October 16, 2014
It feels good being back writing for fun on the blog again. The last few weeks at work have been so busy that my brain has literally been running on fumes by the time I get home. Add to that I helped plan our neighborhood’s ”National Night Out" event last Tuesday…
and helped host a baby shower for my sweet neighbor this past Sunday.
But, overall, things have started to become manageable again and I’ve actually been looking forward to getting back to blogging.
My husband and I also had our 7th wedding anniversary earlier this week. To celebrate, we planned an all-day date in Downtown Houston over the weekend.
Our hotel was close to several restaurants, so we walked around a lot and went to brunch and to the movies and to dinner and then to breakfast the next day, and just really got to enjoy each other’s company (sans kiddos), which is the whole reason that we ended up together in the first place.
We stayed overnight at The Magnolia Hotel, which is a neat little boutique hotel downtown with some pretty amazing decor.
I’m kicking myself now for not snapping a picture of their 2nd floor lobby bathroom, because the setup really got my wheels turning with ideas for our half bath downstairs.
I haven’t done much to it since we moved in, so I haven’t shared it on the blog yet.
But I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect mirror in there and I also would like an accent wall of some sort. I saw this mirror at Lowe’s a while back, but now I’m not sure if it will be the one.
Playroom update: The playroom is done! It’s been 90% finished since like July, BUT there was that nagging 10% that I just couldn’t get motivated to finish. Now that I’m done, I can finally photograph and share that space soon!
I’ve also been doing a lot of design planning behind-the-scenes, which is to say that I’m full of ideas that are just waiting for the right combination of time + $$ to bring them to reality.
I tend to snap a lot of pictures of inspiring places on my cell phone and scroll through them from time to time to figure out if there’s a way to incorporate them in my house.
It’s not unusual for me to start a project and then end up jumping to something completely different, so, I usually wait to share a room on the blog when it’s ready for the full reveal.
To switch things up, I’m thinking about showing more of the planning process in future blog posts so that you can follow along with what I’m up to. I can literally have an idea swirling around in my head for months before it all comes together in just the right way to spark me to get started.
Since planning is usually the most time consuming part of room design for me, it will give me something to write about instead of going silent while the project is still in progress.
I mentioned a while back that I was planning a "big girl" room for my daughters. Remember this?
Well, this plan has been totally scrapped in favor of something a little more “them”, and I’m excited to share those plans in the coming weeks and hopefully get started on the room later this month.
So, what have you guys been up to? Share it in the comments!