Happy New Year! To celebrate the arrival of 2017, we’re bringing you a special web series throughout the month of January—“Gracious Living in the New Year.” Every week we’ll post a story from a featured guest blogger who will speak on the topic in her own distinctive way. We hope this series will bring you inspiration for your new beginning, along with a fresh perspective on gracious living in all your years to come. We’re kicking off the series with Emily Ley, creator of the Simplified Planner and author of Grace, Not Perfection. Emily is known for her philosophy on “keeping a perfectly imperfect home,” and we hope her refreshing outlook will encourage you during this season of resolution.