After organizing my way through most of January, enjoying a little down time in February, March found us taking on more projects than we were ready for. Thankfully, we rallied and got it all done. Here’s what we accomplished this month as we say, Goodbye March, Hello April…
I finally decluttered and organized all of my magazines! The baskets underneath the sofa table were almost overflowing and it felt really good to go through them all. I’ve also done better than I thought at not bringing home a lot of extra magazines from the bookstore or grocery store. Grabbing a coffee and a mag to decompress for a few hours is a favorite ritual each week.
I finished reading the book The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst and passed it on to my mom. The entire book is such a great reminder of how learning to set priorities and saying no even though it’s tough sometimes can be a totally freeing experience. I’m sure it will find a way back on my nightstand before the end of the year.
It was a total makeover but one that I am still excited about.
Speaking of makeovers, I gave the media cabinet for the River Ranch project a makeover twice but in the process learned how to paint laminate furniture or made from composite material.
March helped to usher in the Spring season with ideas for St. Patrick’s Day, spring inspired finds at The Pickers Market, a local spring garden tour, vintage spring tablescape on the back patio, spring porch tour, how to create an outdoor serving station, celebrating spring with vintage finds, spring dining room, indoor herb garden and I tried my hand at making rosemary herb bread in a flower pot.
We’ve completed so many fun projects this month but my favorite has to be this DIY Dutch Tulip Crate I made my mom for Easter. She loved it!
We’re gearing up for the One Room Challenge in April, which means we’ll be building and painting bookcases, creating a mobile work desk, painting a huge hutch for the office, gathering fun accessories, deciding on a new light, paint colors and hopefully buying a rug. I’ll also be sharing the progress we’ve made at River Ranch and I’m getting ready to make a few changes to my booth space at The Pickers Market. All in all, it promises to be a busy and fun month that I can’t wait to share with you.
Just a heads up, there are a few things that are taking me away from blogging 5 days a week right now, so I just wanted to let you know I’ll be blogging Monday through Thursday until I can get my schedule under control a little bit better. I’ve always said I want you guys to have my absolute best and with design clients, painting furniture, and the running of my booth space taking up so much extra time – I want to make sure that’s what I’m giving you. You guys deserve it!