Wednesday, January 7, 2015

new year, order in the house, and why I still love target

New start, new year. When I look back on 2014, I will remember it as one of the most difficult years of my life.  I will also think about one  seemingly unending night when I had to make a choice.  And on this particular night, the choice I made was to be happy.  No matter what was going on around me.  No matter what decisions the people around me were making.  I would choose happiness.  I look forward to 2015.  I look forward to living my life with the knowledge and understanding I gained in 2014.  And most of all….I look forward to hugging our oldest daughter Sadie (for the first time in eighteen months) who will return from her Houston, TX mission in just thirteen weeks. Yay baby.  Thirteen weeks.  
In the mean time I am participating in a little arizona tradition.  Spring cleaning in January.  Because when the rest of the nation is in a deep freeze, we are enjoying the very best time to be in arizona.  On Monday I started with our game closet, and you know how it goes.  One thing leads to another and pretty soon you've ripped your whole house apart.  At least that how it goes here.  I love order and I especially love purging everything we don't need or aren't using.  De-cluttering my house is instant gratification for de-cluttering my mind.  

I also love coming up with new systems of organizing.  Especially in January when new starts and new goals seem entirely possible. This was my project recently and why I still love Target even though they've added a whole section of grocery shopping where some of my favorite "fun" isles used to reside.  Seriously, Target?  Target=Fun. Grocery shopping=Not Fun.  But, I digress. 

Gregg and I make smoothies almost every morning.  My counter was cluttered with things like flax and acai for mix-ins plus our vitamins.  A year ago I saw these blue and white canisters at anthropologie.  I loved the idea and decided they would be the perfect way to organize my counter.  Enter Target, selling them for about half the price.  
So, with this little project complete, I'm off to terrorize the rest of the drawers and closets in my home.
Let the ocd kick into full swing, and in a few weeks the old will be looking new in this casa.

Happy New Year!  Wishing you success and tenacity in what ever your New Year's goals may be. 


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