January Update

Oh my gosh you guys, where have you been?!  Just kidding, where have I been?!  No January Goals or updates, no garden pics, house tours, decluttering or recipes.  I've had the Flu from Hell.  I can't remember ever being as sick as I was.  I'm finally finally on the mend but it has been a very slow recovery.  It literally kicked my rear.  But I'm so happy to report that I'm among the living again.

It is January 22nd and that just shocks me that it has taken so long.  I promise to get back to the biz of blogging and boring you to death asap.



Soft and Simple

This coat is part of my Forever Wardrobe.  I need to do an update on that post but the gist of it is that I have items of clothing that are classic and timeless and always make the cut during a declutter.

Case in point is this coat from the 1950's.  100% cashmere with a satin silk lining that I bought at a thrift store for $8.  Thank goodness I had a witness with me the day I bought it or nobody would ever believe me.  The color and fabric is so soft and simple,  they just don't make coats like this any longer.  I think the coat elevates the basic Levi's and white tee.

This coat and a few other finds like it are part of my Forever Wardrobe.  They just keep getting better and better with time.

I'd also like to give a shout out to these Topshop Angelina Slides from Nordstrom.  They are so chic and go with just about everything in my closet. Also the vintage Gucci belt was my birthday and Christmas present.  I love the subtle G buckle.

Do you keep things forever?  What determines if you keep it or toss it?  Fill me in.  xo


A Fresh New Year

Happy New Year Everyone.  I hope your holidays were as fabulous and you all are.  Yesterday afternoon I cleared away the little bit of Christmas I had around and did my deep clean of the living/dining area of the house.  If you are interested here is the list and cleaning schedule I try to stick to  The weather was gorgeous so the doors were open helping to motivate me.  It didn't hurt that I had slept 11 hours straight the night before which like never happens.

I'm thinking of painting that wicker table a flat black.  You'll be the first to know if I do.  Also maybe I'll trim that string hanging from the slipcover 😁.

I deadheaded the chrysanthemums earlier in the day and the deep plum color was so gorgeous I couldn't throw them away yet.  January 1st is always my favorite day of the year.  Today I plan to go on a beautiful long walk and make a pot of soup.  What are your plans?  Do you watch the parade?  Are you hungover?  lol
Do tell. xo

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