Sunday, August 30, 2009

Change is in the Air

I can feel the cooler weather coming on.  I always do this at the end of a season.  I get in a rush for the changing season that's coming.  Here in Texas it will stay summer for two more months and some of the third.  I love it though, Indian Summer is my favorite time of year.  School starts back, the nights begin to cool off and the morning's air has a crispness to it.  Makes coffee sipping soooo good.  It happens at the end of winter and summer, every year.  We will have a quick change in the weather and I begin to gear up for the changing season, then it comes back and seems to linger on.  

I have discovered that I am a nester.  If you go into my living room on any given night you will find it.  I have a pile of magazines, a blanket, something to drink, a snack, maybe a book to read and the tv on.  My nest.  

So, maybe my mind is always on nesting.  At this time of the year I begin to long for fires in the fireplace, warm coppery colors, soups and layers of clothing.  Come on fall.  

I'm also looking for things to layer my home in.  Check out Pottery Barn's new catalog.  I love their baskets.  I'm ready to gear up for fall decorating.

I found this new website on paint finishes and I am loving this stuff.  Looks like my eyes are turning more and more back to my love of paint and furniture.  I have bought a few pieces of painted furniture but always think "I can do that."  

I have a new project that I will unveil tomorrow.  It was built for me, I found a picture of it in a mag and had a friend build it.  We changed some things, that makes it mine and I hired a new friend to do the finishing.  Hence the "I know I can do this" after watching her.  I'm ready to take the plunge, get my hands dirty and turn some of my jeans into painting pants.  I am reverting back to a place I used to be in.  In my former life, I sold real estate and that morphed into buying old houses and redoing them.  I was not very profitable at either of those fields. Mainly because I did the redo's alone and to my taste, which both translates into "took a long time" and in the selling department, I could not overcome objections and that translates into no pay.  Hello.  I know, strike that, think I would be better at those things now, but I don't want to.  Smaller projects are much more friendly, I'll stick with that.  

Also, I have some ideas about what to do with this blog.  I feel the need to focus more on where my interest really are. I have held back in this area but I am planning some events to hopefully spark more imagination here on the ranch and to be more interactive with others.  I am a perfectionist, it took along time for me to overcome the fact that I can not be professional at everything (translation, anything) I do.  It use to paralyze me from trying to do anything.  I still struggle with that to this day, but I have overcome the paralyzing part, so I think I'll take a new step.  Now if I can just stay focused.  Hopefully the ADD part of me won't be too distracting.  I describe that as an attraction to shiny things, always grabbing my attention. 

And, I feel the need for a blog makeover.  This time, I'm wanting a professional one.  

Change, it is a coming, but that's a good thing.


Dawn Jenkins said...

Hmm....I am intrigued and wondering as to what changes are in the works????

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I too am intrigued...can't wait to see what's up your sleeves!

Thanks for letting me post your awesome craft room. It rocks!


Traci said...

Girl, I lost your blog for a while and I am so glad that I just found you again! I am excited to see your changes!

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