When I was leaving for college a few (cough, cough) years ago...ok over 30 years ago. My mom stopped me with a last thought....she said "you know if you ever feel sad, that is the day you should put your prettiest outfit on, you know the prettiest colors, and jewelry, wear jewelry too."
I thought of that today while my daughter was moving her things out of her room....
I've found it does help to wear something pretty when you are feeling blue...
My daughter and her new hubby (who we love) are moving all her things out of her room, moving into their home in Oklahoma (college for a few more years).
It is hard to see everything moving out, all the boxes....
special things we did in her room. Pillows and duvet we made for her room....yet it is very happy too.
The wedding was everything we hoped it would be, our son in law is everything we hoped for...
but this change of seasons in my life is just...different.
I think a new project will do me some good, do my heart and mind good.
YOu know when you are cleaning, painting, organizing, ordering things online, it helps to organize your thoughts and get your mind on track. I think I just made that up.
But that process works for me....being busy with a new project...
along with a pretty (new) outfit!
So I'm looking on Pinterest for some bedroom ideas, but I have landed on some calm and peaceful colors for the NEW GUEST ROOM. I told my husband just to go with me on this one...I need to paint, clean, redecorate...it will be my therapy for a happy heart.
I like the neutral, soft, calm, kind of shabby....french country look.
photos: Pinterest-French country
So if you have any encouraging words I would love to hear them.