I have so little to blog about lately but for good reasons. Our life is full. Four days a week I’m watching friend’s kids, which means that I often don’t get a nap time anymore to blog or take photos. I have this list of projects that are just sort of slowly getting done. The slow pace is forcing me to slow down a little bit and figure out what we really want. As I’ve mentioned before AJ and I have a tendency to excitedly rush to start a project but then at the very end when it’s 90% done we excitedly rush to start another project. I’m working to finish the last 10% of the living room and office before really getting into starting the hallway.
Soon I’ll have gorgeous office to share with you and a pretty piece that’ll store all of our “office-y” things. In true Jen Migonis form it was free and I’ve remade it. Or at least, I’m almost done remaking it. Fingers crossed that I’ll have that makeover to share soon. But in the meantime, I’m loving the white in the office (below). It’s so crisp and a very welcome change from the beige. I have my eye on THESE gorgeous chairs to finish off the seating area. I’m completely in love with them and feel like they are feminine but still would be great in an office AJ would feel comfortable in.
Another person jumped in and bought the flip that we made the video about HERE… but I’ve been practically begging AJ to let us do another one (he much prefers rentals because of the lack of upfront time). I’ve got my eye on one that I’m pretty obsessed with… I’ve been thinking about it constantly, made up a whole spreadsheet of expected expenses and have even been picking out furniture to stage it with. Investors aren’t allowed to offer yet so I’ll keep you updated if it works out for us. I think I’m most excited about it because we’d put a front porch on it… with that it would look very similar to our last home’s curb appeal.
I’ve started a fun design job for a woman in the next town over and am helping her come up with a mid-level renovation to her home. It’s been fun to brainstorm and search for images that will help her visualize the ideas I have for her home. She loves Fixer Upper and that comfortable feel Joanna Gaines brings to each of her renovations. I’m helping her reimagine her curb appeal and the downstairs of her home while not completely breaking the bank.
Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m in a little bit of a slump. I have this vision for projects but most of my projects require either a big purchase, a big time commitment or a big decision. Do you ever feel like you are at that place with your home? I’m going to devote some time this weekend to mapping out projects and putting things into the calendar so it doesn’t feel so daunting. I’ve been thinking for a while I want to walk through each room and make a list of what needs to happen in there, big and little projects, so that depending on my time I can tackle something on the list.
What’s on your agenda for the weekend? How do you tackle the “slump”?