Back to my lack of inspiration....On Wednesday, February 18 IKEA opened it's doors in Charlotte. However, due to the city's overwhelming excitement for IKEA's arrival, the store has been extremely crowded. So a few girls and I decided we would make a week night trip over to IKEA and do a little bit of shopping. If you have never been to IKEA, let me give you an idea of what its like:
Imagine a furniture store (semi-modern/contemporary) + Disney - the costumed character= IKEA
I was ohhing and ahhing around every corner. Literally. I can now understand why Taryn was overwhelmed with ideas for her and Matt's home. Its an intoxicating place to be. As walked through the store, my creative juices were flowing again. I found a bed that I want (from the MALM collection) and several other bedroom pieces.
I also began thinking of how nice it would be to decorate my own place that I own and do with it as I like. Colors. Furniture. Art work. Vases. Creative pieces. Tweaking it to show my personality. And of course room for my future....my dog! :) The past month or so I have been toying with the idea of buying a foreclosed home. Its the perfect time to do it. And one became available across the street from my parent's (which amazed me because they live in such a nice neighborhood...but we are upon hard times) - but I told them that was too Everybody Loves Raymond for me, and I might as well just live with them. I talked to my mom about it last night (it so nice having them in the same area)...because if I do purchase a home that needs some work I could pay the mortgage on the home and stay with them while I fix what needs to be fixed before moving in.
My ideal time to move probably won't be until the summer (after my trip to Japan in April), however if something were to come up that was too good to pass up then I probably go ahead with it!
So let the search begin!