Thursday, January 3, 2013

Why I Decorate

Hi sweet friends!

What a nice and much needed break from my computer for the last couple of weeks.  Sometimes I just need to free myself from facebook, blogs, and emails. 

I sure hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year.

For me, the start of a new year always brings cleaning out, organizing, and moving around. 

Time for change and refreshing.

While going through some old magazines the other day, I found a quote that I love.  I read it out loud to my family and even wrote it down for them to see.  I need them to know why I do what I do.

I bet most of you can appreciate these words…

chalkboard 1

chalkboard 3

chalkboard 2

bench 1

chalkboard 5

Do those words speak true for you as well?

I so fall in love with my home all over again with just a few changes here and there. 

For me, change is a good thing.  It keeps things interesting.

See you soon…


Linking up over at Common Ground


Anne said...

Amy so glad you enjoyed your time with your family.Today my husband went back to work and my daughter is still off of school until Monday is having a sleep over with a girl she has known since she was a baby! They don't see each other enough because we live an hour a way.So happy she has time with a good friend!
Yes this is a good time to clean things out.I will be doing that too and starting some projects as well.Wish I had time to start on my daughters room since she will be out.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very true! Even the small things make me swoon!


Angela said...

I so love this saying. I have to go right away and write it on my chalkboard. It still has my Christmas writing on it and was wondering what to put on there next. Thanks so much for sharing.

pballard said...

Love that quote! Love your style, Love your blog, Have a great New Year!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That's it! It makes the everyday and ordinary a little more special. Wishing you all the best in this new year.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I love that. Very true!

Deanna said...

May you have a refreshing new year loving family and home!

Yes, I like this saying.

God bless,

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Love the quote, so true! And I love your beautiful vignettes! ~Blessings for the New Year!

It's me said...

Have a great decoratings year Darling from

On Crooked Creek said...

I so~o~o totally agree!!!
I am such a hopeless romantic that I love every inch of my home! I am so~o~o grateful that "Mr. Ed" decided he needed me home with him and let me retire several years ahead of schedule!!!
Thanks you for this sweet post, dear friend!!! Sometimes, we need a little affirmation!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wonderful saying...I will need to save this one (cute wreath too).Wishing you a Happy New Year!!!


Art and Sand said...

I am glad I am not the only one who is in love with her home. As I sit at the dining room table on my laptop, I am looking across to a favorite table and a little ladder holding books.

i love your simple bench with the numbered tins.

chateau chic said...

So, so true!! I also add that I'm a nester and this is what nesters do. Making a house a sanctuary...that always needs changing! :-)
Mary Alice

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

I love the chalkbord and I have a grapeving wreath that my daughter did similir to that. I'll have to blog about it and the changes I've made too. Always love what you have to share.

Debbie said...

That quote speaks my heart perfectly. Actually, I have found that Blog Land has made me fall in love with my house all over again. I love it. I have a whole new attitude about it. It's not perfect, but then, it's not finished yet. It never will be!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh yes, I agree, plus I get tired of things and need something "new" to look at! Great quote, I know that some people just don't get the whole "decorating" thing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Great reminder! Yes, this is very true!!! I just added you to my blogroll! I don't know why I did not do this a long time ago!

Tricia said...

I love the beginning of the new year and the whole process of freshening up too. xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, you already are on my blogroll! THANK GOODNESS!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I so agree, just redid my kitchen shelves today and yes, I fell in love all over again, I also agree that change is good for the soul!

Heaven's Walk said...

That saying will hit home with anyone who loves to style, freshen up, and decorate their home, Amy! It's truly why we do what we do! Beautifully said! :)

xoxo laurie

Robin said...

So very true! Loving your oversized chalkboard and the bench next to it. It's a great combo.

Junkchiccottage said...

This is a wonderful saying to live by!!! I just started a new years project of fliping a couple of my rooms. I am almost done and hope to have pictures up this week end on my blog. Come by for a visit.

Nook and Cranny said...

Yes, the words sure do, perfectly said indeed.
Thanks for sharing.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks so peaceful Amy. I've been out of the blog loop, but wanted to say hi. Love the photo of your beautiful children on your last post!
May God bless you and your family in 2013.

Karen said...

Happy New Year, yes I love what you displayed on your blackboard. So very true...many ideas in my noggin this January for our nest. Blessings....Karen from Cape Cod

Holly Browning said...

Great quote - our families do appreciate the creative things we do. My kids are huge home bodies - I give myself credit for making our home all comfy-like. :) They will remember the feeling of being in a home that as loved. Don't you think? Happy New Year!

Becky C said...

I love this quote, Amy! It does speak volumes about why we love decorating like we do :)
Great idea to write it on the chalkboard door. Loving all your fresh changes!
Miss you all!

Bohemian said...

Yes... this would be Why!

Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Keeping It Cozy said...

Amy, I love that beautiful quote! Yes, I can appreciate those words. I am so glad you took a break and enjoyed your time with your family.

must love junk said...

This quote perfectly expresses how I feel! I've never heard it before but I so get it! I use this time of year to make tons of changes in my home too...I love your chalkboard and vignette next to it :)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi Amy....what a great post this true it is the small little changes that make us feel good...yours are stunning as always..I love your style!! xoxo

Jann Olson said...

Hi Amy, I saw this quote at Common Ground and had to hop over. I love it and find it to be so true for me as well. As I read the first of your post it sounded just like a post I did last week. I too get in the organizing mood after Christmas. I was going through old magazines and found a fun Winter quote that I put on my chalkboard. The similarities made me smile. Happy to be a new follower.