Talk Till Dawn – 12

I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.

I haven’t decided yet how often this will be, right now I’m just going to get it going and see what comes of it. I encourage you to share with me similar situations and we can all support one another.

My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.

Winter Simmer Pot Recipe, Make Your Home Smell Amazing Naturally

It’s that time of year where my mind is going thinking of all the things I need to clear out and reorganize for the new year and the first thing on my list is our PANTRY. Ugh, right now I can’t even stand to see the door open it’s such a mess in there. How in the world in one years time can a pantry get so disorganized? I know how I have more than just me in it. Some members of my family like to do the cram it in anywhere method so when I’m the only one being organized it just doesn’t work. 

Black and White Buffalo Check Napkins, Potted Mint Plant, Oranges

If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I took our Christmas tree down on Christmas Day. I know don’t Christmas Tree shame me, but where I had It this year really worried me. It was so close to a register, which is hard to avoid in our house, and I feared of how dry it was getting. I had to go back to work and I didn’t want to come home to a house burning so I chucked it outside on the porch and will throw it in the compost pile this week. 

Glass Jar Filled With Bubble Gum

I’m always anxious to get things down after Christmas and get the cabin back in order. I feel like things can’t be cleaned and dusted properly with all that stuff sitting around looking pretty. 

I also have on my to do list to paint our lower kitchen cabinets. I’ve been saying it for two years now and I just have to make it happen. I like to do it when everyone in the house if out of town, that way I can tear apart the kitchen for as long as I need but with me working now the timing just doesn’t seem to work out. Colorful Vintage Kitchen Accents |


I’m going to tackle the dreaded task of sorting through all my Christmas ornaments and donate those that I haven’t used in a couple of years. Why on earth do I keep them in storage if I’m not going to use them? I’d rather free up the space and make things look tidier on my storage shelves. I do have everything in labeled totes but it’s still time for a good purge. 

Kitchen Loaded With Colorful Vegetables, Bread, Herbs, and Flowers

It’s been a whole year that I’ve been doing my “Talk Till Dawn” series and I think it’s went over pretty well with everyone. If it’s something you like, just let me know in the comment section below and I’ll continue it for 2019. 

Kitchen Loaded With Colorful Vegetables, Bread, Herbs, and Flowers

Until next time take care and thank you for spending the time talking till dawn with me today!

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  1. I took my trees down and pit everything all away yesterday. I use to leave everything out until New Years but not anymore….I welcome 2019 with positive thoughts that it will be a better year for my family!

    1. Jeanie, Great way to bring in the new year with a neat and tidy home.

  2. I look forward to Talk till Dawn and hope you continue with it. The series makes your blog more interesting than others. All the Best for 2019!

    1. Thanks Jan I’ve decided to keep up with the series.

  3. Cheryl Major says:

    I have to do a Major purge this new year of several rooms in the house . How do we accumlate so much stuff ?? I enjoy reading your “Talk to Dawn” posts. Hope to see them in the new year. Happy New Year Dawn !

    1. Cheryl, I have no idea how so much stuff finds it’s way into our home 🙁

  4. I enjoy your Talk to Dawn postings so please continue them. It’s a way for us to really connect thru cyberspace and know that you , too, live life the way most of us do. Happy New Year!

    1. Susan thank you for letting me know you enjoy the series, I’ve decided to keep it going.

  5. Due to circumstances, I started taking down all my Christmas decor yesterday and I have to finish this evening. I have to say that putting it away is a lot less fun.

    I don’t have to organize the pantry – it’s so small that we have to keep it organized. But, I do have to organize my closet. Steve said he wants to organize his too.

    1. Carol, I agree the take down is not as fun as the putting it up. I keep my side of our closet organized but hubby doesn’t follow along. He desperately needs to purge his things.

  6. Love your talk to dawn. Makes it feel ore personal like we are chatting over a cup of tea. Please keep it up.

    1. Aw thanks Nana I hope everyone reading feels that way. Im wanting everyone to know me more on a personal level.

  7. Ha! I’m doing away with our pantry this year! I’ve started purging but the decorations are still up! I’m always in awe of your beautiful photos!

    1. Jane, what will you be turning your pantry into?

  8. No Christmas tree shaming from me LOL….I didn’t put one up! This is the 2nd year and I don’t miss all the work. When I was in my 20-30’s my mom quit putting one up which I thought was terrible but now I totally get it. I do love seeing others pretty trees.

    1. Carol, I totally get it too. With no little kids it seems like just a chore to decorate.

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