A Fresh Start

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Now that the Holidays are over and we are back on the road to renew and remodel. I love to start the year off with a clean fresh, scaled back a bit pallet. Everything looks so bare once all the Christmas decorations are packed away. I am not sure if my house is too small or maybe if my house was bigger I would simply pack more in. Christmas decorating for me starts out very early in the season, according to most. I of course feel like I will never get it all together in time, but that may be because I start to decorate and until just a few days before Christmas I don’t stop. I just keep adding in more and more. I mean I love the holidays so much that I really just cant get enough,……………. until its all over. Once over, I think there is a switch in my brain that says, ok now this is me talking to me right hear…….” get this crap packed up as quickly as possible, because I am so over it I can hardly stand it”, crazy I know but I am still talking to myself and saying, “and besides”….. I tell myself,….. “Christmas is at the end of the year not the beginning. ” Yup, that’s me every single year. Well, please don’t judge me too harshly, I can not help myself, I am all in before the holidays and all out after. I always want to start the New Year off, with a clean slate. This year was no different, every thing was down, packed neatly away, and I spent a week just basking in the cleanness of the house, the barren. In my mind however, I am already planning my next move. What can I do different, I am asking myself daily. What fresh twist can I take on what I already have, what pieces do I need to edit and or purchase to shake things up a bit. I know I am not alone out here, I am excite to set out on this year in 2016 and I cant wait to see what everyone else has in store.

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Thanks for Stopping by the Blog

Tammy Damore


  1. Tammy,

    I just had to pop over and say hello after “meeting” and following you on IG. Your house is so pretty! You do a great job and I am having so much fun going back and reading all of your previous posts.

    I feel the same about a “fresh start” – right now I want to tackle every single design project that has been on my list for awhile! Crossing my fingers that 2016 will be the ‘Year of the House’ for me!

    So glad I found your feed and blog:)


    • Well Shelia, I have to say I want in. I want it to be “The year of the house” here as well. I told my husband the TO DO list the other day, and he just looked at me and said, “you mean over the next few years right” and I replied, No, by October 31st so I can start Christmas decorating. Now keep in mind this was as we were packing the Christmas bins back in the basement, yikes. Just call me “BIG PLANS TAMMY” ha ha So hey lets get going on these projects, if you post anything on insta tag me so I can see, and note that we talked here so I know who you are.

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