I recently undertook a "room of doom" challenge on Instagram. It involved tackling that room (we all have one) that is out of control. I decided to tackle my "office." At least that's what we'd always intended it to be, an office/guest room. It has ended up being a storage shed for our camper equipment, an extra closet, a craft room, a recycling bin, and many other things, but it has not been an office or a guest room. I've long said that the trick to getting stuff done around the house is to throw a party or invite a guest. We have a guest coming in February, so the need for an actual guest room become unavoidable. As part of the makeover I swapped out the curtains. I am trying to do this makeover for as little money as possible. Drop cloth curtains are all over the decor community, so these are not new, but if you don't know how to do them..here ya go! They are super easy, super cheap, and very versatile. Here's what you need....
Sometimes I get the urge to create. I just have to do a project. I had already set aside time this weekend to make bookshelves for our living room, but the below zero temperatures, snow, and wind decided to get in the way of that. So with the prospect of facing a few days of being snowed-in I knew I needed another project to keep me busy. So I did a little challenge. Change something in the house, using only the supplies that I have on hand that could be completed in a few hours. I was washing the dishes and it came to me....backsplash! If you have some paint and a few hours, here's how to do it...
After the holiday decor comes down there's always a moment of calm, peace, and restoration in the house. Unfortunately, it is soon followed (at least for me) by a feeling of emptiness. Gone are the warm twinkly lights, gone are the decorations placed in every nook and cranny. It's streamlined and clean, but it can also feel sterile. Many in the decor world begin shifting to Spring decor after Christmas. Adding greenery and flowers back in. Unfortunately, I live in New England where the next three months are snow covered and cold. It feels odd having Spring decor out, when the real outside is well...dead. Over the years I've developed some mid-winter staples to add some warmth and coziness back into my home, without the clutter and chaos of Christmas. Here are five easy ways to bridge the decor gap from Christmas to Spring. The best thing? You can get them all on Prime!
I've got #goals as the youngins would say...or maybe they wouldn't. I'm finding the longer I spend in my third decade on earth, the less I know what "cool" is. I'm okay with it too. I wasn't going to do a "goals" post originally, but I just looked back at a post from last year where I outlined my plan for 2018 and it was really great for me to see what I accomplished (more than I realized) and what I still need to work on. So in keeping with the same trend, these are (some of) my goals for Grace and Maura in 2019. This post is more for me to keep accountable, but also to give you a heads up of some of the things to look for in 2019! Thanks for all of your support last year, it means more than you know!