I fell off the face of the earth. Is that what hardcore bloggers call going two weeks without posting? Whatever it’s called, I swore that it wasn’t going to happen again. I confess, I’ve been resting on my laurels after that last project- it was a doozy! Re-doing a bathroom in a weekend may have put me off painting for forever….haha, not! GOTCHA. I still luuuurve me some paint.
But I’m not gonna lie, not only have I exhausted my creativity (okay, that’s not exactly true, but I’m using it as an excuse), I’ve exhausted my “Happy Funtime House Project” fund (sadly, this is true), and I’ve also exhausted my husband’s patience. Geez. Ask the man to hang a few pictures and he goes all crazy-eyed. IF I HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY TO COME HOME FROM WORK & FEED DOGS & COOK DINNER, YOU HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY TO COME HOME FROM WORK & HANG PICTURES! Or, erm, something like that.
However, I value my marriage, and would never dream of saying something like that to him. Out loud. So I’ll just say it here, on my completely public blog.
Please don’t tell him.
I’m making my New Year’s resolution right now, 46 days early. This year, my resolution will be serious. It will not involve resolving to read fewer trashy novels, stop making Britney Spears references in random conversation (and especially in blog post titles), or to drink my way through the country (any idea how many regional specialty wines there are? Lots.) So, SERIOUS. I will make a serious, grown-up resolution.
I, Hannah, do solemnly swear (this is how they start, right?) that I will post on my blog a MINIMUM of 3x a week.
Before you start feeling all warm & fuzzy- this isn’t for you guys, this is for ME. I’m the kind of person that can’t remember what I had for dinner last night, so stopping and being in the moment is a biggie for me. Life is so fun & crazy & full of people wanting pieces of me, sometimes it feels like a whirlwind of awesome! I love the awesome, but could do without the whirlwind. Posting on this blog, whether it’s about my HOUSE or my HUSBAND or my PUPPIES or my SHOPPING ADDICTION forces me to stop just long enough to fully enjoy what’s going on in my life, right now.
As far as coming up with super-awesome DIY projects to blog about in minute detail, I’m dying to refinish the dresser in our master bedroom but it’s so colddddd outside and I’m super-sensitive to chemical-y smells inside. As soon as I’ve kicked my inner-whimp’s butt I’ll get right on that. Until then, I’ve got life happening. The holidays & family coming into town, with manicures & baking & puppy baths in there somewhere.
I’m also officially transitioning from a “DIY blog” or “Home Decorating Blog” to a LIFE blog. As in, I have a life, and I blog about it so that in 5 years (or 5 days) I can actually remember what kinds of shenanigans I got into. Merry early Christmas.
And for the cherry on the top of this ice-cream-sundae of a blog post, here are some pictures. Enjoy!