Cleaning House


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. 


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. 


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.


{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.


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?


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

  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...

  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.

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

  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!

  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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