Monday, November 16, 2015

ISO Entryway Table

So we've owned our home for 7 months now and have lived here for all but 6 weeks of those months. We packed so much into the first few months - getting rid of popcorn ceilings and wallpaper, patching drywall and painting, redoing our kitchen cabinets and countertops - that when we finally got to a point where we were comfortable, we've kinda stalled on making progress. Not a bad thing, necessarily - we deserved a break, and some design decisions require you live in the space for awhile before making up your mind. Anyway, I'm itching to tie up some loose ends, and I've got my eye out for a couple pieces of furniture - a table for our entryway and a small cabinet for china in our dining area. Today after a dentist checkup I went browsing again for the entryway piece and wanted to share some examples of what I'm looking for. I love daydreaming about fixing up interesting finds from consignment and antique stores and doing interior design!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Funny by Association

Sometimes at work I'll have a "video of the day" to share with my co-worker.  A conversation will come up or something will happen that reminds me of a movie or TV show or SNL skit, and I'll have to pull up the video online to show her.  It's sometimes very strange the associations my brain makes between two seemingly unrelated topics, but today's video was on point.

During a conversation about "cleanses" and how unnecessary and gimmicky they are, I recalled this favorite skit featuring Phil Hartman from back in the day.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cheers to a New Year!

Last night we had a couple of friends over to ring in the new year (we anticipated a couple more, but a case of strep throat sidelined them).
We snacked on way too many finger foods and drank beer and bourbon while playing a new board game I got for Christmas.
I'm really excited about the prospect for a fresh start with this new year, and I started the year off with some major de-cluttering in our guest room/office/craft room. There's plenty more to be done, so I hope my current "GET RID OF ALL THE THINGS!!" mood sticks with me at least through the weekend. We spent time yesterday organizing kitchen gadgets, too, so all this progress feels really good!
I've got a few goals for myself this year. My biggest is probably to be more present and purposeful. All too often I feel like I'm just drifting along. I have a hard time focusing on events and conversations and have a hard time listening, internalizing, and remembering things. It feels as though I'm just half-assing a lot of things, thereby missing out on a lot of rich experiences. I'd like to pay closer attention to things and people, to engage more fully in events and activities. I want to live life more fully and stop phoning it in as I feel I have been. I have a lot to be thankful for, and a lot of amazing people in my life, and I feel like I take a lot for granted, at least through my actions and behaviors. One small change at a time, I'd like to get away from that. Along with that overarching resolution come smaller goals I'd like to flesh out over the coming days and weeks.
What are your resolutions for 2015?