+ A DEEP CALMING BLOGGING BREATH...

At the beginning of every month I have several ideas that I can’t wait to post about. I have multiple conversations with myself about what I’ll make, what I’ll organize, which DIY project I’ll start, and the list goes on. BUT, sometimes my non-virtual life gets in the way. Working full-time at an online media company, trips away, social life, actually taking care of myself and going to the gym (there was a time when I chose blogging over taking care of myself and I had to make the decision that my health was more important than getting a post up)…all get in the way. And I’m not complaining, I’m just saying it’s hard to find time these days.  I envy the people who get a post up three times a week, or better yet- the people who post every. single. day?!  I applaud these people and I am truly inspired by them. Anyway, my point is- I want to get more posts up because I truly love blogging…. I just don’t always have the time to do it.

Jenny did an awesome post the other day about when she originally began blogging- she said she used to share more unfinished projects with her readers, but over time she has felt more inclined/pressure to post more finished projects. I could not agree more with her. I think I’m going to start sharing projects, recipes, etc. that are not styled, shot beautifully, etc. (which is very hard for me) so that I can just enjoy getting a post up and discussing the things I love most . When I have time to style and shoot something, I will but I don’t want it to keep me from connecting with you all, which is also my favorite part of the blogging process. The community.

To start this “letting my hair down” deal, I’m going to show you a project I re-organized a few weeks ago. Again, the project is not post worthy in my eyes, but I’m going to take a deep calming blogging breath and let that go for now.

(this is looking out from our kitchen- there is space to walk between the counter to the left and the small black side table)

We live in an apartment with 1 closet (not a walk-in by the way- a real bedroom sliding door kinda closet) and a tiny tiny tiny bathroom closet that only fits the essential bath/towels/etc. items and we have no storage space. As in, no storage in a garage, no storage down the street- what you see is what you get. We decided to purchase an Ikea Pax unit when we moved in and designed the inside to function for what we needed it to do (I should do a post on the inside later).
 
The inside has ski stuff, camping gear, golf clubs, all of our christmas decorations, and the list goes on. Above the Pax unit is where I organized again recently. Each box is organized and labeled with crafting supplies, my painting gear, fabric, boxes of ribbon, cd's (need to go through them and toss most) stamping/embossing stuff, and a few boxes of wedding paraphernalia. It feels so good to have all the boxes cleaned out and newly organized!
 
Well, that was a lot of words and if you stuck around, thank you. I always appreciate you reading and look forward to more unstyled/unfinished posts in the future ;)

15 comments:

  1. I love reading your blog and I love seeing all of your projects-- finished, unfinished, styled or unstyled. I can't wait to see what you'll post in the future!

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  2. Love your heart shadowbox, we have the same one but the majority of our hearts are pink!

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    1. Thank you! Love ours. A gift from a friend back in Boston ;)

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  3. Honestly, it's refreshing to see posts that aren't perfectly styled! I don't mean that in a negative way towards the ones that are styled; I enjoy those too. But it's nice when people "keep it real". I think all bloggers have a tendency to only want to show the perfect, but I think that's a disservice to everyone. It's nice to see the good and the not-as-good!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! It's nice to hear that people like seeing the "real" stuff as well.

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  4. I found your blog last year for more organizing ideas. I love your blog because it is so clean and many cute things to make organizing more stylish. I live in two bedroom apartment in Coastal L.A. and I have storages around here but I like more stylish than boring things. Im glad that you are continue doing your blog. Cant wait to see what in IKEA closet you mentioned about. :)

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    1. Appreciate you reading, Christy. I will definitely try and get a post up with what's inside of the Ikea Pax units ;)

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  5. I appreciate your honesty and showing your real life. I so often love the styled final images of a projected completed on the blogs I read but find myself gravitating more to the real life stuff more. No one lives in a magazine and things are not always perfect but that is what I love the most because there are no smoke and mirrors in my real life. Thanks for sharing yours!

    - Jaime
    www.southonbroadway.blogspot.com

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  6. Getting organized always makes me feel better! And you know, some days you just can't do it all and it's okay - hang in there!

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  7. This is such a great concept - the world of blogging is constantly changing to be more perfect, polished, finished. Love this post!

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  8. there is space in blog world for all the facets of life - we all know behind the perfect is the imperfect :) as someone who works full time in a 50+ hour week job, who mothers and wifes and owns a dog and and and this list goes ... something has to give and if this is your give well congrats for finding it :) le ps my thing that gave was blogging for five months and now the shower needs a darn good clean but here I am with you by choice :)

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  9. Hayley @mylemonayde.blogspotFebruary 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    You are inspiring and this does not mean that you have to style every photo, just being natural is a bonus and realistic for a reader/blogger like myself who also sometimes struggles to get those posts out there. Focussing on your real life comes first and blogging is a bonus. Keep up the great work, love reading your blog. Hayley x

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  10. Your blog has always been a favorite of mine. I just like to check back to see if youve posted anything and if it means more "real life" thats fine with me! Props to you for keepin it real.
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    Emily

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  11. Where did you get your boxes from? I SERIOUSLY NEED TO KNOW LOL! I have been seeing them all over pinterest and can't seem to find the gold trimmed boxes.

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