Hey there friends! I am so ready for fall! How about you? For us here it’s not yet feeling much like fall (it’s been in the 90s all week 🙄 ). Pulling out a few fall decor items is helping me get over the hump. Welcome!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! It has been oh so hot here the past few days, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time with family and friends! Yesterday I took some time to rest and recover the house. I don’t know about you, but we are having fun, the last thing I worry about is cleaning up! HA!
About 3 years ago I got tired of spending mega bucks on cleaning supplies and started researching alternatives. Of course with the help of Pinterest I found a ton! I have been making my own laundry soap ever since which I love and a few other homemade cleaners that I swear by.
One of my favorite all-natural cleaning weapons is vinegar. It really has so many uses but today I would like to highlight my 5 favorite.
Hello there! I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! As I shared before, hubby and I celebrated 22 years this weekend. It was a great weekend! We opted to stay home and chill rather than getting out of town. Since our younger three left for a church trip on Saturday we really only had to deal with the 20year old, and he’s hardly home anyway! Saturday we spent some time exploring a flea market, eating yummy bbq for lunch, napping (which I never do, but apparently really needed), followed by some yummy Mexican food on the lake, and watching the sunset. And we got to witness a cute proposal – bonus!
It’s day 24, and today I need to take a moment. The biggest lesson I have learned in work-with-what-you’ve-got-design is sometimes you just need to take a moment. You have to live with something for a while. Sometimes you need to live with it in an unfinished state, and often in an in-between state. Why?
I find it helps to let things marinate for a while. Am I sure that this is the direction I want to go? Do I really like this as much as I thought I would? What are my options next? What would be the best way to complete this project??
The moment might last for a few hours, it might last for a day, it might last for a week or two. But, eventually you will feel comfortable enough with your decision or plan to move forward. Projects tend to finish out more smoothly when I take a moment in the middle somewhere.
When working with what you have, and working to make things function best for your family, you often need to take a moment and evaluate. Is this system working, what would work better? Do I like this furniture arrangement, is this the best way to organize this space? This ‘moment’ also allows some time for input from others. 🙂
Even when you think you are pretty clear on what the plan is or what direction you want to go, try taking a moment and live with it for a while, see how it works for you. 😉
For example, I finally got the lights from Ikea for my kitchen (thanks to my sweet friend Angela), I ripped out the frame and panels last weekend and have been living with this all week. (and no that’s not dirt – it’s over spray from the stain they used on the frame we took down – lovely right?)
I have a plan in my head, but the plan has a couple of options, so I am living with it while it marinates and I decided what will work best. I certainly don’t want to jump in, hate it and have to re-do it!! Maybe this weekend my moment will be over and I’ll get something done!! Ha!!
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