Came across this blog wherein every day the reader is encouraged to do one simple thing (italics hers, not mine) to make their home more inviting. Hmmmm, I thought, I can do that. Especially when she assured me it wouldn't involve major purchases or paint cans.
Her list for today:
Consider rearranging pillows on the couch or chair. Just because you've ALWAYS had the red pillow on the couch doesn't mean it won't look great on your bed. Or chair.
Pillows? Are you kidding? Every night it's a free-for-all: Who took my pillow?!!!! I know we have more than eight pillows in the house–I just went and bought myself four–but there are never enough pillows, and they certainly don't have stations.
How about setting a stack of books and a candle on the coffee table?
Because someone would ingest both the pages and the wax.
Straighten the picture frames on the mantle that someone knocked over with a nerf ball.
A mantle? Seriously? She tried to lull me into a sense of camaraderie with the nerf ball comment, but I'm on to her.
Move a flower arrangement into another room.
Flower arrangement . . . this must be something else people with mantles have.
Set out some Spring place mats.
Because . . . I would want three surfaces to wash instead of one? The front and back of the placemat, and the table?
Hang fresh towels in the guest bath. Garnish them with a folded washcloth over the top.
A mantle, flower arrangments, and now a guest bath?!!! See what I mean? People with flying stray nerf balls don't also have garnished guest baths.
I think I'll go arrange the lumber pile in my dining room; maybe put the saw horses at a ninety degree angle to the windows this month. Change things up a bit.