Hullo. Do you guys ever feel burnt out? Are you an avid DIY blog reader? I am. And sometimes I feel like the DIY Blog-o-sphere is an over-achievers club. And sometimes, it’s really REALLY overwhelming. There’s a lot of self-induced pressure to keep up on projects and have hand crafted toilet paper. It’s like I’m my own shaking bottle of Fanta… except I don’t have a sweet hot white faux leather body suit… I’m just metaphorically a bottle of soda shimmying my way through blogging. When I start feeling like this, I remind myself why I started blogging. I didn’t start blogging to keep up with other bloggers. I started blogging because I wanted to write about my projects and my house. Keep a house journal if you will. I don’t do projects so that I have something to write about. I do projects that I actually want to do, then write about it as an afterthought. Just keeping it real. I am
human dancer. (My sign is vital.)
That being said, I didn’t do even ONE project this weekend. I wanted a weekend to relax. I deserved it. I was planning on using some milkpaint, but I didn’t feel like it. So I didn’t. And you know what? It was glorious. I felt like the queen. I encourage you, if you feel overwhelmed to “keep up” to take a step back and relax. I cuddled with my puppy-children a lot. I always keep my camera close by, and here are some moments I had with them.
I love this picture of the back of Indy’s head. His ear always turns inside out. I feel like this picture shows a lot of his personality without even showing his face. The back of my head surely couldn’t tell this great of a story.
Buster… getting all up in my face and melting my heart. Don’t you love his run away face fur?
When they play, you can’t tell where one dog stops and the other begins… like cursive?
Back to what this post was originally subject to: Addison’s Bedroom.
I haven’t updated the home tour in a little bit, so naturally today was do-it day. Er…
It was originally this terrific shade periwinkle blue with a butterfly border. I’m sure this looked super cute in a little girl’s room… but Addi wasn’t keen on keeping it.
This is Addi’s design:
One of the challenges of this room is the lack of natural light. There is almost none, even at the brightest time of day. The window is the smallest window in the house, and it’s also under a bay window, facing the north. But her design helps it feel bright and energetic.
Everything about this room screams ADDILICIOUS!
And if you couldn’t tell… Addi really loves damask.
Did you have a productive weekend? Or did you just enjoy cuddling your loved ones like me? Bonus points if you did BOTH!