I began accumulating items for Jules’ room in December and I feel like I have come far enough to post about where we are today.
Here was where I started with the inspiration.
I am not sure why I had the pink in there nor why I was so on the fence about changing it to a teal. I was set enough to start purchasing the teal as I was making that inspiration board! Jeez girl.
**All of the pink went to Jane. Jules only ended up with the pink as she found this blanket, that I had stored for Jane, and claimed it for herself……cuz it is crazy soft. but not to worry – that teal blanket below is just as soft.
We kept all the art from her Montana room.
She is super jazzed that everything is up on the walls and that her fairy lights are up. The room is very small but it is the only one with a closet and that’s what was most important to her.
My office in Montana was very spacious, spacious enough to double as the library. Here are some pics:
A couch for lounging and reading, desk for reading all of the internets i.e. watching cat videos. It was very nice to have. In the new place, we do not have an extra bedroom that we can dedicate to a library/office.
The living room has the library now and I think that where the bookshelves used to be is where my desk will go. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen it.
I have been scouring the internet for ideas and have basically come to the conclusion that I should start looking for a small desk, leaning desk or corner table.
Here are some options.
Any of these speak to you? I am leaning towards the leaning desk. OMG sometimes I can’t even stand myself.
Whelp – the NeverEnding List of 2017 came to a screeching halt when we moved to ND at the beginning of 2017 and I did not make a new one for our ND abode. …Until now. As a refresher the NeverEnding list came about when I realized that things were falling on and off my To Do list at an alarming rate and I was never sure what I was going to work on next. Hence NeverEnding.
2017 List – Surprisingly, before we moved we finished half of this list. A complete change up from the year to year and a half timing we had in the past. Basement Bathroom – Done; Guest Bathroom – Done.
Now that we are somewhat settled in. I have been trying to nail down what I would like to accomplish first.
- Storage Solutions – There is 1 (!!!!) true bedroom closet in this house.
- Home Office – In MT I had a whole room to dedicate to an office/library. Not so in ND.
- To Rug or Not to Rug – I am waffling on rugs in the living room and my bedroom.
- Paint the upstairs bathroom.
- Cabin stuff
- Not sure that I would get there- but a nice place to put my patio furniture would be great.
7. And finally – some art in the hall downstairs.
I am trying to keep it reasonable for 2018 as my work schedule is incredibly full – not to mention all the kid activities. What do you have planned for 2018??
I would like to start out with a recap on what I have done with Christmas decor in the past. At our old house I went between going all out and then toned down ….which was a nice change.
Start with the all out:
And just in case you couldn’t tell – that’s 7 trees in one room!
And here’s the toned down version:
Gives your eyes a little break but ensures that you know its Christmas.
Now that we are in the Prairie Victorian and most of my Christmas decor is still in Montana – I have had to improvise and really go low key by necessity this year. Since I packed up all my work stuff and had it delivered to my office here – I have my office Christmas decor which I have taken home to use there, as this office has 6 (!) totes of Christmas decor already. I find it hilarious that my office Christmas stuff made it here but not my home decor. Seriously girl!?????
Janey setting up our ceramic tree
Outdoor lights (all that I had!!!!)
Lights flashing through the house with a glimpse at our tall and narrow tree.
Since I already have a tree in Montana, I purchased this one with the idea that it could be used in the stairwell going to the second floor or in our ‘library’. But for now…..it’s the main event.
How is your decorating going? Are you going all in or toned down?