The words Slow Decorating have been in my head for awhile. Hearing about Slow Food got me thinking. Why do I always feel the need to produce fast, now, complete, perfect, finished, instant decorating?

I want to lower my own expectations.  If expect to have my house put together 3 weeks after we move and then at 4 weeks it still looks like a group of circus clowns {who broke into a TJ Maxx} live here then, I’ll be disappointed, defeated and want to give up.  However, if I allow myself more than enough time to do what I need to do, understand that there will be set backs and be ok with that, I’ll have a better chance of meeting my goals.  All because I changed my expectations.

I’ve learned that it takes about a year to really settle into a house.

So with all the talk of goals and resolutions and thinking about the future I want to make a proposition.

What if we all lowered our expectations of ever having a finished house? Let’s just accept the fact that it’s fun to tweak, and know that as our children bring home more clay creations we will constantly be adding and subtracting from our masterpiece called home.  It doesn’t mean I’m giving up or slacking off, it just means I’m accepting the fact that our home will never be finished, and that’s exactly how I want it.