I love simple days. I love not having a to-do list looming over my head. I love being able to sit on the floor and play with my kids without the tugging of chores pulling me away. There will always be something that needs to be tended to.
There will always be piles waiting to be put away.
I have been working on bringing color into my house. My house is full of beautiful earth tones. The issue is that my taste is moving towards cool and bright tones. I am in need of mish-mashing patterns, vintage fabrics and colors. I found this pretty floral print at the thrift store last week. I made it into a pillow and I love the feeling I get when I look at it sitting there with my twig pillows.
Before I had kids, I would walk into friends' homes who had kids and cringe at all the baby stuff they had in their living rooms. We have a living room outfitted with baby stuff now. Periodically I get to put it away and have a tidy, pulled-together living room, but then another blessing arrives and out it comes again. I don't mind it so much anymore. So many smiles happen in this area.
Simple words on paper. They can make such a statement.