Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Monday, June 30, 2008

why my kitchen isn't clean yet.

i loafed around for much of the morning, as you can see from my earlier post. i finally got motivated while ellie was napping, and cleaned the living room. it looks quite nice. i'll have to re-straighten it after ellie goes to bed; she pulled all her toys back out again. but that's OK. the dusting, wiping down and vacuuming will still be valid by then.

i had plans to rest for a little while and start work on the kitchen. i made the mistake of equating "resting" with "surfing the web." i tend to get myself in trouble when i do this. i'm quite obsessed with gray's room and finding the perfect details to finish it out. i tend to stray away from wanting absolutely everything in a nursery bedding/decor collection. it's more fun to search for things and put them together. i did that for ellie's room. it's even more fun this time 'cause i know more places to look.

anyway.. the kitchen isn't clean yet 'cause i found this website today.

i love this nursery and this nursery and this nursery. oh, and this one and this one too.

they are all so great. so creative and just.. wonderful.

here's some advice from one awesome-nursery-creating mom that i love:
"…stop looking in the baby section. look anywhere but there, really. kids don't necessarily need childish things. there are amazing pieces at your local thrift store, they just need a good cleaning or a coat of paint.

they won't be babies forever, they won't even be babies for that long! i think if you decorate a nursery with what you like, not with what you think a baby room should look like, then you will be happier and so will your baby."

1 comment:

crys said...

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the letters in the first nursery link!! so cute!

and i do the same thing with the web. i was going to go to bed about 10:30. i came to the computer to look something up and have now been sidetracked for the last 37 minutes!