How are you!?!?
I thought i'd just stop in to let you know what i've been up to!
I've had quite a few of you e-mailing me to see if i'm ok.....I am.
I just really needed a break from the computer to see if I still wanted to blog, etc.
Don't you sometimes just feel like you need a break.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every person who stops by to say "hello."
And I really appreciate being able to share my simple little life with all of you.
But sometimes......trying to keep up with it all started to not make me feel so happy.
And being the kind of person who likes to keep things very simple and uncomplicated.....I just took a break:) And truth be told....i'm not sure how often i'll be popping in here.
The blogging community is wonderful and I just love seeing what everyone is up to.
But sometimes....when I don't spend time all alone with my thoughts.....I get confused about what I want out of life.
Reading all of the "popular blogs" started to make me feel unsure of myself....
do I want to grow my blog...do I want to grow Simple Daisy...
maybe I should like shabby white more...
Maybe I need to turn my whole house into a shabby white palace...yeah...that's what i'll do to get more visitors....
Maybe I need to own a shop.....maybe...maybe...maybe...my brain started to spin!
I retreated into just doing what I like and how I like to do things to rediscover that....
at this point in my life...
i'm content to keep my creative spirit as a hobby
I can't sit still to save my life....and thank goodness my husband doesn't get too upset when I go tearing up a room
I don't really like rooms all shabbied out and all white....maybe it's an Indiana thing...but when winter's really bearing down for months on end....I want a home I can feel warm and cozy in...
and you know what else I discovered.....I like yellow!
I just started re-doing my dining room and kitchen and yellow just started pouring out of me.
I still love love love turquoise.....but yellow is starting to win my heart over!
It bright and cheery in the summertime and warm and cozy in the wintertime:):)
anywho...here's just a tiny bit of what i've been up too~
We went to Saugatuck, MI for a long weekend and I made my poor husband climb way too many stairs just so I could see the beautiful view:)
We started re-doing out kitchen and I couldn't be happier with how it is turning out!
I painted the cabinets using rustoleum cabinet transformations~
It was super easy......VERY labor intesive but I just love how they turned out! Here is what they looked like before ....don't mind how messy the kitchen is....it was during one of our Christmas parties:) And we all know how parties can be:):)
We still have to lay the floor and do a few other touchups but I just feel so warm and happy in there now~ My heart is rested in the kitchen now!
We went to IKEA in the middle of a snow storm so I could get our butcher block counters. My husband...it's a darn good thing he loves me!!
Sorry for the blurry photos...still learning how to use my fancy camera:)
Maybe when it's all finished I'll show you it!!
And I had my husband cut metal ...that I painted with chalkboard paint...for the closet doors!!
Now instead of the louvered look....they are magnetic chalkboards! L.O.V.E
I've just been kind of slowing down and enjoying little get-aways.
I am learning to be more thankful and instead of wishing I could move away...
I've been finding beauty right in my own area:)
It's been nice to just have no rules...
no ...I need to do this this weekend
or wait...I have to do a blog post...
on and on.
Just live life.
Spend time with my friends and not have any time when I feel I need to be back home:)
And I have to say...the chalkboard wall in the dining room has been super fun!!
I have always wanted to do it in our dining room but never did....
and now that I have...I am so happy:)