I am having a complete and total home improvement freak out. I LOVE our new place, like whoa. However, we haven’t unpacked a lot of the boxes and the two bedrooms worth of boxes in our new one bedroom makes for one of those games where one piece is intentionally missing so that you can move around the pieces one at a time until they make a picture. It is chaos. Kinda like that last sentence. And our bedroom is half primed. Like awkwardly, not even done with priming the top half. And I want to paint EVERYTHING else – so this is a very, very small portion of the work to be done. I did patch a lot of nail holes and one major ninja-kick size hole in the bathroom — I know the owner should of done this, but did I mention I am having a freak out and that I want to fix everything, and fix everything NOW?! If only I could afford to take like two weeks off from work and just focus.. ahh that would be so great. Seriously, how does anyone own a home, have babies, dogs, a man, a car, a job or any of all that business. Work, school, and a new apartment are making me lose my mind. “What I wuss,” says Jenny.
So how am I handling this? Well a few things:
1. I am not. I went to IKEA yesterday, made a couple smart choices but many more bad ones and needless to say I will be returning a decent amount of these impulsive buys.
2. Ok, I am kinda handling things. Now. But only because I went to the Brick House and started from her very first post and read in a couple pages. I totally forgot about what her place looked like in the beginning, considering how incredibly beautiful it is now. And! She had a whole house that needed SO much more work than our little condo. This reminded me that things work out better when you breathe and such; when you really think through your decisions and only select things you really love. Most importantly it has reminded me to be ok with slow progress. As much as it totally blows.
All that being said, I am imagining that there may be a little bloggy hiatus. You know, while I calm down and finish some shiz. Like unpacking, because that would be a good start. Or finals which are this week and next (yeah I know, SHUT UP. I am trying not to think about it.)
So in tribute, because The Brick House has really helped me out today and to allow me to post without having to think too much (considering how healthy my mind is right now) – I am hereby sharing with you my master list of the blogs that I absolutely HAVE to check daily. It is an obsession. An addiction. It’s an itch that I just can’t help but scratch, and I don’t even bother trying to fight the urge, because it is OH. so. good.
3. Door Sixteen
8. Decor 8
10. Design Sponge
12. Once Wed
13. Style Me Pretty
14. 100 Layer Cake
15. Studio 28 Photo
16. The Dieline
17. Cotton and Curls
(Yes wedding blogs are a guilty pleasure, don’t judge me!)
ENJOY! I know I will.