As most of you know, ever since my parents divorced last year John and I have been living with my mother.
It was difficult to go from living in a cute little apartment where I could express myself and decorate however I wished to a space that was fully its own and someone else's.
I don't know what it is inside of us that gives us the urge to create and make a place our own, but I lost a lot of that last year. I didn't feel like this home was mine and I couldn't break out of that funk for a long time. There is something so satisfying about creating your own space. I take so much joy in making our home a beautiful place to live and I find that it really does make me happier when I do so.
With my mother's recent engagement (congrats to my mom and her gentleman emailer!) we have solidified our plan to live here for about two more years while she goes to be with her new husband for a while before returning back to this house. With this news my mother said to me about the house, "HAVE AT IT!" So, thats what I did. Today I made the living room ours.
I feel brand new.