Honestly, it's not often that I feel this great about a Monday, but it's sort of sunny out today and a whopping 25 degrees is surprisingly bearable when it's not ugly and gray out. Thanks to a wide open weekend with no "real" plans, I had lots of time and energy to clean a little, cook a little, and in true fashion - shop a little. I'm feeling refreshed and ready for what's usually a dreary month. Here's what I'm looking forward to this week -
1. Beginning my Grandma's buttons project. I bought a gaudy gold frame at Michael's on sale and some fun paint to spruce it up with. I still need something to mount the buttons to, but nothing a quick trip to the fabric store can't solve. Also, for anyone keeping track - the jar of buttons was NOT in my basement like I was so sure of, and I had a minor panic attack Friday night trying to find it. Turns out it was in my parent's basement, hidden in a box. In my own defense - my dad thought I had the jar too, so who knows when it actually made it's way back to their house. Thankfully, I have it now and Dan didn't laugh at me too hard when I freaked out about it.
2. More de-cluttering. I think I'm going to try and really tackle the office this week - which is a bold statement to say the least. Here's hoping I can play the "Do I use it? Do I love it? Is it useful?" game truthfully and manage to get rid of some old design stuff that's just taking up space. I'm using the below image - from one of my favorite reads: We Met In A Bar - as inspiration for managing a bit of clutter and clean lines together in one space. I love that she has some books stacked horizontally, and I think that just by freeing up a couple of shelves for little vases and knick-knacks as shown here will make a huge difference in the office looking more open. And, on a slightly off-subject note - can I just mention how much I LOVE her vintage-looking cake stands?!
3. Finally FINALLY finishing the hutch - for real! It's just been sitting pretty in the dining room waiting on the backplates I ordered ON JANUARY 10, which have finally (supposedly) shipped today. I've been so frustrated with the company they're coming from that I don't want to get my hopes up... but I did get a tracking number, so that's a good sign, right?
Everything above is dependent on my health, so here's hoping my "no-sick winter" keeps up. Unfortunately, today I'm feeling like I may be coming down with something, and half of my department has been sick in the last couple of weeks so I wouldn't be surprised if I have a full-on cold by tomorrow or Wednesday. I'm taking lots of Emergen-c and drinking lots of water - fingers crossed!