This summer, I had the privilege of designing an office for a dear friend and co-worker from when I used to teach sixth grade math! This girl was my lifeline during those first years of teaching. We shared a closet and would leave the doors to it open so we could sit at our desks and chat with each other. In a job that I struggled with every day, she made life look easy. When we both started having babies around the same time, it just brought us even closer, and she is one of the few people I still keep in touch with since leaving that school three years ago.
So the last time I did this post, I mentioned how I don’t necessarily describe myself as a trendy person. On the contrary, I usually feel like if I’m picking up on something, I’m probably the last person to find out about it. While I know some of the trends included in this post are not new, there may be one or two that you haven’t discovered yet. These are the design elements I’m seeing on Instagram, Pinterest and in magazines that make me swoon. I love all of these, and if I had the funds, I would have all of them represented somewhere in my home. I’m dying to know what you think about these 5 trends below. Which one is your favorite? Are there any you hate? And how many do you already have in your home?
Raise your hand if you’re currently working your dream job.
If you are, how did you get there? Did you always know what you wanted to do? Did you work your way up and pay your dues or did you easily fall into the position you’re in? Or maybe you started down a different path only to realize it wasn’t for you. The trial-and-error approach, if you will.
Earlier in the year I shared how painting our kitchen was on our 2018 bucket list. Well, spring break from school landed me with ten days off and tons of motivation to get things moving. In case you haven’t seen it before, here is our teeny, tiny kitchen before we painted: