Return to the Home Base

This weekend I am going to visit my lovely parents for the weekend. I find it extremely important for my mental health that I return to my home base every so often to “re-charge” and “re-fuel” on PMA (positive mental attitude). Matt jokes that I am like Superman returning to Krypton.

I love spending time with my parents and being in my hometown. I like spending a night or two in my small twin bed and poking through the piles of things I have left in my parent’s basement, hoping to reclaim them once I move out of the shoebox, Matt and I like to call home in NYC (Ok, our apartment isn’t really THAT small, but I like the dramatic effect of calling it a shoebox)

  • I love the predictability of life at my parents’ house.
  • I like knowing that by 10-10:30pm, both of my parents will be falling asleep on the couch as they watch some detective type show like Numbers or Law and Order.
  • I like knowing that Saturday night dinner will probably be hamburgers on the grill and corn on the cob.
  • I like knowing that our basement is always fully stocked with craft supplies
  • And I LOVE knowing that if I suggest to my mom that we get ice cream at the local drive is, she will support that 100%

I can’t wait to see what fun the weekend brings. Of course we will miss Abby but I am sure we will have some quality iPad face time to try and include her. (I guess I should say we will miss Matt too since he is part of the family now… )

I hope that you all do something you love this weekend. It is a special time to remember, reflect and appreciate those “little things” in life that you can sometimes take for granted.

New Blog Crush

Yesterday I was introduced to a new blog by my lovely co-worker Laura. Delight by Design is a blog that scours the internet collecting some of the best design photos out there. The writer, Blair, looks for ways to inject design elements into every nook and cranny of your space. Now, I am not sure if she has to ability to produce beautifully designed rooms, but she definitely has to eye to find them. For that reason I would like to nominate her for next season’s Design Star.

I am unbelievably inspired by her posts. And while they are light on the text, the incredible pictures she finds certainly make a statement. My one complaint is that you aren’t always able to tell where you can buy the products featured in her pictures requiring me to spend time googling the things I like. Thankfully, I am pretty much a professional googler.

Matt and I added a little design to our apartment over the weekend by finally hanging some pictures in our bedroom. My next step is to 1. buy some sort of new blanket/duvet cover combo and 2. figure out a way to remove the bachelor pad painting that is hanging above our bed without Matt noticing.

I am debating how much effort I want to invest in decorating our apartment considering we are most likely moving next July. What do you think? Is it worth the effort?