January cleanses and purges are in the air, from edited closets to major storage solution purchases and last-ditch diets. What hopeful projects have you taken on so far?

I love fresh starts; they inspire me to no end! But what do you do when the beginning-of-the-year blues hit? I’ve heard a few smart tricks, like painting something yellow, writing simple gratitude lists every night before bedtime, and leaving up the twinkly lights until March!

How about you? How do you chase away those January blahs and stay happily inspired?

P.S. Have you taken down your decorations yet? I still haven’t — but Saturday I’m determined to make it happen. Don’t forget to leave a note to yourself like the brilliant Amy does!

Twinkly lights from Emma Jane’s lovely house tour as seen on Design*Sponge.