It has been one busy week. Up and out the door way too early, returning way too late. Meetings and events for work, errands for home.Oh, and more painting.
Today when the clock radio alarm went off I got out of bed and made myself my usual morning cocoa. Then, I climbed back into bed. (Yes, I do have to work today...)
I decided to take a just little time for me, and finally got to peruse through the growing pile of magazines and catalogs that have arrived throughout the week, waiting patiently for me to read them. Aaaaah...500 plus pages of pure heaven.
I subscribe to quite a few magazines. It is so much cheaper this way. (and so much fun to open the mailbox at the beginning of the month!) It works out to be a dollar or two a copy as opposed to $4.99 or more in the stores.
Then there are the catalogs. Ooooh, I love them too. A mecca of inspiration, piled up right here on my nightstand.
The method I like to use is this: I flip through the magazine, just getting a glimpse at the fantastic ideas that might be hidden in there. Then, back through, page by page, reading and pondering. A bit later I go back through a final time and tear out any and all inspirational articles and pictures for home decor, entertaining ideas…whatever.
I have two old bicycle baskets (the old school kind that straddled the rear tire) that are the perfect size for filing. They are organized with manila folders in them to sort my inspirational things. This way, when I am working on a project and need that extra bit of motivation or a new idea, I can find the right topic and pull it out. It’s a great little system that even Martha would be proud of.
*sigh* I am now officially inspired and ready to start my Friday.