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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Then // Now


Making sense of invisible chaos (the kind that resides inside my head + of which there's certainly more than enough of whirring around up there) seems to be easier to process than tangible chaos. At least when said tangible chaos is concentrated in one, smallish space.

My sense of the chaotic certainly hasn't gone anywhere. And I'm really quite glad about that. I'm not really sure who I would be without it. 

Note an old blu-tack mark on the wall + strategically balanced out-of-reach-of-bunny-teeth wire. We're far from pinterest perfect in these parts. And we're okay with it. But I will paint over that spot. One day. Eventually.

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  1. Sometimes simple is best, eh? My workspace is OH so cluttered but I quite like it that way. I'm one of those people that likes to be surrounded by all of my favourite things hahah! xx

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    1. I love that! I'm going through a phase where everything around me has to be useful or it annoys me a little!

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  2. Your room is gorgeous and so cosy looking! Love these pictures x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Haha, a wall just isn't complete without at least one blu-tack mark! My teenage walls and ceiling certainly had a fair few (glow in the dark stars!). xxx

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  4. Who wants to be Pinterest perfect? I'd have no energy left for cake for a start.
    When I used to have guinea pigs I always had cushions and things blocking strategic areas of the room where they might scurry in and chew bits of wires or blockade themselves down the back of some furniture. :)
    x

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    1. Haha little animal teeth are lethal to everything in their path!

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  5. Both then and now are beautiful Jennie, as are your transfixing, magical words! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  6. Making sense of tangible chaos is easier for me than making sense of invisible chaos! My mind wanders too far -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  7. I think I know exactly what you mean - I'm far less cluttered than I used to be, but I still have the clutter in my head :) x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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    1. I think we'll always have a bit of mind clutter! x

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  8. I need to KonMari my life! :O

    T xx

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    1. Simplicity is very appealing x

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  9. I do like to keep my work space as clear as possible, it feels and looks so much better.

    Natasha | The Night is Wild

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  10. It's funny how our tastes change over time, I'm still pretty into the whole organised clutter thing but I'm about to move and have to start packing everything up and I'm going through the whole process of deciding what to throw away and what to keep and I'm feeling pretty good about getting rid of A LOT of stuff.

    Jessica - littlehenrylee.net

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    1. Parting with things can be very cathartic, I think.

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  11. I like both spaces but would find it easier to work in the less cluttered one.

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    1. That's exactly how I feel. I still like the before picture, but I couldn't work there anymore.

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  12. Whoa, that's a drastic change of decor, but there's really something to be said for decluttering. Declutter your space, declutter your mind, right?


    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

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  13. I've always said I like a bit of clutter but lately I've been stripping back everything at home and feel so much better for it!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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