In the six months that I have been writing this blog.
I’ve learned a lot.
I’ve learned that I love my eyebrows and grass seed doesn’t really grow in Kentucky in the middle of the summer and that vintage shutters are hard to find even with 400 miles of yard sale and that burlap ribbons on a mantel are an exclamation point project.
And about 5,214 other useful pieces of information.
I’ve learned that I like milk glass stacked to the top of the white shelving and new crisp white moldings….
….and linen lined baskets….
….and white built-ins with crystal knobs….
….and numbered baskets lining the top of the shelving.
…and I’ve discovered that I like checkerboard floors, too.
And $4.00 garage sale ladders.
I’ve discovered that I like “afters” way better….
…..way better than “befores.”
I’ve learned that I like open shelving….
…..and milk glass and gray walls instead of khaki.
And little white stools for anyone who can’t reach the dishes.
And khaki linen dish towels with fleur-de-lis.
But over the past six months….you know what I’ve discovered about myself?
What I’ve discovered about me?
Something that really surprised me.
I mean….I still can’t believe it.
I cannot believe how much….I love to write this blog.
Really and truly.
I love it.
There are days when I think I would rather write this blog than go on an all-expense paid trip to Disney World or win the lottery or have the perfect hair day or learn how to paint sea creatures on my toenails for a new beach look or create the perfect mini greenhouse for my grass-forsaken patio.
And every night when I sit down to write my heart. When I write the tiniest bits of randomness down onto these pages….I feel like we are chatting over a really good cup of coffee with flavored creamers.
And I’m telling you about my day.
And that I just painted the butler’s pantry. And how excited I am about it.
And that I absolutely LOVE just saying the words “butler’s pantry.”
And that this time I decided to go with gray.
And that I’m not really sure if grey is spelled grey or gray or greige.
Or maybe I should stop with all the gray and start with navy blue and orange?
And then we sip our deliciously flavored coffees together and laugh and laugh and laugh….
…..because we both know navy blue and orange is so 2013