I took a little break to recharge my batteries. I need to do that every once in a while to keep perspective. I stepped away from all social media for two days. I really like simple and quiet deep down. It was soooo peaceful! I read a lot of books with the kids, started my own summer reading list, played on the floor a lot with my youngest, and enjoyed the grocery store. I spent time outdoors, had a wonderful date night with Dave, and went to the gym consistently! I wasn’t rushed– I was relaxed, and I think my body needed that. My oldest only has one week of school left and then we will be in the summer routine, or lack of a strict one, which we are all looking forward to a lot!
I think it took me two full days to get caught up on emails, facebook, twitter, blog comments, and instagram. So, the time off was nice, but I think it created more to do when I got back, isn’t that always the case?
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I’ve been playing around with styling the bookcases for the Let’s Rock This House! series. Seeing what I need to get to fill open space. You always think you have a lot of books until you try to fill a wall of bookcases! I laugh at myself for thinking we’d have enough books! What I love is that we will collect them over time and it will really reflect our family. I guess I could just go out and buy a bunch of used books to have the appearance of a full library, but that’s not my style. I only want books we will read, have read and love, or that support our interests.
Dave and I have been P-I-M-P-ing out the shelving unit. Adding a sound system with built-in speakers, lighting, and adding architectural details. Soon, I will be styling, my favorite part, of course. I’ve been sourcing some items to add in with the books.
Over my little break, I checked out the local thrift scene one day to see if I could find anything for the library wall. Of course, I did! Never fails…so here’s another This is Why I Thrift.
One of my favorite finds for the library so far are these carved Trojan horse book ends I scored for $8 for the pair at a flea market.
This little chevron votive holder had the right colors and was 88 cents at Goodwill.
I’ve been trying to find a magnifying glass for our coffee table and this was perfect. Only $5 at TJ Maxx. I really like the curved handle.
This was totally not what I was shopping for, but I had to take it home. Like I need yet another lamp, but I’ve been on this polished brass kick lately and it is perfect for our entryway. I’ve seen this lamp online for big bucks and this was only $9.38 at Goodwill.
So, there’s a little peek at the bookcases but the big reveal will be Monday. Monday, if the lights I ordered come in on time. They are scheduled to, so I hope I get to show you how all our P-I-M-Ping has paid off!
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