I blame it on Nora:
Last year at this time, Nora was 5 months old. Sure, she slept a lot, but we were still adjusting to having her around. Life felt busy! Too busy to decorate the mantel. This year, Nora is 17 months old. Life still feels busy, and she is certainly still a handful (lately, we've started calling her 'Princess'....) but for some reason, this year, the mantel felt important.
Maybe it's because of our recent fireplace facelift (here's a sneak peak of the before & after):
I can't wait to enjoy our fireplace!
Good thing I decorated for the occasion :)
Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)