A NEW SEASON, A FRESH START, WHAT’S ON YOUR TO DO LIST?
Anyone who knows even the slightest thing about me, knows Fall is my season! In jeans and sweaters, taking salty walks on the beach and visiting cities where the smell of changing leaves is in the air. In our home, the nesting and prep for hibernation begins with a few things on our To Do List.
Oh, there is nothing better than a 3 day weekend when a “little” holiday falls on Monday. You know what kind of holiday I am talking about. One that does not require loads of planning, preparation or extra commitments. These 3 day weekends allow us to spend casual time with friends and family and still have a whole “free” day to ourselves. Perhaps like me, you’ve eaten well, laughed hard and are thinking about what you might be able to “get done” around the house with this glorious free day. There is also nothing that feels better to me than accomplishing something that has been nagging me but keeps getting pushed back on the To Do List. So I think I’ll plan a bit of “labor” for this Labor Day.
We hunt for hours on the internet to find just the right place to sneak away and hide for a few days. An abode that romances us to be someone else, to recharge and dream. Places that allow us to live a little more simply yet in style. A few have enough courage to be a little less like the norm and live like this every day. They have mastered the art of minimalism without even trying!
ONE FREE THING EVERYONE CAN DO TO UPDATE THEIR KITCHEN
Designers are just like everyone else. We sneak in some weekend internet time to save photos of all kinds of inspiration for our homes. We are trained, and have years of experience, that help us see things others might miss. In our minds, there is always a “what if” churning. Some concepts take time and money. All good. Plan the work and work the plan. But what can we do now? Personally, I’ve found that small accomplishments in our home keep me motivated. Something that can be done quickly, like “right now”! Basically for sweat labor free and make me feel like I have made a positive difference in our life. Tall order…easy fix!
We’ve all had several years of being heavily introduced to the concept of Minimalism. It’s hard to surf the internet, read a magazine, or even watch some of the HGTV shows without hearing the word tossed around. As always when a new idea comes up, there are people who have written “how to” books on the subject. Nearly everyone thinks they “need this” in their lives now. But what exactly is it? “Is it new and are we really ready to embrace it?”