Lately I’ve been pondering. Well, really this whole month I’ve been in a deep self reflection mode. This year has been a tough one. Like, hard. But it’s also been full of some pretty great moments too.
No vacation, nice purchases or anything really exciting. In fact, it’s been very tight financially. We did get pregnant, have a extremely hard pregnancy and then lose our baby. We had an awful move and went through some yucky stuff with our business but in between the negative moments there were moments that shone.
I’ve really been reflecting lately how grateful I am to be able to work from home. Most people do not get this luxury. I get to stay in my pyjamas all day long, get up when I want, go to bed when I want and do what I want.
I’m crazy blessed.
Yes, this job has been pretty insanely stressful, but if you can somehow deal with that there are so many amazing perks. I get to spend time with our two year old every single day. I’ve never missed one of her firsts. She makes me laugh every single day. I get live in my pyjamas. But one of the biggest perks of working from home is that I get to stage our home. This is my job.
I finally got an upgraded lens yesterday for my early Christmas present. To be honest, I’ve been putting tin purchase off for over a year. I hate spending money on stuff I need. But it was needed, BAD.
I’ve been living with my 50 mm lens on my camera and in my new home especially it makes it so I only get 1/5th of a room in my photo as the lens if very tight ( portrait lens ).. Am I talking nonsense to you right now?
Anyways, I went upstairs to shoot some photos of our newest style of bed that we have in our “catalog”. If you live under a rock, Glen and I own The Rugged Home. We build custom furniture. Ignore that I don’t have matching lamps as we lost one in the move. Ignore that the room is pretty empty still. Ignore the fact that the room is the farthest from being completed but I’m just so happy I can get my king bed in one shot! No more iPhone photos!!
Isn’t she pretty? My brother brought me over some cut up alder branches too for our front porch so I thought I would decorate my ‘Holiday Bedroom’ with some fun pieces. I literally HAVE to have greenery or some type of living/dead object in the room. So faux boxwood wreaths and cut up alder branches. I’m kind of addicted to wreaths… I almost put one above the bed and then realized I already had two on the mirrors.
So, what do you think of our take on this bed? It was a bed that I found on Pinterest.. it was a cheap bed from Overstock that most likely wasn’t real wood. So I begged Glen to build it for my birthday in September and it turned out so pretty!
Next thing I need is a tripod because all my photos are cricked.
A quick break down of where I got things in the photo, because I know you will ask & I like to be kind to my readers
Rug: Lorena Canals ( Washable Rugs )
Black Pillows: Townsend Rowe
Dream Pillow: Urban Barn
Black Tripod Lamp: Urban Barn
Red/White/Grey Fuz Blanket: Homesense
White Duvet: Pottery Barn
Tree Pillow ( It’s actually the boys. It’s from The Land Of Nod )
Boxwood Wreaths: Target
Thank you so much Lorena Canals for sponsoring this post. We absolutely love our mid century washable rug. Seriously, if you have kids, these rugs are a MUST. They steam clean nice too if I must say!