Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Feeding The Soul {Part Two}




I'm so thrilled that y'all are joining me today for Part Two of "Feeding The Soul". If you happened to miss Part One click here and catch up first because today, I'm going to show you my indoor hide-away.......... my laundry room. Yes, I did say laundry room, and no, I haven't lost my mind completely, my laundry room really is my little happy place inside our house. BUT, and this is a really big BUT, it didn't start out that way. Check this out.......




YUCK, right! Scary, creepy, and disgusting right? That's what our laundry room looked like last November. Just one year ago, it was a huge fright. It was a storage room for EVERYTHING and a laundry room too. I knew that it was a really big room and we were totally wasting it's space and potential, not to mention the obvious, it was a huge mental drag too. It was a thorn in my side, a giant pain in the patootie! So gradually we began a redo. I say gradually, because when you are working with a shoestring budget, gradual is the way to go. If you missed the post on the laundry redo, you can find it here. So after lots tons of work, it looked like this........ 



So, it all went down like this....... disastrous laundry room that needs a make-over in the worst way imaginable..... let's turn it into a multi-purpose room so the kids have a place to hang out and create..... THEN.... this room is so calling my name and I'm crafting and sewing and creating and stringing twinkly lights, AND my soul is filling with joy, and this room feeds MY soul





Wow! I didn't even know I needed this room and it's become a place that quenches a need deep inside of me that's laid dormant for y-e-a-r-s! This space is my happy place. It's where I can go, all alone and close the door, and renew my spirit. It all started as a messed up laundry room and it evolved into a room that feeds my soul. Who would've thought? So the point you're asking? Sometimes, a happy place is disguised as a laundry room. 






Whether you have a hide away inside or out, make the time to visit there often. If you don't have a spot, carve one out! You can thank me later people!




Feed your soul people. Feed your soul.



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11 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic space, Amy. Far beyond looking beautiful, it makes your heart happy. Wonderful job!!

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    1. It really does make me so happy JoAnne in a child-like way, which is really awesome, seeing as how I'm nearly fifty! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Nori- I kind of have a garland obsession- can you tell ;)

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  3. Wow, we really *do* think alike! What you have done is just amazing!!!

    ...twinkly lights and gingham get me every time...

    I actually have a book shelf full of yarn that is crammed into a corner - I'm debating pulling it out just enough to add a light and a chair, make it my spot. You've inspired this momma! The boys have their rooms, the hubby has his garage...I'm making me a Momma Spot!

    Thanks for inspiring, and reminding us to feed our own souls...

    :o)

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    1. All right! You go girl! That corner has your name written ALL over it!

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  4. I'd never believe anyone's laundry room looked like this, except I've been to your house and know it does! Always inspiring, friend. When are you coming over to redo my mess? :) Madelynne says she wants a room like Olivia's.

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    1. You name the day, I'm there! Madelynne so needs some twinkly lights and a disco ball! Shoot- we ALL need twinkly lights and a disco ball! Thanks for visiting my sweet friend!

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  5. Cutest laundry room ever! And you're not alone-- I have a thing for garlands too... my girlfriends and husband just don't get it! Yay for a space that feeds your soul-- it is definitely so important! I had to carve mine out of the dining room when I gave up the craft room for the boy to have his own room. Thanks for sharing your space and reminding us not to forget about our soul being fed in the midst of feeding and caring for our families : ) ♥

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  6. I would love doing laundry if I could do it in a space this beautiful! I love the bright, cheerful colors and patterns! I'm featuring this post this week at Talented Tuesday- stop by and grab a button!

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