Today, I took down all out Christmas decorations.
Every. Last. One.
I organized them all into their tidy bins and tucked them away into the basement storage cupboard. I took the gigantic tree down and threw it onto our front porch (that's Jay's part of the job). I cleaned up a ridiculous amount of Fraser Fir needles and vacuumed and dusted the whole living room.
I almost love this part as much as I love putting up the decorations in the first place!
I like our home to be tidy with minimal clutter around. I find all the Christmas stuff to be overwhelming to my eyes and almost stressful to look at after a while. Overstimulation maybe? Either way, the house looks so clean and spare now that everything is put away. I love it.
You know what I also love? Jay is upstairs right now sanding down the mud coat on Audrey's room so I can prime that bad boy tonight. Woooohooo! I'm so excited about working on her room some more. We are taking a little time off this week to do some projects around our own home (as opposed to other people's homes like usual).
|(Bird's Egg, BM 2051-60)|
I finally decided on the aqua colour I wanted to use in there. It took me a bunch of paint samples but we are going with BM Bird's Egg. Here are a couple of shots of the colour in other rooms:
I have to get back to painting now. I can't leave Jay in there by himself forever.
Just so you know, I've really been missing my blog life lately. We have been working against a really tight project deadline and things got a little hairy around here. But I have lots of exciting plans for this blog over the next couple of months, including a fun guest series and some exciting reveals of rooms around this house.