There is nothing like taking down the Christmas tree to inspire some new decor… anyone else a little depressed when the tree comes down and the living room looks a little less festive and happy?
The other day I had just taken down the tree, AJ was finishing up some things at a rental and Drew woke up from napping for only 45 minutes. I just about went bonkers… you know those times when you finally say to yourself “okay, I’ll take a nap” even though you have a to-do list a mile long, so you lay down, think about how much better you’ll feel when you wake up when just as you are drifting into dreamland WAHHH WAHHHH. Mmmm hmmm… that is what happened to me. So I get up like a crazy cranky lady and decided not to let Drew see how tired and upset I was and decided to make the best of it.
I’m watching Nate Berkus with my sister in law, Meredith, (and can we just digress a minute for me to tell you that if everyone had to have a gay husband mine would be Nate Berkus. In love.) and he is talking, at this very moment, about my goal for the new year… To use space smarter… AJ and I don’t need a bigger house, we just need to put things where they go and utilize all of our space. Implementing that goal is how I decided to make the best of my exhausted state once Drew woke up.
Love you, Nate. I’m sorry your show was cancelled. Maybe we can start up a business together?
For my first goal in this area it is to get rid of things that are sitting where they don’t belong. We had a pile of frames sitting in our bedroom… why don’t I just create a fun gallery wall so that they can sit somewhere they can be enjoyed? Here is what the space looked like pre-gallery wall, with frames on the floor and chairs smooched off to the side where the Christmas tree was.