Emily Henderson's blog the last few months and I like her attitude. I bought her book and I can't resist a quiz which is a big part of her beginning chapters. It says I'm a minimalist. what??? I have way too much stuff to be a minimalist. But when I study the categories on each side and then the alternatives- voila! I AM!!!
What the heck!!!
A conundrum. A dichotomy. An oxymoron. a puzzle...
I may be slow but I can eventually catch on. I have lots of likes and I collect what I like. Then I surround myself with what I like. But the term global thinking, big picture is not something I easily grasp. It takes a while but an AHA! moment happened - In keeping the stuff I like I have sabotaged what makes me happy. I'm a prairie gal. I need space. Empty space. vbsigh
SO: The Rooster is not a saver and better at reducing clutter than me. He has had us working on 30 years of farm stuff outside. We have begun inside. He evaluates the designated spot and says 40% needs to go and whoosh; it is gone. I seem to have to do it 10% by painful 10% but it gets there. :}
I'm not sure if it looks that much different because we are not capital H hoarders but by golly, the house feels so much better.
The entrance to a home is the first impression, the introduction, the welcome to visitors of who lives in the home
I'm not redoing the veranda when it is 30 below. But I'm looking forward to carrying this new beginning throughout our home as we continue to 'get it right' and Keep It Simple!