I, like many others, love Pinterest. While my husband is whiling away his time reading through Twitter, or checking his email, I love to view all the crafty and ingenious ideas people have pinned, and dream about how I too will one day conquer all the clutter in my home, label everything in my pantry, make quiet books for my toddler and soon-to-be-baby, make healthy dinners using only home-grown ingredients from my all organic backyard garden, and of course make my home more gorgeous all around.
However, I find that I rarely have the time to accomplish all the pins I have pinned, if any, and Pinterest is more of a dream of what I would love to have my life, home and family look like, if only I had the time.
As I look around and realize the reality of the incredible amount of work we still have yet to accomplish at home (over 4 years after getting married), I realize that my Pinterest world is a fairy tale. But one I am willing to take on. Hey - my fairy tale wedding and baby worked out, why not wish big for this too?
Starting this week, I am going to tackle a Pinterest project that I see online and post photos of what I actually accomplish - starting with a rag rug for the guest room / nursery. (We are fortunate enough to have a room for each of our children, and are also fortunate enough to have my parents visit and stay with us often enough to actually utilize a guest room - so we are attempting to transform the guest room into a combination guest room and nursery. I will let you know how that one goes as well. So far, it's super cluttered with clothes that no longer fit my pregnant body, clothes too small for our son, and too boyish for our little girl, and all of the rest of the stuff we hide when company comes over.)
I have been searching for the perfect pink and green super soft rug to go in the nursery - and just can't find what I want without spending a fortune. Being the self-proclaimed crafty girl that I am, I decided to search Pinterest and figure out a way to make what I envisioned. I hear that these rugs take considerable amounts of time so the follow-up to this post may be a while coming - but I can't wait to show you how this will all turn out.
Wish me luck!
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