Monday, June 26, 2017

Moving dressers and such

 Well here we are...on Monday again.  Le sigh.

I for one, could have used another weekend, rather than a Monday, how about you?  Last week, I shared some soothing bedroom changes I had made over the last few years (and why) and couldn't have needed that little soothing space more over the weekend.  The dearest thing, was that various children (well, teenagers, not children) all seemed to make their way in for cuddles and cozy mom time at some point.  "If you cozy it, they will come," I always say.

I hadn't planned a blog post today, as I've got some very heavy-hitting-topic posts planned this week, from my heart, (on blogging and kids on social media) but pre-posting jitters forced me to add a lighthearted one.  (I can't believe a near decade of blogging, and I still get a bit jittery wondering how my words will be received when I speak on something of the heart. The consolation is that I'm not alone in this, I know!) Anyhow, on Friday morning, I enlisted the strong arms of my favorite teen boys to move this Ikea dresser from our closet, into our bedroom.  (Our closet is attached to our master bath, in that you must walk through the master bath to get into the closet.  It's odd and normally I don't mind but I have long wanted a place for a lamp and a way to move my jewelry.)

One evening last week (post, bedroom-post, of course, because that's life with Sasha) it occurred to me that moving this dresser here would be delightful!  I was thrilled to prove my own self right, and even more thrilled to have an agreeable husband, and triply thrilled to have teen muscle at my ready disposal. 

I gathered some favorite items from around the house-a jewelry box my husband gave me, special artwork, a gray glassy baby candle holder, which was a present from my husband. (and if you don't know about glassy babies, you must go look.  They are a handmade Pacific NW thing and so beautiful! Especially when lit, as each one burns with a unique color. I collect them, and have three, all gifts from people I love.)  I am really loving the addition of a pretty surface, as well as the evening lamp in this room.  It makes reading in bed so inviting. 

I would also like to say that hanging your hats as both décor and functionality is a great way to store them.  I love both of these straw hats and they work perfectly on this little side wall.  (I used some small, clear, 3M hangers for them so when I take one off to wear, the hook blends into the wall fairly well.)
(I hope you note the bathroom products on the counters... real life aspect. Ha!)


Next up, this week, my answer to the question that I get asked quite a bit... "Is blogging right for me?" I explained more fully my history with blogging, including why I stepped away from the bulk of public social media for a time.  I hope it's helpful!  Then we will round out the week talking about kids and social media. Yikes!! 

I am preparing to start a small series on my "ten item wardrobe" thoughts, now a year after employing this wardrobe mindset!  I hope it's helpful, and I hope to begin that in July for those of you who are interested in my take on that.  (It has been the best thing ever, by the way.)

XOXO,
Sasha

11 comments:

  1. Darling! Go for it ! We are looking forward to your thoughts ! No worries you got this !

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  2. Your room looks lovely! Anxious to hear your thought later this week. Your are always so insightful and you have a gift with words. No worries!

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  3. Looks great! And looking forward to your upcoming posts. It looks like you have so much natural light here - I love it!

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  4. I love the paint color on your walls. Do you have any suggestion for a paint color that would look good with a crimson/khaki couch (crimson is the dominate color). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. :)

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    1. We really love this color actually! it's Revere Pewter by Ben Moore. It goes with everything!

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  5. It does look soothing & calm, very refreshing. Can't wait for the post on the wardrobe. I've weeded out a lot but I'm not close to 10 items yest, still in the 30's range. Have a blessed week!

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    1. 30 is great!! I'm working on it!!
      XOXO
      Sash

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  6. The dresser looks GREAT there! And I'm eager to hear your thoughts on social media and whatever else you care to share!

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  7. WHERE did you find that windowpane mirror?!?

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    1. Thank you! Okay don't laugh but we made it... it was one of those spec home wall mounted bathroom mirrors and when we removed it, it didn't break so I asked my husband to attach wood framing and we've had it ever since! it wasn't easy to make or hang though so I'm not really recommending that route. Ha!

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