Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hanging out with My Mom

Hi friends,
Warning: This blog post today has absolutely nothing in the least bit to do with decorating. Even though my last blog post said that I was probably done blogging, Losing My Steam, I decided to pop back in today because I see that many of you keep visiting my blog each and every day. So, what the heck, I'll share what's been going on in my life.

This week I made the 4 1/2 hour car ride from our home south of Raleigh, North Carolina to my parent's home in Fairfax, Virginia. My dad has gone up to Maine for a convention that he organizes every two years for his past work organization. This will be the first time that my mom hasn't joined him. I came to stay with my mom to 'mom sit': basically hang out with her, take her to doctor's appointments, and keep her company. I was actually really looking forward to this time together.

Here is the top reason that I am loving my week hanging out with my mom:

1. A bed to my own beautiful self: No cats, no dogs, no kids! Alleulia! Just me, two pillows, a sheet and blanket, and a comfy bed. The family bed is not my thing, nor is it my husband's idea of a restful night's sleep. Our kids have their own bedrooms and beds. We like them to sleep in their own beds. Stay in there you rascals! The night before I came to visit my mom I had a four year old, well, truth be told, my four year, climb into my bed and attempt to sleep with my husband and I. His version of sleeping includes sleeping horizontally across our bed between the two of us which really means that he's kicking one of us while he's tossing and turning and head butting the other one of us. Needless to say, we get that knucklehead back into his bed as soon as he falls asleep. This happens about once a week, one or the other of our children say they're scared or couldn't sleep and try to find refuge in our bed. What this means for us is intterupted sleep. Notice, I didn't mention that I mind sleeping with my husband, with our king size bed, he has his half, I have mine. Sleep is soooo underrated I think. I love it! I am going to bed early here at my mom's every night and plan on sleeping in (anything past 6am is beautiful!). No alarm clock jarring me awake to make kids' breakfasts and rush them out of the house to school. (I really do like being a mom and love my two kids....really! It doesn't sound like it, does it? Honestly, I do.)

Get in your own bed, son!

Maybe I'll pop back in and share some more later friends. Thanks for joining me today.

We have some very exciting news in our family that we are waiting to happen today that I'll share soon.

Hope you're having a joy filled day. If not, find something that brings you joy and do it! Now!

May you have a restful night's sleep! Sweet dreams my friends-

Friday, September 7, 2012

Losing My Steam

Hi friends,
I want to thank you for joining me today. Honestly, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me every time that you do. It means so much to me when you email me with ideas, questions, and input. I love hearing from you and learning all about you. I have made several friends from my blog which has been such a blessing. I starting blogging about a year and a half ago when my family (handy husband Steve, Bryce- 6 year old daughter, and Brayden- 4 year old son) moved from Northern Virginia to a quieter, little slower paced life near Raleigh, North Carolina. I went from working full time in the math office for the 12th largest school system in the USA to being a part-time traveling math educational consultant. I found some time on my hands and a house that was twice as big as our previous home that needed to be decorated. I had so much fun sharing with you my ideas about how to decorate it- sharing some mistakes (not really mistakes because you learn from it and change it out if it doesn't work for you) and thinkings along the way. It's definitely still a work in progress, heck, we know it'll always be a work in progress! But, I love it that way! I love spicing it up- rearranging furniture, buying some new pillows to add a pop of color to the room, or grabbing some new flowers or item to add interest.

If you are a regular visitor to my little decorating blog you might have noticed that my postings have been happening a lot less frequently lately. This little blog started out as a place for me to be creative and share a little bit about myself. I have never made any money from it (my choice) or tried to turn it into a business. It was just a place for this mom of two young ones to have something of her own to fill her bucket.  Well, I wanted to share with you that lately I've felt uninspired to blog. I haven't felt moved to do any new postings. I think I might be losing my steam. I guess I could have just stopped blogging but I thought I owed it to those of you that continue to stop by daily or weekly to let you know what's up. I truly appreciate your coming along my decorating journey with you. It's been fun. I may feel inspired in a day or a week or a month to do another blog posting or I may not. All I know for sure is that right now, it's not there for me.

I wish you a wonderful week and weekend. I hope that find love with your families and friends. I wish you joy, passion, and fullfillment in all that you do.

Here's a few of my favorite pinterest pictures to share with you before I sign off today:


Happy decorating & living,