If you’ve seen my daughter’s room before then you know I’m making changes at a snail’s pace. I’m doing one thing at a time, slowly because I have a lot of other things going on in my life. I’d love to get it all done in one weekend, but so far, that just isn’t happening. One daughter just graduated, and the other one just moved out. We took a celebratory trip to Austin, and my mom came for a visit. I’ve also been spending a lot of time trying to eat more healthy and working out 4 days a week. I’m also trying to get to bed much earlier. In a word, I’m trying to take better care of myself. I don’t have any major health issues, and I want to keep it that way. I am also trying to live very intentionally, enjoying each day God gives me. That means that I don’t get as much done every day, but I’m okay with that.
Today’s post is a part of our French Country Friday series. There are some great blog posts linked at the bottom, so be sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the post.
Here’s what it looked like yesterday, below. I had too many chairs, so I moved some chairs out. I am purging some things because I felt like my house was getting cluttered again. (How does that happen?)
If you want to see how to make the curtains, CLICK HERE. The very next thing on my list is to paint the chests beside the bed. Last night I started painting the chests. Hopefully I’ll have a blog post on the chests soon.
I guess my takeaway for today is that it’s okay to take your time. Life happens. I know bloggers seem to magically get things done all the time. But they probably stay up all night to do it, and I don’t do that any more.
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Ginger Valdes says
That’s my favorite version of that room! The French chairs are perfect! I’m glad you’re taking life at a slower pace. It’s too short to not live in the moment.
Pat M. says
I love the French chair vignette with the delicate tablecloth, tall candle holders and natural wood blinds. Actually everything about it says style and visual calm. I too am trying to take better care of myself and visual calm is high on my list. Although my home is a long way from French, I SO appreciate your design talent in that direction and check every day to see what you’ve decided to change or rearrange. So many of your design ideas can translate to my contemporary style and it doesn’t hurt that I’ve added a little “French” here and there, just for my enjoyment.
Happy you are taking care of yourself. Life goes by in a blink and things can change in an instant.
Love the changes.
Gay Bofill says
Hi. I love all your photos and enjoy reading your blogs. As well, I love your Wall Plate Art in the photos. Question: How can I make the beautiful Duvet (or is it a Bedspread?)that you show on the Twin bed in the first photo? I have a problem with dust ruffles/bed skirts but need something to cover the mattress all the way to the floor. This is lovely and would be perfect. Do you ever publish sewing instructions or how To’s? Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
Gay this is a bedspread. We have a source that makes these beds, if you want one custom made. Or if you want to make it, I recommend grabbing a copy of my book, where I have instructions for making a long drop bedspread. Here’s the affiliate link. https://amzn.to/2xEe2l0
Karen M says
You are at that beautiful phase of your life when a woman who lives wisely looks and feels her best! Kudos to you for the intentional way you choose to enjoy moment of each new day and see it as a gift.
My husband and I lived overseas for 18 years and returned after 2 terms of mission service in Kenya and two in France just about three years ago. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I miss living overseas… especially in France! Apart from our friends and work, I miss warm baguettes, antique and flower markets, quaint little towns and churches and cobblestones! Your blog is just what I need right now. Merci mille fois, mon amie! You bring me joy! And I love, love, love your new shop!!
What a wonderful visual I am getting! Now I want to go back to France!
Roz Bradford says
You’re always right on point. The look is sophisticated, light, and very inviting. Thank you for the inspiration!
Praying your summer is joyfully busy with family and friends. And inspiration for all of your dedicated followers (unfortunately I’m pretty selfish and want more!)
I’ve also started an exercise and eating healthier way of life. It’s amazing how much more time it takes in a day. Not having to plan meals,driving through take out, and not have to clean dishes is easier but I have so more more energy now.
As you said, things will just have to get done slower.
Good luck to both of us and our new habits.
When things do get done it will be more to celebrate.