Instagram has my heart. It is by far my favorite social media platform, and I probably spend too much time oohing and aahing over gorgeous interiors, food magazine worthy dinners, and everyone’s cute family photos.
I find it easy to share little snippets of our daily life there more frequently than I can put together a blog post, and don’t even get me started on my love of InstaStories. Getting a peek into the lives of the people I follow is so much fun, especially if they live in a different climate than I do. I love to see warm places when it’s snowing in NY.
I share photos daily, and I usually film for my Story throughout my day as well. Everything from a little peek into new projects I’m working on, to menu planning, and then making dinner for the family later.
Today, I thought I’d share a few Instagram photos I’ve posted from this month here on the blog.
Christmas is a season of homemade gifts and decorations for our family. We like to choose different ways to be creative and spend time together making them. This year oranges were the star of the season. They add such a pretty, natural feel to the house (You can read how we created homemade orange garlands here).
We made dried orange slices to hang in a garland around the kitchen window, and used slices to make ornaments and napkin holders for Christmas dinner.
I shared my holiday decor, which you could say was very much pared down from previous years. Perhaps because this season of my life is so full with a two-year-old and the boys, but I’ve been embracing simplicity. Most of my holiday decorations are packed away. I only used a few neutral pieces that I can leave up well into the winter. I love how fresh and clean all the natural elements look.
I posted this photo of our Elf on the Shelf and shared a story about the boys acting like silverbacks and punching each other that Tom and I are still laughing about. It sparked a conversation about your elves and the traditions you do as a family that I loved reading.
Continuing on with the holiday home tour theme, I posted this photo of our living room and the Christmas tree. I know the day we first did a walk through of this house last spring that our tree would go in the bay windows. It was a great moment to set it up with this kids this year. Still no topper for the tree, but I must say, I like the simple, rustic look of it.
The first weekend of December was the Roc City Social, a fun local event that I host. It’s a holiday meet up for all the local planner girls here in Rochester to hang out and catch up since our last big event in February. It was a perfect way to ring in the month on a festive note with a bunch of creatives.
The Christmas tree and coffee pic that is on every self respecting blogger’s feed made an appearance on mine, of course. I just had to show off the new Hearth & Hand mug that my bestie Jojo gave me…via Target.
I had fun looking back – thanks for reading! I’m thankful for you and all the many ways we can connect.
Psst! Come hang with me on Instagram and say “hi!”