Happy Monday, everyone!
Here in Colorado it was another picture perfect weekend. I think I could get a tad bit spoiled with all the fresh air and sunshine. I do have to go back to work this morning. Josh, darn it. 🙂
The last couple of days I have been clearing out unused decorations from my garage getting ready for the fall holidays. It is a task that I have been working on gradually over the years but decided to tackle head on to ring out 2014. The reason for the foot-dragging on this aspect of de-cluttering is the sentimental attachments to my holiday decorations. My mom was a big fan of every holiday. She had the ability to make every holiday fun no matter how simple our celebrations and decorating the house throughout the year with the changing seasons was a part of the magic of the holidays.
I have many decorations that have collected over the years. Some decorations my mom bought for me, a few I bought with her, and others I have bought on my own in the spirit of my childhood memories. As I have grown and evolved over the past 10 years most of the decorations I have do not suit my personality any longer and it goes without saying that a home full of holiday knickknacks is not in keeping with my more minimalist approach to life. I have kept several Halloween decorations and some magnets that mean the most to me from my mom and everything else has gone out the door. It feels good to let go of so many things I had not fully appreciated in many years. I know others love to decorate for the season and I am sure my decorations will be well used by others for years to come.
I fully intend to celebrate Halloween this year in a way that really pays tribute to my mom more than any decoration ever could. I am going to find simple ways to enjoy the day. I will keep you posted on my ideas for the day as the 31st draws near. Also, I will post some pics of the items I chose to keep for my home along with their history.
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Until next time,