Well, I've taken down all the Christmas decorations, save for the tree. I'm planning to tackle that tomorrow. We've had our ham leftovers and black-eyed peas for good luck. Last night the hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. On Tuesday, I put my sweet oldest girl on a plane back to sunny LA. We had a merry, merry Christmas, and thus far I can't complain about the New Year. In spite of terrible colds, we have thoroughly enjoyed our break. Best of all, I have been able to sleep in most mornings. Heaven, I tell ya! Sleep, sleep, sleep is a beautiful thing.
As for resolutions, I intend to find the positive when possible. Live in the moment whenever I can, and think smaller and tighter and more intimate. While I do love decorating and house hunting, I want to truly embrace this lovely home of mine. And, I want to express my gratitude daily. I actually started this back in December. Rather than listen to NPR or an audible book on the way to work each morning, I've been listing all the blessings in my life. If I'm being honest, some cranky mornings I start my list with toast or body lotion, but it always progresses (even if begrudgingly at first) to the really important things: a beating heart, a husband, three beautiful daughters, two crazy mutts, a handful of really close friends, a great job, and life itself.
Rather than recap decorating projects for the year—frankly, I'm just not that organized—here are a few of my favorite shots from 2014.