December 2015: a review

Wow, so that’s 2015 done and dusted. I can vividly remember sitting in a cottage in Wales on this day a year ago and feeling pretty apprehensive about the year to come and I have to say it’s definitely not been the best although I’m forcing myself to see the positives. In many ways this blog of mine is what has kept me focused and more importantly I have met and made friendships with the most wonderful group of fellow bloggers, who I chat to every day and laugh with (usually via emojis) many times a day. Thank you to those beauties.

I hope I can learn from 2015 to focus more on the positives and try as hard as I can not to become overwhelmed by what I don’t have. I want to thank the hundreds of people who commented, emailed or messaged me after this post. I am still struggling with the words to respond to as many of you as I can but I would really like to say that your kind words, thoughts and recounting your own experiences helped so, so much and I don’t think I will ever be able to express my gratitude as well as I would like to.  2016 is going to be a challenging year for us but I hope I can maintain a positive outlook throughout and who knows, maybe we will have some good news by the end of it.

I am currently with a group of my best friends in Norfolk, cooking up a storm in readiness for a feast this evening but to end the year I want to share my favourite Styling the Seasons shot that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. I absolutely love it in every way. Katie’s living wreath set against that amazing colour of her front door (major front door envy over here!) is to die for.

KT Robbins Ceramics | Christmas succulent wreath

Image via KT Robbins Ceramics blog. Pop over to her post to find out how she made this stunning wreath.

There were nearly 3000 posts over on IG this month. Do have a little explore of the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons – they’re too good! These beautiful blog posts were also written and styled:

Mummy LimitedKT Robbins Ceramics | The Villa on Mount PleasantBrit Decor | A Quiet Style | Growing Spaces | The Lovely Blog | The Ordinary Lovely | The Lovely Drawer | Owl and Accordion | Candy Pop | Tea with RubyLotts and Lots | Apartment Apothecary

I hope you all have the most wonderful time this evening, in whichever way you choose to celebrate; personally, I feel a sense of achievement if I make it to midnight these days! I will be back on January 4th with my Styling the Seasons post for January after I have got home from Norfolk and cleared away the remaining few bits of Xmas debris.

Thank you for all of your wonderful support by reading, commenting, sharing and trying out some of my ideas in 2015. New Year’s kisses all round!

Katy xxx



  1. 31st December 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Hi Katy,
    Just wanted to say that I only discovered your blog fairly recently but it has become the first one on my reading list and a huge inspiration for my own blog. I’d love mine to become as successful!
    I admire your honesty in some of your more personal posts and this is something I am trying to emulate – it’s a bit like therapy in a way!

    Keep up the fab work and I hope 2016 is a great year for you and all your readers.

    Kerry x

    • Katy
      8th January 2016 / 3:21 pm

      What a gorgeous comment to receive. Thank you, Kerry! x

  2. Tamsyn
    3rd January 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Happy New Year Katy, I truly hope that 2016 brings great things for you! Lovely post, I hope you had a fab time up here in Norfolk, give us a wave here in Norwich as you travel home! Thanks you so much for the blog mention.
    Really hope to see you in 2016!
    Tamsyn xx

    • Katy
      8th January 2016 / 3:23 pm

      And to you, lovely Tamsyn. I waved as I left 🙂 x

  3. 3rd January 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Happy New Year Katy! I hope you had a wonderful break, and thanks for sharing another beautiful, thoughtful post. All the best for 2016 x

    • Katy
      8th January 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Happy new year, Abi. Hope 2016 holds exciting things for you x

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