I have a confession to make...
I MISS MY SEWING MACHINE SOOO MUCH!
However, I've been busy in a totally different way.
Like Stripping Wallpaper in my spare time...while holding a baby.
To be perfectly honest I can't take credit for most of the work going on in our new house. My amazing in-laws are here doing the bulk of the work while the Mr. and I are at work. I have quite a few pictures of them scraping glue off of the wood floors, peeling wallpaper, replacing a bannister, general cleaning, and minor plumbing repairs. However - I will refrain from sharing those photos of them in their work finery with the public!
View of eat-in dining area and kitchen...
Yes. The cabinets are Orange. Orange Doors and Taupe foundation. Like a cantaloupe!
My girls have been pretty amazing doing their own version of "work" while we have been tearing the house apart around them.
The house To Do List has been generating a lot of guilt. What guilt? Financial guilt. As I explained to my mother the other day, I haven't even SPENT money on any of my ideas and yet just the thought that I might have to spend money to get the house close to where I want it to be has me in a downward spiral of guilt.
Luckily, I am taking it a little at a time. I am listing out my projects and prioritizing carefully. Right now the most important thing is to get the house clean and ready enough for my children. I'll worry about the aesthetic issues (like orange cabinets) later.
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- rebecca lynne