Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Next Home Project?
Saturday evening I attended a “Margartia Mom” benefit for my daughter’s school and PTO. It was such fun and gave me a chance to meet several of the moms, some who have kids in kindergarten as well as those with kids in other grades.
A couple we know from preschool, church and now grade school, were gracious enough to host the event at their beautiful home, which sits in the middle of town, yet is tucked back on a quiet road with a few acres to spare. The party featured a Mexican theme, and a few of the PTO moms served as hosts while their hubbies helped park cars, tended bar and cleaned up behind us.
While touring the house, I loved that in the kitchen, a giant bulletin board covered an entire wall, featuring photos, calendars, cards, etc. of the family. It wasn’t a fancy Pottery Barn board with special framing; no, it likely came from Home Depot, Staples or the Parent/Teacher Store. It fit perfectly with the down-to-earth lifestyle this couple leads; they may be doctors living in a large home, but they have four kids, they live busy lives and clearly their home reflects who they are, not what a hired decorator thinks they should be. It's their touchstone. It reminds them to "keep it real."
Currently, our fridge, like in many homes, serves as art gallery, scrap book, date planner, you name it. But, now I’m inspired to have a separate space for all of those items that, while it may look messy at times, somewhat contains the chaos. Dear readers, do you have bulletin boards, memory boards, etc. in your kitchen or office? If so, did you make it? Buy it a crafts store? What do you display on it?
Ever feel that there's not enough coffee in the world to make you come to life? Shew, I'm having one of those days. Hopefully, the fog will lift soon. At least there's a three-weekend waiting for me on the horizon! :)
Images courtersy of Marta Stewart Living and Pottery Barn