Back in my wild-partying days, I used to do this thing for myself: before I went out, I’d get my bedroom all set up to be the perfect come-down/hangover den. I’d make the bed and fold back the blanket. I’d leave the twinkly lights on. I’d set a glass of water on the bedside with a couple Advil, right next to the stereo remote. Basically, I got really good at anticipating my compromised mental/emotional state, and pre-creating a space to make it a little easier.
In my kitchen now, I’ve used the same idea to create the perfect caffeine altar.
Hey Homies! Welcome to Halloween half-week on Offbeat Home! We’re going to be bringing you all things ghost-y, monster-y, spooky and… zombie! That’s why I was STOKED to see that Alexandrea (aka WhistleFishy) uploaded her decorative Halloween dining room shelf moment into our Flickr pool.
Tatum Witter (of $7 chair makeover fame) has been uploading these amazing gothic decor moments from her home into our Flickr pool. While I’m desperate for her to give us a home tour, we shall have to be satiated with this eerily beautiful moment, created in a corner of her home.
Longtime Homie Vacantmuse sent her artsy shelf moment our way. I love her idea of making space for an ever-changing art display. Could this be the first Monday Moment “great idea of the day” combo!? I think so.
>I’m excited to present the first dude-made Monday Moment. Long time Homie Juniper Zombie shared with me what she calls her “husband’s pride and joy” — the nerdy entertainment center moment featuring retro gaming, Ghostbusters and Transformers all in one area.
This beautifully lit bedroom moment was created with a box on a chair, supporting a pretty pink potted geranium in front of a window. The kicker — that tiny bunting draped across the window frame. This moment is so fresh and pretty that I want to go to there.
Janelle’s skull and erasable chalkboard fridge makes her smile every day and brightens up her otherwise very grumpy/groggy mornings. I dig the Tardis drawing.