It's been a busy weekend so far! I totally reorganized my Christmas decorations - I went through every box I had (and there were a lot of boxes). I tried to put things together that seemed logical to me like the dining room tree ornaments with the tree I used in there and so on. I also made labels for all my boxes. Oh, and after years of using mainly cardboard boxes we splurged on some more see through plastic ones. I think it'll make things a whole lot easier next Christmas!
I got rid of quite a lot of things. We took a packed car full of stuff to Goodwill (that included about 10 pillows I had in storage that I know I'll never use again). I thought about having a garage sale but I just really want this stuff out and I hate all the preparation of garage sales. There will be some happy shoppers at Goodwill when they put my stuff out! We're going to continue re-organizing the garage today. All that to lead up to the fact that I usually write a frugal post on the weekends but I'm just too pooped to do so.
Instead I'm going to show you one of the things I bought at IKEA - this monogrammed pillow.
I really love anything with letters and monograms! Vintage monogrammed linens are usually really pricey so I was happy to find this pillow so inexpensively. They only had two types. This and the other one was "JF" or something like that.
There was nothing explaining why they chose these letters. Maybe they mean something in Swedish or maybe it's just random. I love that it's not fussy. It's a foggy day so it's hard to get a good picture of it but it looks really great in that chair next to the red toile!
I've been thinking about painting my fireplace mantel in the living room for weeks now, so I'm going to do it this week (that way I can stop obsessing about it ~ smile)! My husband put my storage thingie that I bought at IKEA together and I have to paint that - lots of painting going on this week in between re-organizing and cleaning. Fortunately, I already have lots of paint I can use (I could open my own paint store)!
I like to have different projects going at the same time - I get bored easily! I always have several books I'm reading. I can't just do one thing and stick with it till the end without breaking it up! How about you?