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All too often, we get caught up in the pressure of making the holidays perfect. Whether it's your dinner party menu or party dress, there's always something. We forget to take a moment to sit back, relax, and enjoy all the good that comes with this cozy, family-filled time of year. With Thanksgiving still top-of-mind, we're choosing to focus on appreciating everything around us, instead of on the little things. This holiday season especially, we're feeling extra grateful for our homes and embracing all that they give to us.
Inspired by Anissa Zajac of @housesevendesign's Instagram takeover from this past weekend, here are three ways we're making the most of our homes this December.
"Hello! Anissa from @housesevendesign here, taking over on this beautiful Saturday. We are deep into the holiday season and there is nothing I enjoy more than ending my days right here cozied up by the fire. So much to be thankful for this season and so excited to share it all with you!" Photo by @housesevendesign #SOdomino
Time to get cozy by the fire
When your social calendar is feeling a bit overwhelming (thanks to lots of festive fetes), there's nothing better than relishing the days you can stay home and cuddle up by the warm fire. Add a glass of wine or hot cocoa, a book, and you've got yourself the perfect setting to count your blessings this season.
"The kitchen is the heart of every home. We always had a vision that this house would be lived in and loved in. Not only do we cook and eat here. We dance, laugh, sing and dream; where we gather to celebrate our friends new and old, wish happy birthdays and cheers to each new New Year. It’s those moments that matter the most and they all happen right here." Photo by @housesevendesign #SOdomino
The kitchen isn't just for cooking
Whether you consider yourself a chef or not, somehow the best memories seem to be made in the kitchen. Gathering around the kitchen island to nibble on some pre-meal snacks or enlisting the help of your family and friends to get in on the cooking action are great ways to really make your kitchen the heart of your home. We love the rustic look of Anissa's kitchen with it's black and white accents and light wood floors.
"Can you all believe this bathroom from our remodel house this past summer?! It’s one of my favorite designs and I can’t believe how much has happened since we finished this space. This was by far our biggest project to date as a husband and wife team and I can’t wait to see what this next season has in store for us. All good things come to those who hustle for it. I’m so very thankful to share these moments with you all. Thank you so much for joining me today! " Photo by @housesevendesign #SOdomino
Make time for "me" time
Instead of letting yourself get swept up in the season, allot some time to indulge—you deserve it! Try turning off your notifications and turning on your favorite playlist while enjoying a hot bath. Add some bath salts for an extra luxe feel and just breathe. You're officially ready to take on the holidays.
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