I’ve been aching for simplicity lately. Stuff overwhelms me. I’ve been going through my closet every 5-6 weeks or so and getting rids of piles of clothes. Literally, PILES. It’s just too much. I had pieces in there I haven’t worn in the entire time I’ve known my husband. That’s coming up on 5 years now. It’s just ridiculous.
As I get older, I’m becoming more and more intrigued by the idea of minimalism. I’m not sure we could go completely minimal, but the foundation of it is appealing and there are many key elements I’m vowing to implement in our lives. Fewer clothes, less toys, only the “stuff” that we love or find useful – that’s the goal. A cluttered house makes for a cluttered mind, and my mind is already filled with enough *cheese. #canigetanamen?
In staying with this mindset, I’m keeping my Christmas decorating pretty minimal this year, too. I knew I wanted my small collection of candelabras on the fireplace mantle, but wanted a large scale yet simple wreath to hang above it. I was inspired by Homemade Ginger’s Giant DIY Christmas Wreath post! A couple small tweaks, and it was perfect. I seriously love it so much. Let me know what you think!
* Cheese is Neeson code for shit. Trying to be good parents and not swear in front of the baby.