Last night, when I ducked into Target for a quick birthday gift, I came across two lampshades.  Sounds ridiculous, but I had been looking at lampshades for our bedroom for a while.  I found a lampshade at Target for $30.  I may sound cheap, but that was a bit too steep for me.  We have two lamps in our bedroom and I wasn’t willing to spend $60 on lamp shades.  Seems a bit much for me.  So when I came across two lamp shades for $15, I grabbed two on my way up to the check out.  

Here is how they look:

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You can catch a glimpse of the second lamp in the mirror.  When I got home last night I immediately put them on our lamps just to check out how they look.Overall I really like them.  I like the shape, I like the pattern, and I like the color.  The light they produce at night is amazing.  The previous shades didn’t allow much light at all and made our bedroom fairly dark even with the lamps on.  

Slowly, but surely, our bedroom is coming to completion!

 

Motivation

Seriously.  Over Christmas break I couldn’t have been happier.  I was motivated and pumped to be completing all kinds of projects around the house.  We even found and  bought a buffet off of Craigslist that will be used for a tv console in our future family room.  But, now we’re in the full swing of school and I’m tired.  Like pooped.  Like I just want to sit on the couch and veg.  And I’m wishing I still had the motivation to complete at least two more projects.

One project I didn’t get done over break was to go through our bookshelves.  This project is looming over me.  Mainly because I spent $40 on fabric to help dress up the shelves and I’m feeling a little guilty for spending that much on fabric I haven’t been able to use.  I am hoping the spirit will move me either Friday night or Saturday morning to get my rear in gear  (my preschoolers would say “Mrs. Robb that rhymes!” Love my kids…).  I have determined my first step will be to clear the shelves off and go through the books.  When I took a look at the shelves a few nights ago I realized how boring they look.  Not only are they stuffed with (literally to the gills) books, but they’re all positioned at the same height.  B-O-R-I-N-G.  This means after I have sorted through books, I’m going to readjust the shelves, just to add visual appeal.  

So…I guess what I’m saying is I’m praying for motivation.  I am praying God will give me the motivation to complete things.  Because Lord knows I need it.  

Time to shake things up!