Happy March 11th! I’m 45 years old today! Wow. That age really hits home when you type it out.. ha ha. Getting up there! Really it’s all good. I’m just so grateful to still be here healthy and happy! Doing what I love – raising my kids, loving their dad and organizing my drawers and closets to death. Who could ask for anything more? I mean maybe a Cadbury Egg or two wouldn’t hurt. I’m pretty sure someone I know will give me one today. If not I know what I’m giving myself. Tis the season! For birthdays and ALL the Easter candy. Bring it on. I’m so ready. :)
I have some fun plans for the day/weekend with friends and family but I’m still hoping I can squeeze in some organizing too! I have to get major knee surgery mid April (boo!) so I’m using that date as my end goal. I want to have everything on my list checked off by then! A pretty big task because we have my kids’ Spring Break and lots of life happening in-between now and my goal date. I need to keep my motivation going so I took my original list..
and copied the to-do’s I still have left on a new list. Just the act of writing things down again helps me focus. I’m making progress and I hope you are too! If you’re feeling unmotivated try making yourself a new list. Then pick a day/time on your calendar to organize and when that day/time comes pick one thing on your list and knock it out! Honor that commitment you made with yourself. You’ll be so happy you did! Make it more enjoyable by listening to a good podcast or book on audible while you organize – that helps me look forward to it! (You can download this printable HERE.)
I scheduled a 2 hour block last Saturday in-between kids’ activities and was so productive! I tackled my playroom closet and drawers and said good-bye to things we aren’t using/loving!
Then I enlisted some help and tackled our mudroom. Kole makes his chores more fun by listening to music. He has learned a trick or two from his mom. :) You can see I still had my Christmas cards up! I usually leave them up to enjoy through February but by March we’re ready to take them down and move on to all things Spring. We donated old shoes and cleaned out our lockers. Feels so good to have this room organized again!
and I added a couple of pillows to the bench. Simple touches to welcome a new season. This stripe pillow is a long time favorite I pull out every spring/summer and it’s on sale! I have it in navy too (also comes in a lumbar pillow). It’s Serena & Lily’s spring sale this weekend and everything is 20% off right now with the code HOME. Lots of my S & L favorites are linked HERE.
On to some simple coffee table styling! I mentioned that I’ve been a tad obsessed with home decor books lately. I have so much fun flipping though them in the evening! Zoning out with a good show on, a decor book in my hand and the fireplace going (chilly weather this week!) has been my favorite way to relax lately. Which is why my table is covered in books at the moment. :)
A simple round rattan tray with a fun plant is an easy way to welcome spring!
Then books books and more books!
Hello. I’m Erin and I’m 45 years old and I like home decor books. These are my recent favorites. Not only are they FULL of beautiful inspiration but they also look amazing styled on a table or shelf.
I should know. I’m 45 years old. Did I mention that yet?
Just trying to help that number sink in..
Enjoy your weekend! If you see a Cadbury Egg think of me! Or better yet.. if you see a Cadbury Egg mail it to me.
I deserve it right!?
I mean.. I am 45 after all.