1.07.2014

Handling the Post-Holiday Hangover

Decorations are packed away. Christmas cookies are long gone. All the gifts have been opened. 
Now its back to work/school, trying to keep New Years resolutions and getting the house back to normal. So am I the only one battling the post-Christmas blues?


I'll admit it. I'm in a post-holiday slump! I finally took down our tree today. I probably would have kept it up if I wasn't worried people would think I was crazy it weren't the last week for tree recycling pickup in our neighborhood.
{In my defense, my family usually kept the tree up until January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany.}
Now our house feels empty. And cold! 
{It was a balmy 9 degrees when I got up this morning!}
I know this picture is a bit of a mess but I had to put it up.
Potential zombie pup wandered into my picture.
{We are easily amused these days...}


However, it is a little refreshing for everything to be put away. The house feels bigger.
This is the perfect time of year for a decor reset. I rearranged the furniture in the living room after I took the tree down. I left a few wintery things out- a crate of pine cones on desk, the star candle votive on the mantel, our old sled.

 I'm hoping this reset will give me some inspiration around the house.
I need to do something new with the mantle.
 I got the pair of mercury glass urns for Christmas so they will be staying out but I'm not sure what else will make the cut.
The sled is out temporarily. Its too cold in the attic to go up there.
Brew likes it and its been extra wintery recently. So it seemed fitting.

This is also the perfect opportunity to do some cleaning and organizing.
We still have boxes in the basement we haven't unpacked since the move almost ten months ago. I want to sort through everything, purge unwanted/not needed items and move stuff that isn't used often up to the arctic attic.
Yes, there's another creepy dog picture. Maybe she has some supernatural powers.
{Or I need to not wait until its dark to take blog pictures...}

Well I'm going to try to get out from under my mound of blankets and off the couch and try to be productive {tomorrow..}.

Does anyone have any secrets for avoiding or recovering from the post-holiday slump?
I'd love to hear your tips/tricks.

Thanks for stopping by!

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