The beauty of restoring order...

Photo credit: Country Living

Greetings, all! I apologize for being gone longer than anticipated, but it's been hectic around here this entire month. Realizing that I simply was at my limit, I spent the entire weekend cleaning, rearranging, sorting and organizing so that I could feel sane again. There is something so incredibly comforting about the beauty that comes from restoring order to one's surroundings.
In preparation for the change in seasons, I pulled the covers off the furniture and changed the colors to something more fall/winter. I scrubbed everything to within an inch of its life. Rearranging a little furniture got the creative juices flowing and I finally got my dining room situated perfectly (it's only taken me two years to get it just right). I even managed to get my closet cleaned out and reorganized to make room for the fabulous new clothes I bought for the new season. My cupboards are stocked once again and there are gorgeous fall mums on my coffee table.
Oftentimes I have found that the simple process of restoring order and clearing out to make room for the new, whatever it is, rejuvenates me. After all, if your life/house/mind is just stuffed all the time, where will you put (figuratively speaking) all the wonderful new goodies the universe has ready for you? A clear out can do you and your life the world of good. There is something supremely satisfying about looking around your home and seeing nothing but beauty. No items to be put away, no floors to be cleaned, no projects left scattered. Just a clean, beautiful home that emanates serenity. Let order reign. :)


  1. Thank you for this post. I needed something to get me going and it is so true that when everything has its right place, at least I feel a lot better.
    Have a nice day

  2. great post, you make me want to organize, fab pic, Have a sweet day! x

  3. Yea Bella's back! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I rushed over when I saw your comment, missed your posts while you away! We think the same way about decluttering to make way for new things that the universe might bring into our lives-I need to do the same-wish I had a cleaner though:)LOL Thanks for starting my day off perfectly:)

  4. good for you, thanks for sharing!

  5. So nice to have you back...I've missed you! I totally understand about have your surroundings in order.

    I too spent the weekend deep cleaning. I think I'll scrub floors rather than go to the gym...I hurt from my toes to my neck! Who knew cleaning could be such a workout! But you're right, I looked at my sparkling clean floors and home this morning and definitely made feel serene!!

    Have a great week!


  6. Hello Bella!

    Greetings from Casa Hice in Jacksonville, Florida. I found you via A Fanciful Twist and noticed you have also signed up for her Halloween Event. This is my first time, so I am utterly clueless. Any tips for a newbie?

    LOVE your blog, am pleased to make your acquaintance, and am looking forward to getting to know you better.

    PS: Please stop by Casa Hice any time and leave your foot prints on my welcome mat. It's always out!


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