Sunday, December 19, 2010
A problem arose, however, when it came time to actually FILL said purse. It's not like I had a wallet, I certainly didn't have any money. So, Grandma Simmons gave me a big wad of Kleenex, an old empty compact, a used-up lipstick tube, and a key (no one was quite sure what the key opened, but it helped to add weight to my new purchase!). Needless to say, I rarely opened that purse, unless the need for blowing my nose arose, of course.
I've been thinking a lot about that purse lately. Let me tell you why...
But downstairs, in the finished basement, sat a nice big room overlooking the backyard, complete with it's own bathroom and huge walk-in closet. I think it was initially intended to be a mother-in-law suite, but since both our mothers have very comfortable homes of their own, Alan suggested I use the room as my office/sewing room. He encouraged me to decorate it however I'd like (although, since we're renting, painting the walls or changing the carpet is out of the question!).
Yellow has always been my favorite color, so I made sure everything reflected a yellow, lacy, flowery theme! And since yellow is definitely not the "in" decorating color at the moment, I had to do a lot of creating on my own! Like the two lamps in the picture above. I covered the shades with yellow fabric, added a ruffle on the bottom, and attached sweet pink ribbon roses around the ruffle! (You can vomit now, I understand!).
Also, for my early readers, that's Tubsy sitting on the shelf, no Girl Cave would be complete without your favorite childhood doll!
So, what do you think? Kinda cool, huh?
Except, here's the only problem: just like that empty purse Grandma Simmons bought me all those years ago, I look at my new pretty room and think, "Now, I have to fill this room with superlative blog entries!" A room as grand as this can only be used properly if wonderful, thoughtful, high quality ideas are being created there! Talk about PRESSURE!!
Has this ever happened to you? Where do YOU write? Any words of advice to get me down to my pretty girl cave? I could REALLY use them! Also,
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