Vacation really gave me a new perspective on life. I came home feeling rejuvenated and excited to live more simply. I’m tired of trying to have the perfect house and perfect parties. I’m tired of spending my time accessorizing my home and changing it up for the seasons. I’m tired of all of the waste—trash and stuff we simply don’t use. I’m tired of spending my time cleaning up toys and dishes and clothes instead of focusing on those I love.
We’ve taken the first steps towards minimalism. The word is such a turn-off for many and I’ll try not to use it excessively, but for me, it means getting rid of anything and everything we don’t need or love. I love a bright well decorated home, so I won’t be removing my gallery wall or lamps that make our house feel complete. But every drawer, closet, space is on the cutting block. I’ve almost completed the kitchen, going cabinet by cabinet and choosing what stays and what goes in a brutal way. Most things go. We simply don’t need serving dishes or random mugs I once used for a photo shoot or water bottles we never grab or old coffee makers we may use again, but don’t ever touch or … the list goes on and on. Read More »