Ever just need a day off to clear your head, aimlessly wander, and let the day lead you rather than trying to control the day? I recently needed one of those days and immediately knew I wanted to spend my day off in Annapolis. A motorcycle ride, a whole pint of mint/raspberry chip ice cream, Chesapeake Bay air, and a few oysters later, I felt good as new and ready to take on the rest of the week.
Where have you been all my life?! Well, my answer lately is “working late in a deserted office” or “cleaning and organizing my apartment.” It’s that time of year when everything speeds up, double time, and I feel like I’m standing still with the world around me whirling around me like a twister. Despite everything going on in my life, I feel restless and an urge to clean and purge, to start anew. It must be something about spring that just gets you going.
My most recent projects have been redecorating my outdated bathroom and creating a gallery wall above the couch in the living room. Somehow I took on both of these projects at once. Just a quick trip to home goods with a couple gal pals, and I was in deep. I finally got rid of all of my navy towels, shower curtain, and bathroom accessories that I’ve had since college [it was time for them to go] and replaced them with a new sea glass motif. Even more exciting, I got rid of our terrible “over the toilet organizer” from Target and replaced it with a hanging basket, which makes our tiny bathroom seem so much more roomy [trust me, it’s the little things]!
The gallery wall project is something that has been in the back of my mind for at least a year. We two lonely photographs on our wall that were just begging for some company, so I watched A Beautiful Mess’ gallery wall tutorial and got to it. I was also inspired by their DIY art collection blog post and decided to mod podge and paint an empty canvas – what a great outlet for my pent up energy! Although these projects took up a significant part of my weekend a couple weeks ago, they made me feel incredibly accomplished. I’m not normally that “handy,” so it was a good feeling!
I can’t say enough how happy I am it’s finally spring. My list of projects is quickly growing [so I’m glad I got to check two off my list!] and I’m itching to be outside as much as possible. Sunday brunching, here I come!