The beds didn’t get made before the day took off. Artwork is askew, that is if that last vacation shot is even framed and hung. Photos are fuzzy and work lurks unfinished on our desks. The wood floor has a life’s worth of scratches. The bath is no where close to the spa retreat we crave and we still have to clean the renovated kitchen. Sound like somewhere you know?
Or maybe it is where we hang our hat, or coat, or any of the numerous bags we all tote from work and school. Maybe it is where we grab that piece of toast that’s not quite done because we are late running out the door. Maybe it is the bathtub we’d love to be soaking in if it was not full of all the kid’s toys. Regardless of what our houses look like, they are our homes simply because of the people in them.
Just as we create our own fashion style over the years, we curate our homes. A vintage pair of jeans, a favorite chair we can’t part with. Both so common and yet unique because of their style. Our style. Our comfort zone. On Motivational Monday lets take a look at how fashion and decor often go hand in hand.
Regardless of a homes decor, traditional, transitional, or modern, the desire to simplify remains a top priority for so many. Yet, actually cleaning out, up or organizing an area can be a challenge. Closets, garages, basements are all on the wish list of areas to conquer. These larger areas can be daunting, but a bath…now that is a space where we can quickly make progress!
A NEW SEASON, A FRESH START, WHAT’S ON YOUR TO DO LIST?
Anyone who knows even the slightest thing about me, knows Fall is my season! In jeans and sweaters, taking salty walks on the beach and visiting cities where the smell of changing leaves is in the air. In our home, the nesting and prep for hibernation begins with a few things on our To Do List.
We are a society that loves our electronics. We are power junkies. Many of us have one or more cell phones, tablets and computers, that at the writing of this post, all have power cords. These cords, needed to keep all of our devices charged, are now our lifelines. Even though we make lofty plans to be less “connected”, for most of us we nearly go into withdrawal when we run out of a charge!
Oh, there is nothing better than a 3 day weekend when a “little” holiday falls on Monday. You know what kind of holiday I am talking about. One that does not require loads of planning, preparation or extra commitments. These 3 day weekends allow us to spend casual time with friends and family and still have a whole “free” day to ourselves. Perhaps like me, you’ve eaten well, laughed hard and are thinking about what you might be able to “get done” around the house with this glorious free day. There is also nothing that feels better to me than accomplishing something that has been nagging me but keeps getting pushed back on the To Do List. So I think I’ll plan a bit of “labor” for this Labor Day.
“Do I need a designer…. with all the ideas and resources available to me online and with social media..I should be able to do this myself!”
Except… you only have so many hours in a day, have other responsibilities and people you’d like to spend time with. You are likely logging many hours saving photos and ideas from sources like Pinterest. Right now you may have a phone full of photos and a long wish list. Some projects you have implemented either didn’t turn out like you envisioned or look just like someone else’s! So do you need a designer?