Just a note on my woefully neglected decorating blog. I wanted to broaden the topics a bit, so I’m consolidating at http://aplaceoutwest.wordpress.com, where I hope to post about everything from family life to decorating, with some cooking and other stuff thrown in from time to time too.
June 16, 2008
Imperfectly beautiful! Where do I begin? This is The Nester‘s campaign for today. She’s featuring links to everyone’s beautiful imperfection in their homes; how fun! I might be the queen of imperfection, so let’s see what I can add.
How about the family room? I love the family room. It’s cozy. I love peeking at the mountains out the window. I love when the sun goes down and I light candles and turn on the lamps. I love how comfortable the couches are. But guess what? It’s too small (so small, in fact, that I had to take this picture from couple of different angles to make my point). There are always toys thrown around. There’s a soft pink chair, belonging to a certain little girl, which does not match the decor. So what? There is always a stack of magazines and the kids’ books on the end table. So what? It’s our FAMILY room; that’s the point!
And how about the kitchen? I love the kitchen. That’s where the kids help me cook. That island counter? That’s where there is ALWAYS a to-do list, a grocery list, some keys, and my cup of coffee. See?:
The kitchen table? That is where we spend family meal time. It’s pretty beat up. We call it rustic. The booster seats aren’t so cute. See that empty basket? It should be full of fruit, but guess who needs to go to the grocery store? I’ll get there.
So, home…..imperfectly beautiful. I could post more (lots more), but you get the point.
June 13, 2008
I just had to send out a thank-you to Chris over at Just a Girl, who wrote about me here. She has a lovely home and some great examples of incorporating kids’ art into her decor. And a couple of her friends have stopped by with some great ideas, too.
Though I’m trying to work the kiddie art into other areas of the home, it does have a way of ending up on the fridge sometimes anyway. Take, for example, this week’s monkey:
Thanks for stopping by, and have a good weekend!