Happy Birthday to me, 10 lessons learned this year, Scandinavian Christmas Decor, and more on Weekend Meanderings.
Good Saturday morning friends!
Today I am joining Kim and Juliet for weekend meanderings, our weekly series of things that caught our eye, piqued our interest, adventures, style, life and so much more.
It is another gray, rainy day. We have had so many storms this week looking out the window it is a wonderland of pine needles. They are falling from the trees like snow and giving me the thatched cottage that I always wanted!
Last night we had friends for dinner and today we are having a quiet birthday celebration.
Let’s get to it and meander!
Happy Birthday to Me
Today I am 56, it feels strange writing that because I always feel as if I am 28. This year has been busy, and slow and in limbo and moving fast all at the same time. We have stopped and started and finished home projects and just this week hung our first piece of art since we moved in.
My life has felt as if it was under construction this year as well. After 13 years in VA, we moved to NC and started over with a new house, town, doctors, dentist, and friends. I don’t know about you but change gets to be more and more of a challenge the older I get.
Every year I like to sit and reflect on the lessons I’ve learned and this one is no different. You can read all of the birthday posts from the last 10 years here.
Here are 10 lessons that I learned this year.
1. Ask for what you want. If you don’t, how will anyone know?
2. I’ve learned that it is much easier to stay in shape than to get back into shape.
3. You can’t please everyone.
4. Listen to your gut, it is always right.
5. Be kind to your body and soul.
6. The thing that scares you the most is probably exactly what you need.
7. Make time for your aging parents and in-laws, overnight they change into someone you don’t even know.
8. Health is wealth, and this includes mental health.
9. Learning is journey, not a destination.
10. “Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window.” ~Rachel Hollis
Vibeke Design & Scandinavian Christmas Style
Do you follow Vibeke Design on Instagram? Before instagram Vibeke had a blog which is where I discovered her storybook house in Norway and her Scandinavian style. Each and every photo is magical but my all time favorites are her Christmas photos.
The gingerbread houses and cookies, the candles that make the house and orangery cozy on winter days and nights. Everything is homey, comfy and welcoming.
Don’t you just love the style and simplicity of a Scandinavian Christmas? The whimsical gnomes, the red and white stars, the candles and natural elements and of course the snow!
You can add a touch of Scandinavia to your own home this Christmas.
Make your own Nordic Christmas Ornaments.
OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
In case you missed it
Tuesday it was all about Christmas Gifts for Anglophiles, Bibliophiles, and Francophiles.
Wednesday, 25 Christmas Books for Kids and Grandkids. So many great books to start or to add to your holiday library.
Thursday I joined 11 friends for a charcuterie blog hop(Juliet was included too) and I shared a No-bake Christmas Candy and cookie Board. You can find the links to the other 11 boards on the post.
And Friday, it was all about books, links, food and finds on Friday Favorites!
In other news
I hope that you enjoyed meandering today and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed any of the previous Weekend Meandering posts you can find them all here
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
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