I miss this blog—a lot. I’ve been MIA, unpacking box after box in my new place here in Charleston. It’s been so thrilling setting everything up, nesting new spaces. I adore the decorating process, but I’m learning that I’m extremely particular about certain things being “just right.” For example, it’s taken me two days* to organize my bookshelves the way I want it—and let’s get real…I’m going to change a few more books around before I am completely satisfied with it. Just being honest.
On being said particular… I’m meticulous about how my dishes are organized and the flow of my kitchen. Things just need to make sense (like the baking dishes close to the oven and the most used items [silverware, dishes] close to the dishwasher for easy unloading). The spices need to be grouped by flavor scale, cans by size and food type, and…well you get the point. And that’s just the kitchen, folks! I haven’t even touched the bathroom or my bedroom closet! I know what you’re thinking…and it’s probably three letters that are arranged “OCD” but I beg to say precise…one who pays close attention to detail…“particular.”
Here’s part of my life philosophy: I believe life is insanely beautiful! I want my house to reflect that view and when I dwell in this most intimate space, I want to feel refreshed, inspired, and relaxed. I want it to be a place that displays past adventures and stimulate new explorations of this crazy world. And most of all, I want it to be a place where others see it and say, “This is so you!”—because a home should be a reflection of its dweller. So, yes, it’s taken me quite some time to set up camp here in Charleston. I cannot wait to show you pictures & give a few of my own decorating tips! Just as soon as I get a couch…because my current outdoor love seat sitting in my living room isn’t exactly screaming, “That’s so Shea!”
Here are a few other highlights from the new adventure of 2013.
The neighbor brought pumpkin pie over!
Reunited cuddling with Eleanor after being apart for nearly 3 weeks! (Also, a sneak peek at my dresser drawers turned into tv stand!)
First dinner setting at my countertop with my parents when they were in town!
I bought the new Local Natives CD, Hummingbird and listened to it for this lovely bike ride. I highly recommend both the CD & a bike ride!
It’s been an exciting 3 weeks! Learning new roads, meeting new friends, trying new restaurants… it’s like traveling in a new country and I’m loving every single second of it. I’m so incredibly happy, I can’t stop whispering “thank you” to a faithful God. Blessed, indeed.
Thanks for sharing this new journey with me.
*Yes, two days. Why? Because I had seven boxes of books to unpack, organize by category and then take that stack and organize by height (depending upon the type of stack arrangement I was trying to achieve). Heh…