Thursday, March 18, 2010

branching out

Hello there! I hope the sun is shining where you are - I know it is here! I feel really really excited about it. I think that it has helped me get out of my funk. Lovely conversations with my besties (...Shannon) have also helped me realize that I am not alone. It is so good to have people like her in my life. 

I am taking off this Friday, because I am working on Sunday. I feel really pumped because the weather for Friday is supposed to be AMAZING!! I am already creating all of these lists in my head of things that I want to get done. I am working on the balance between accomplishing the things that I need to do and being spontaneous and fun ;)

I am also really excited to share with you all that I am creating my own little studio in our house. When I say studio, don't be mistaken, it is nothing fancy. But, I am really excited about it. I am so happy to not be making and packaging orders in the kitchen anymore. I'm sorry, but working from the kitchen counter is not very inspiring. 

I am so excited to have my own little space. I will take pictures someday when it is a little cuter. Right now it is just in the beginning stages. I am really trying to re-purpose the things that we already own. So far I am doing really well, but I wouldn't exactly call it "cute." However, I am going to organize and clean more this weekend, so hopefully it will get there soon enough. 

One thing that I saw on etsy and thought that the new little room needed were these. 


Aren't these little fabric leaves cute?? You can buy them here, or, I think that they would be super easy to make.  I am going to use some of the adorable teal floral fabric scraps from the rice bag. 

I think the thing that I am most excited about is having a space for the things that don't "go" somewhere else in my house. A lot of times I see a fabric or something and love it, but it doesn't really go in any particular room. Well, since this room is going to be a hodge-podge or re-purposed items, I can feel the freedom to fill the room with all the things that I love - even if they don't really "go." 

In the future, I hope to get brave like this with the rest of my house. I love it when you go into a house and you know that everything in it has meaning and memory behind it. I don't want to be a clutter bug, but I wouldn't mind being a tab bit more ecclectic.
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What about you guys? What is one of your favorite items in your home? What things in your home bring you the most joy??

4 comments:

Anne said...

This sounds so fun! Where is your studio going to be? I don't think I've been to your house in a while - and I feel like you have redone several areas. I need to come see them sometime - and maybe I could bring Moose to play with your puppies :)

Julie said...

Rach, I have been dreaming of a scrapbook/craft room for years. My office is SUPER boring and I want to turn it into a crafty-craft room like yesterday. I think about doing that but then i think, "I don't want to waste all of my dollars and turn it into a baby room some day..."

Not that that would be a bad thing. It would just be a waste.

jenna said...

i want to make these leaves. :)

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