So I’m just going to slip this post in like I haven’t been a non-blogger since early 2015. If you are new to the site or curious as to where the direction of this blog is heading, feel free to check the “About” page. With that out of the way, let’s focus on this semi “new” trend I’ve been drawn to. Frankly, the idea of painting a wall only halfway is appealing for a lot of reasons, but a major reason is the fact that it takes a lot less energy than painting an entire wall, am I right?
Folks, I have a legitimate problem of starting projects and not finishing them. Someone once told me that it’s a sign of creatives, I just think it’s lack of follow-through. With that being said, Spring is here and that means we are kicking off more house projects. I am determined to finish every last detail that’s in my head for Oliver’s room, it feels like it’s been 90% done for almost a year. It’s sad to say that I have drug my feet on hanging anything on his walls…enter Minted!
Tulips are back in the grocery stores! That my friends is a $9 bouquet of happiness.
Is it just me or is this year already whizzing by. I’m conflicted because a part of me absolutely wants the freezing temps to lift, the snow to melt and to frolic in the awesomeness of summer, but I also need time to slow down. Oliver turned two yesterday and I felt like I practically blinked and he aged a year. With so much on our calendar these days it seems like more and more we talk in terms of months (even years!) than in weeks or days.
Sometimes I wonder if a gallery wall will ever be the equivalent of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster…or chevron (we all jumped on that train didn’t we? guilty!) But then I think, how can something so magical as a gallery wall ever become tiresome? Especially when there are SO many variations. I’m officially claiming 2015 as the year of the gallery walls (in our home at least). The walls in our house have been super neglected (so naked!) and I think having some pieces hung would add instant warmth to our overall luke warm spaces.
So here I am, first post of 2015….on January 13th. Resolution to be a better blogger??…NAILED IT. (yea right) I feel that I have two great excuses for my tardiness, one was rolling into the new year with the flu (yea!) and the second was the painting and rewiring of the electrical in the basement, of course got off schedule because of it. But things are looking up! We have finished painting and finished putting in the recessed lighting. We have also replaced all the outlets and covers but still need to get to the door knobs. I always wrestle with showing pictures of a project before it’s done. I think it takes away from the before and after reveal, but like I’ve said before I’m trying to push myself to show more of the process.
2014 was a good year. We were finally getting our bearings being parents (I think it takes about a year to feel a “new” normal), we purchased our first home and have had a really fun time making it our own. Spending the holidays in our house was really special for us and made the season that much greater. I’m a big fan of resolutions, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized it’s more important to have fewer, more substantial goals and it’s also more realistic.
It’s Christmas week! I’m both excited and a little bummed. I love the holidays but they always seem to fly by so quickly. Chris’s mom is flying in tonight so we are very much looking forward to her visit. My sister in law Michelle will be staying over as well on Christmas eve and we will be making a roast. Christmas morning we will make a huge breakfast for everyone and drink mimosas. Nobody needs to shower or even change out of their p.j.’s and “The Christmas Story” movie plays on repeat in the background for most of the day.