A New Year

I love this time of year. It feels so fresh and we can finally wind down after all the holiday planning. I'm also one of those people that *loves* New Years Resolutions. Not the huge resolutions that are out of your control and lead to disappointment. Those are more like wishes to me. I like the small tweaks to everyday life that streamline things, get rid of the chaos, and make you a little less stressed.
These are the changes we can stick with for the long haul.

We are all a work in progress, right? Looking back on how you have changed is amazing, and sometimes hilarious. {Like when I went to my 15 year high school reunion a few days ago. Why were people surprised that I got married and *still live here*? Ha ha ha, anyway...}
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This year my goal is simple: declutter my new house and figure out how to keep it organized.

I searched blogs and websites for ideas of how I am going to begin this decluttering process. Many of the websites just showed crafty ways to store things and how to cover containers in wallpaper to make them pretty. No thanks. I don't want all the *things*. The *things* are the problem. 
Then I landed on this blog, zen habits and I.can't.stop.reading.it.

My favorite zen habits posts so far:

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  1. Just started reading your blog and love it! Do you remember our new year's resolutions that we posted on the wall in Tom's studio? They make me feel very old and boring.

  2. Linnea- I wish I had a copy of those new year's resolutions... I bet we have stuck to most of them but now, lol. Have you been back to Savannah recently? Did you see the new SCAD building in Architectural Digest?