I spent all day yesterday in my craft room working on blog posts and wrapping gifts for this week’s Twenty Thursdays Till Christmas post. And I wasted so much time it wasn’t even funny.
I have always put just as much importance in how a gift is wrapped as to what’s inside. Ok, wait, maybe that’s an overstatement. But I do care a lot about how I wrap my gifts. Because that “first impression” is very important. (Not to mention the fact if they are wrapped really nicely it’s hard for my kids to take a “sneak peek” before Christmas.)
Most of you aware that I am pretty new to the home décor decorating thing. The summer blog tour I participated in June was the first time I had ever decorated my home for a “season” other than Christmas! Decorating for the summer tour was so much fun and I absolutely loved it. So I guess you could say I have gotten the seasonal decorating bug.
One of my favorite things about Instagram is finding inspiration. There are so many creative and talented people in our community and I am always finding fabulous ideas to try in my own home. In fact, I have some really big projects I tried in my family room that were inspired by my two favorite Instagram feeds (which will be shared soon, I promise!)
Last week I took some photos of my living room with my new slipcovers. I was so excited about my slipcovers that I forgot to notice how awful my bookcases looked. They were cluttered, not in the right color palette and well, just outdated. (Remember this is the room that we use to use about three times a year …)
When I was going through my “Oh my gosh, I don’t have any fall décor” crisis a few weeks ago, I got a little carried away when ordering pumpkins online. I also hadn’t selected my color scheme, which was a really dumb thing to do before ordering a bunch of pumpkins.
Oh, my goodness. I bought a vintage piece of furniture last week that is my absolute favorite furniture purchase. And that’s pretty crazy because I have bought a lot of vintage things in the past thirty years.