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Friday, May 8, 2009

Things to Do


I'm exhausted. Any one who knows me even the slightest bit knows that I must have something to focus on at all times. Once I accomplish one goal, I immediately move on to the next and it occupies my mind in an obsessive way. I can hear you laughing from here, Kasey!

Anyway, I can feel myself slowly but surely slipping into a frenzy like state, as is my custom, with all of the little projects that I want to accomplish around my home. I just love this house, and as much as I know that it won't be mine forever, it's just too cute not to personalize as much as I can.

I'm posting my "to do" list here so you guys can offer opinions, support and accountability. Also, because I am a list-maker in my inner-most being and putting things down on paper (or on a blog) in list form brings me a sense of peace, stability and order.

1. Paint my room


2. Put SOMETHING on the walls in my room


3. Paint flower/bird mural on Eva's walls


4. Hang more pictures in the breakfast room


5. Put more decor on the walls in my living room and computer/play room


6. Take pictures for entry way


7. Do something with this blank wall, other than painting


8. Hang curtain panel on this window


9. "Privatize" the glass panels around my front door


10. Plant Hydrangea and Vinca in my garden


11. Paint the girls' bathroom


12. Picnic table for breakfast room(oh no...that has not been forgotten)


13. Izzy's room...something different. It just looks too much like Eva's room.


So, whadya say? Any suggestions? I'm open.


4 comments on "Things to Do"

Little Lovables on May 8, 2009 at 7:26 AM said...

Hmmm, I think you need something on top of your armoire in your bedroom... like a pretty vintage wooden birdcage or something!!

Overall, your house looks very well put together and the colors and furniture are all so lovely, I'm a bit jealous!

Just minor touches of personalizing on the walls and you're done. Just remember that little things like that take time to accomplish! I'm a total list maker too, it keeps me focused but drives me insane at the same time, b/c it reminds me of everything I haven't done yet, so sometimes it is good to walk away from the list for a short while.

For the baby's room, a cute handmade mobile would be cute! I love what NieNie did by just stapling little toys to the ceiling in a pretty manner:

http://www.cookiemag.com/magazine/blogs/nesting/best_of_2008/index.html

read sfgirlbybay.blogspot.com or apartmenttherapy and you will get lots of inspiration! (and vintage/goodwill/craigslist finds can be painted for super cheap additions)

David Reed on May 8, 2009 at 8:24 PM said...

For privatizing the side-light by the front door, there are some opaque rice paper like peel and stick panels at Lowe's or Home Depot. Still lets in the light, but nobody will be able to see in (or out) It comes in a roll/sheet like shelf paper. You just cut it to an approximate size, apply and use a razor to trim to a perfect fit. Inexpensive and easy to remove when you move out.

Joy on May 10, 2009 at 8:16 AM said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I LOVE to decorate. Your house is very nice and I love all the colors. Definitely shop Hobby Lobby for wall decor. I can find some things for as low as $2 when they do their major clearance (about 6 aisles of clearanced decor)!

To make each girl's room different, add different accent colors and a "theme". Like one girl's room could be ladybugs with PINK accents. The other girl's room could be butterflies with PURPLE accents. I love purple and green together.

Fresh Batch Jams on May 10, 2009 at 8:47 PM said...

Paint your stairwell wall and put on an "Upper Case Living" saying (uppercaseliving.com). Love them - I just can't decide on one of my own.