We have lived in this house for 4 years. In that 4 years, the projects we started in the beginning are still mainly sitting here undone. With raising 2 kids, working mainly full-time and lists a mile long - our home has gone largely untouched and seemingly unloved. I am no Martha Stewart and I am okay with that.
Now, with baby #3 coming, I see all of these unfinished edges and they are weighing on me like a ton of bricks. This list a mile long that I must get done by July. I think it's called nesting. It is also the realization that if I don't do it now, after baby, I will slip back into ignore mode for another 4 years.
I have bought paint for our plain white kitchen and recovered our window seat bench and pillows, I have bought paint for our bathrooms, I have bought fabric and paint to make our front porch an inviting place - to sit and read and visit and play...and to ban the recycling, garbage, bikes and scooters to the garage.
Now that the girls will officially be sharing a room, we have purchased matching duvet covers, curtains, and have started a gallery for them to make and display their artwork. A place to make their own.
Still to tackle - our outside paint, our front door, our front steps - but I need Jed to tackle those. I am sure he doesn't want to mess with an evil, hot and uncomfortable pregnant lady...so those should be done in a timely manner too.