Christmas and New Year’s have quickly came and gone! There’s always so much anticipation and joy leading up to the fun events, only for the days to go by quicker (at least it seems) than any other day of the year. Except when I say Christmas and New Year’s, I really just mean Christmas. You could have found me lounging on the couch in my pajamas and in bed by 10 on New Year’s Eve! I think next year we will celebrate with a fake midnight. You know, have the kids wear party hats and throw confetti at 8 pm and tell them it’s 2020!
I mentioned before my New Year’s Resolution this year is to minimize all areas of my life. I started it off with a bang by taking two van loads to our church sale and our local childcare center. I’ve almost filled my van up for another trip! It’s so refreshing but also so embarrassing. When I say embarrassing, I mean..I’m legit embarrassed. I’ve totally fallen victim to the consumerism trend and I need major help getting out of it. I have been trying to keep things that have meaning, that make my home feel cozy, or that we use on a daily basis.
Our Christmas tree was in this corner and when I took it down, the area felt so empty to me. I had this tree in the boys’ room and thought it would be perfect in this corner. I got mine from the wholesaler I used when I had my decor business but found the same one here. Or, I love this fiddle leaf tree found here. I have other items linked in between these pictures that you can click on for other similar items!
The basket was originally from Target but I can’t find it on their site now. I think any basket that is tall enough to make it look like there’s probably dirt in there, but you know that there’s not because you can’t keep a plant alive, will work! I love this basket here and here.
Fiddle leaf or fig trees are my new favorite decor item. I am sure some more will be “sprouting” up around our house in no time. I LOVE the real ones, I just know I couldn’t keep them alive. The faux ones are perfect, stylish & cozy statement items while still keeping your decor basic.
I’m so excited for 2019. It feels so good to have the feeling of being able to start over, even if it’s based solely on a man-made calendar. I pray that everyone here feels like they can also start new and that any goals you have been waiting to achieve you pursue this year.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.