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That Renovating Feeling

I don’t know about you guys but I am in a serious renovation mode.  I find myself wanting to get rid of some of the inner “baggage” I have been carrying around for years so naturally that has out-pictured itself into my outer life. To say that there is a clear out going on here in our house is a grand understatement. My husband actually has to leave the house when I do this because I go on a sort of rampage. I am ruthless and holding back is not an option. For me, giving things away is a favorite and this time I am on a roll.

It feels as though I am at a point in my life where clutter and “stuff” just doesn’t really do anything for me. Less is more and I find my creativity is more vast and deep when I look at less. For instance, the artwork that is on my wall I cannot bare to look at anymore. It could be because it represents to me my past life, a stage I do not care to dwell in at all. Am I the only one that feels ready to change things up a bit? I see growth and change as a good thing, it means I am ready for what is to come.

Simple Interiors

New inspirations have come from many angles, mainly plants and the color white. When I moved into our current home (before I was married) I was in a hurry to put roots down and feel as though I had something of my own. When it came time to paint the interior a designer friend came over and told me “Oh, Jocelyn, you just have to paint this BONE CHINA!” I was like, “ok, great now I don’t have to deal with picking a paint color.” (can anyone say codependent?) Today I see that as a big mistake. I should have never took her advice. From that point onwards I had to design the interior around a paint color I didn’t even like. This time, I am making the decisions (my husband totally trusts me) and it will be bright and light, clear and clean. I suppose this little spruce up has been going on inside of me as well, you know, in the inner interior?!

Do you go through stages of wanting to start all over? Bring in new items that refresh your mind, heart and spirit? If so, how did you do that? Where did you start? Tell me more, please!

I will share more of this journey when we begin the actual redo. For now, I will be going through every drawer, closet and storage bin sorting and giving away as much as I can.

Wishing you a wonderful and meaningful day,




first image is by Kara Rosenlund, second image is by Eva Kozab

  • August 19, 2015 - 10:38 am

    mel - Oh I hear you! The benefit of moving a lot is that we get to off load a lot of things each time. Still, I feel like we have so much stuff. With three kids it’s insane and I’m constantly going through their toy boxes and drawers to give away things. A fresh coat of paint and a redecorate will do you wonders. It’s also a way to start your life together and joint memories. Can’t wait to see what you do. Mel xx
    P.S. First image is Kara Rosenlund xReplyCancel

    • August 19, 2015 - 5:47 pm

      Jocelyn - Yes, moving will certainly get rid of a lot of things that one really doesn’t “need”. Thank you for the clarification on the image. Jocelyn xReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 12:50 am

    tina @ Colourliving - I think it’s really good and healthy to change things up and I believe it’s definitely good to choose your own colour to paint walls:-)

    I’m a bit a creature of habit and don’t change things around enough. One reason is because I’m always busy working and also sometimes it’s a matter of finances.

    I desperately want to do up my bathroom and re-decorate my flat but just haven’t got the time at the moment to move out and let builders take over my flat.

    Hopefully soon. Have lots of fun lovely and I hope that Oskar is helping along:-) xx


    • September 1, 2015 - 7:15 pm

      Jocelyn - Oh I totally get that moving out and builders in your space is not exactly an exciting thing. Imagine all that tea!? We actually just ended up separating the couch so make it open the room a little and you know what? IT IS PERFECT! Just a good lesson to use what I have 🙂 xxReplyCancel

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