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Hello, 2016

2015 felt a little flip-floppitty. Right? All ideas and not enough follow through. Enough of that, I say.


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I get super excited at the start of a project. So many possibilities! So many directions this thing can go in! But then, ugh. If I do this, I can’t do that. And I certainly can’t do that if I do the other. Too many possibilities. Too many directions this thing can go in.


I’m entertaining this novel idea. It’s called “start a room, finish a room.” I know! Here’s the thing. Every single room in this house is going to be in need of at least some minor repair by the time our house has been completely rewired. But once that’s done! The house is all ours again to do whatever we want with! (I am maybe just the teensiest bit excited about the prospect. Can you tell?) Of course, we’ll have spent all of our dollars on colorful tubes of metal and plastic that hide in our walls by then, but hey.


All right. That’s the deal. And look at that, I have one of those fancy one-word-mantras for the year.

Happy new year! Hello, 2016. You’re gonna be a good one.

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  • Julie S
    January 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

    That’s a great one-word mantra! I think this kind of approach has the potential to contribute to feelings of accomplishment and inspiration! It’s definitely something I need to incorporate it into my life (and not just in terms of home decor)!

  • Emily
    January 6, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I thought you brought us along for the ride as you considered different options. I’m ok with that! Happy New Year.