There is something so special to me about the month of November. I love the beginning of the shorter days and all the coziness that they bring. Savoring these last autumn days, before winter arrives and the inherent busyness of the holiday season gives me room to pause. Since I host both Thanksgiving and Christmas, there will be much to do, but for now I can happily make lists without a sense of urgency. Thanksgiving is a joy to host and my plans are essentially the same, year after year. I love having family here on that day and love the traditions that go along with a day set aside for giving thanks and just being together.
I will be finishing my guest bathroom update this month; just in time for the holidays. I have plenty of time and don't plan on having too strict of a deadline for the renovation. It's a small room and I should be able to finish fairly quickly and if I don't, a few last minute touch ups in December will be fine. The hard part is done, with the removal of the wallpaper and I find painting fairly relaxing. I look forward to starting the holidays with a freshly updated room.
So, hello November. It will be equal parts relaxing with a book, a blanket and a hot drink, as well as preparations for the holidays. That sounds perfect to me.