♥ The first day without the Christmas tree and lights so candles are a must.

♥ First page of my new diary. So far I've had 3 out of 5 no spend days. This is the year I will track my spending and keep grocery shopping to an all-time low.

♥ First peep of my Epiphany pressie for Hubs. This tradition started by accident - one year I discovered a wrapped present I'd forgotten about (in the days of my overspending) and so I gave it on Epiphany. Now we share a small gift each Epiphany.

♥ First read of the new year. This book is the follow-up to Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project and I'm already finding it great motivation.

I hope you've all had a good weekend and are eeeaassing your way into the new year nice and gently.

Be happy xo


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  2. Happy new year Claire. Enjoyed looking through your photos of 2013 and reading today's post. Took a similar photo of my decorations that I took down yesterday - posted it on Instagram. Missing you already x x

  3. I'm really enjoying candles at the moment as well. Perfect against all of this gloomy weather. I've heard of The Happiness Project, I shall keep a look out for it. Hope you have a good week.

  4. Candles are so lovely after all the decorations come down aren't they. I think that candles and a bunch of flowers are a must in January! xx


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