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9 Mindful Ideas to Transition Your Home For the New Year

9 Mindful Ideas to Transition your Home into the New Year from Elise Joseph on Local Milk Blog

Hello! I’m Elise Joseph, and I’m really excited to share some ideas for transitioning your home from the holidays to a fresh, new year. As a shop owner and consultant in Nashville, I strive to create and surround myself with beauty (any other Enneagram 4s out there?), and have spent a lot of time honing and fostering an intentional, welcoming space for my family and friends.

If you’re like me, the short, dark winter days can often feel challenging and melancholy. Our bodies (and our minds!) need some extra love and care during the colder months, and I think it’s important to find joy, comfort and warmth in the spaces that we call home. Here are a few thoughts on high impact, minimal investment updates that support our homes this season.


How to Reclaim & Savor the Holidays

How to reclaim the holidays and just slow down so you can savor them with guest poster Melissa Parman on Local Milk Blog

Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am a homemaker and artist living in Texas. I believe deeply in cultivating home as a sacred place for you and your family to come together and be restored. Life has a way of being chaotic, and the holiday season often comes with its own frenzy. I would love to share my thoughts with you on how we can reclaim and savor the holidays this season as one of intention and nourishment for our families. 


Gift Guide | For Those Who Dig the Local Milk Vibe (Editor’s Choice!)

Beth Kirby's Editors Choice Local Milk Gift Guide for 2019

Growing up, this time of year seemed truly magical. Getting to stay up later than usual, wearing cozy matching pajamas, sugary treats everywhere you looked. Houses glowing from the inside out made our regular driving routes seem like a theme park adventure.

More than anything, I remember coming home to our Christmas tree. It beamed with welcoming from the street, and every little ornament had a story to tell. There was a photo of me with a bad haircut glued to construction paper shaped like a church bell. Then there were my mother’s antique German ornaments that had survived not only a fire but a previous year’s tree crashing to the ground. We would decorate the tree together and tell the stories of each bauble as we hunted for the perfect limb to hang it on.


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