Last week, I shared my 5 self-improvement areas for 2014. The little project I have to share with you today is the first aimed at keeping my focus areas top of mind.
I have been itching to decorate this little sliver of wall in my bathroom since the day we moved in. It is just across from the shower. In fact, I can see it while showering. I do some of my best thinking in the shower, so I wanted this little wall to trigger thoughts about the right things.
The superhero picture of my boys is a reminder that I want to be their superhero by being a good role model!
The quote, “The only person you have to be better than is the person you were yesterday” (unknown) is a great reminder for all my focus areas, particularly our healthy lifestyle and homekeeping goals. I added extra emphasis on “better than yesterday”.
The lone earring is a bit random. It was from my wedding jewelry and the other one is missing the pearl. Since I can’t wear them, might as well decorate with the one good one.
The mini business card featuring my logo and tag line, Make It Home, Make It You, represents growing my business this year.
Last, but certainly not least, the relish card! “Relish” is my 2014 word of the year.
- enjoy greatly.“he was relishing his moment of glory”synonyms: enjoy, delight in, love, adore, take pleasure in, rejoice in, appreciate, savor, revel in, luxuriate in, glory in“she was relishing her moment of glory”
To me it means relishing in the little moments. To relish in successes both big and small. To relish in my love with my husband and my friendships. To relish my kids while they are still little. This year I will relish everything!!! I made the relish card with one of my Project Life cards and gold leaf (gold leaf writing tutorial coming later this week!).
This once blank corner, is now a special place to put my focus areas front and center.
I found the cute bulletin board at Target (if you want one hurry, they are on clearance), but the original fabric seemed a bit juvenile to me and was not right for my bathroom color scheme. I easily recovered it with my own fabric (Organic Abacus in Pool – Mod Basics by Birch Fabrics).
I love that the abacus design on the fabric features 1,2,3,4, and 5 beads. I am going to pretend I carefully planned that to represent my 5 focus areas, and didn’t just scrounge through my fabric stash to find something pretty.
I cut a piece of fabric the same shape as the frame but slightly smaller. Then, I used a butter knife to push the edge of the fabric under the frame.
The art print is called Married To the Sea by Claire Elsaesser. I originally planned to hang it in my studio, but decided it was more fitting here in the bathroom.
To me the woman in this print represents some of the things I strive to be…calm, graceful, beautiful…even in an ocean of stresses and unknowns.
You can catch me standing by this corner watching the sunrise, but only in the winter …I never get up that early in the summer!
Fun fact: We used to keep a coffee maker on this counter in our bathroom to enjoy a cup of joe while getting ready in the morning. Since we switched to making coffee with fresh ground beans and an areopress we moved that operation to the kitchen with a coffee bar.
How do you keep your goals and inspirations in front of you?!
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