Friday, you have never looked so good. I mean it. Really. I love you Friday. Let’s be best friends. You guys, this week was full of very unexpected life changing blows. And that is not even me being dramatic. We are talking future job lay-offs and baby making obstacles galore. One of these days, I’ll share I promise. But for now, I am celebrating the weekend being here, and not having any plans! Whoo hoo! I have a date with Dateline tonight, and then I am going to get some emotions out by deep-cleaning my house (I’m weird like that), and then I am going to relax with my hubby. I think we deserve it after this week.
January. One month already in the books for the new year. I really do wish time would slow down! It’s been a month of ups and downs already, but I still have so much faith that two-thousand and seventeen will be a great one. One of my goals for this year is to get a little more personal with you on the blog, so I thought taking time each month to share some favorites of mine would be a good start. I’m going to really play around with these, share some of the things I take screenshots of that I love, maybe start taking my camera around with me and sharing some candid shots that I take here and there, favorite products or blog posts I find. A little of this, a little of that. So we’ll see how it goes.
This post is the epitome of why I love do-it-yourself projects. Repurposing old into new, being able to use my creativity, and saving a ton of money in the process is what it’s all about! My taste in home décor changes from time to time, a lot or a little, so I am always looking at ways to flip a piece I already have and try to make it fit a new style. I tend to let unused pieces sit in our basement for long periods of time, but before I get rid of them I play around with a few ideas. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. That’s just the name of the game! I always figure, what’s the harm in making a last ditch effort!?
I like pretty things. I know I can’t possibly be alone in this! Pretty house accessories, to be exact, are my weakness and I don’t hate it. The kitchen supplies section at World Market, basically anything at The Container Store, and the adorable organization stuff at Home Goods make me all giddy inside! That might come off incredibly strange to some people, but that’s okay. I really don’t mind. This obsession of mine actually started with a broom. It was wooden and the handle was paint dipped in ivory, and it motivated me to actually use it more because it was adorable. Still weird, I guess so.
Confession time. We’ve had these before, where I tell you all something embarrassing about myself and hope you don’t judge me. Well, a couple years ago my wonderful husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, and it sat and collected dust for almost a year before I ever used it. I was truly scared of it. I’d never actually sewed much of anything in my life, let alone used a legit sewing machine. The first time I attempted to learn how to use it, I YouTubed a bunch of videos and understood the basics enough to sew a pillow. The seams definitely weren’t perfect, but it’s still holding up to date, so that’s a win in my book!
I may be a few days late to the party, but I hope you all had the best time celebrating this new year we are now in! I really look forward to January because it means a fresh start and new resolutions to commit to. There is something so exciting and refreshing to me about sitting down, reflecting on the last three hundred and sixty five days and looking forward to the next three hundred and sixty five days. A blank slate full of goals for your personal life, as well as your business life.