Reflecting On The Boho Abode's Journey

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly the later part of the year flies by. I start every year optimistic and hopeful for where life could be a year later and then life actually starts happening and before I know it, another year has passed without the changes I had hoped to see. As I contemplate what this means for me and what I should do with this realization, I grow. I grow into an understanding that life progresses at a steady pace. As long as I keep moving forward with small changes, those small changes will eventually snowball into something dramatically closer to where I want it to be.

That snowball may fit into the palm of my hand if I only look back one year. But if I look back 6 years ago, that snowball is the base of a snowman. I've grown a lot as a person. My son has blossomed into an incredible person. My home has evolved so close to where I wanted it to be. Life is different and it's better and it's not over yet. There's plenty of time to keep moving froward with small changes towards the place I want to be. And you, there's plenty of time to keep moving forward with small changes towards the place you want to be.

The beginning of the year is a perfect time to pause for a moment and remind ourselves of the progress we've made and assess where we want to continue forward. We are allowed to grow away from the things that were once important for us and tweak the small changes we make each day. And even if we are consistent and want to continue in the same direction as the year before, it's encouraging to remind ourselves of that.

I had hoped to completely overhaul my home in the span of a year. I knew it wasn't realistic but I had my head in the clouds. I did not overhaul my home, at all. I'm far from that goal. But I am closer than I was a year ago. I have purged so much. My bathroom is inches away from being completely finished. I have a clear vision for the main rooms of the house and have started the prep work towards getting those spaces there.

What do I want to see more of in my home this year? I took a look at my top 9 most liked photos on Instagram as inspiration. I love everything that I do to my home so taking a look at what you also loved helps me hone in on details of my style that I can borrow and use in the spaces I have not yet decorated.

How I'll Decorate For 2019

After assessing common denominators in all of the top 9 photos, I've determined I just need to turn every room in my home into a bathroom. Kidding! Here are the simple decorating ideas I'll go froward with this year:

1. Go simpler with the wall decor
2. Paint the walls
3. Add more vintage rugs
4. Keep the rattan and wicker
5. Plants are always good
6. Pops of autumnal color are a plus
7. Dark fixtures are in
8. Emerald curtains are a crowd pleaser
9. We love moody lighting

It's so humbling and also scary to see my photos had been liked nearly a quarter of a million times this past year. That's a lot of eyes judging my home and I am so honoured it received that virtual seal of approval that many times. Sharing my home and ideas, making friendships and connecting with people are where the real joy is at but a number like that I think is worth feeling gratitude towards. So thank you, thank you so much for being here along with me on this journey.

My resolution...

I love decorating my home. I love looking over beautiful spaces and feeling inspired. I love styling and cleaning and shopping for everything home. I know this is where my heart feels happiest and that this is where my soul wants to stay. So I want to better give my time to this part of my life. I may not be the best at it. I may not have the money to make it happen the way I want it to happen. But I enjoy it and I need to cast away the negative comparison thoughts. Let's move froward this year into intentional, small changes that will bring us closer to fulfillment.


  1. This is an awesome post! I am so happy to read your reflections and new goals. Sending good vibes to you for this new year!

  2. love this, corinna! i am trying to get back to how my blog used to be... more DIY, less money. ;) because that's where i am at in life. haha!


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