Friday, March 4, 2011

Happier Home

I've made a huge dent in the clutter around my home. I still have a long way to go but I'm getting there slowly. It's hard for me to get rid of things even if I have never used them. I am a bit of a hoarder at heart. My partner however is not. I can see the difference in him as I've gotten rid of things and kept the house alot tidier. He is definately a happier man. I have also started baking for him again which he loves. When he is happy our whole house is happier I feel. There are alot of renovations that we would like to do to our house and I think that sometimes this brings me down as I feel like I'm not living in the house that I really want to be living in. There are so many things I want to change but we just don't have the money at the moment. My partner is starting a new job next week with a big pay increase but I am not going back to work full time after having my son. I will be going back 2 days a week so that is a big drop in income for me. So we will probably end up where we were before we had our son which was comfortable and alot better off than many other people. I have to keep reminding myself that we can't have everything we want now. We need to save for things :) We'll get there one day!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Been Awhile....

Since my last post I have been endeavouring to declutter and clean up my house. I want a home that is really inviting to walk into, somewhere where my partner and I enjoy being. However, it's not as easy as it seems to declutter a house even after only 2 1/2 years of living in it. Luckily I have been directed towards a website which lists daily task to complete. I've started following this as I'm the type of person that likes having things to do listed out in front of me. It's been so hot here the past week though that my motivation is seriously lacking. My partner and baby are both asleep at the moment so I am taking this opportunity to update le blog and google vintage cookbooks which is a passion of mine :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Decision Made!

I have always fantasised about being a 50s housewife. I definately believe I was born in the wrong era. I believe that life is too complicated now with too many choices and too much media. I don't think children have the chance to enjoy being kids anymore. I think they are forced to grow up so quickly nowadays. All of the music videos they watch and magazines they read just make them want to be like the celebrities of today and some of those celebrities are not great role models for our children. I want my son to be able to grow up without all that pressure put on him to conform and to be an adult. Unfortunatley, I can't change the world but I can change my home! I am going to change my attitude towards my home and make it a beautiful place to live and a wonderful place for my baby to grow up in. With the help from a few blogs I have been following I am going to bring some of the elements of the 1950s into my home and hopefully make it a happier place to be.

Step 1 - I asked my partner if he would like a beer and I brought it to him. He was happy which made me happy. Small thing I know but it's a start :)