First of all, what the heck is the KonMari method? It’s the term Marie Kondo uses (Kon + Mari) to define her method of tidying a home in her book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Second of all, is it really life changing? Well, let’s see… I first heard about Marie Kondo about a year ago on NPR. The host was sharing examples of people who had tried the KonMari method and one was a gentleman who was holding onto a college textbook because his mom had passed away while he was taking that course. Once he sat with the item for a minute to determine where it still “sparked joy” (one aspect of the KonMari method), he realized he was keeping it to hold on to the memory of his mom. He was able to say “thank you for being there for me when I needed you but the memory of my mom is not in this book”. My husband and I were driving in the car listening to this story and both of us welled up with tears. Fast forward to reading her book and in 2019 seeing Marie Kondo now has a show on Netflix, meant it was time for us to really try this method. Here are the highlights of what I learned:
It’s almost that time of year again when sweethearts remember to honor their loved ones and singles question the value of this holiday? LOL. I prefer to think of Valentine’s Day as a simple celebration of love. Whether in a relationship or on our own, we can all agree that love is a many splendored thing, no?! But by love I don’t mean sappy, romance-only love. I mean the kind of love you can experience with friends, family, your partner, or your pet for goodness’ sake. So when celebrating love, why not buy yourself or that friend/lover a treat this year. I’ve curated a list of goods that I own or would love to own (hint-hint to my husband) from local to Cleveland makers and creatives; most items you can purchase online. I am not sponsored by any of these makers other than myself :), I just love their goods. Happy shopping!
Hello, friends! As we gear up for the 2018 holiday season, I wanted to share some great products I have found on Amazon that are in the French farmhouse style! These products may or may not be on sale this holiday season, so definitely check them out. And if you find something you or a friend might like, let me know. 🙂
Who’s ready for fall? I love summer, but it has been a hot one and I love the cool nights and warm days of fall. And it’s my favorite time of year for decorating! I’m not a huge fan of giant, fluffy, fake flower wreaths, but I do like simple and classic wreaths on my doors, etc. preferably using real materials. So I had an idea to make a very simple grapevine wreath with just a few supplies from the craft store.