Cleaning House

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The last few months have been different from the norm.  I have shared about my huge craft room cleaning project {which for the most part is clean}, worked on some painting projects, and just simply reorganizing and refocusing how I want our home to function. 

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It has been really freeing the past few months to have less and let go of things I do not love.  It frees me up to really love and enjoy the things I care about most in my home.  All at the same time I am doing the same in my heart.  Trying to do less to enjoy the little I do more. 

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Yet while I embrace this new motto I can not help but still find things I commit to or things in our home that are still getting in the way.  All this to say, I appreciate all of your encouragement, kind words, shared stories, and love.  I am still struggling with doing less and your words are reminders to live out what I type here.  Thanks for being patient and being a part of this process.

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{So I wrote this before I decorated for Easter.  But it was worth keeping.  The words are what is important…}  I still have three bins filled with Easter d├ęcor sitting in our dinning room since early March that I just cannot get myself to put out.  It seems so unlike me.  But it just feels like it would be adding to the chaos.  I need less right now.  Easter will come again next year.

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Yet, in the midst of it all, there are many small moments that I am really loving.  Like moving things around in the house.  By simply taking this not finished side table and placing it behind the couch near our entry, I found the perfect place for my vintage trunks and enjoyed the simplicity of cut tulips for a couple of days.  I think it is my favorite thing in the house right now.  And it reminds me to slow down.

What {small thing} are you loving in your home right now?



6 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more... I really like the philosophy off cutting back and enjoying what you really enjoy.. makes sense!!!

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  2. Those suitcases were made for that table! Very much jealous! I'm just trying to keep clutter from overtaking my house entirely, it's such a difficult battle for me since we moved into existing clutter and brought our own too...

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  3. I love this post! I am working on simplifing our house and focusing on what we love. I'm working on a HUGE garage sale pile to clear out anything that we don't just love. Living in a small house, it seems like clutter abounds and there is never enough storage.

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  4. Totally agree...I am working towards less myself!

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  5. You have such a pretty house! After the Roseville show, I am trying to focus on getting my sewing room back to normal. What ever that is!

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  6. When I put out things for holidays, I also feel like it makes my house more cluttered also. I dont like that. I I think each holiday i put out less and less. It just makes me anxious to have alot of stuff around. So I agree with you, to enjoy the simple things and not have so much stuff!!

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