Hello friends, before we begin, I want to announce the winner of our giveaway. Congratulations goes to- Karen on 12/29/2021 at 9:33 am Brilliant extension of the Lily of the Valley line! What could be more beautiful than the linens ( especially the place mats) to accent a Spring table? In these gray days—such a lovely image. Please email email@example.com so we can get your prize on the way. ____________________________________________ It is so nice to say we are officially in 2022!!l It’s been some week. Make that month! We were due to travel up until about 4 days before Christmas but with the Covid surge among a few other unexpected hiccups, we had to cancel our trip. Part of me was disappointed but honestly part of me was relieved. Crazy that I have not gotten on a plane in 2 years! Hoping for spring, fingers crossed:) The thought of traveling during this time had me feeling quite anxious. Its been a really really chaotic month and I told my husband, if I could stay home for 5 days straight and do nothing that might be the best vacation of all. We ended up having a nice cozy, intimate family Christmas dinner at home, I scrambled the day before to put a dinner together since we were not supposed to be here managed to pick up our favorite pies and a few other odds and ends to make it feel like our normal Christmas dinner. And you know what? It wasn’t a perfect plan but it was perfectly fine, and there was something kind of liberating about not having major expectations. Ditto for New Year’s, though we were supposed to be on a Hawaiian beach sipping Mai Tais, we were invited for a small dinner (just 8 of us) for NYE and it was so enjoyable (and delicious). It all worked out just fine in the end. On we go to my post this weekend…… ___________________________________________ 1 A. FEW CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS A few pictures I don’t think I had shared or made it in the last round, just some random holiday inspired pictures taken around the house. Feel like such a scrounge saying this, but I am actually happy this is over. I am really excited for Christmas 2022 and we are already planning for it, believe it or not. We are going to go into next Christmas with a bang! 2 THE GALILEO PROJECT I have a relative who is involved in the Galileo Poroject, out of Harvard, which is an utterly fascinating project. It might seem “out there” in more ways than one:) But truth is large segments of academia are now starting to really take the reality of ET much more seriously. Their goal is to bring the reality of the extraterrestrial life from accidental observation into mainstream. Click here to read more, they explain it much better than I do! I find it both fascinating and a lot to wrap my head around. 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Of course still on a big Christmas binge so plenty of Christmas-y instagrams, along with a few random pictures that were just too pretty to not share. And my very favorite of this week, a perfect example of a picture telling a thousand words- absolutely love this! 4 A GORGEOUS SOUTHERN HOME This one took my breath away, it exudes that old world southern style that makes you feel like you have gone back in time, but with every modern (and needed) amenity. The high ceilings, large windows, expansive spaces are so beautifully scaled. It feels timelessly elegant, my favorite style of home. That gracious wide entrance hall, the side porch, large kitchen, all just stunning. So well done…..Click here if you want to read more about it over at Atlanta Homes Magazine. 5 MY AMAZING CUSTOMER PICTURES! There could be no greater advertisement than the pictures of my customers homes. Seriously, so much talent out here. Makes me feel incredibly proud, thank you for making us look so good! 6 WINE DOCUMENTARIES All three of these, I have seen but bear repeating. We received an incredible case of Chateau Montrose for the holidays from a relative in France and it got. me watching wine docs over the holidays. If this is an area of interest for you, all three of these are some of the best wine documentaries (and most beautiful) that I have seen. The last one, Sour Grapes is so compelling, you will be glued to the edge of your seat, I promise even if you don’t love the subject of wine, the story is hard to turn away from! Good Sunday movie watching:) 7 SEVEN ON SUNDAY So…..Christmas is over. New Years is over. And we are officially in 2022! Can you believe it! Having a penchant for even numbers and 2 being one of my “lucky numbers”, I am having a good feeling about 2022. I mean, it has to be better, right! I am not trying to minimize how serious and rampant Covid is but I want to believe, it will get better and 2022 is going to be the beginning of the end (hopefully). How hopeful are you feeling about 2022 and what best sums up your forecast for 2022? We are officially in 2022, what is your forecast? _________________________________________________________ Today in celebration of 2022, our entire shop site is 22% off! Great time to grab something you may have had your eye on. Use code cheers Click here to visit the shop (all categories are on the left) So many of you really seemed to enjoy my New Years post, with my thoughts and reelections, it was overwhelming to see your responses. If you missed it and want to ready, click here And that’s a wrap for this first Sunday post in 2022. I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend and that your 2022 is off to a good start. We enjoyed lots of family time, maybe too much good food and wine, but I will not complain, it was a nice and enjoyable way to kick off the new year. Wishing everyone a fabulous day and end to your weekend….. We are officially in 2022, what is your forecast?