04 Jan Goodbye 2014……..Hello fresh starts
I have a love hate relationship with this first week of January. I love the promise that the new beginning holds; I love dreaming up new decorating schemes for the house; I love the thought of fully organizing every last bit of the house. But……. I absolutely hate putting the Christmas decorations away. I know I’m not alone in this. We plan and prep and buy and wrap and cook and clean and then before we know it its all over and we’re left with dead garland and broken ornaments, empty boxes and piles of crumbled wrapping paper to clean up.
But the thought of spring flowers and an organized closet drives me onward. So today I headed out to my favorite spot – the Alameda Point Antiques Faire – to find some inspiration. I not only found inspiration but some new treasures and and a second wind to come home and clean the last of the Christmas decorations up with.
Here’s wishing you all the happiest of New Years! May you find the strength and resolve to step out into those new beginnings and may your home be free of pine needles before Valentine’s Day.