When I moved out of my parents house at the ripe old age of twenty-three and into my first apartment, I was overly excited to decorate my new space. So much so that I avoided even the thought of having a roommate because I was scared our styles would clash. I wanted complete and total creative control to decorate how I wished, so living solo was the way to go. I would say over the past seven years I have learned a ton about what works for me and what doesn’t. My lessons came through many hours spent sitting and staring at a room trying to visualize its many possibilities, along with a lot of trial and error situations. I still don’t have it all figured out, and I am always learning something new about the decorating process as I go. However, one thing that has remained consistent is my love of neutrals, and my absolute fear of bright colors. And when I say fear, I mean it.
It’s a busy, busy world these days. Everyone has their own crazy schedules to adhere to and sometimes it is just plain difficult to get ahead! Can I get an AMEN on that one?! Seriously, every time I see that meme that says, “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce…” I want to yell because dang it, it’s true! Life is busy! I live and die by my planner to make it through each week. And we are talking about a real life pen to paper planner, no phone or computer apps for this girl please! I like to write things down, and I am a super visual person. Lately, I have been trying to really nail down a good consistent work/blog/exercise/play schedule. When I get home from work in the evenings I have limited time to clean, cook dinner, work on the blog, workout, and see friends and family some nights. For that reason I am currently trying to conquer the meal planning phase of my weeks. Baby steps, people!
You know when you have one of those rooms that you just cannot get right for the life of you? You slap on a new coat of paint, thinking maybe that is the problem. It wasn’t. You move around furniture but it just doesn’t feel or look right. You have a million nail holes in the wall from the countless amount of wall hangings you hung, then removed, then hung again. That pretty much sums up my home office. It started with a sports theme, but then I convinced my husband to pack it all up and let me decorate it like I wanted! To be fair, I was working my day job from home at the time so I was spending forty hours a week staring at baseballs and hockey pucks. I was ready for a change, and about a few dozen attempts later, I think it’s time to share the current state of my Vintage Home Office!
I remember the first blog I ever started following. It was years ago, and I really didn’t even know that home decor blogs even existed. I would visit this particular blog almost daily and waited ever so
impatiently for new posts so I could take a peek into her beautiful home. I was so nosy when it came to seeing how people decorated, so someone openly sharing theirs with me felt almost like a secret that nobody else knew about. Her blog played a huge role in why I started Little Glass Jar. I wanted to document how we are turning our house into a place we are proud to call home, and if people want to follow along, that just makes the experience even better!
It’s officially summertime!!! To me, that means watermelon, concerts outside, county fairs, flip flops, lightening bugs, sprinklers, barbecues, I could go on and on. It’s already insanely hot here in St. Louis, but I am just going with it! Summer hasn’t always been my favorite time of the year, we all know my complete obsession with fall, and that will never change. However, it’s feeling pretty go so far this year. Fourth of July is right around the corner and I am SO looking forward to a nice long extended weekend with lots of family time. Until then, I figured I would deck out the house in red, white and blue Vintage Fourth of July Decor, because for some reason patriotic looks good on farmhouse decor. There is just something about the two that just go together.
Did you want to take a peek at my latest happy mail from Gable Lane Crates? Oh, you do? I mean, I guess I could show you what’s inside. Well really, I would love to show you! This months crate theme that showed up at my doorstep is themed Romantic Bedroom, and it is filled with whimsical decor that you can add to your bedroom for a little feminine touch. Sometimes that’s exactly what you need when you get done with a long day. A cute little spot that is relaxing and romantic! These goodies matched well with my white linens and pillows, but still had the slight vintage vibe that I love. [If you missed my first two crates, Mixed Metals and Sow & Gather you can take a look inside those here and here.]