Ohhh I have missed you. This. Us!
I feel like I’ve been away for so long! I’ve actually been ‘attempting to write’ for the past few days, but it just. wasn’t. working.
Can I admit something?
I’m struggling to find my way back after the Christmas break.
This has of course nothing to do with being sick for the entire break… hmm….
I mean, I even pulled off a before and after between Christmas and New Year’s!
What was THAT all about? 🙂
No… this is sort of hard to explain. It’s like my creative soul decided to take a small vacation after our vacation.
But I HAVE found a way around it!
The ‘art of the non artisitc task’ is the key!
You know how when you feel really good, it’s easy to be creative? But during those times you’d NEVER think to do something menial like washing a floor. Nooo…. you’re in your flighty artist mode, dancing with tools and paint in hand, with masterpiece on the agenda even before dinner! Much to your always hungry teen’s dismay.
But then there are those times you’re feeling low, you can’t imagine drawing even a stick man. And if you did, he wouldn’t be smiling… 🙂
It’s times like this when I feel like doing nothing, I force myself out of my pouty chair, and go clean something. It’s brainless work with no pressure. And the good news is, your project will NOT fail. 🙂
So today, not feeling like a blogger at all, but rather just a homeowner with too much to do and no energy to do it, I dove into the nasty task of gutting underneath the stairway.
Or… the dusty cave.
Beware… this post is not pretty.
So please just imagine my beautifully newly revamped front entry jam packed with boxes. It was pretty messy.
I’ll spare you more bad pictures.
I clean this dreaded closet every New Years… because of the same issue. It just gets trashed.
Do they still make these? Totally missing out here…
Oh my goodness… they do! Found them on Amazon HERE! haha (affiliate link)
I also found my Easy Bake Oven, Flatsie, my Footsie, Malibu Barbies, my Disney schoolbox lunchkit, tea set… a fun little dig!
I have to admit, the toy tour brightened my day.
This wasn’t good news. Kinda freaking out, I searched for any proof of rodents, but there was nothing to be found.
And that’s when my little girl showed me what was up…
There’s a hole in this wall that leads to another room, for the water shut off. When the cats get a little rattled over something, they hop through the hole, and hide in this space.
So obviously, they’ve made themselves quite at home for the past year.
Knowing they love to hide in here, I made it a little more convenient. After cleaning everything up, I shoved the boxes and arranged them in such a way that they actually have a walkway into their little hideaway now.
They were so excited and tried it right away. LOL
And right… time to run those two into the vet for a checkup, now that I found their seat belts.
This is so not a pretty makeover, but honestly? This is the best kind if you don’t feel creative. It gets the job done, while continuing to improve your life, so you feel that much more inclined to do it again elsewhere.
I’m slowly moving through one not pretty space at a time, so let’s hope something pretty rises to the top soon!
But until then…
Are you also finding all kinds of cool stuff during your cleaning? Do tell! What are you working on?