My abode, post Konmari tidying

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Photos from my recent article for┬áPuddingstone Post,┬áin which┬áI reflected on┬ámy experience following the advice of Marie Kondo, author of┬áThe Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. If you’re interested, you can read the piece┬áhere.

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

Potluck in the Midst of the Unkempt Garden | Hope State Style | Photography by Caroline Goddard

My yard got a little overgrown this summer…still, all the beautiful flowers for this ladies’ night potluck came from within the sea of weeds, and it was pretty cozy sitting at a table┬ánestled in a clearing of shaggy grass. Thanks to Vanessa Vess for the rare film shot of me with my cohosts/coordinated indigo princesses, Sam Katz and Ashley Braquet.

Hope State Style featured on the WordPress Blog!

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I got a nice surprise one day this May when I opened up my blog dashboard- a huge spike in views and follows and some lovely comments that alerted me to the fact that I had been featured on the WordPress blog! Even though I’d probably still be writing this thing if the only person reading it was my mom (hi, mom!) it’s always nice to know that others are taking the time to visit me. I’m truly honored! Thanks to all for stopping in. You can see the article, which is part of their Early Theme Adaptors series, here.