New year, New mantle

January 5, 2016

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Every year after Christmas, I get into a mad decluttering frenzy. I crave simplicity, neutral colors, and just less of everything.  I’ve noticed that a lot of times, stress can come from having too much. Ie: why are there toys everywhere!!! I’m trying to rid myself of some of these stresses by minimizing some of the stuff. This isn’t the easiest thing to do with 3 young kids and because I’m a wanna minimalist living in a maximalist body. However,  I’m slowly learning to make it a point to get rid of things that don’t necessarily enhance our lives. 

By now you probably know how much I love decorating my home. It’s not only therapeutic and calming for me but it’s just so darn fun! I have the grandest time moving things around and I know I get it from my mama. Growing up, she moved furniture and decor around constantly. I remember as a kid helping her move couches and tables from the den to the family room and back again. Obviously, I inherited her furniture moving syndrome. Just ask my kids and husband.

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Sometimes, the most simple display can create the biggest impact. Here, I used my Christmas chalkboard made from an MDF board and just rubbed chalk all over it. I hung my simple DIY wreath over it and layered a bunch of frames I had from around the house. Most are thrifted and some were spray painted gold. 

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One of my Instagram followers saw my mantle and used it as inspiration to recreate one for her client who had a hole in the wall. Those large holes can be difficult to style and I love how she covered it up with the DIY chalkboard. 

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Every time, I take a picture, I have a little photobomber that insists I take her photo. Well, I can’t ever say no. What a ham! She most definitely gets it from her father. πŸ˜€

Do you declutter after the holidays too? Do you do anything to your home to start fresh for the new year?

<><yuni

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22

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2 Comments

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    Vernadine

    Nice mantle! Love your new blog look!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks, Vernadine!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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