I was so excited to take on Auntie Leila’s challenge to “pretty up and clean out” my bedroom this week! Back when I was nesting (and productive for the first time ever in my life), I read all of Auntie Leila’s posts about the reasonably clean home. First of all, can I just say how much I love that phrase, reasonably clean home? It’s so perfect. I’m not the most meticulous housekeeper and I actually don’t feel comfortable and happy in super clean, super organized, super sterile environments. I need a little comfy chaos! But my relaxed attitude often gets the better of me and I find myself stressing out about the mountains of to-dos that I have let pile up. But reasonably clean? I can do that!
Anyway, back to the genius of Auntie Leila. In her reasonably clean house posts, she suggests to start cleaning projects in your bedroom. I found myself very inspired by the idea of showing love for your husband and reverence for your marriage by not letting your bedroom become the armpit of your home. Just that thought helps me to hop to it in the morning (most mornings) and simply make my bed!
So, thank you, Auntie Leila for your inspiration and for this challenge! Here are snapshots of my pretty, happy, funny, real bedroom.
We don’t have a very big bedroom, but I love it. I really don’t know what people do with cavernous HGTV-approved master suites! Do they have parties to use their seating area and big screen tv?
Motivated by the bedroom challenge, I finally made this (very necessary) earring organizer. Can you believe I’ve had the materials and idea for this project since last winter and I just haven’t gotten around to it? It was so easy, it took me 20 minutes. The things I put off, it’s shameful! I plan on making a necklace organizer next.
Dave and I had a thing for Barry White back when we were dating…………….
To forever memorialize that time (and to embarrass and confuse our kids when they’re older) Dave had this frame engraved with the lyrics from a classic Barry song.
I clearly have some more jewelery organizing to do! We also desperately need to refinish this dresser. More projects to put off, yay!
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