Scenes from the Humble House

From top to bottom; You are my Happy, Striped Ballet Flats, Funny Flower in the Garden, Frankie Magazine and Little Blue Christmas Tree, Paper Lace Lantern, Christmas Wrap and Poppy on the Couch.

We’ve been very busy this week, but mostly busy doing good things. Things like wrapping presents, baking gingerbread and watching Home Alone. You know, the important stuff.

We hope you are having a wonderful week and aren’t getting too frazzled by all the preparations for Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in buying presents and fretting about things being just so, but it’s important to remember that those things aren’t what really matter. What matters most is spending time with those we love. Presents and food and decorations are nice, but love is much, much nicer.

Katie and Reuben x

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Katie and Reuben

About Katie and Reuben

We are a twenty-something couple persuing a simple, mindful, beautiful life. We like crafty thing making, yummy thing baking and picture taking.


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14 Responses to “Scenes from the Humble House”

  1. val gould December 22, 2011 at 12:43 am #


  2. Jennanana December 22, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    Your home is always looking so relaxing =)

  3. Cath Dean December 22, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a lovely time with friends and family. Christmas is my favorite time of the year as we get to forget the hustle and bustle of the world and enjoy quality time with those we love,
    Cath x

    • Katie
      Katie December 23, 2011 at 10:43 am #

      Merry Christmas Cath! Christmas is our favourite time of year too! 🙂

  4. gina December 22, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Cute little wrap up, I liked catching up with what you guys have been up too, and I agree, love is much sweeter! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    • Katie
      Katie December 23, 2011 at 10:44 am #

      Merry Christmas Gina! 🙂

  5. Veggie Mama December 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    What a lovely week! I watch Home Alone every year too:)

    My week has been frantic, but I didn’t think about Christmas once… Which is both bad and good! Xx

    • Katie
      Katie December 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

      It just isn’t Christmas without Home Alone! 🙂

  6. ChestnutMocha December 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    ps: i always wondered how is it to celebrate Christmas/New Years when it is summertime outside? Must be fantastic! I wanna try! 🙂


    • Katie
      Katie December 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      Hehe, it’s so funny you say that because I always wondered what it’s like to celebrate Christmas when it’s winter! I DREAM about having a white Christmas… It just seems so magical. Though summery Christmases are definitley great too! 🙂

  7. Maria December 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Nail on head! Lovely photos and I’m loving that light fixture too. Enjoy your summery Christmas (still seems so weird to me!)

    Maria xx

  8. ejorpin December 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    A wonderful set of photos (as always!) with just the right amount of festive sparkle! And yes, so true about not getting caught up in the stress and frazzle of it all (I nearly did yesterday). No one will notice if the place mats don’t match, or if the flowers are not so fresh, or if you don’t have roast carrots ‘cos the oven is too small. What they will notice is smiles and happy thoughts and time with each other. Happy holidays to you!

  9. Emily Spada December 24, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    I love this blog so much 🙂 I wish I wasn’t allergic to cats. I want a kitty.

  10. robbie. December 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    i LOVE home alone! <3

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