I've always been fascinated by the Chinese zodiac calendar but never paid too much attention to the animal signs until last year. 2014 was the year of the horse which meant it was supposed to race by with lots of recklessness/change. Boy was that the truth! It was the craziest and fastest passing year with a lot of change going on in my life and that of my friends and family. So the accuracy of that left me feeling more curious about what the Chinese calendar predicts might be in store for 2015. It's the year of the sheep, which is a much calmer, softer, gentler animal. That means it's time to settle in and do a little much needed nesting. It's a perfect time to catch our breath from the debauchery that 2014 brought on, clean up the mess, and enjoy the simple pleasures. It couldn't come at a better time for me considering that I just moved into a new place and desperately need to organize, decorate, and turn it into our new home. Whatever you're doing with the sheep, here's a little list of "nesting necessities" that we'll all need to get through this year.