Teeeeeny budgie ornament, gifted by a friend
I was definitely glad to return after our holiday, but it did feel like an adjustment, moving from sparsely furnished, uncluttered apartments, to... our home. At times it feels darn overwhelming, managing a home inhabited by four free spirits.
It's been a really gradual process, turning this rental into a 'home', but for the first time since we moved in together and sprogged up, I'm really starting to settle in. It's been two years in this house and I haven't found myself itching to relocate. This is good.
Middle - This print by Pikselmatic, in Homestyle, Bottom - little buddy gets a fringe, and refuses to have it photographed
And so it's time to part with that which we no longer need, to make space for ourselves and our growing babies. Decluttering actually feels amazing, and all those vintage goodies that I amassed in our early years together, I am more than happy to send on towards their next homes. Well okay, maybe not allll of them, but as many as I can bear to part with ;-).
Top - look who I spotted in Homestyle! Middle - bunting crocheted by a dear friend, who... Bottom - ... once dressed up in clown costume for my daughter's first birthday :-)
As we were cleaning and rearranging, I decided to strip off the lining and expose our bed base, and... I love it! Now it looks like a crappy bed made out of pallets, but I don't even mind that at all! You may love it, you may hate it, but if you only knew how bad it looked before...
Winter in the north is typically muddy and damp, so this clearing and airing out of our space was really perfectly timed. There's a lot still to do, but no hurry to do it.