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Simplicity in the New Year


Hi guys! Happy New Year!


It has been WAY too long since I have last posted to my blog... motherhood, holidays, working full time, finishing up my master's program and life in general got the best of me the last couple months and I recognized quickly that I could not do it all and do it all with the intention in which I hoped to. This is the perfect opportunity to merge into the meat of this post... simplicity in the New Year. I am not one to stick to a resolution each year, but I did however see something about choosing a resolution "word" and this is something I can get on board with. After thinking long and hard about this concept I landed on the word INTENTIONAL for my focus for 2019. You may have seen my Instagram post about this a couple of days ago so I'll keep this part short and sweet. To me, being intentional means that I am choosing to live a life that is meaningful, purposeful and is fulfilling for myself and my family. I am going to strive to actively interact an engage and just be more present in general. I felt that I was very distracted and at times overwhelmed by all the things that I tried to cram into my life in 2018 and that is why I chose INTENTIONAL for 2019.


Well, enough about all of that, let's get to how I plan to apply this to styling our home (cuz after all you're most likely here for the decor inspo and not to just hear me ramble on). I am by nature a very minimal person with my decor but even with that in mind it is easy to want to jump on board with styling trends. Keeping with my theme of being intentional, I plan to I focus on simplicity and being intentional in my decor choices as well as in my life. After packing up all the Christmas decor I went through and really took a look around at the things that were in our home and packed up what didn't have true meaning, purpose or was not something that I just plain loved to see every day. I gotta tell you, the freedom and breath of fresh air that came with this was AMAZING and so worth the pain in the rear that it was to do!




With all my donation boxes packed and scheduled for pick up, closets organized with the items that I want to keep for use at a later date and my new simplicity mind set I went through the house (well let's be honest, the main level of the house) room by room. This process took some time, most of it taking place during the kid's nap time, but it was important to me so I kept trucking along. You guys, the junk that I was hoarding and hanging onto was ridiculous... I mean how many broken wick candles, pillow covers and baskets does one person need!?!


I am finished with the initial simplicity of the main level and man does it feel good! I hope that this post inspired you to take a look around at what you've been hanging onto and let it go... I mean for real... throw away the burnt out candle in the "cute jar" that you are never going to re-use for anything :).


Real quick before I finish this up, I want to say a quick thank you to those of you who have been following along with me for this little journey. Your support has carried me through the times that I have doubted myself and has given me the push that I needed to get over myself and get out of my comfort zone. I have been so happy with all that this adventure has offered to me and am so excited to see what comes of it in 2019. Cheers everyone! I wish you all the best this year :)


Tara