Either way, reflection for 2012 invariably comes with hope for 2013. While I will be the first to admit that 2012 was a banner year at Chez Hez, I will also admit that there are certain things I would like to improve upon and that one namely being my home and the role I play in it. I have a small, lovely home that is sat on two city blocks with oodles of potential if you don't count that whole carpet in the kitchen thing.
Either way, it combines a lot of what I love already about having a home. There are great bones with tall ceilings, imperfect hardwood and little built ins all around. What's not to love? Well, for starters there are things inside my house that I pass by on a daily basis where I'm going 'Remind me again why I have that here...."
Dig on what I'm saying here?
The same goes for the outside. But, as it's almost January in Iowa, I will worry about that during the spring/summer months. I want a hedge of Lavender but again, that's left for another time.
I think most of the time I don't know where to start, which I've admitted before is an issue for me. I don't have a 'vision' because while it's a house it's also a home but again, on that same vein, it's my Haven from the world outside.
I want it to feel like that.
When I walk in that back door, I want to feel like 'Oh thank GOD, I'm home.' Ya know?
Because if my laundry room looked like this, pretty sure I'd crap eggrolls: (this picture is courtesy of the website iheartorganizing - check it out for helpful hints!)
Or when I walk into the kitchen, I'd love to see this cute space:
See? Simple, right?
Okay, how do I incorporate children into this mix? I love my children, god knows I do, but they seem to want to have need for their space and things but oy vey it's like all their stuffs voms all over the house.
I think I've complained about this several times before and if I stumble upon the end all be all cure all, I will deffo let you know.
But for now let me just say that this year's theme/motto is: Don't own it if you don't love it.
You don't realize how hard this might be for me as I love shoes, clothes, books and musics. Wish me luck!
Also, Happy 2013 all around!