Now that the craziness of the tour & conference season is finally winding down, we have just really been enjoying being home. And doing all those things that we take for granted, but we really miss when we’re out on the road all the time. Things like grocery shopping, doing laundry and actually putting it (and the suitcases!) away, and just sitting on our couch. These are simple things, but man do you start to miss them when you’re living out of airports and hotel rooms!
One of the best things about having some time at home is that it’s given us a chance to start doing some of the things with the house that we’ve been meaning to do for ohhhhh y’know…..the last year or so!! Last summer, we decided to invest in our first piece of art as a couple. Whoa, talk about feeling grown up! :) But it actually had really special meaning, because the photographer that Justin originally came to CT to work for, the incredible Jody Dole, was having a show for his new wet plate work. Had Justin not come to work for him, he never would have moved to Connecticut and we never would have met. So we couldn’t think of anything more perfect to have hanging on our walls. We made the leap and bought a print of one his light bulb images. And then about a week later, he surprised us and sent us an ever larger print of his sailboat work (that one had been out of our budget! :) So we got both of them framed this past Fall, and we finally got around to picking the spots for them this past week. We move at light speed I tell you! :)
When we were getting the prints framed, we also took in some cool old newspaper pieces that we found in an antique store on one of our weekends away and got those framed as well. And since we were going to be hanging all of this new stuff, we decided to just go ahead and do a mini-living room makeover. We added curtains, nautical pillows (Ikea), picture frames (Pottery Barn…and Jose Villa!), a new lamp (Ikea), blankets (Pottery Barn), and a card catalog we found at another antique store.
Here is the before:
And here is the after!
Happy Friday (and an early Happy Easter)!!