Holding onto the Holidays

I just wanted to pop by to say that I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas season, whether it was with family or friends, or even just at home with those who mean the most to you! 

It's always such an interesting time to reflect on those values and traditions that we hold dear.  I'm forever grateful for everything that I have in my life, and the opportunities that have come my way in 2017. As much as I'm looking forward to 2018, and all the amazing things in the store for Maple & Plum, I'm also not ready to jump back into the working world just yet.   I want to sit by the Christmas tree, lights on, with a hot cup of tea in my hands, nestled under my fur blanket just a little bit longer.  Life goes by so fast these days, and there's something about these moments next to the tree that force us to slow down and linger just a while longer.


And honestly, could you really blame me?


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Reading resolution

Here we are in February and for some of us, our New Year's resolutions are in the rear-view mirror. Better luck next year.  I've always found it difficult to stick to a resolution (usually because it involves my diet and, let's be honest, my sugar addiction is going no where!).  But there is one resolution I made that is somewhat sticking.  

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2016: What a Year!

I thought I'd share a re-cap of 2016 with you all!  As you may have guessed it, MAPLE & PLUM got BUSY!! The first to see the decline of attention was the blog (my apologies faithful followers!!).  I've been meaning to post for so long but honestly I blink and the days slip away.  That's good news for 2017 though!  There promises to be many exciting projects wrapping up, which in turn means lots of fun images to inspire your home improvement!

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the daily grind

Is anyone else feeling the slump of being back to work?  

The holidays are a great time to gather with family and friends and (over) indulge.  But for some reason, it feels like January sneaks up on us and next thing you know you're back at work, feeling all the effects of the holiday binge. Productivity is low, and all you can think about is a sunny beach resort where you should be, rather than at your desk.

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