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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Home as Sanctuary

I finally did it.  I overcame the fear that I would once again mangle the threading on my poor sewing machine and made a super simple curtain that goes great with my new wall art.  (Basically, just a rectangle of cloth hemmed on all four sides. ;)





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Today, I am thankful for...

...the whole picture.  My little apartment is slowly coming together, piece by piece.  A home should be a sanctuary, a place where you like to be, that makes you feel good and restores you.  If you don't feel good or comfortable in your home, then something might need changing.  Do you need to declutter, redecorate?  


I once read that if something in your home doesn't bring you joy as it did in the past, then get rid of it.  Your home should be filled with things that bring you joy.  If that souvenir you've had on that shelf for years is just collecting dust and doesn't make you smile anymore... recycle it.  This is a good rule of thumb to follow to make sure your home is always a place where you want to be.

4 comments:

  1. Looks nice! Boy, do I ever need to declutter. Now I need to type declutter into the scrabble dictionary!

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  2. I love the curtains and the new wall art. Looking good!

    Yes, I need to declutter and redecorate! It is on my winter list of things to do when I am hiding from the cold weather.

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  3. Great to see that you are really using the skill you learned at Squam! Love your curtain and the wall art.

    I second Retta that I need to do something about my room, too. I have problem with "things that I may read someday but not now"...

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  4. Thanks, guys! :)

    Ellen... Yeah, "declutter" got underlined in red for me... and Scrabble doesn't like it either. It most definitely needs to be a word, for many reasons.

    Retta... Sounds like a great winter project. It's amazing how great you feel after doing something like that, too.

    Meri... YES! It only took me 2 months, but I finally used my new sewing skills.

    What about you two - Retta & Meri - have you used your new Squam skills lately?

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