November at Apartment Therapy

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One of the biggest changes in life: marriage. Josh and I got hitched last weekend in Columbus Park on the west side - a beautiful autumn setting in a 1920s building. Rather than honeymooning, (maybe next year!) the week that followed was full of these homebound things:

1) sleep
2) drinking tea and talking about friends and family who we'd just seen
3) looking at photos
4) sleep
5) cleaning out our kitchen cabinets and reorganizing our home

Although Josh and I had already been living together, there was a newfound energy post "I do" that made us want to clear out and simplify. We are fairly regular purgers, but knowing that new items would be entering our home (and that we had never truly consolidated our belongings all the way - we had so many dishes!) made this job really refreshing. We plan on making a huge drop-off at The Brown Elephant this week.

Anyone else going through a life jolt that makes you want to change things up? A move? A baby? A wedding? Fall doesn't give you the natural push for cleaning and purging that Spring does, but we love to start every season with a little bit of fresh air and a clean slate.

Here's to Fall Colors and a calming slowdown to 2008. We hope to see you on Thursday at CB2's contest wrap party!

(Photo taken at Columbus Park, Chicago, by Matt Shallenberger)

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