Get It Together

Ugh.

Here I am… 20 days after telling you that I’d post more and nothin’ but crickets.  Sorry, friends!  Truth is, I’m a wreck.  And not in an emotional way, but more like in a “my brain is fried and it really shouldn’t be” kind of way.  *sigh

We’ve been unpacking with most of our time over the past 3 weeks.  Boxes and boxes and boxes of stuff that I see and think “why did I even have them pack this?”  But then I remember they just pack EVERYthing they see (including dirty rags… *gag) and it’s not my fault.  *Whew… that was a close one.  😛

My brain is still recovering from the state of craziness that it resided in for like 2.5 months.  I’m slowly getting better, but I still swear that I’m missing something super important.  I’m pretty sure that everything is covered, by now, but there was just SO much to keep track of that my brain hasn’t gotten used to “life as usual” again.  An I am solo ready for that, because I’m tired of seeming flaky and ditzy… especially since I can’t blame it on the move, anymore.  *womp womp  Someday I’ll feel smart again and won’t appear like an idiot to my new co-workers and boss. haha

But really, though… Let’s talk about the important part – I’m down to only boxes filled with decor, now.  WOOOOOT!!  Well, and one random box that says “bath supplies” that I’m frankly a little nervous to open (because what does that even mean?), but I’ll get to it soon.  And I still need to have the movers come pick up all of the boxes so that we can actually use the 2nd car portion of our two-car garage, but…. meh… I’ll get to it someday.  Priorities, right?

Which brings me to the point of this post (although catching everyone up was definitely on the list)… decorating!!  Since we’re done with the big stuff, that means that it’s time for my favorite part of moving:  making this new house feel more like our home.

Yes it’s true – we bought a custom-built home, BUT…. it’s someone else’s custom.  The reason we still did it was because the house is still very beautiful and it’s laid out pretty nicely, along with having a great property size.  But we also knew that we could easily live with much of it while we took our time to fix it up and make it our own.  And that’s SO important – making a house your own.  It’s what brings you comfort.  What makes it feel like your fortress.  What makes you happy to have people ever and proud to call it yours.

So this means that it’s time to start planning things out.  And I LOVE this part!!  Well, it’s hard to say that, because I really love ALL of the parts of this process… planning things out, finding the pieces that fit the plan, cutting corners on spending where you can, and allowing yourself to splurge on the pieces that are important to you, and pulling it all together in the end.  My favorite part?  That it never really ends.  You get to a point with decorating where it’s come together nicely, everything works, and you can sit back and enjoy it… but then you’re always tweaking it juuust a little.  And though that may sound awful to some, it’s what I love about decorating.  There’s always room for improvement, even if it’s just because your tastes have changed.

hope to start creating some version of a mood board for our rooms, soon, and planning out the color palette throughout the home.  I don’t like to have everything the same color for a home that I’m actually living in, but I like for a house to feel connected and cohesive.  It’s got to flow, people.  Flo Fo Sho… Then Flo some Mo.  Ok… I’ll stop.

That’s where we are for now.  This week, Hope is trying to day dream, plan it out, and get it all together.

What have you guys been up to?
~ Hope

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