Today was the day. That blessed one in January when my Christmas decor is carefully tucked away for next year (interior only...the exterior lights remain!), and that renewed calm, which always comes with decluttering, is once again restored. While not all of my brood is happy about the nutcrackers coming down off the mantle (more than one of them remarked how "boring" our house looks now), I couldn't be more at peace with it all.
In fact, as I type this post, I am sitting on my couch observing my living room and how new it feels, despite the fact that nothing in it, is in fact "new". However, the simple act of moving out the holiday accouterments and swapping out just one piece of wall art made my space feel a bit sparkly. Feeling the onset of a hankering to purge and rearrange (does January do this to everyone?), I am secretly excited about the prospect of renewing my space without spending a dime.
Until some of my children go back to school next week, I am likely not going to accomplish anything worth reporting :) So, in the meantime I'd like to share with you three topics that are on my mind this January--ones I am planning to revisit myself.
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image via Luciano Scherer ( I love the way he arranged this wall...makes me want to be a bit more adventurous with a hammer and a nail!)