Like most couples, when Lukus and I were looking for our first place we had a list of wants/must haves. And, although we live in sunny Los Angeles, Lukus desperately wanted a fireplace. In fact, not just any old fireplace, Lukus wanted a wood burning one (something about chopping the logs and being a man…). Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), letting go of this dream was a compromise he ended up having to make.
I never really considered this a loss. After all, I got my wood floors! That is until last winter came around and regardless of the weather outside, I had a deep desire to curl up in front of a crackling fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Now, as we move into mid-November, that feeling is back and no, our living room did not give birth to a magical fireplace. Darn. Instead, I have resigned myself to cozying up the images below.
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