Sunday, February 28, 2010

i love my home... a little bit more!




I was inspired by a month long challenge that started on feb. 1, over at a fresh start.  It was called 28 days to love your home.  You all know, I LOVE our new home. But as of today, we have lived in it for 8 and a half months and at the beginning of this month it still looked pretty much the same as when we first moved in(minus the Valentine's decorations).  Not for lack of ideas rolling around in my head!   So I decided to spend February implementing some of those ideas...






Nothing big. (for now)



I was inspired by this closet redo.

But

1) I didn't have the extra $100 right now to buy the supplies.

and

2) My hallway closet currently houses my big ol' Dyson and a folding card table and four chairs.






Then I was in Walmart and saw a four pack of those boxes in a smaller size for just $6, so I grabbed them.  I used one right away for the growing pile of colored socks thrown on top of the older girls' bureau. 



That's much better.


They think it's cool to wear mismatched colored socks now.  They thought they made that up.  Then I told them about the 80's and how I used to wear four socks every day- criss crossed the colors and slouched them all down.  They think that sounds ugly. Hmph.



I digress.



I slowly but steadily added to my eclectic mug collection...




and I finally bought the covered cake stand I've had my eye on...


unfortunately, the cake didn't last the time it took to find my camera. ;)



I spotted this cute little bowl on etsy and planned to buy it (along with an all scarlet one)...




which inspired the color theme for my kitchen this Spring...




(I'll be throwing in a little aqua too.)


I found a fun use for some funky scarves the ladies had lying around...



window mistreatments.


Then I finally stopped waiting-

 for more money,
more time,
and more space

and just addressed my creative needs...







turns out I don't need much space right now anyways, lol.



So it was on to find that space.

A little space that could be my space.

It's funny what you find when you look hard enough.


And see that the bottom two shelves here...






could easily become this...







hooray!



Last, but not least,

I embraced the roses John bought us...

(we girls split a dozen)




even though I can't arrange flowers to save my life.



But I do know how to enjoy them.



And my home. A little bit more than before!




Could you enjoy your home a little bit more in March?






16 comments:

TOTEally Posh! said...

I can relate to always waiting for more time, more space and more money to do something. I'm going to have to look for some boxes like those!

The Starr Family said...

I love cake stands! I constantly have mine on the counter, only I fill it with cookies! I broke it last week... it was crushing to me! Enough so, that I made the hubby run to Target the next day and pick one up! A must-have in our house!

Anonymous said...

Love the cake stand and the green bowl. Such a fun spring color. I love etsy to:)Elma2179@yahoo.com

Lori said...

Beautiful flowers! Wonderful closet. I spy a Costco card member by the size of the Scott tissues! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Bungalow'56 said...

I just found your blog and have been wanting to work on a few closets and spaces myself. I have been inspired and will work on them tomorrow. I started 40 bags over 40 days for a Lenten decluttering and am behind. I will be working extra hard tomorrow to get back on track. Thanks for the inpiration.
Dana

Pam said...

hello from a neighbor in MA!- just found your cute blog through clover lane...great post!

gina said...

Lori- close, we shop at Sam's Club. lol. For most things- becuase with six of us- normal sizes just don't last a week. Althought this much toilet paper does last us a couple.


And Pam- hello! I love meeting fellow local bloggers- most folks i meet seem to be from Kansas or near abouts(there are ALOT of bloggers in the midwest!) :)

micah @ the yellow front door said...

It always feels good to get organized, and fresh flowers don't hurt either!

Window mistreatments - ha!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

What a great idea! Love your home every day! Oftentimes, I have wished I lived somewhere else, in another country, doing something else. I have to be happy wherever I am.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Excellent post! Some times you have to just stop and enjoy what you have. Thanks for stopping by the other day!

Jocelyn said...

Love your new kitchen colors...very spring like!!!

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I love the cake stand and really would like to have one too!

I wish I had a special craft space, but I don't and I have to use our kitchen table! Oh well if the kids move out one day I can have one of their rooms :)

Lori said...

Gina, this is what you get, an award, for your wonderful blog and noticing my spelling error. hahaha

Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

Wow Gina, I love the after! And the roses are soooo pretty! Seems like a great start to me!

Thanks for stopping by at Casa Haus the other day... made my day! =)

Maki said...

I always wanted a cake stand and your pic totally made me decide to get it asap!!!!!!

I would love to try this in March - great post!!

xoxo

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

It is looking great around your place!! :-) Thanks for all the inspiring photos and ideas!

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