As I mentioned in my first blog, “I am the STAY AT HOME mother of a 2-year-old. Some days I am happy that I am showered and dressed. I don’t need a wardrobe redo with every new season. I am happy with jeans that fit, tops that hide fingerprints, and shoes that can be stepped on.” Naturally I like to look nice when I go out. If possible, I coordinate my outfit with Kyla for special occasions. But these two would have a field day with me…
If I spent as much time thinking about how to revamp my wardrobe as I do contemplating how to bring beauty to my home, I would no longer be a “before” ad for a fashion makeover.
I want a home that is comfortable and welcoming. I want family and guests to feel that they are able to enjoy themselves and not worry about a crumb dropping or leaving a fingerprint. I think that at the very least I have accomplished that. However, I will not be asked by Better Homes and Gardens to do a photo shoot any time soon. I do not have a look for my home. And I want one. Badly.
When we built our home six years ago, I was living in an apartment and truly had no idea of what kind of “look” I wanted to accomplish in our home. I chose very neutral everything… countertops, carpeting and walls. I figured it would be an easy palette to work with when the time came to choose furnishings and accessories. There are times I’m glad I made that choice and times I feel like I’m the container of vanilla at Baskin Robins.
When I read other blogs about what I call “homekeeping” I am at once inspired and filled with feelings of inadequacy. These blogs cover everything from baking bread to refinishing a table. And they are not from multi-millionaire domestic mavens a la Martha, they are every-day types, fellow stay-at-home moms; some of whom also manage to home school their children!
Some got it, some ain’t.
I would desperately like to move from the “ain’t” column to the “got it” column. I’m trying, really I am. And I’d like you to join my in my quest for a sense of style. (Or at least semi-style.) A series of blogs is on its way including some before and after photos. Perhaps you can offer your insight & ideas and together we will create Chez Fischer!