Happy Friday my friends. I'm really glad it's here! It's funny but it seems like short school/work weeks can be tougher to get through. It was only 4 days of the schedule but it still seems like we're ready for the weekend.
I've been looking around the house lately and trying to tackle little projects here and there. Nothing major but going through cabinets, getting rid of things I don't need. A bit of "Winter Organizing" before the big stuff (Spring Cleaning). It feels good. Several trips to Goodwill and I've still got a lot to tackle but I'm liking the purge. It is necessary and no matter how much I get rid of, there's always more to go through so I'm going to keep going. I like the idea of donating things no longer useful to us but that could be treasures or useful for others. I like that sense of community and giving back.
I'm also taking inventory of projects and things that need to be done around our house. We moved here almost 9 years ago now and things are starting to look a bit...weathered. So, projects need to be completed, updates need to be made. It's easier to take a mental note of it now and slowly plug away instead of letting it go and letting it overwhelm us. Winter is a great time to get these indoor projects completed. Things like painting doors and trim. Tedious little pains that need to be taken care of. Last weekend we replaced all our toilet seats. Sounds silly, I know but when a cheapo contractor puts economical ones in 9 years ago they can start to look....weathered and let's face it, paint chipping off a toilet seat is just not pleasant! There you have it!
Finally, I'm trying to update our decorating a bit. Nothing major but wanting to make some minor updates to the look of the home. I'm switching out our shower curtain and bath-rugs for a bit of an update, refreshing our bedspread with a comforter cover. Basically using all things I have on hand but just giving little updates.
That's just a little update from here. What do you have going on in your Winter Home? Are you purging, cleaning out or doing any updating? Winter seems like a logical time to tackle things we've put off. I'd rather do these things when it's 20 degrees out instead of when it's beautiful and warmer!
Hope you guys have a great weekend. We'll be tuning into a *little* game that is a BIG DEAL around here. I'll give you a hint...this team is heading to Denver. We've enjoyed celebrating over the years - we've even made shirts in the past! I'm thinking of making these Creamy Enchiladas for the game. We will see what happens.