So I have mentioned before that my friend, Jillian, told me that it takes a year to actually move into a house. I didn't believe it....but now I think it is true.
In December, we will have been here for a year. I have been on a decorating rampage since then, but am just now getting around to really setting up "systems". Does your home have order and places for all the tons and tons of paperwork and crap that comes your way...or are you still struggling like myself?
These little folders from Target are helping. I love the natural fabric and the little bit of teal in the label. They help getting all the piles off the counter--you know--bills that must be paid tomorrow, grocery lists, preschool permission slips and mail.
I had a great chalkboard organizer here (from IKEA), but it broke.
I'm pleased with this new system!
(sweet Kate, pictured here, did the labels for me. BH & G wouldn't be coming to shoot here without her! She worked her hiney off helping me get this house ready. Chris was in Virginia about the entire month prior to them coming. I have never worked so hard in my life!)
She helped me move all the papers and fabric samples and such downstairs.
As much as I would love to actually "work" in our pretty office upstairs, this isn't possible with two little ones who see everything as a toy. We had to store stuff in a area that can be baby-gated off.
Chris (and Kate) thought I was silly to use our old dining table as a desk--but it works and is free!
It may be silly again to show you all of the little details, but I love this ceramic key hook from Anthropologie with brass hooks. God's in the details, right?
And I finally have a working system in the laundry room now that the paisley stencil is done. Being organized really frees up your mind for creativity, don't you think?
We added hooks that are cute & functional.
And I love our sink skirt made from a TJ Maxx toile shower curtain & velcro.
Hides a multitude of sins!
And another housekeeping note: I'm sharing some news about a art show & giveaway from Whitehaven Interiors:
Helen Durant and Corrina Sephora Mensoff are having a show Oct 16 and 17 atMurray Mill (the Goat Farm). Whitehaven is also having a giveaway to promote the art show - the giveaway include a small goat painting from Helen and
earrings from Corrina (who is a sculpter and metal smith).