Oh man, guys. I miss you. I’m lining up some good stuff for the blog, but I’ve got to get through this last week of the One Room Challenge first. I spotted Maggie’s ‘Taking Stock’ post, inspired by this one, and I’m in too. Old-school blogging fun! Huzzah!
Making: Progress on my One Room Challenge space. Wallpaper is going up! The stair runner is going in! Go, go, go!
Cooking: Pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin everything.
Drinking: All the coffee.
Reading: Grace Bonney’s new book, In the Company of Women.
Trawling: I’m looking at all of the holiday decorations that have come out, thinking about how I’ll mix up some new pieces with what we already own.
Wanting: This brass laurel wreath.
Looking: For something special to hang in the hallway.
Deciding: Where the wallpaper should stop in the hall. Round the corner and up the stairs? Stop at the bedroom door?
Wishing: There were seven of me to finish everything on my to-do list.
Enjoying: The frantic pace of life right now. Kids! Home! Work! Everything is going in a million directions right now, but honestly, I like the frenzy of activity.
Waiting: To do a thorough fall cleanup outside. It’s gotta happen, but I have so much inside to take care of first, and then I’ll be going out of town next week.
Liking: My home. This old lady of a house is a lot to keep up with, but I’m so happy we’re here. It’s finally starting to look like I’ve wanted it to all along.
Wondering: What’s the next big project?
Loving: Halloween pictures of the kids. They look so serious! And Calvin is at cuteness level 1000.
Pondering: How much pink is too much in a house?
Considering: The Making it Lovely Podcast. Kidding!
Buying: Fake flowers for a project.
Watching: The Cubs’ World Series parade!
Hoping: Hillary will be our next president.
Marveling: My house has been a mess for the past six weeks, but it’s finally shaping up. Quickly!
Cringing: How much damage are we going to cause when we go to fix the new leak upstairs?
Needing: New shoes for the kids. We like to keep rain/snow boots and two pairs of shoes in rotation for each of them.
Smelling: Wet paint. (I like it.)
Wearing: Old tee shirts and sweatpants. Work clothes.
Following: All of the other One Room Challenge spaces. There are some amazing transformations happening!
Noticing: Some of these are really hard to fill out. Attempting to do them all.
Knowing: Lots of people will skim over these anyway. ;)
Thinking: I’m going to skip, like five of these. Delete! Move on!
Disliking: Pop. I used to love it and drink a can of Diet Coke everyday, but I’ve been working on cutting back and now when I do have it, I don’t like it as much. That’s a good thing.
Opening: Roll after roll of wallpaper.
Giggling: While flipping through Reductress’ How to Win at Feminism.
Feeling: Tired and accomplished.
Hearing: Pounding. That carpet is being installed right now!
Celebrating: Chicago. We’ve been in the news for our faults, but this is a pretty happy city right now.
Pretending: I can pull off culottes. I can’t! I will continue to wear them anyway! So flowy.
Embracing: My age. I think 36 is my favorite yet.