slow dancing and cereal

photo-19Pinterest, I have decided is a little bit of a curse. Yes, yes… it is also a blessing; every recipe imaginable, a work out for any lazy body, and a solution to just about any problem can be found here. But I am starting to realize how many hours I am spending dreaming about my “next house”… and for WHAAAAT?!  Description of next house: grand marble staircase in the entrance with a dual split halfway up the stairs (kind of like the one in Beauty in the Beast when Belle comes down the stairs in that fabulous yellow gown.) There will be luscious topiaries, a fountain, and white pillars in the front yard. The kitchen will have 50 foot ceilings complete with a fireplace and our home will be filled with all the best designer modern furniture possible. Our grand piano will have it’s own room, (with a mosaic tile floor) complete with swinging glass doors and famous artwork on the walls. What does your Pinterest home look like?! I could go on… really… every room is planned; but I will spare you.

So here is goes. I have decided to stop the madness. I mean, who can afford that at age 25 anyway?! Or ever! I can dream for the future I guess… but for now I need to learn to be happy in my little 1100 sq. foot condo…

where the kitchen is messy, and cold cereal is the norm for dinner. (yeah, I’m a bad wife). Our dining room table is always covered with my crafting supplies so it is basically out of commission. The bed is never made and the mirrors never sparkling. But we are happy here.

We slow dance in the kitchen, (intermittently between cereal bites), blast music while sitting on the counters sharing stories from the day, and spend lots of time on the floor with the dogs. Who needs a grand staircase and grand piano anyhow? What would I do? Walk around my house in heels and lipstick? (I also picture myself this way when I imagine my “dream home”) But that’s not even me and we all know that would never happen.

So here’s to now… here’s to loving the place I’m in and who I am here with… and to loving my dirty kitchen.


Just found this home fragrance line that will add a little glamour to your humble abode; I may need to pick one up soon!

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  1. CLJ says:

    I’ve always had a feeling of happiness when I’m in your home. Thanks for invitiing us all in and making us feel loved and welcome. Keep it small and simple; we like it that way.. I’m as happy as a clam in your glam.

  2. CLJ says:

    Hey gal, great philosophy–wisdom at an early age. I wish that I had developed that level od understanding at age 25, instead of age 55! Keep it up–your head is on straight.

  3. efonnesbeck says:

    Totally agree. Never waste time wishing you were in a better place, be happy where you are because where you are is pretty great!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Ha! Totally. I, too, live in a 1000 sq ft condo and it’s plenty. The pinterest places are beautiful, but can you imagine the effort in cleaning them? I prefer real life. It is fun to look though.

  5. Your kitchen is beautiful and serene!!!!

  6. Love this message!!! Your kitchen is warm, welcoming and serene!!! I’m 40 and still trying to live in the now!!! 🙂

  7. Jolene says:

    I happen to like your cheery bright, and white kitchen. Love your steel tea kettle!

  8. Audrey says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog (ironically from Pinterest:)) and love this post — gotta be roped back into reality now and then, don’t we? Anyways, just wanted to comment that you have an exceptional blog with an exceptional talent for writing. Keep doing what you’re doing!

  9. halierransom says:

    Beautiful. Your posts are making me have wedding fever. Love your blog.

  10. Holly says:

    Fab post on the day I am getting ADDICTED to pinterest! You are so right, and yet the small ideas found can still be emulated – surely – by us mere 20 somethings.
    Great blog to fall across!

  11. wantneko04 says:

    I took an interior design class for fun this semester, and I’ve realized that there’s a LOT of ways to make your house look expensive without spending a ton. My Pinterest house isn’t that big, because who really needs all that stuff anyway? I like clean, simple lines and elegant minimalism, but that’s just me.
    I had a TON of fun decorating an 800-square foot apartment. You’ve got to start somewhere, and working with the space you have makes for good practice.
    Love your blog, it’s so cute!

  12. Totally agree. Pinterest can be a stick to beat yourself with or a horrible comparson joy thief! But I still love it too.


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