Saturday, June 6, 2009

Change, Inspiration, Simplify

How many of us are in need of a totally new makeover for the home? I mean, how long has it been since we rearranged the furniture, painted a room, or bought a new duvet for our bedroom?

(Pictures courtesy of Pottery Barn)

I think many of us have way too much going on in our lives today. We are wives, moms, friends, cooks, maids, and the list goes on and on and on.

Well, I'm going to be first and stand up to say..."I NEED A CHANGE!"... "YES, I WANT A CHANGE!"
There are several projects that I need to complete, and many projects that have been in the works for two years or more. (OMG...Did I just admit that?)

So here is my plan. I am going to list all of the projects that I want completed throughout the summer months on my blog. Not only as a daily reminder, but also a motivator to actually keep track of what I've done and what is a work in progress.

And that's not even the best part!!! (What is you say?) Well, I am going to do before and after pics of these completed projects in weekly or monthly posts, depending on how big the project or the time involved. has been a long time since I have actually been excited to dig in and get my hands dirty in household projects! But it's time to complete them and simplify my life!!!
(If you feel motivated as well, by all means do the same thing!)

"Out of clutter, find Simplicity.
From discord, find Harmony.
In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity."


Jules said...

hi there! thank you for visiting my blog and for your very sweet comment! i LOVE your blog and am adding you to my blog roll :) keep up the great work!

boubou said...

Bonjour !
first time i come across your blog, so im gonan visit it now :)
well if you wanna be inspired by my collage or just dream, come and visit my blog :)
a bientot!
Boubouteatime xx

Kristin said...

Can't wait to see pics! I have summer home makeover goals too!!! Refinish a hutch, strip wallpaper and redo in guest bath and kick the kitchen florescent lighting to the curb and replace with track lighting. Yikes.

Debbie said...

I'll be anxious to see your photos. Maybe you will even inspire me!

carma said...

I love before and after pics..Hope you are able to make great progress over the coming months!

Tami said...

I think you just became MY motivator! STOOOOOOOOP IT! LOL.

Next weekend I will be tackling Calebs room to turn it from a "BOYS" room into a soft feminine one for my mom. Jeremiah will be over at 8am to help me tear the wood off the walls, and PAINT. Daniel said NO WAY JOSE. No can do. He hates doing projects.
THANKS FRIEND! Now I HAVE to finish what I start.
Will you be placing orders at Pottery Barn? It's a FAV of mine!!!


Veronica Lee said...

I'm really looking forward to see the pics!! I need some inspiration from you.

mimi said...

I love those pictures that you shared...drooling over them! Projects, oh sweet friend...have I got projects. I wish I was there to help you with yours. I love this kind of stuff!!

I'm SO excited for all your future before/after posts!!


This is great! Stopping by from SITS!

Reeni♥ said...

I need change, too! I'll be working on my projects right along with you!

The Redhead Riter said...

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Thanks for sharing!

EntertainingMom said...

thanks for stopping by! Lovely blog you have... lovely recipes for me to try out as well. Thank goodness for the blogworld when insomnia strikes at 3:00 am!

pink green & southern said...

Thanks for visiting my blog--yours is great!

pinkstilettos said...

Yes... I am so with you on needing the home makeover deal!! But I think I am going to wait until my kids get a little older because they break, stain and ruin everything it seems. So, I am going to wait a while! Daisy~

MBM said...

Thanks for dropping my my blog.I must say I love yours too! This is a great post. I am feeling the same way. We kicked off summer with a MAJOR yard sale & used the money for new dining room chairs & a new bed for our son. Buh-bye clutter! I love your ideas about simplifying.
We are working on our TV & master bedroom. Please keep us posted. I'd love to know what you do. I also have another blog
Sorry for the long comment!!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

I am totally in makeover mode at my house.

Your lovely blog has received a kreativ blog award...go pick it up at my place ;)


Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Simplify is definitely beautiful (BTW, I love Pottery Barn :)
In your next visit, I have 2 gifts waiting for you.
Have a great week!


You have inspired me to re- do my craft area. It is a disaster, completely disorganized and in desperate need of my attention. I love this post. The pictures are all cheerful and bright!! Thanks for all the sweet comments on my post and you are right our sons would become fast friends. Have a lovely day

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

oh yes, I need a change and I need to first figure out what to do! I do move furniture abound but...there is a lot to do. besides that. stuff needs to go.. stuff needs work

Im with you on this


Mama Nut said...

Just beautiful!! I almost can't even look at your blog anymore because you have such cute things!! I live in a center-block apartment with no room for improvement! One day, though....