Monday, February 3, 2014

Mojos and Mantels.

Hi Friends! I lost my blogging mojo there for a while. Yes, work and life in general is busy but mostly I became consumed by our extremely slow paced bathroom renovation and temporarily lost interest in the rest of my home. Instead of dreaming up new home projects, I was thinking deadlines, calling tradespeople and imagining the day when I could once again take a shower in my own home.

The good news is, that as of last night, that day has arrived. Our tiler finished up over the weekend and grouted on Sunday. The plumber came back yesterday to swap the temporary pipes for our permanent fixtures in the shower. And I got to have a shower in my house. For the first time since November! I don't think I'll be having any baths for a long long while. It just doesn't feel like a luxury anymore. I'm definitely a shower girl.

If you follow me on Instagram, you got the sneak peeks as things progressed in the bathroom. It will be a little while before I get a reveal up on the blog as we still have a little list of to-dos.
  • custom shower curtain
  • custom cut mirror
  • moldings
  • overhead lighting
  • art, accessories
I will post little updates along the way. I'm sure I won't be able to resist!

In other news, not much has changed around the rest of the house. I had a naked mantel since Christmas and got the notion to style it up over the weekend. Cabin fever!

Yes, that's a glass of wine on the end of the mantel :)

I shopped around the house for things that could work to create from fresh vignettes and bring a little color for the living room. I really liked how it turned out.. for about ten minutes. Then, I decided it was too much, too busy. I'll leave it a few days but will be taking it all down shortly.

Am I the only one who does that? I wish I had a really large piece of beautiful art to hang there. It's a huge mantel and I struggle with it.

I hope that I can get my mojo back and get into a more frequent blogging schedule. I know I'm not alone when I say that blogging has changed for me. Not only am I not writing and sharing like I once was, I'm also not reading and connecting with other bloggers in the same way as before. (I've come to adore Instagram!)

In a way it makes me sad because I love the community of bloggers so much, but another part of me accepts its inevitable evolution. I'm going to keep trucking along with my blog though and I hope you'll stick around too!


  1. That's so funny. My mantle annoys me so much. I get an idea and it usually doesnt work because the mantle isn't very deep. But then I don't like what I can fit and can't get the original out of my mind. I still have Christmas up sans garland. Breakin all the rules

  2. oh i love it! i love the collection of art! i have always loved art but this year i want to collect more...

  3. That glass of wine is my fave! Love your mantle :)

  4. I have absolutely lost my blogging mojo- and agree that Instagram really easily fills the void of a blog post. Hopefully when the weather gets nicer I'll get more of an itch to create again (lots of snow/ice/rain/darkness in Massachusetts!).

    love the mantel- especially those little birds!

  5. I love shopping my own house, it can be so fun. Your mantle looks lovely, and I can't wait to see the bathroom!!

  6. i love all the layering on your mantle. It looks great. I also love re-finding items in my house. When used in a different place, they feel new!

  7. I so hear you on the huge mantel situation. Mine is very similar to yours. Love how you styled it with all the art!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  8. I hear you! I haven't touched my blog since Christmas! I think Instagram has killed the blog....

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