I heard people say that this month was the longest year yet. I don’t know if that’s true, but I know it’s been the strangest. I read a post somewhere that said it felt like our lives were being written by a 4th grader ”…and there was this virus and everyone was scared. Then the whole world ran out of toilet paper and there was no school for like a month and then it snowed!” Which is honestly a pretty accurate representation of what’s been going on. It’s been an adjustment and we’ve had to change some plans but despite all of this, I’m thankful. So here’s my month in review and what I have to be grateful for.
Yep, you read that right. We are about 90% done with our kitchen!!!! It’s been a long process and we’ve learned so much along the way. We built a kitchen island, painted our cabinets, put in new countertops, a dreamy sink and fancy new faucet. We finally bought our last appliance for the house and it’s looking more and more every day like the vision I had in my head (see my design plans here). The remaining 10% is the backsplash and trim which we are waiting to tackle once we can get out and purchase the materials.
I’ll be making a final kitchen reveal post once the backsplash is all done!
For some people this might not be a good thing, but hear me out. I commute 40 mins-1hr to work every day (@Austin traffic), so I just gained two more hours in my day to be productive! I’ve accomplished SO much. If that isn’t enough to convince you, Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Degeneres are also working from home. Which means The Tonight Show: At Home Edition and Ellen’s Home Quarantine. Trust me, you’re welcome. Also people have been watching Tiger King on Netflix. Not my cup of tea.
In an effort to avoid cutting bangs, I grabbed an old can of black paint and a foam brush and painted a pattern on my dining room wall. It was a rollercoaster. In the end, it turned out great and I shared the whole process on my Instagram. Let me know what you think in the comments!
When I was looking for a photo of the dining room, I found one dated 10 weeks ago when i had just sold our dining chairs. Which means we haven’t had a place to eat dinner in TEN WEEKS. Whoops. Went ahead and took care of that by buying these babies online at Target. They should be delivered some time next week and I cannot wait. Here’s our plan–
If you don’t know what Studio McGee is, it’s an interior design firm led by Shea McGee who is a creative genius. Their style is a beautiful blend of textures, modern and vintage pieces, and clean design. They are all over Pinterest and I will never be able to afford anything from their shop. BUT NOW I CAN BUY IT AT TARGET. I’m seriously in love. It will be available for purchase on April 4 and this is not an ad but you should check it out.
If you haven’t realized by now, creating makes my heart sing–it is quite literally my jam. So with the kitchen coming to a close, I needed a new project. Our office has been untouched since move-in other than Taylor storing his tech boxes and gaming setup. It’s not pretty. My dream for this space is for it to be beautiful and functional for both of us. We are planning moody paint colors, custom moulding, antique gold fixtures, wallpaper, built-ins and more. Stay tuned, it’s going to be SO good.
My friend Kendall and I both watch Sarah’s Day on Youtube and when she recently put her workout plans on sale for 50% off, we decided we had no more excuses and bought them. I started yesterday and despite having a hard time walking upstairs, I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it! If you can, have a friend join in and keep you accountable!
As you can imagine, it didn’t feel like much of a celebration, but it was still great. Taylor and I have started a tradition of celebrating our birthdays with a full day of our favorite things. I chose to celebrate with breakfast tacos and coffee, hiking with our pup, Sprinkles’ vending machine cupcakes, pizza, wine and a movie night setup on the floor upstairs. I felt loved and it was good.
Yep, this very thing you’re reading–my blog. It’s something I’ve poured my heart into. It’s a project I’ve been planning for a very long time. It’s a project I’ve been afraid of launching for fear of failure. I’m putting myself out there and it’s terrifying. I didn’t anticipate the overwhelming amount of support I would receive from the wonderful people that love me.
Whew–that’s my month in review! Yes, March has been crazy, unpredictable and scary. But it’s also been wonderful. April will bring new challenges, but I’ve got a lot of love to look forward to.