Decorating Update

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I continue to spend time mulling over my home decor. After this silly post, I was still having a difficult time deciding what to do with my space. {Dear readers, you were not very unanimous in your voting.} So while mulling, I was talking to a friend/neighbor about some of the changes I wanted to do in my house and she got super excited and said “You need to talk to my sister!” Turns out her sister is a stay at home mom but dabbles a bit in interior decorating and loves helping out family, friends and friends of friends. My friend showed me some of the work she’d done and I said “YES! Sign me up.”

I could hardly wait to have her over to my house and, guess what, I’m so glad I did. This darling, delightful lady had wonderful ideas and knew what she was talking about. I have a couple of awkward spaces in my house that I have been clueless with and she immediately had great, affordable suggestions. She also nixed the ottoman idea. (Sorry if your heart was set on seeing me attempt on making such a disaster but no fear, there may still be some DIY involved.) She said there was already large stuffed furniture in my front room and adding more would make the space feel crowded and, well, over-stuffed. She said I need a coffee table that is light and airy and ya know what, after thinking about it, I’ve realized she is right. She also made small minor adjustments that made a big difference; move a side table, angle a couch out from the wall and voila! Everything looked much better and put together.

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Hurray, hurray!

I really do try but have to realized that I don’t always know what I’m doing.

Anyway, I’m going to keep working on beautifying my house and making it a lovely. It’s a learning, growing, stretching process and something that is important to me. Oh, and it’s fun. I want a comfortable home that is a pleasant place to be. (… not only because my husband insists on continually inviting people over for dessert night despite my small panic attacks and furious cleaning before hand. {He he. Nervous laugh…) I go back and forth feeling a little guilty on being consumed with it all but that’s kinda how I function. This is my job- being a homemaker. I’m fluffing my nest here and there and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it as long as I’m reasonable and I don’t go overboard. It gives me something to think about during the long days at home and I can certainly stay with in my small budget.

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With that said, it’s finally March and I find myself wanting to be out of doors more as the world around me warms up. Perhaps my decorating months (Jan and Feb) are behind me. We’ll see how much I get done and I’ll keep you posted along the way.

Oh, and look what has popped out of the ground at my house. Taking these pictures have become a bit of tradition over here.

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Ok, really, I’m getting off the computer now. Ta ta!

2 comments on Decorating Update

  1. Grandma Debbie
    March 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Look at that cute boy on the move outside! He’s lost a sock! So what’s new??
    xxoxox

  2. jessica
    March 14, 2013 at 1:29 am (1 year ago)

    I want you to come decorate my house, now. When do you get your new floors?