I think many of us have a vision of the house they would like to live in - perhaps the dream house of your childhood, with the fireplace and the large garden and the old trees surrounding it. But even in our real-life, less-than-perfect house, we can dream and make projects, which s-l-o-w-l-y, bit by bit become accomplished and turn the home into a nicer, more welcoming place to be, a place where we feel nurtured and comforted. Sometimes it doesn't even take big things to make it happen.
It's especially important to me to keep vision of the home now, as a new mother, when I often feel as though I'm chasing my tail to get even the most basic things done, and sometimes think as though my house will never look the way I envision.
So, here are some things I would like to have accomplished in my home and garden:
~ More storage space in the kitchen. This one is on top of my list. My kitchen is in such shortage of storage space that I can never have it properly organized, and there are many dishes, pans and utensils that we bought or got as gifts that we don't use yet because there's simply nowhere to put them. A set of nice, new kitchen cabinets would make me so happy.
~ I would like curtains to be put up in Shira's room and in the kitchen. Curtains are the final touch that puts such a homey feeling to a room. I was so thrilled on the day my husband put up the curtains in our living room and bedroom.
~ More flowers planted in the garden. And vegetables. I have time to tend to the trees and the grape vines, but otherwise, we are very behind on all our plans to plant.
~ Painting the walls. Two of our living room walls are a warm terracotta color, it's a nice earthly color and I like it, but lately we thought it over and realized it makes our living room look even smaller than it actually is. It would be so nice to freshen up the walls. We are talking perhaps light blue.
~ Ages ago, my husband bought a cabinet for under our bathroom sink, but haven't had time to fix it there yet. It will be so nice when it's finally done.
~ Lamps for our bedside tables. It would be so nice to read in bed, then switch off the light without having to get up.
These are just some things off the top of my head. What's on your wish list?