I think it's safe to say we've officially hit the longest stretch of the year....mid January to mid-March. It's at least eight years long. I go in and out of loving it--an excuse to stay cozy in the house, nest a bit, finish projects, cook, watch movies, not feel like a sloth if it's noon and I haven't showered yet, and the whole hunkering down bit--and hating it. I'm trying really hard to hard to love it. I do every year. And mostly I'm successful. However it doesn't help when your three old, out of the blue--on her own accord, starts saying we should move to Florida so we can always be warm. It's hard to argue with that when it's 1 degree outside.
But we're not moving anytime soon. I'm still working on our move two months ago and the projects I want to finish.
Here's our 1/2 bath off the mudroom. That big wall staring right at you--I'm going to wallpaper that baby like it's 1985. Something good. I just need to start looking.
I'm still collecting stuff for this gallery wall. It comes together little by little. There's a few things in the mail and some more brainstorming that needs to happen. By the end of the winter doldrums--this will be finished.
Georgia has this fabulous play loft at the top of the stairs. I have some plans. I've ordered a lot of paper lanterns and honeycomb balls from Oriental Trading. I need to put them together and hang them in one corner and work on my husband for what I want to hang in the other corner. It could be cool--I just need to win him over to the cool side. I think I have it in me.
My front sitting room...a hem...parlor. I'm in need of a whole bunch more Ikea frames to finish a project I've started on the other walls--they just haven't been in stock the last few times my mom has gone to get them for me. Ikea--don't you dare discontinue them before I'm done.
What are your winter to-do's? The way I see it, you've got two solid months to knock 'em out and then they'll be suffocated by spring/summer to-do's. The kind that involve garden hoses, top soil, sidewalk chalk, and deck stain, not frames, wall paper, and tissue paper party decorations.