As evident by the lack of updating, the inspiration around here has been pretty lacking. I think between the insane amount of stuff happening this time of year and being sick (I had a doozy of a cold) there just hasn't been too much going on. In fact, the daily grind was starting to get to be a bit much. However, I'm happy to report I have received the shot in the arm I apparently needed.
Even though I haven't been blogging, my morning ritual includes checking out the other blogs hoping that something will inspire me to get up and get going. The common theme these days was the annual pilgrimage to the big Farm Chicks show in Spokane a couple of weekends ago. While I consider myself a pretty die hard "thrifter" I had never been "junkin'". So when Timi shot me an email about the Funky Junk Sisters show that was just down the hill from in me in good old Puyallup, I thought what the heck. Not only would I get a chance to finally meet Timi and Laura, but I thought I might find a little inspiration along the way.
My mom and I headed down there and we the best time. We hooked up with Timi and Laura who are exactly like I thought they would be, a total hoot, and started shopping. I've been reading their blogs forever and was so glad to finally meet them. (Who knew blogging would hook me up with such great folks) There was so much neat stuff. The folks that do these shows are so creative. How they can took at something and see the beauty in it is really amazing. I found myself just walking around thinking, "wow, how simple, but oh soooo fun". My favorite "trash to treasure" was using old knives as plant markers. Simple, fun and a project that takes 30 seconds which is very important to someone like me with horrible crafter ADD.
Walking around all the displays really made me want to go home, give my house a good cleaning and start looking at what I already had to transform into some kind of treasure. Last weekend while gsaling I found a desk that would be great for Sam's room. After seeing all the cute ideas, I'm totally inspired to finally get it finished. Not only is Sam's room on the top of the "to do" list, I'm inspired to look at the other rooms in my house. I am so craving "light, airy and uncluttered". It will be a big job, but worth it in the end.
Well, the laundry is needing to be put into the dryer. The only drawback to a fun packed weekend is that it is everything piles up and waits for you. Luckily, there isn't anything going on until tonight and the weather is nice and cool. A perfect day to work on the house.