A Bit of Organizing
With the New Year and all, I've spent the last week or so getting a bit organized. First, I dropped off a trunkful of boxes to our local thrift shop. They were sitting in my trunk for weeks! (Plus, I had nowhere to hide any new purchases so I had to get rid of them asap. Hahaha, I kid, I kid.) I did end up buying a shiny, new calendar from Chapters. It was 50% off and it has sparkles. I haven't had a calendar in the house for years. I am so going to remember people's birthdays and stuff this year. Not like Alex's last birthday when I went off to work and forgot it was his birthday until I was writing the date on my chalkboard at school. I hurt his feelings. :( Not anymore. I am totally going to be ahead of the game this time. I also cleared out the closet in the breakfast room. Behind our crisp, new closet door were shelves and shelves full of teacher-y stuff. Binders, books, stickers, gluesticks, bristol board, you name it. I sorted through everything, recycled what I didn't need, and packed the rest in boxes to bring to my classroom. I've still got a ways to go but it's a start, right?
I want to say ♥ thank you ♥ to those of you who took the time to answer my dorky poll or to leave a comment with some advice for me about my light fixture dilemma. So many of your comments made perfect sense! Deep down I really do want something a bit more old-fashioned looking. Al and I came to a mutual decision that we are going to keep the white, drum-shade pendant light in the breakfast room until we find the light we really want. Then, we'll just put the white one in the laundry room downstairs for a crisp, clean look. It was only $39 so it ends up being win-win. We have a cute light for now, until we find the perfect one for the space. I forgot to tell you that the light is adjustable, so we can mount it close to the ceiling if we want. We'll see how that turns out.
Unrelated sidenote: Did you know that our laundry room is being demolished as we speak?!? I told Alex I wanted to put crown moulding in the living room and dining room. He said not right now and then went downstairs and knocked down a wall in the laundry room. What!?!?!?!?! No pancakes for him tomorrow.
|It was already pretty hideous, what's a pile of wood and some drywall dust?|
I have a really hard time finding and choosing fabrics: bedding, curtains, pillows, etc. I love certain pale shades of blue and green that aren't really "in" right now. I haven't been able to find bedding that I absolutely love for a few years. Until yesterday. I need to lay off the Pottery Barn website. I'm crushing on their new:
|Nila Patchwork Quilt - Pottery Barn|
|Vintage Ticking Stripe Duvet - Pottery Barn|
|Embroidered Vintage Ticking Stripe Pillow - Pottery Barn|
|My Dream Bed - Pottery Barn|
Alright, I'm off to make some tea and eat the last of the Christmas goodies. Hope you have a great weekend!