After a week of relaxing and mess making, we decided New Year's Eve was the perfect time to clean up and freshen up, just in time for the New Year. It took the entire morning and most of the afternoon, but our home is now spick and span (or at least as good as it gets with our messy bunch living in it)! It always feels so refreshing to put away the Christmas decorations and wipe down perfectly empty surfaces. I almost don't want to put anything back on them. I think I feel the same way about myself this time of year. It's a chance to clean myself up, take a deep breath, and start a fresh new year. Whatever messes may have happened over the last 365 days don't matter. 2017 is a blank slate and I can't wait to work hard and turn it into something amazing.
But on a less philosophical note, a clean house is pretty darn amazing, too.
Except for this room, which was too pretty to take down just yet.