A few months ago, I decided that every single month, I am going to buy some sort of household item. I left it pretty open, just that it had to be some item that would in some way improve my house, and unless Shane and I both agreed that it was NEEDED, it would be under $100.
See, Shane lived in this house for a few years before we got married. I moved in when we got married, and I've slowly but surely been making our house into less of a bachelorpad. Still, I've been slowed down quite a few times. First, Shane is somewhat resistant to change, so I knew I couldn't change EVERYTHING over night. When we got married, I redid our master bathroom. With wedding money received, we bought a new bedroom set. With the massive amount of wedding gifts we received, I changed other parts of the house, but truth to be told, I was working two jobs and didn't do as much as I wanted. Then I started teaching and coaching the dance team. The dance team is a huge commitment, in that the season runs from August through March and SUCKS THE LIFE OUT OF YOU. You think I'm kidding? Ask a dancer or coach what the schedule is like, and you'll see. Then I got pregnant, and the focus became changing the study into a nursery. Then Luke was born, and we all know how THAT goes.
But finally, FINALLY, with my new system, I'm getting back on track. In April, it was a rug to go under the kitchen table, a must with a messy toddler. In May, I bought a ton of picture frames and really got around to displaying photos. In June, it was new drapes for the kitchen. This month, this, which has been a huge help in terms of storage. All told, I'm really digging the little changes I'm making. And I'm looking forward to next month! I'm thinking maybe new bath towels? Since we don't use chemically enhanced laundry detergent, our yellow towels have REALLY faded. Or maybe some sort of storage system for the closet? I don't know, but I know that I'll be excitedly perusing the Bed, Bath, and Beyond website as soon as August 1st rolls around!