Lately I have recognized God’s gifts in my life and other’s lives.
But lately I have been breaking down little by little knowing that close friends are moving far away and family won’t be moving back.
And lately I have been needing to celebrate because there is always a reason.
I’ve been craving some fresh greenery for our home. It seems like the coziness of a home amps up about 10 notches when plants are involved. Something about the organic coming to meet the man made. If done well, plants in your home can prove classy and sophisticated. If done badly, your home might look like a messy greenhouse, full of clashing colors and foliage.
I’m just now beginning this journey to a freshly aired home, but I’d like to share with you how and why I chose to start the process.
Life has been up and down. I am blessed to be able to begin a new journey and work toward new goals, but I also have 3 good friends who are about to move out of our little East Tennessee corner. I’ve had conflicting emotions: excitement and grief; happiness and sadness.
BUT! I’m choosing to celebrate. Because life is still beautiful and worth it. I’m getting closer with other friends and taking one day off of my regular job to pursue other things. I feel like I’m letting go of what I have zero control over and taking the reigns on new endeavors.
SO! I have had my eye on this dark wicker Threshold basket at Target for a few days. I decided I couldn’t wait to hold it’s adorable round handles any longer so I ran to Target for the 2nd time this week and picked it up. I had been dreaming of a good sized plant to plop into a big ol’ basket where we can enjoy it’s simple beauty. The time had come!
I couldn’t wait any longer on buying a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree so I ran into Lowe’s and grabbed a cute little something that I can’t pronounce: Aglaonema. This guy was categorized as a “Plant of Steel” who wants minimal attention. Perfect for my first inside plant! I stacked some books into the bottom of the basket for my new greens to sit on (he’s still not quite tall enough to reach over the rim of the basket), and temporarily wrapped the pot in a plastic bag while I decide how to care for him better.
I’m telling you, it is so worth it to celebrate something small each day! And this plant and basket combo was a wonderful way to celebrate God’s blessings.
How have you been creating your home lately?