the apartment is awesomely clean. it's beautiful, and to top of the greatness, i got some cute stuff from ikea today. i finally found a three-photo frame for the bridesmaids pictures from my wedding. i got a white one of the same that has our names written in chinese in it. it looks so cool. (you're going to love it delana.) i'm just trying to decide where to hang it. i also got three new pillow for the couch, the rest of the black frames for our black and white wedding pictures, a curly bamboo for the tall amber-colored vase on the shelf over our bed and three super cool, small, white vases for our bathroom.
but back to the apartment...
i must say that i'm not going to get addicted to the cleaning ladies the way i am to expensive haircuts and pedicures. it's too expensive, and, albeit beautiful, there just isn't the same satisfaction that comes with doing the cleaning myself. i like to feel proud of my clean house. basically today i feel guilty for paying so much to have some else do it. that's why i promised landon i'll keep it up.
i really do want our home to be a haven. whether it's this modest apartment, our dream home (hey, it could happen) or something in between - i want my hard-working husband to be able to relex when he comes home. i want my baby to feel calm here. i want to feel creative here. i want friends to have fun here.
there are so many things i want to do, but keeping the house clean and organized needs to be moved to the top of the list.
it really does make such a difference.