Well, hello there. You know what? I’ve missed you.
When we last spoke, I told you that I was going to set up a nursery. Well, I did that and then pushed out a person to live in aforementioned nursery. I bet you want to see pictures, of the kid and not the actual pushing. I often wonder what the first generation of kids in the post blogging/face.book world are going to say about their every move being documented on the internet and an online presence being established on their behalf without their consent. I know for me, it makes me feel…icky. So how about for now, I just tell you how cute and smart she is and we’ll see about posting pictures of her later.
Other stuff that has made me feel off lately is this constant push among home blogs to always be buying stuff and never being satisfied with the state of one’s home. A bit of change now and again, streamlining to make your life easier, I’m totally on board with, but stalking each flash sale for another accessory to put on a side table or suddenly feeling bad about your home because a gray stenciled wall isn’t in this season? Forget it.
Redefining decor is about being happy with what you have, making it work for you, not against you and most importantly, not becoming a hoarder of clutter disguised as “decorating”.
All that being said, I haven’t stopped doing small improvements here and there. In fact, we took our I.kea coffee table that Piper the dog had chewed the corners off and turned it into a lovely tufted ottoman. My husband Justin helped with this and did some of the stapling and even made the buttons! Bonus: we no longer have to worry about sharp edges for when our little person starts walking.
And I also took our plain jane builders mirror in the guest bathroom and added a tile border.
What have YOU been up to? (p.s. I really did miss you.)