A New Year…
A Fresh Start…
A Clean Slate…
I've never been one to make resolutions.
I know me, I would never see them through. :)
But I have spent some time thinking about what I want out of this new year.
Here are just a few.
#1~ Slow down and Enjoy each day.
I spend so much time, rushing to do this, get this and that done. Putting so much pressure on myself.
And over what??? Things that in the grand scheme of things don’t really matter at all.
Not only that but I’m loosing out on actually enjoying the process because I am trying so hard to hurry through it.
#2~ Get back to doing things I love, for Me.
By this I mean…
Like decorating or crafting. Way too many times I decorate or make something and the whole time be wondering….
How will that look in a photograph? Will others like it?
Too cutesy?? Too Mix Matched??
Too this, Too That???
I do enjoy sharing my home and projects with others but way too often I let others negative comments affect me.
A few months ago I got an email from someone who was viewing my photos on RMS.
They emailed and critiqued every room.
Stating they lived in a 1800’s farmhouse and my woodwork was too shiny, too many flags in my bedroom, etc., etc.
They had a list of things, I just can’t remember them all right now.
Because of this I started thinking….
“Gosh darn it, why wont Brett agree to painting the woodwork!”
(A big no-no for him.)
“Maybe I should do a way with some of my flags.”
(Which I love.)
And so on and so on.
*None of these happened, but it is the fact that I wasted thoughts, time and energy because of something a stranger said!!!
How silly is that!!
We all have different tastes and style.
I may have an area decorated that someone looks at and thinks…
“I don’t like it. I would change this and change that.”
I may look at their space and think the same thing.
*It is all just our opinion, nothing more.
There is no right, no wrong.
Everyone has their own individual taste, and that’s okay.
How boring would it be if everyone's home looked exactly the same!!
~Because of all these types of emails and messages I have gotten over this past year, and yes there have been a few…
I have decided, Who Cares!
I’m going to get back to decorating and crafting For Me and Only Me!
As long as I like it, that is all that matters.
Because the truth of it is…
It’s not as fun when the whole time you are doing things, in the back of your mind, you are wondering what others will think.
Now, I know, I’ll have some hit and misses with the things I do.
There will be things I do, then come back later and wonder…
“What the heck was I thinking.” and change it all.
But that’s the fun part!
Not holding back… trying something different just because I want to.
*I will still be sharing what ever I do. And yes, of course, I will always love reading your comments.
I’m just not going to worry about the “haters” in the world.
Let them hate… Who cares! :)
#3~Try to learn something new.
There are so many things I would love to learn.
But because of that hurrying thing, I never seem to have the time to just slow down and let myself.
I want to finally do it this year.
At least one thing!
Pick one on my list of the many and at least make the attempt.
Hummm, Maybe rug hooking. I tried it a few years ago and failed miserably!
Maybe this year, I can find the time to actually try to learn how to do it.
Starting with the right supplies would probably be a big help too. Hehee! Last time, I just gave it a shot with some scraps I had sitting around. Big no- no! :)
~ I’m sure I could come up with more things I would want out of this year.
But I won’t bore you any longer with my rambling thoughts.
I have been working on my cabinet from my mom.
Getting it painted and put into place.
I will be showing it off soon, but I’m not finished working on the space yet.
Decorating this cabinet, had me taking things from spaces throughout the house.
And this lead to tweaking almost everywhere!! Heehee.
You may not be able to notice the little tweaks here and there, but they are there. :)
I will share with you some new photos of my bedroom and dining room.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit it…
These rooms have actually changed some since I took the photos Last Night!! LOL!!
A little more tweaking here and there when something would catch my eye and think…
Nope that needs to go here or there.
The infamous Master Bedroom.
Gosh dang it!
I wish I would have remembered to raise the darn blinds. :)
*Story about the red ware plate above.
I ordered it from one of my favorite red ware artist and when I got it in, I noticed Brett’s name was spelt wrong.
She told me just to keep the misspelled one and that she would send me a new one out.
I, of course, couldn't just throw out the misspelled one.
So, here it sits in my bedroom.
Brett might not like that his name is spelled wrong, but it is just too darn pretty not to display. :)
My Uncle Sam, still one of my all time favorite creations.
I just love this true antique doll in her amazing old blue homespun and calico clothing! One of my favorite things.
~ Just for fun here are some photos of my bedroom through the years and the transformation that has taken place…
And back to present day….
How about another flashback….
Living Room a few years back….
Living Room Now….
Old Corner in dining room…
Present Day Corner….
*I don’t know… I’m kinda lovin’ the old corner.
That cobalt blue granite looks really pretty. :)
Speaking of my dining room, I have done some tweaking in there also.
Here are some new photos…
I hope this crazy long post hasn’t put ya to sleep!! :)
I’m still fighting off this whatever bug that I have had for a week now!!
But at least I can function some now.
Being sick makes me sooo mad!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.
And I’m wishing you all a wonderful and Very Blessed New Year.
Hugs and Talk Soon,