Did you miss me?
Please say yes….because I totally missed you.
The blog was down all weekend…..which seemed like an eternity and left me with an amazing amount of free time on my previously overly involved blog hands.
So I decorated.
And ate some Thin Mints (thank you Girl Scouts of America).
And decorated some more.
I found this amazing fabric and made the curtains and painted and added new furniture and a few new accessories.
And I finished it yesterday.
And I wish I could tell you that it still looked just like this.
Can we just pretend that it does?
Can we pretend that the basket is still placed perfectly on the new coffee table?
And that the yellow spring flowers are still gracefully cascading from the distressed white porcelain vase tucked between two new nail-head studded chairs on either side of the spring mantel.
Beautiful and serene.
Calm and collected.
Just like this.
Just pretend there is not….under any circumstances……a giant karaoke machine on the floor next to the couch.
And no one is singing “Call Me Maybe” at the top of their lungs into the karaoke microphone…..jumping from one chair to another.
Or dancing the chicken dance.
And no one is knocking over the bird house and then trying to put it back before any one saw.
Absolutely nothing like that would ever go on around here.
Just pretend everything is still in order.
Neat, organized tables…..without sticky plates of monkey bread.
Or cups of hot chocolate.
Or an occasional stray mini-marshmallow.
Not a pillow on the floor.
Or a curtain out of place.
Or yellow flowers tossed on the couch…..so the basket could be used to roll the Yahtzee dice.
All that perfection.
All that neatly-organized-carefully-chosen-accessorized-down-to-the-eggs-in-the-nest-on-the-bookcase decorating.
Replaced by wonderful, glorious, sticky-fingered-monkey-bread…..living.
And I wouldn’t change a thing.