It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year


There's a small sliver of time between the golden hues of autumn and all the glory of winter and it's in that little window that I find myself right now.  For me, the 2-4 ish weeks in November (depending on our schedules and my motivation) is a time to strip away everything: the colour, the foliage, the decor and to keep it simple and clean for a bit. A little soul cleansing if you may before diving into the beauty of the holiday season.
Sometimes I feel we get so caught up in quickly flipping from one holiday to the next that there is no time allotted for just being.  I mean, they have their tree up already so why shouldn't I?

I don't know about your house, but decorating for Christmas isn't a simple ordeal and I need time to prepare.   And it's always that anxious preparation where I really want to get it done because I know the sooner I do the longer I can sit around the glowy tree at night.  I have no clue how my mom waiting until Dec 17th every year to put up a tree.

Despite being a frantic cleaner- I have really come to appreciate this time as it provides me with a chance to purge and prep and fall clean the house - almost a spring cleaning but this year it has taken on a whole different meaning as I'm packing up all the summer and fall stuff and bringing it to the storage container at the new house.
I am guesstimating that our house will be done sometime in May or June, which means we're in that period where we're living the last seasons at this house.  I'm excited and sad.

And in the meantime, I'm slowly spending the next two weeks getting all the Christmas decor sorted, organized and prepped so we can have a fun decorating once we get a little closer to that most wonderful time of the year.

Here's a little house update!

Linking up with the Blended Blog as we talk Holiday Prep Tips.

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