Its so hard getting back into the swing of things after the holidays. No more late nights, followed by late mornings, no more days off to watch movies and work on random organization projects around the house, no more daily baking, followed by hourly snacking. Its back to reality, which is pretty great too, but I already miss my family that have all returned to WI, my cookies (that have been booted to the freezer), and my comfy bed.
Before we talk work, lets talk more about break. I’m a bit crazy and at times have a hard time relaxing. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my couch, but I also like keeping busy and knowing I accomplished something when the day comes to a close. So over the break I kept busy in between movie and cookie sessions and crossed off several house projects that have been nagging at me. Like, painting my dining room from blue to green. This one turned into quite the task that spread across most of the vacation and that I totally couldn’t have done without my mom, who is a rockstar at projects like this. We did some here, some there, and finally finished this last weekend. Riiiight before I opened the shutters and found that the window sills are painted blue. GAH! So back at it this next weekend to really finish up and knock out the last of the blue. My favorite part was most definitely decorating the newly painted room. It went from blue with almost no decor to some lovely (and bright!) shades of green with lots of character and lots of frames. Next up was organizing the game cupboard. Totally random, but made sense after getting several new boardgames for Christmas. Jenga! Yahtzee! The hubby even tackled one of his own random organization projects…the overflowing junk drawer. Added bonus, he picked out and purchased little bins to organize the contents of the drawer. Hello, he’s converting to my craziness! Yes.
Before (during painting prep) and after phone pics of the dining room! Yes, there is a mirror. And yes, I will put my own pictures in the frames one day ;)
This week I’ve been gawking at, I mean working on, Nicole and Jeff’s beautiful wedding that I shot over the break. Such a beautiful couple that sure knew how to plan a celebration. It was an amazing day even with the clouds and spotty rain drops, and one of those weddings where I found feeling like family by the end of the night. Came across this image today that I just love and made me giggle a little too (at myself of course). The beautiful bride getting into her dress in my reflection.
Oh yes I did: wear two different shoes to church on Christmas Eve. No no, not on purpose AT ALL. You know those times when you try on two totally different shoes to see what looks better? Yeah, I did that and then walked out the door.
Currently: starting the book The Host by Stephenie Meyer (the same author of the Twilight series). Have heard from a couple people that it was a good read and since I loved Twilight so much, its a must for me!