A good reason for not shopping is future planning. 1st house was cute but the 2nd one I loved…the idea of a 3rd causes many feelings…mainly that it will pale in comparison. 😐
8.4.16 Plans…but I am prone to radical mind changing 🙂
Main Idea – understated livable elegance that is low maintenance as far as care/cleaning go
3rd Bedroom – Guests and Office
-> Comfort and Efficiency
- Sleeper Sofa – neutral colored that won’t show wear
- L-Shaped Desk
- Comfy Chair in a fun color that won’t show wear
- Bose sound system – music while working is the best
Hearth – Family – Living
-> Elegant Comfort
- Sectional where two can lounge without touching (grey or tan – can’t decided – I flip flop on that)
- Ottomans for extra seats and storage
- Dark Woods
- Minimal extras
- Throw Pillows that can be exchanged when a color becomes tiresome.
-> Easy Tidiness
- Huge Mirror
- Lots of Clothing Storage
- Minimal Wall Art – Black and White or Metal
- Seating for Reading
Teenager Room – TBD [prone to pickiness that changes lol]
- I’d like to see dark woods and prettily painted walls
- Materials -> Dark wood, Tile, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Fashion Plumbing, Thick rugs/carpets where applicable, Golden Tan or Light Grey Walls
- Structure Features -> 2 Car Garage, Large Closets, Semi-large Kitchen, Open Floor Plan
- Items -> Black Appliances, Kitchen Table Chairs (match existing table)
- Delicate items have no place in spaces where I entertain. Kids, though I don’t deal with many, should feel welcome.
- Pick things that make hospitality easy. Like -> no light carpet or furniture that would make me worry over much about damage.
- Pick timeless things of good quality that I won’t tire of or have to replace frequently. I like pink now -> but a pink sofa would be a bad idea…as would cheap chairs that won’t bear much weight 🙂
It’s easy to desire things; takes no effort at all. However, tempering what I want for myself verses what will enable me to be my best – that takes effort. Whatever I get in future – I want to be gracious and hospitable as the Bible commands. I also know how I am about taking care of my stuff and how I feel toward those who would treat my things carelessly.
- Possessions won’t be idols.
- Possessions won’t be valued above others.
- Possessions won’t make me poor (-> house poor).
The only option left to me is to purchase responsibly and with durability in mind.