First things first, I hope your Thanksgiving was chock full of family, food and good times. I got up this morning and ran the dishwasher to do the second load of dishes and started to DE-Fall my home, but I did it joyfully. Each dirty dish or pot was the result of all 6 of all six of us, in cheerful chaos, cooking individual elements of our meal together in our kitchen and then sitting down to a relaxed and delicious meal. Exactly what Thanksgiving should be.
It's been too long since I've shared what has caught my eye or made my mouth water from the internet, but there is so much good stuff out there that it's time to share it again. HOWEVER…before we begin the eye candy segment of this program, just a little piece of housekeeping. The month of January will be largely dedicated to the Unclutter Your Nest: January Bootcamp. We will go room by room and streamline and declutter our nests and I will be giving you more information as we get closer to January. Our mantra will be one penned by William Morris, the English Architect and Artist, who over 100 years ago embraced and promoted the uncluttered environment many of us seek.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”
by William Morris
To that end, as you put away your Thanksgiving and Fall decorations and bring out your Christmas decorations, look at each item carefully. Is it still something you enjoy? Is it still useful? If you're like me, the bottom of your Thanksgiving or Christmas Rubbermaid totes are littered with items that you haven't used for years, but you still keep because it's easy to toss them back in the box and put them in your attic or basement for 11 months out of the year. As long as you don't see them, you aren't reminded that you're holding on to these items that you don't ‘believe to be beautiful.' From reading Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I realized that these items in the bottom of my boxes will be much happier being donated to Goodwill and finding a home that will really use them. And my home will be that much lighter for having sent them on their way.
And now on to the internet eye candy!
If you haven't prepared your advent calendar, it's not too late, but you need to get busy! My friend Katrin at KreativK has a charming, yet simple, idea to help your wee ones count down to the big day.
So get your stove-top potpourri simmering and get your music playing and let the Christmas season begin!
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Until next time,