Hey guys, welcome to Monday, Monday! This week, I’m sharing my plans for blogging during the next six weeks with the One Room Challenge, the sweetest kitchen in this week’s Pin of the Week, changing it up a bit with a style Hi-Lo, and a house that reminds me so much of my own in Real Estate spy. Plus, opening up a bit on my thoughts about some of the online hate in Just One Thing.
One Room Challenge
It starts this week! I’ve been following the ORC by Linda at Calling it Home for years now, and it’s been on my bucket list to be a participant. I’m planning to finally tackle my entry. I went back and forth on whether to participate though- the timing is going to be really difficult, with lots of travel for work, Michael working a lot of weekends this month, and a site visit for our accreditation at work that means a lot of late nights and work at home. But I realized, there’s never a perfect time. I didn’t participate in the spring for similar reasons. It’s like having a baby- if you wait for the perfect time, it’ll never happen. Time to give birth to this sucker! (You’re very welcome for that mental image.) But, because of how my time really will be severely limited, I’ll just be posting on Mondays and Thursdays during the ORC. I’m super excited and can’t wait to share my plans with y’all!
Pin of the Week
My favorite part is the wallpaper, but I love the mix of finishes in here!
For some reason, fall always inspires me to kick it up a notch with my wardrobe. In fact, I’ve got a Stitch Fix coming this week and I cannot wait! I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of cognac booties and found these for a good Hi-Lo:
Real Estate Spy
This house needs a lot of love, but imagine the potential! Shiplap as far as the eye can see…
Notice what looks like the original doorknobs?
It’s not the biggest house, just around 1400 square feet, but the rooms are generous. I can imagine that once it is fixed up, this house would be described as “graceful”.
I’d whitewash those walls for sure, and pull up that carpet which you know is covering up some original wood floors, probably pine.
Beautiful setting with this property! I guess it’s the country in me, but I love houses that are smack dab in the middle of a pasture.
It’s in Hartwell, Georgia, for $65,000! Hartwell is a beautiful lake community. This house would be a great investment. Michael has already told me no, we can’t buy it.
Just One Thing
This might get deep, y’all. This week’s thing is, I’m getting over all of the online hate out there. I know it’s always been there- online bullies have been around as long as the internet has existed. But is it getting worse lately? Even one of my favorite home DIY websites- it seems like whenever they post someone’s project on Facebook (a perfectly nice project), there are usually a few people posting negative comments. And not helpful negative comments- like constructive criticism- but really terrible comments. Why?
Also, all I can think is, these people are probably raising the next generation of bullies. If my boys EVER addressed another person the way that these adults are addressing these people online, I would feel like an absolute failure as a parent. And also, I would absolutely not tolerate it.
One of my projects was posted, and there were some positive and negative comments. I swear this doesn’t stem from that, because as a nurse, I’ve had to develop a very thick skin over the years- unkind words without any meaning behind them just roll off of my back now. But when I see awful comments on other people’s projects, it just makes me hurt for them. What if this was a project they were incredibly proud of, and people call it “horrific”, “kindergarten”, “dumb”?
I get that we’re opening ourselves up to criticism by posting these projects, but I just don’t understand the hate. There’s enough of it in the world already. What good does it do to bring more? What joy does someone get, or bring to others, by being so mean?
Okay, rant over 🙂 Just had to get that off of my chest!
See you back here Thursday for Week 1 of the One Room Challenge!