Resolutions - Part II

When last I wrote, I clued you in on my first New Year's Resolution.  Make a new recipe every week.  Today I want to talk about Resolution #2... and it's an embarrassing one.

My name is Kate and my master bedroom looks like it was just struck by a tornado.

Here's the scoop.  I've never really spent time and energy creating a beautiful bedroom.  I'll paint and throw up some curtains, but that's about it.  Now, with two young boys scooting around the house, my bed is constantly covered in books and toys, laundry is piled up in baskets waiting to be folded, the top of my dresser has become a dumping ground for odds and ends.  It's just a mess.  At one point, we started to paint, but we never finished.  Other items popped up and painting was pushed lower and lower on the endless list of projects that needed completing.

So here we are... 2013.  The year I will have a proper bedroom.  By God, it will have paint!  And curtains!  And sconces!  And artwork!  The bed will be kept free of Cheerios and monster trucks!  It will be a space for two tired parents to (God forbid) have a decent conversation and even some snuggling (GASP!)  Moreover, I will fall asleep peacefully and not wake each day faced with a mess.  Who wants to wake up to laundry that needs folding?!?  Not me!

I'm giving myself a year, because I'm realistic.  I am a wife and a mother.  I grow a ton of veggies and work too.  That adds up to a really full plate.  Besides, I know this will take a huge shift in habit too.  I've let my bedroom become the playroom, laundry room, tv room, work zone... all those things but a peaceful respite.  So now I have to change old habits and re-identify the room.  I'm sure there will be a little back-slide from time to time, but I have to keep moving forward.  I think my marriage and my sanity deserve it.  ;)

So I'll leave you with a little inspiration from The Binder.  This, my friends, is what I hope to achieve!

Happy Monday!

xoxo, k

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