The above bathroom depicts where I’d like to be at the moment. Fill that tub with bubbles and add a glass of sparkling water, garnish with a lemon wedge and I’m there. Luke and Madeleine are tearing apart the house, and I’m letting them. Sure beats the alternative – me on the floor, head in hands, sniffling and trying to contain sobs. Is it that frustrating to continuously try to maintain a home up to some kind of standard of neat and organized while you watch two small creatures reverse those efforts daily?
As I’ve mentioned before, we’re in the painfully slow process of obtaining building permits so that we can renovate our home. Our one-story, 2 bed, 1 bath cottage would be a delight for a couple with grown children. Children who have moved out. And since I don’t want my little darlings to leave the nest just yet, the choice was to either buy a bigger house or renovate. We chose the latter. The new plans will afford us 3 bedrooms in the soon-to-be upstairs, another full bath, and a laundry room/office. We also figured in a dreamy walk-in closet (that’s large enough to be another room, really) in the master bedroom. I. Can’t. Wait.
I’m not an interior designer. I can look at beautifully composed magazine pages and say I want to live there! but when I go to implement the ideas I get a little stuck. A bit overwhelmed. I wanted to share with you some of what I think is beautiful, livable, and desirable in a home. When will it all come together? I’m not really sure, but you’re welcome to come along for the ride.
Shall we begin with bathrooms?
Now onto other rooms…
I aspire to bring our home to the level of beauty that is shown in these homes. Slowly, I’m sure we’ll get there. But I’m talking turtle-slow.
A fun addition is coming soon to the blog called T.M.I. Tuesdays. In this column I’ll be offending readers (but hopefully in an irresistable way?) with things that people don’t like to talk about. In my family of medical professionals, it’s all about bodily functions and fluids. Want to come over for Thanksgiving? Be prepared to here vagina, scrotum and/or rectum about 217 times. Before dessert.
Tomorrow I have a recipe to share with you. It’s late, the Olympics are on and my eyes are closing. That’ll do for now. Hope you all had a nice day.