I have a big night planned tonight (which you know does not involve watching television, because I’m a big stupid-head).
I have no idea if this is a good idea or a horribly ill conceived one but I’m going to write down everything I would like to buy/do. Stuff I need/want to spend money on basically. I have in my head that all the things I want to do are way out of reach but if I write them down I might see that, Oh … I could maybe do that. Or, of course, it could go the completely opposite direction with me staring at my long list of wants and crying because I’ll never, ever be able to afford all of these things. And then I’ll be a big stupid-head with a snotty nose and runny mascara.
My dining room floor for instance is a mess, I really need an upstairs bathroom and life sure would be nicer if I had something a little larger than a laundry “closet”. I still need a living room chair because even though the one I found in the garbage is actually quite nice, it’s the least comfortable chair I’ve ever sat on. I’d like a new table for my front hall and I need new blinds in the whole house. So these are big ticket things I need to think about, which I never do because they’re big ticket things and I find they’re much easier to deal with when I leave them at the very back of my brain somewhere behind where I store the names of kids I went to school with in Grade 3.
But I figure, I make lists for things I need to get done all the time and it really helps me. Making lists is what keeps me sane. Lists of what I have to do, lists of materials I need to do those things, lists of the timeline I have for these things and on and on.
So maybe a list of these big scary things will help too. I’ll take a look and assess the costs and decide, well I can do this and this, but I can live without this and this. And this would be doable in 5 years.
Unlike these offerings from my sponsors, which are pretty well doable right now and immediately!
My rolling pins from Cattails are my favourites. They’re smooth and beautiful.
I REALLY love this because a) it’s only $75 and b) it reminds me of the work of one of my favourite designers Issey Miyake.
The 100% Rough Linen bath sheet. Would be perfect for the bathroom I don’t have yet.
Handmade Wool Dryer balls you can have custom scented. Whattttt!
Tara has every colour imaginable and even though I lean towards whites, taupes and black if I were going for dryer balls to bounce around my dryer I’d go for these bright coloured ones. My laundry closet would love them.
Read about the casual chic Stockholm style from Curious Citizen’s Daniela (who happens to be travelling in Sweden right now)
The Swedes have it down in decorating and dressing.
Mola style hawk dish towel from my favourite dish towel maker … Diamond Dust Studio.
Pure black soap. Magno soap is a soap made famous in Spain because of its unique scent and true black colour that lathers pure white.
Made with the rarest of mineral salts from the island of La Toja in the west of Spain to soothe and soften the skin