Happy Sunday, nerdos!
This is Booknook Sunday – my one day to talk about home design as it relates to books and my own life.
I’ve had a long past couple of weekends with some reno projects, so I haven’t been able to post book nook decor as much as I intended to, but the good news is, we finally finished renovating our foyer/front hall closet (it only took six weeks!) and even painted the upstairs hallway. I took a queue from Dita Von Teese and went with a deep purple just like her personal library. My husband hates it but I don’t give a shit…
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Holy shitballs, can you believe it’s almost May?! MAY!
It feels like just yesterday was January Eleventy. But, it’s true what they say, the older you get the faster the time goes. It’s fucking depressing. When you’re young, summer break from school feels like it lasts forever. Now I blink, and it’s over and back to snowing again.
Hold on. I’m going to have a cry for a second.
Okay, I’m back.
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Happy Zombie Jesus Weekend!
Today is also April Fool’s day which seems totally appropriate to have over Easter…I’m sorry, it’s just too easy a joke to make.
Obviously, I’m not a religious person, unless you count my all-out worship of Meg Gardiner, so instead, I’ll be celebrating Spring/Canadian Mud season by starting a home renovation project that’s been on my mind for months and months.
We’ll finally be converting my front hall closet from an annoying semi-functional regular closet into an open mudroom-type thing and I’m pretty excited about it.
A heads up to all you youngins who may be reading this…converting closets are the kinds of things that start to get your rocks off after you turn 30. Prepare yourself accordingly.
I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be able to get done in the middle of all this renovation stuff, but I’ve got these two books in my arsenal:
I’m SUPER fucking excited for THE VANISHING SEASON.
I’m seeing mixed reviews on THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW so I’m not getting my hopes up for that one. Fingers crossed though.
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Happy Sunday, y’all! How were your weekends? Let me tell you about mine…
Saturday I hit up the Book Outlet with my mom in St. Catharines. They were having their annual box sale. What’s a box sale you might ask?! Well!!! It’s where they give a giant box like you’re moving, and you get to fill it with books for $35!
I know, it’s amazing. And I wish I could have taken you all with me. I might do a post about my spoils later.
For now though, I’ve got all these new books (and hundred of others I already had boxed away) and still no real place to put them. Damn housing renovations take so long! I wish everything went as fast as an hour episode of something on HGTV.
So let’s take a few minutes to appreciate the beautiful book nooks people are creating for themselves. Drool and envy and daydream, lovers!
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Nothing makes me more aware of my ridiculous seasonal depression like having a couple days of sunny warmer weather.
This week we got two glorious days of sun and +11ºC. The dog was happy, the kids were playing tennis. My feet didn’t feel like icicles because I forgot to wear slippers around my house. Then, with malice and hatred, the weather man burst my sunny bubble – calling for a cold front with a snow storm coming up from Texas. FUCK YOU TEXAS.
To get to work today I had to scrape the snow off of my car first. I don’t like doing physical labour first thing in the morning. I cried and my tears literally turned to ice. Okay…that didn’t happen, but I’m seriously just so over this.
So, with my desperate longing for spring in mind, I thought I’d do a Book Nook Sunday totally dedicated to bright spring colours.
I could sit in these rooms and read and forget about the fact that this winter has lasted seventy-eleven years so far.
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