Country Christmas kitchen decorating
Hi there friends! It’s taken me all day to get this post together. I had every intention to get it out this morning. I kept getting side tracked. That does not take me much these days!
I don’t have too much decor or frill this year. Just enough to get the spirit of the holiday and make us smile. I always spread our cheer on a friendly budget that most of us can achieve. Even thrift shopping you can pick up some cute napkins to make your own valances. I use Pioneer Woman napkins each year. At 4.97 for a pack of four.
My Mom and sister left on Friday and I have been sort of down in the dumps since. We had a lovely time. My Mom is doing fantastic health wise and we got to celebrate her upcoming 70th birthday. Oh what a joy! Decorating the kitchen for the holiday seemed to cheer me up.
Each passing year makes me realize and know how fast life flies by.
How quickly a day can change, and how it is so important to live your best life each and every day. I have to be honest with you all and say, the past year especially hasn’t been my best. In terms of ”business” it’s great. It’s been very successful and I built my own brand of goods on Home Pressure cooking and on Amazon. At my age that is something to hang your hat on.
I am utterly proud when I look back on it all. It is quite tough out there, and I did it, and still am!
I don’t enjoy the cooking and the recipe space of that land over there. It’s a rough crowd, very critical, jealous, and some even down right cruel. I have been lucky to have made just a few supportive friends over there. It really isn’t anything like it is on this side of things. Throughout the years I have made and connected with so many diy folks, who I now call friends.
How I even wound up over in that cooking space, is just a fluke. I was perfectly content over here, doing my stencils and fluffing around.
It started with an idea I had for the Instant Pot. From there it snowballed into this full blown brand. I have learned so much, and am so grateful for that opportunity. It’s all part of my story for sure!
I am not sure what the next few months will bring. I’m really anxious, and scared to say this, but I just don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I am 53 years old now. Although, I have the energy most days, what are my passions? my dreams? and aspirations? I don’t know. I really need to dig deep to find them. Yes, I love coming here and sharing some crafts, and decorating ideas. But there is more, more to me and more to this thing we call life.
It’s funny because I recall about 10 years back writing a blog post similar to this one. A lot has transpired in the past decade. There were many days I loved what I did and was excited to start the day a new. I am always grateful for starting a new day. But I long for something, that I don’t what it is.
One thing I do know for certain, is that I am so happy I never let my blog here go. You know, I have been offered a buy out several times throughout the years. No amount of money was worth it to me. This is where it all began, and I have a feeling this is where it will end:)
Sorry you had to hear my ramblings. This is where I feel safe to ramble, and where I can get a lot of those conflicting feelings out. Even if not a soul was reading. The release feels good. xo
In reference to the Country Christmas kitchen let me give you a run down. My valances over the kitchen windows are of course napkins. You know how much I love my napkins. Ever year I get a new fresh set and it changes everything. I bought two packs of Pioneer Woman napkins. For the larger kitchen window, I bought one table cloth in a rectangle size and cut it down the middle to make the panels. I actually added to an existing tablecloth I had up.
Links down below: (some may be my Amazon associate affiliate)
Find my previous Pioneer Woman valances HERE.
Last years Country Kitchen decorating HERE
Winterberry Dishes HERE
Curtain clips to hang napkin valances HERE
Industrial bakers rack tutorial HERE
Thanks for popping in today! I have plenty more Christmas decor and crafts for you HERE.