Day 18: Feast Your Eyes

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The horrendousness. This is what I was faced with in my living room this afternoon. Keep in mind we had just gotten home from a trip…though shamefully it often looks similar.

With Ranger figuring out how to get around really well last week while we were gone, when we did finally arrive home I was faced with the necessaity of making things a tad more baby friendly (i.e. cleaner).

So today I made my way through the mayhem and spent 93 minutes giving my living room some much needed TLC – though I don’t think this really could qualify as ‘tender’ and ‘loving’…maybe we better just stick with C. lol.

I restarted my 31 minute timer until Ranger decided it was time to be through.

I think I won today though.

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After…. I turned the loveseat so it is now perpendicular to the couch, moved the bikes to a space where they won’t greet you every time you walk in the front entry, rotated the rug 90 degrees to give the room a more put together feel, and organized the heck out of everything else.

Here is the much improved view upon walking in the front entry.

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The new solution for the bikes…

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My temporary fix for my book problem…shelved between the diapers and the toys on the hearth. Mhmm. :) sometime before the month is out I need to reorganize my bookshelves to allow room for my growing stash… And maybe make a ‘currently reading/want to read soon’ shelf in easy access and sight.

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Other items on my list to refresh my living room this month are: curtains for the front window, throw pillows for the couch, dusting, and I might get really ambitious and try to clean my microfiber couches… Has anyone had good luck with that?

What have you been refreshing and focusing these days??

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(This is a part of 31 days to Focus and Refresh a blog series my mom, sister and I are hosting as we spend 31 minutes a day improving our hearts, homes, and habits in the month of October.We would love your company!)

8 thoughts on “Day 18: Feast Your Eyes

  1. Looks great! It’s amazing what a difference it can make moving one piece of furniture, too. (in addition to the organizing of course). I moved all my furniture about a month ago to get the rug where it “should” be instead of where it was. Makes the whole room better!

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