A week or two after I finish a craft, I’m ready to toss it. There’s a week of savoring the fact that I managed to actually finish a project. Then by the second week I’m plotting its demise. A hoarder I am not. Instead I’m one of those terrible moms who sends 99% of the kids’ artwork straight to the trash bin. (It’s a total bummer when they find their stuff on top, and you have to be all ‘I have no idea how that got in there!’)
These eggs had reached my appreciation expiration date. Fortunately, they got a second life as a tiny DIY eggshell garden and candles. Close one, guys….
In many ways, working from home is bliss. I’m happy to stay in my PJs on cold winter mornings and love taking the office outside on gorgeous spring afternoons. But with the hustle and bustle of kids and family life going on all around, working from home can easily turn into a nightmare. Flexibility is nice, but having my own little corner to escape and hunker down is crucial.
We’re in the middle of building a house, and I’ll finally have my own office. A space without toys! I’ll finally be able to see my dining room table again (it’s always buried!).
After looking at lot of home offices on Pinterest (this board is my fave) I’ve come to think of my style as ‘modern simplicity.’ I want a space that’s modern with a bit of antique character. A place that’s bright and white with splashes of happy color. A space that’s feminine and pretty but also organized and functional.
15 Modern Simple Home Offices…
Are you a barefoot kind of person? I love to shed my shoes as often as possible, but some folks can’t stand it (my son Henry freaks out if he doesn’t have socks on at all times). But the time of year is here when your feet are on display in cute sandals, and soft soles are a must. Here’s a quick and easy way to give them some TLC….
Tomorrow we leave for a Disney cruise. I’m excited for a vacay (anyone have tips??) and also a little nervous to be sharing a room with all 3 kids. And all I can say is that there had better be an Anna/Elsa sighting or my 6-year-old might jump ship.
But I couldn’t leave without getting some egg dyeing + crafting on. I regretted boiling last year’s marbled eggs because they didn’t last very long. So last weekend my sister and I tempted aneurysm fate by blowing out 3 dozen eggs for the kids (cough, mom) to decorate….
Hands down, this is my favorite salad. It requires no cooking, comes together in 5 minutes and always manages to look impressive. If you need a go-to recipe for summer entertaining, this is it. You’ll never have to worry about leftovers.
When we planted tomato and basil a few weeks back, this was the salad I was dreaming of. The plants haven’t grown much yet – have I killed a plant that’s guaranteed to grow? How embarrassing would that be?!…