An Earth New Year
Perhaps 2009 was a year of big changes for you. You got married, moved into a new home, had a baby, or experienced any other detours from your usual norm. If you’re feeling like you need to ground yourself and settle into your life a bit more, Earth is your intention for 2010. Here are lots of fun ways to nest during hibernation season.
Your Look’s Key Words: Comfortable. Cozy. Classic. Warm.
Style Elements: Texture. Earthy tones. Warm fabrics.
Tips to Earthify Your Life
1. Get into the kitchen. There’s no better way to get comfy than with delicious food! So throw on an apron, dust off the stack of cookbooks, and get some yummy smells circulating through the house. Not only is it a fun way to “connect” with your home, but it will produce a tasty reward for you and those around you!
2. Learn to knit. I’m convinced this craft was invented to bring Earth energy into our lives. You work with nubby textures to create a cozy blanket or scarf, perhaps that you might give as a gift to a friend or loved one, and you do it as your settle into your favorite chair and sip a cup of tea. Please!
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3. Better your home. You’re going to be spending a lot of time there this season, so why not take the opportunity to do a few of the projects you’ve been hoping to get to for months? Paint and distress a side table. Bring in some seasonal greenery. Add a cute doormat. It’ll make you feel that much happier when you walk in the door.
With our crazy busy schedules and long daily To Do lists, it can be easy to forget to stop, take in our surroundings, and enjoy the little things that make our routines great. If you can make steps towards feeling more stable this year, you’ll be all the more ready to take on whatever future changes life throws at you.