The first thing I did was add some of my favorite things to the mantel. There is nothing new up there, just a collection of some books, a plant and a couple of vintage paint by numbers. All of these items just make me happy and I think this is a perfect reflection of my style for this year.
new light from World Market to hang over it. We didn't have a chandelier here previously, but Billy was able to convert one of our recessed lights into a fixture for a hanging lighting (affiliate link) using this kit.
Pottery Barn Beachcomber tray that is usually under our Ikea Hack coffee table in our upstairs living room found a temporary home on the wall next to the fireplace. I had to keep my beloved basket out of harm's way from the sharp baby teeth of our teething puppy. Turns out, Dax loves baskets almost as much as I do. It will remain here for a couple of months. I love the texture it adds to the wall.
Our family's favorite activity of late is hanging out and watching our 2 dogs play together. We find it is so entertaining and we are so glad that Dax has joined our family.