We had our first snow of the season! I spent yesterday morning panicking while I hunted around town for a replacement key to our snow blower. Lesson learned: always check to make sure your deliveries come with all promised components. I ordered our Ariens snow blower back in August to beat the winter rush and just assumed all the small parts (keys, shovel) were there. You can imagine my surprise when I went to go start the thing and found out some key components were missing a few hours before we were supposed to get the biggest storm of the season.
Thanks to a tiny Ace Hardware in Pound Ridge (shoutout to Chubby’s for saving the day!) I was able to put our snow blower to use this morning after a foot of snow landed overnight.
On another less stressful note, it was Sawyer’s first encounter with snow. How do you explain snow to a dog who has never seen it before? You don’t. You watch her push it around with her nose.
Sawyer loves snow as much as I love the first bite of a ribeye. While we’re not sure if she understands what this weird, white substance is yet, she doesn’t seem to mind enjoying it in the meantime without fully comprehending it. For a dog who is scared of my laundry basket, she seems pretty brave when it comes to jumping around in the snow.
Snow leopards aside, I was finally able to deep clean our house and set up what I now call our “coffee nook.” Dave’s mom gave us a wingback chair and matching pillow from their old house since they are downsizing and don’t have room for it. For a chair that was reupholstered a decade or two ago, it still looks pretty in vogue.
I’m about to start calling this Esther and Ed’s coffee corner, because the gold framed print was gifted to us by Dave’s parents as well. It’s from Struna Galleries in Chatham, MA and it’s the first of hopefully many pieces we will collect from there over the years!
One of the things I loved about this house when we were first looking at it is the picture window overlooking the backyard. I knew I wanted some sort of seating so that we could sit and enjoy the view (with coffee in hand!).
The blue chair was the perfect size paired with an end table from HomeGoods. The white vase was a Christmas gift from one of my best friend’s from high school, Chrissy, and is a testament to how well she knows me and my love of white decor. Looking at the coffee nook, I’m constantly reminded by how much love we are surrounded with as we make our first home together.
A house is not a home until you make it one, and I can think of no better way to make a home than with things from those we love the most. I hope you’re finding some peace and calm in the week before Christmas, and to those of you in the northeast, stay safe while enjoying the snow!
“Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.” – Unknown