I feel like I've run into a case of writers block. Or boredom. Or maybe it's really apathy? Mixed with a touch of lethargy? And a dash of Pinterest burnout.
I'm sure no one wants to hear about how I'm enjoying my new organize/grocery/clean/laundry routine & how it's working out (pretty great except I am going to have to split up laundry day so I don't end up burning out by the 5th load). And no one wants to hear about how I continue to stall on painting the 2nd, 3rd & 4th coats for the trim in the upstairs (but I have figured out that next time, it's TRIM FIRST, then walls). Or how I've still been spending too much time on Pinterest, and have decided that while awesome, it's also a bit intimidating. I mean really, as much as I'd love to be crafting googly eye wreaths and glittering faux crows, the fact that the nearest decent craft store is a 2 hour drive has put me into a bit of a funk. And while I'll eventually respond with moxie and determination, I don't really care enough about Fall decor to get too bogged down by my lack of enthusiasm/readily available wreath forms.
Besides, I am actually a little too concerned with battling real spiders to worry about crafting darling fake ones from pipecleaners and ric rac. For reals - we have one the size of a silver dollar who has set up camp next to my front door, and her little sister is spinning a home across my front columns. I was really hoping that we'd get a cold snap & Mother Nature could do the dirty work, but our recent hot/sudden rainstorms/blue skies & fluffy white clouds weather is not working in my favor. So Ms. Spider spins & I plot. Arachnid Showdown begins at 10am tomorrow.
Image from Familyfun.go.com
But in the Good News column: The Master Bath is DONE. Well, except for the No-Sew Roman Shades I want to make, and the toilet paper holder that I just ordered from Amazon, and the shelves we need to drive 4 hours round trip to buy, and of course the adorable-yet-reasonably-priced baskets I have to yet to locate to go on the shelves... but otherwise, it's done! I had high hopes (because really, almost anything would have been better than the boring builder's basics that had been in place for 15 years), but even I am amazed at how well it turned out. Considering that we couldn't afford to replace the vanity, and that I broke the mirror I custom painted to match, and that my once-beloved white quilted shower curtain has shrunk 12 inches (Machine washable? Apparently not.), it still looks fabulous. I am not posting pictures yet because I will be making the shade this week, and I need a nice sunny day for pictures, but a full post is coming with images, sources, and a scintillating review of my many