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This year, I want to decorate my home.

I want to decorate it with laughter. And love. And friends. And wine.

I want to decorate it with art that expresses how I feel. Full of humor and happiness.

I want to decorate it in music. The kind that makes me dance like Hugh Grant in Love Actually. (What a dork.)

Parachute (Serban Ghenea Mix) from Ingrid Michaelson on Myspace.

I want to decorate it with dust left on top of unimportant things, like worry and stress (and occasionally, my laptop).

I want to decorate it with cooked meals and summer breezes.

I want to decorate it with a little bit of dog hair and dirt… because that’s going to happen anyway to a house that gets lived in.

I want to decorate it with things, people, and ideas that inspire me.

Happy Friday, everyone. I think this came to mind today just as a way to word-vomit some of the things I’ve been thinking about lately. I set this year’s goals, and part of that is about creating a home out of this house. And I think sometimes that just requires perspective. So, I’m doing some (slightly pretentious) contemplating. I probably won’t do this a lot. But it’s nice to do once or twice and focus on the why.

How do you want to decorate your home?

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  1. I love this post SO MUCH! It’s not word vomit in my mind. I think they are wise words! I think those kinds of decorations are the most important!

  2. Excellent description of what I (and probably many others) would like to decorate my house in! Thanks for putting it into words!

  3. The most important thing is to just start inviting your friends over. They won’t care about the condition of your house. In fact, the worse it is the better they will feel about their own homes. You will be doing them a service. You are an artist. Let your house be your canvas.

  4. Your words are poetic and from the heart. Don’t down play your outlet as word-vomit! I was enjoying the read and when I read that, I laughed…that is why we love ya’! And we are “finishing” our home. Four plus years is the longest to date and I have NO plans (God may) of going anywhere, anytime soon. So I decided this year, actually this winter, I would put on the finishing touches. Pictures, pillows, cushions, filling empty spaces. Looking forward to a home that is done. It won’t be weighing on my mind anymore!