Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Countdown to Spring

Hello, old friends! I have many lame reasons why I haven't posted in so long, but really my best excuse is being a transplant to Boston, this winter, of all winters. Far too many moments in my life recently seemed like they were lifted straight from The Shining....moments where I seriously didn't think I'd ever stop shivering, where grey was the only discernible color in nature, and where I resigned myself to the fact that I'd never be able to go outside again wearing fewer than two layers of pants. But this week the glorious sun showed its face, the hell-snow is melting, and I've triumphantly emerged from my hibernation.

When I wasn't busy dealing with the constant and stressful demands of just trying to stay warm, I spent much of this winter helping to launch an interior design/events/travel planning startup. I'll do a proper post on it later (we're still tweaking the website a bit!) But it's been an exciting learning experience and a great introduction to Boston's creative community.

I know what you're thinking..."Christine--you were stuck inside all winter---you must have absolutely transformed that little apartment!" And you couldn't be more wrong! I did very little design-wise at home this winter. Luckily, one of the only things I did do -- install these Crate and Barrel Jax Sconces in our bedroom --was so gratifying that I feel like it made up for my lack of progress otherwise on the home front.

They're plug-in sconces, so didn't require an electrician or anything more than a drill. They're perfect for reading at night, and as I mentioned when I posted on instagram about them, I love the fact that I now don't have to get up and turn off the light when I'm ready to go to bed.  A lazy girl's dream :-

Now back to the snow. I've shared many of these on instagram, but I think I did a decent job of managing to find and obsessively document some beauty in the epic amounts of white stuff we received this winter. For you snow-voyeurs out there, here are a few of my favorite winter shots: 
Me smiling in the first snow. Silly, naive girl. Not yet hardened by a Boston winter's wrath.

Cars turned into giant white, elephant-like sculptures

A scene from our backyard.

We booked tickets to Florida the day the snow hit the window.
It is a tremendous relief that the great melt is officially underway. We're loosing inches of snow every day and I skip joyfully through the puddles. I've been vigilant about keeping beautiful flowers around the house lately to keep morale high and remind me that indeed flowers and greens will emerge from the ground once again, hopefully very soon. Only 11 days till spring!

xo, Christine