Updated: Jan 4, 2021
Well, I wouldn't necessarily call us settled yet, but we live here now. Like all new things, our house has come with a learning curve. I'm learning what trades people to call to get things fixed and Googling all sorts of odd home questions like, "Baseboard vs. wall casing", "Why do my wood floors squeak?" and "strip to attached to bottom of door to close gap." I'm sure Google is like, "new home owner alert! Re-targeting ads."
To be fair, our house is starting to feel more like a home every day. We didn't have a whole lot of furniture when we moved, so we've started finding pieces for a few rooms to start. The pandemic has proved to make this process a little harder than it usually would be.
Furniture shopping has been interesting... Most places don't let you sit on furniture. I understand why, but how am I supposed to know if a sofa is comfortable or not if I can't try it out? I took a gamble and ordered this sofa from Amazon. The reviews seemed pretty good, shipping was fast, and I've found returns/exchanged to be easy so I figured worst case scenario, I'd return it. This sofa arrived in the biggest box I've ever seen. Once we unpackaged it though, it fit right into our upstairs living room. This is one gamble that paid off.
I also joined my local Buy Nothing Group on Facebook and let's just say I was not prepared. That group is a bit overwhelming for me. I love the concept, I just can't stay up to date on how rapidly things are shared. Are you a Buy Nothing Group fan? Spill your secrets! I've heard you can find real gems.
We have tons of windows in our new house and I'm loving all the sunshine. But that also means we need some sort of window coverings. My husband and I are still debating curtains vs. blinds (team curtains over here), so I found these lovely privacy clings that shine rainbows into some of our rooms.
And of course I've been finding new ways to display my plant collection. Etsy has gorgeous plant baskets, macrame hangers, plant stands, and mud cloth pots. I treated myself to a few. I want to add plants to every room in our house, so I'm sure I'll be ordering more lovely planters as we continue to settle in and definitely some more plants from my friends at Urban Plant Shop. You can check out more of my plant parent purchase recommendations here.
Along with designing our new home spaces, I've been busy planning workshops and new products for the rest of the year. Monster, Maker General, Space Craft, and Wyldwood Creative and I have an exciting range of online embroidery workshops planned for the rest of 2020. New products will also be dropping over the next few months. Basically exciting things are happening all around and I can't wait to share more. Until then, happy stitching- Melissa
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