Sunday, July 27, 2014

I Was Grown Up Today...It Wasn't Too Horrible..

There is this pit that lives in a part of my brain. Whenever I feel like being productive, my little productive brain cells start running like wee little marathon runners, but then they reach the pit. 10% of the time they can jump over the pit like Tom Cruise in a Mission Impossible movie, however, 90% of the time their little legs are too wee to jump over the pit and in they go. Inside the pit lives infinite Netflix and used book sales at Hastings (ps: Hastings is my new favorite place, I haven't been there since 1998 and I don't know why..). 

Today I decided that my productive brain cells were going to take a running leap and end up on the other side of the pit. At first, I just wanted to clean my bathroom sink. Mostly because it had about 3 months of toothpaste spots on the counter and that was only the part of the counter that I could see. The rest of it was covered under cotton balls and eye makeup remover pads. Gross. As I was cleaning I remembered that we still had 2 boxes that we still hadn't unpacked in our bathroom. So I went through the boxes and ended up tossing most of the content. If we hadn't needed anything out of them for the last 10 months I think we could do without them. I found some baskets and dressed them up with some ribbons. It only took me about 20 minutes, which makes me wonder why I dread it so much. 

I wish I had a before picture to show you how horrible this counter looked, however it was a little embarrassing. The fact I can see my counter and my mirror isn't so dirty, is pretty awesome. 

Half way through my organization frenzy, I was looking at the shelving unit in our bathroom. The previous owners left it, I think it was supposed to be for towels, however, we never have folded towels in this house (just being real..) I thought that the shelf would be great in our living room to hold all of the newly acquired books I got from my mom...and Hastings...cough...cough. I cleaned it off and hauled it (read: Brody hauled it) down the stairs. I added some decorative touches to make it look more grown up. I am pretty happy about the outcome. I'm just glad our living room looks more like a cozy living room and less like a frat house where the dudes can't afford furniture. 

I love that I had been searching for a cheap bookcase and found everything I need in my house. And I love that it is getting filled with books. This particular shelf makes me oh so happy:

It's full of happiness aka Jen Lancaster, Candace Bushnell and Lauren Conrad books. OH MY! PS: if you have never heard of Jen Lancaster and you want to read a book that will make you laugh so hard that your abs get a work out, go pick up one of her books. NOW. Also Bitter is The New Black has helped me so much over the last few months. Whenever I feel like I can't get ahead of this debt thing, I just read it and I feel so much hope.

And you know, even though I have grown up furniture and grown up capabilities like organizing, I still have to throw in a bit of Disney...

And one last thing: I might not be posting as often. I am working on a new project, I'm writing a book! YAY! Nothing has come of it yet, and probably won't for a while. I am constantly writing and re-writing and then re-writing some more. And then after that, I re-write some more. I love writing so I have had so much fun doing it. I'll still be posting here for sure. You'll still see some fun Disney posts as well! Thanks for all the support!

1 comment:

  1. Looks good! I struggle with the productivity pit as well. As of late the only time laundry gets done is when I run out of clean cloths 😳