Instead of telling you all about what I’ve read over the last month, I’ll tell you about the one that had the most immediate impact: The Nesting Place by Myquillin Smith. Kyle and I moved into our home almost four years ago, and I cringe when I say that I have held back so much when it came to decorating and making our house a home–mostly because I felt like we didn’t have enough money, it couldn’t be as perfect as I would hope, and frankly–I’m just not an interior designer. I know what I like when I look at a space, but other than that, I don’t bring much to the design table.
With that said, Myquillin’s book is like a “pre-house-makeover” book, more the philosophy behind decorating and why you don’t have to wait until _________ to make a house your home. I am still in the process of rearranging our entire home, one room at a time, and am finally getting up the guts to just throw a couple of nails into the wall and hang things up on our walls for the love.
Our walls are sad and lonely around here, and mostly because I keep forgetting to print pictures and hang them like an adult. Also, we hardly have any recent ones that weren’t taken with my little iPhone camera. Ridiculous, right? I kept telling myself I’d get family pictures taken, and then summer came and I realized that we have–wait for it–four pictures of the three of us since Keegan’s birth, and most of them are selfie-style. That’s when my sweet friend Cait stepped in with her summer mini session–25 minutes and 5 digital images at a super affordable price. PERFECT. (PS-If you’ve been around toddlers, you know that “family portrait” screams NO WAY. But photo session for only 25 minutes? We can do that.)
So thanks, Cait, for giving us family photos for our sad and lonely walls. You can check her amazingness out on Facebook or the interwebs, and if you live in the Indianapolis area, she has a few spots left for her summer mini sessions!