Creating a Happy Home

I’m a strong advocate that home is a place where you should be able to feel inspired and happy. Your living space has an influence on how you feel, so it’s important to take care of it! The days that I’m feeling overwhelmed and mean (Yes, I can get mean haha) are the days that my house is a mess. I had this lightbulb moment last week when Brad surprised me with a clean house. Walking into a clean house made me feel so happy. It was seriously the best gift. That’s when I realized that keeping our home a clean and inspiring place was a priority! So after we put our Christmas decor away, we replaced it with these happy little succulents that bring our home so much color and life. I ran out of traditional pots, so I put some of the plants in random candy dishes etc. and those ones ended up being my favorite. The tiny plant that I put in my grandma’s teacup reminds me of her every time I look at it. ๐Ÿ™‚ The spot of our house that usually gives me the BLUES in the winter months now brings me so much joy! PS — We decided to not get a pet altogether for now (thanks for all of your input on here!) so it’s nice to have something small that we can take care of as a family. Plants sure make good pets… Kidding! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bracelet: Made by Mary || Jumper: Fin and Vince


  1. January 12, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Her little bracelet it so cute! I needed to hear this today, my house has been chaotic and it is wearing on me :/

  2. January 13, 2016 / 12:30 am

    Home can be your very own piece of heaven. A place of warmth, safety and love. A place where the Spirit can dwell. I firmly believe this. I recently read the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo. While I think she goes a little nuts on how to properly fold socks and underwear her premise is spot on. All things, from toys, to clutter, to clothing have an emotional/spiritual nature. When we can see the role these "things" play in our lives, we can then properly evaluate their relevance and decide if we need them or not. It definitely helped me see cleaning and clutter in a whole new light. Hope it can help you as well as some of your followers. Happy homemaking! ~Claudia Hill

  3. January 13, 2016 / 4:37 am

    This is so, so relevant to my life right now so this was perfect for me to read today. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. January 14, 2016 / 12:04 am

    I totally agree! My mom, whenever we ask her what she wants for her birthday, Christmas, etc. her phrase is "a clean house and happy kids". It has really made me really appreciate that it really is the little things that make the huge difference!

  5. January 14, 2016 / 2:33 am

    Yes to all of this! I have been trying to make tidying up a priority. It really makes such a big difference.

  6. January 15, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    January is easily the hardest month of the whole year for me! I get so bummed that the holidays are over! I love your plants! They really do bring joy and happiness into a home. I made goals to keep my house more tidy this year and have been reading the book the life changing magic of tiding up and its been changing by life. Having a clean home has changed the spirit in my home entirely. I'm not naturally a clean person at all but I've been trying and it's been making all the difference.

  7. February 2, 2016 / 1:34 am

    I am loving your decor!! That cube storage is so ideal, where did you snag it?? Pets are over rated, Plants are where its at!! Especially with all of your world traveling!

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