re having so much fun together.

Christmas Backdrops for photography

I like to treat this time of year as a season of rest as well. Sleeping in, enjoying long conversations over coffee, baking cookies and preparing meals together, the simple pleasures that come from slowing down, ignoring the clock and computer, and focusing on real connection.

eat drink and be merry

I want to thank each and every one of you for your visits to the blog whether you read every post or just stop by now and then to see what I’m up to, I appreciate your interest in all that’s going on in our lives, I’m so grateful for your online friendship!

We had a busy wonderful year, and I have big plans for 2015. We’re looking at buying another fixer upper and I’m working on a spring line of fabric patterns. There are two kitchen remodels in progress, and two bathrooms to update as well, I look forward to sharing it all with you next year.

bowl of blue ornaments

Wishing you all a blessed and beautiful Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I am a regular visitor, love your style and your blog! All the best in the New Year! xo

  2. Merry Christmas Kate! I love your blog and can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2015!!

  3. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a stellar 2015 from an extremely hot Brisbane Australia.

  4. Merry Christmas, Kate! We don’t get to catch up as much anymore, but I still love to see what you are up to as well. Hope you rest and enjoy that family of yours and have a wonderful Holiday season, my friend! xo

  5. A very merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well. May the New Year bring you abundant blessings. You have inspired me with your simple and almost minimalist style. I can only hope of meeting you someday. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  6. Merry Christmas Kate, wishing you all the best in 2015. Keep up the great work, your blog is fantastic!


  7. Really looking forward to what you do with another fixer upper! Please keep doing more! Easy for me to say, I’m not the one investing … :)

  8. Kate, can you tell me where you got the rug pictured in this post from? Thank you! It is beautiful and exactly what I am looking for. :-)

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