A new day, a new season, a new present. Today is an absolutely gorgeous first day of Fall. I started the day with a delivery from darlingest Lindsey which basically leveled up my week. Thanks, love!!! You are a super star! Hopefully we can frolic in London sometime before February. In your honor I listened to my mix tape/cd/mp3 and it was awesome. Definitely a boost in my life!
This morning I woke up early to get ready for my family's arrival. Now I remember the reality of "a messy bed a messy head." With all the busy-ness (yeah, you try to spell that without it coming out as business) the last couple of weeks, I've slowly grown a sleeping parter made of books and bras. Winston and Puppy have felt a little jealous and neglected. Now they have all the space in the world though and boy does it feel lovely both physically and mentally.
While I was cleaning I realized it has been a year since my mom has been to London. I started thinking of how things have changed in that time so I thought maybe I would share with you as well. Here is a mini tour of my house and my plants then and now. note: I'll add a photo once I put up the previously mentioned present :)
|Then - mom appreciating the Zen look|
|Now - MAPS!|
|Before - the bookshelf was mostly a pharmacy|
|After - my books had babies|
|2010 - I never liked that rug|
|2011 - many stolen pub glasses, Park Cafe stickers, and plants|
|And now for the plants. Last year I only had one little plant.|
|Q in 2010 just a couple of weeks old.|
|Q and his new friend in 2011. He doesn't look much bigger but he is. He outgrew the little white pot ages ago.|
|I don't know what kind of plant this is. It is cute and has sweet little purple flowers that are constantly blooming.|
Paolo - After and Before
I inherited three plants from Alicia when she left too. They are all still kicking!
|I'm a big fan|
|Every kitchen is better with fresh herbs and window boxes :)|
The back garden. It's changed quite a lot as well! And our neighbor just put in a cute little shack. Much better than the rotting mattresses out there with the last owner. It's looking really cute! Next step: somehow invite myself to one of their bbqs.