Taking a break.
This is a topic I am passionate about. And Lisa of The Pennington Point offers some simple ideas for how Moms can make it happen. Her post is first up in this week’s Recommended Reading.
As Lisa suggests, a night off can be as simple as retreating to your bedroom for a little pampering.
If had a bedroom like Jenna’s, and with that view, I’d never leave my bedroom. I was captivated by every thoughtful detail and the classic design of Jenna Sues’ Master Bedroom Makeover. It is so put together in a magazine worthy kind of way. Then I read the source list…
Her beautiful bedroom was decorated with things from Walmart, Target, Ikea, e-bay, and DIY projects.
I was relieved.
Which is also how I felt when I first saw Becky’s $21 garage makeover. Not only because it was inexpensive, but because it was all about function, reinforcing my belief that pretty isn’t always necessary.
Although, pretty is nice.
The photography in Vintage Whites fall tour is stunning. It swept me up and dropped me right into their homes. It’s like I was there, taking it all in: the vintage goodness, the simple styling, and their kitchens. Those kitchens!
I love their sense of style.
Just know that when you see homes like Jana’s, Jenna’s or Vanessa’s, that it’s quite possible to get that look, even on a budget. It would be easy to assume that a beautiful home is out of reach. Or, for us to feel embarrassed of the state of our homes because, we tend to make assumptions based on appearances.
Like the lady in Ross, or somewhere like that, who complimented my shoes. I thanked her and told her they were from Target. She was surprised and admitted that she’d made an assumption based on my appearance. She assumed I spent a lot of money on my sparkly flip flops when I had not.
Sometimes it’s hard to see things clearly, and sometimes it helps to see things through another’s eyes. That’s why Thistlewood’s thank you post was so touching. I’m truly so delighted that Kari experienced such an outpouring of kind words; words that changed the way she saw herself.
When you read the post, you’ll also be treated to some Fall Decorating Ideas.
And if you haven’t visited the Best of DIY link party, you are missing out! There is so much creativity and talent to see.
Enjoy this week’s Recommended Reading.
I’ll see you in class,