Entering Into The New Year…A Fresh Start In Full Bloom

I like to think of the new year as a fresh start, don’t you?

FTD has provided me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to place in my entryway as a symbolic gesture of entering the fresh year in full bloom.

(….and see that new mirror! I’ll have the DIY for that next week!)

Welcoming the new year with flowers giant mirror by Creatively Living

There’s just something special about having a bouquet of beautiful flowers greet me as I enter in my home.

It gives my home “life”.

Welcoming the new year with flowers by Creatively Living

Matthew 10:12 says “As you enter the house, give it your greeting.”

Referring back to 1 Samuel 15:6 which says “And thus you shall greet him: Peace be with you, and peace be to your house, and name.”

Welcoming the new year with flowers deer by Creatively Living

So, to me, this bouquet of flowers is a Peaceful Greeting, reminding me that the New Year is in Full Bloom.

Entering into a new year and flowers by Creatively Living

What are your thoughts and goals for the New Year in relation to your home?

I have to remind myself that my house is a blessing to me and I should make it a blessing to others.

This year one of my goals is to share it more often and to help people live better by being in it. Whether that be by sharing food, tears, or laughter with them.

Reminding myself that it doesn’t need to be perfect; but just warm, inviting, and most of all, loving!

I would love to hear about your goals for your home this year. Tell about your DIY projects and décor goals- but even more importantly, how you want your house to help love and bless others this year!

Happy New Year!

I can’t wait to walk this journey with you in 2016!

Holly Creatively Living



  1. Peace to your house and your name. I like that. Peace to all that enter here.
    Yes, I desire to have my home say welcome. I’m lucky to have a unique shop in town which I visited for the first time in December. I’m going to switch it up a bit. Not keep the same round mirror in the same place it’s been for 14 years and hang something found at this shop. They were old molds for school projects they think!! No one else will have it. It goes with my drapes. I like it. I didn’t pay much but I’m wanting to mix in something not expected with my expected. Just like my back yard. Ohhh I found perfect side tables but maybe I can improvise and use the side tables I have and buy a two inch deep tray to fit over it in a galvanized metal. Just to mix up my predictability. Things like that. Subtle touches that catch the eye. Make a person wonder a bit. And though my entire house has not changed, some things have. And it’s fun, colorful and says, I’m glad you stopped by today. I’m writing. Journey of Joy. A page a day. Adventures. Oh I’m housebound. Disabled. Mistreated. Lied about. But is that what I want to show on my face as my god? Thinking and dwelling on that?? Or meditating on my Lord. Singing to Him. And letting Him use His Word to take me on this new adventure of Journey of Joy that yes, just might even include a rainbow of cue balls to remind us that God loves each of us –different or the same!!
    I look forward to seeing how you’ll be adding joy to your home this year!

  2. My “home” goal for 2016 is to look thoughtfully through the items I have inside and ask myself what it brings to the space. Does it make my home more inviting? Does it tell a story? Is it of quality? I’d also like to identify the things taking up space that feel like clutter and help them to find a new home.

    • That is a great idea! Have you read Marie Kondo’s …sp? book on organizing? It gives similar advice to that! It did help me part with things that I had to realize really weren’t doing anything for me, my home, or others!


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