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Monday, August 8, 2011

That's My Style and I'm Stickin' To It

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!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I'm with you. Every step of the way. We bought our house almost 4 years ago, after amost 10 years of apartment living. I've managed to paint/decorate exactly 1 room. Curtains, courtesy of Pier 1 (and a wedding gift card - thank god there was no expiration date.) Shelves, courtesy of what the previous owners left on the wall downstirs (that was my HGTV moment... re-purposing!) My splurge was a Pottery Barn curtain rod. Whole room done, under $200. Anyway, I'm here with you, girl! I'm excited to see what you find.