I’ve spent the last 2 years trying to figure out what I wanted to do with our master suite. We purchased matching yellow nightstands when we moved in and I have been trying to design around them for months now with no success. I’m going to reveal our new space here on the blog today!
Sunshine yellow. Sunflower yellow. Bright yellow nightstands. I don’t care what magical name you have for them, it was a bad choice. When we moved into our home in 2016, we couldn’t resist getting a little crazy with some of the items we wanted to bring into the house. Afterall, it was a brand new slate and we could make it anything we wanted it to be. For whatever insane reason, we decided to start with yellow.
2 years later, I’m taking matters into my own hands. Today, these babies are getting a facelift.
I came across Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” about two-years ago. The concept was brand new to me but there was something so familiar about it. As a child, I used my own resources to come up with tidying techniques and for years, I thought I had figured it all out. I just kept purchasing things and then purchasing plastic things to keep them organized. I didn’t know that I was struggling with an addictive shopping behavior and that my organizing was just helping the habit stick around. I knew it was time for a change.
I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I use it all the time and there are some days that I pin over a thousand times. Today is no exception, which is why I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
After reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō’, I knew that we needed to create a built-in wall organizer for our home. I’m a firm believer that everything in your home needs a home or things quickly become untidy, so this was the exact thing we needed for those items that always end up gathering in a pile somewhere.
For my 25th birthday, I wanted to do something different – and did we ever!
Kaitlin and I drove up to Chicago on a Thursday afternoon to attend a Deadmau5 concert at the Aragon Ballroom. This venue is amazing, and this photo doesn’t do justice to once Deadmau5 took over. He brought his cube with a total height of 18.7′ and weight of 10,500 pounds – the visual effects he had going on for the show were absolutely stunning.
I feel like the word comfort would be a great word for the gifts that I received this year. This year for Christmas, we decided to go simple and Jeremiah picked out some of my very favorite items and then added in a few things he knew I needed added to my wardrobe for our winter snowboarding trips and our crazy Indiana weather.
We spent this past chilly weekend at a tiny house event here in Zionsville, Indiana checking out all the neat spaces and trying our very best to stay warm. The event was “Try It Tiny” Tiny Wonderland at Lion’s Park a few minutes away from our house, so we bundled up and braved the cold just to get a glimpse of these gorgeous little homes.
Here comes spring!
And for me, that means intense spring cleaning.
Don’t get me wrong, I clean out and purge items in my house all year long, but something about the fresh new year just makes me eager to do an even better job at cleaning and getting rid of what is not necessary.
Everything? Yes, everything.
Growing up, I had the option of asking my poor mother to cook anything my heart desired. And because she wanted to make us happy, she usually cooked something she knew we would eat anyways.
But now, in my home, my four year old eats everything I do. It has never been an option, in our house, to throw a fit and not eat what is served to you. At a very young age, we taught him that if he wanted to eat dinner that he would eat with us.
By all means, I’m not saying we had it all figured out, we hit the stage of picky eating, but we pushed right through it. I can’t tell you the amount of carrots he held in his mouth. He’d take one bite, decide he hated the texture and hold it in his mouth. But here was the difference, we told him he had to eat it then we walked away and pretended to “not pay attention”.