I have just returned from some Hobby Lobby Therapy, and my shoulder is tired from pushing the buggy that wanted to veer to the left during my Appointment.
I'm sure the tiredness in my shoulder has nothing to do with the cute green suede trash bag I carry over my shoulder.
So, on to more important things. My champagne taste. I found a fabric I am in love with. It is $39.99 a yard. I only want it for valances so that won't be so bad when it goes on 50% some day. The duiponi silk I want to make the panels is $21.99 a yard. That's where things start heating up. I'm thinking I'll need around 28 feet, which is 9 yards, which is, well, heck if I know, but it's gonna require some saving.
But it is time for change! And I'm a flip-flopper. One day I want to move and have more space. The next day I want to stay put and freshen up our current home. I love the coziness and openness of my home. And the sunnyness of it. The thing I want more than anything is a bigger kitchen and space to entertain. More storage would be bliss as well!
Here are the things I am currently doing to spruce things up:
- My favorite thing is to downsize. This is easy to do and it gives instant results. The bottom line is when you have too much stuff that has no home it creates clutter.
- Picking up after myself right away. If you already do this it is going to seem like a no-brainer. If you don't, it will change the way you feel about your day and your home. Really. Try it. It is easy to feel like you don't have time to put somethin' away right then and there, but why not? Especially when you are cooking. Put up and clean as you go and it will make you smile when you sit down to a clean kitchen.
- Praying blessings over my home. Here are some things I ask God for. Peace. Safety. Joy. Warmth. Coziness. The Word of God spoken here. Laughter. Laughter. Joy. Forgiveness. Openess. Be a place of refuge and a haven.
- Fabric hunting. My new BFF Nester told me I can paint and make curtains and stuff and I believe her. I am making curtains. And I'm going to make a table topper. And it is going to be amazing.
I'd love to know if anyone else has ideas that you like to do to make your house sparkle?