Welcome to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
Thank you to everyone that shared their projects here last week.
They were all so inspiring but what would motivate me right now is an organized house.
If you are a regular here at BeColorful then you know that we are currently updating the guest bath and our master bedroom and bath. It will be such a fantastic improvement when we are done but we are in the throws of the chaos right now.
I took a few pictures to document our progress and to remind me the next time we think about taking on a big project.
Bedroom furniture SOLD and out of here - check.
Can you believe how nasty that carpet is? We were going to replace it fifteen years ago when we moved in but there were too many other projects and not enough money.
Now, the big problem is where to put everything that is left so it is out of the way of the framers, plumbers, electricians and plumbers that are continually filing through.
It is piled up in Liz's room,
down the upstairs hallway,
and what remains of the overflow has been dumped all the way up on the boy's floor.
Daunting isn't it?
I will have to say though, that while I was carrying things up here to temporarily store them during our renovation, I was able to pull together an entire car load of clothes, bedding, and books to take to the Goodwill. Purging feels so exhilarating!
So even though our home looks like a major dumping ground right now I just keep reminding myself of how fabulous it is all going to be when it is finished. I am sure I will wonder why we waited this long to take this project on. Oh yeah, that little thing called cash flow.
Even as my surroundings are total chaos I am still able, though, to be motivated by what is going on in your world.
I often am so amazed after reading your posts and I wonder, "How did she ever think to do that"? For example, how cool is this bar stool turned night table? I have one of these bar stools in the basement. I'm thinking it would be perfect in the boy's bathroom to hold a kleenex box, toilet articles or a stack of washcloths.
I am also thinking fall and even though I just finished up our front door decor for this season, I will be pinning this one from
for the future.
I also was captivated by this earring storage idea
What did she use? A baking rack! Genius.
Decor, painted furniture and organizational posts always grab my attention. Because I am not much of a cook it takes a pretty tempting recipe to suck me in, but this week I must have been hungry because these two caught my eye right away.
Fried Bee Hoon.
I had never heard of such a thing but after reading her post I know this is something I would like to try.
had me from the start with this delectable image of her
Elegant and Easy Four Layer Carrot Cake
This is sooooo not on my healthy living plan but every once in awhile a girl needs to break the rules.
For now though, I'm thinking that this tequila drink from
would be a well deserved diversion from all the remodeling, shuffling, and mess.
Raspberry Tequila Sparkler has my name all over it.
Just a reminder. I'd love it if you would take a moment and visit my new fashion blog. You can find me here. I'd love to have you follow me there if you are interested in what is trending and how to best make the looks work for you.