01 September, 2008

My Home. My Office. My Packaging.

Ok, so last week I disappeared. I was organizing my house, and I DID IT. I DID IT!!!! My house is amazing. I totally de-junked, totally cleaned and TOTALLY HAVE A NEW LEASE ON LIFE!! It was such a remarkably healing process for me. Since Gavin died, I personally have been living in survival mode and we as a family have consequently been living like pigs. Ew. Snort. Ew. I'm so over it. We all are. So last week, Richie went to the mainland and I went on a cleaning RAMPAGE! I RECLAIMED MY LIFE, and I feel so SO GOOD! Ok, so . . . the one room I skipped = MY OFFICE. It is the Devil's den. I'm on such a role that I can't wait to tackle it this coming week. This will be one of the fun design elements in said office, but mine will be a hundred times cooler, with better funnels and colorful ribbon, not twine.

Thanks Martha for the poorly executed idea that I'm going to make freaktastic!
Ok, now I feel bad. Martha, you are great and I heart you to the moon.
The idea is AWESOME, and I can't wait to taylor it to me!

What am I going to do with this ribbon you may ask? Wrap your disks, that's what. My new packaging is SO DANG WONDERUL AND FUN AND SPLENDID AND MEEEEE. . . that's the part I'm the most excited about. It has my name written all over it. . . no, not literally. ;)

Anyway, so here's to me for accomplishing the impossible and reclaiming my sanctuary . . . my home, for me and my boys. Here's to me for taking my life back. And here's to me for healing a little bit every day.

And to the Devil's Den, WATCH OUT 'cause HERE.I.COME!

xo,

N

12 comments:

They call me Annie said...

good for you! and good luck on that den. love you.

They call me Annie said...

I am so loving following you on twitter. You are too, too.
p.s. It's raining and COLD COLD COLD. Wish we had the Bounder, some Sleepless in Seatle soundtrack and you and the g-man to warm things up!

shelly said...

I am just SO HAPPY for you! You sound like tackling that house gave you a whole new lease on life! I'm so proud of you! Wish you were here to give me a big kick to get me going, too. Awesome, Natalie!!!

KK said...

i hear 'ya...i feel so out of sorts when my home life is a mess...

what an absolute inspiration - everyone could use a new lease on life every now and then...

sounds like the office is "going down"...won't know what hit it. good luck with the office and congrats!

Shepherd Family ACAL said...

Way to go on getting so much cleaning done! It is time consuming but so worth it! I love the funnel idea! Cool for Christmas ribbons too! Good luck with the office!

Patrick said...

Yours or Martha's, what a great idea. Thanks for illustrating it here, I would have never found it in a Martha magazine. But now that I've seen it, I can do the same set up in my studio!

Thanks Again.

Patrick

oneshotbeyond said...

that's awesome Natalie. I just completed the 1st round of my office area as well. It will be posted on my blog later this week (I think Wed)and I am truly so happy to have all my things at my disposal and in the prettiest form I could think up! :) Good luck with your project! I hope you share it with us readers.

mandy said...

Nat YOU are amazzing!!! thankyou for being such a great example. Now get back to work...HAHAHA... love you! miss you...im sooo rearanging my life right now too!! taking forever but one day at a time:D love ya sister:D...mandy

Scott & Tami said...

Cheers to healing and de-junking...I love to de-junk....you are amazing...can't wait to see photos of your office....life is good...are you going to be around in May? Love you girl...

Angela said...

A somewhat new reader, I was curious who Gavin was, and decided to click on his name. I was brought to numerous posts about your dear brother. I just sat here for about 10 minutes in tears reading all of the wonderful things you had to say about him, learning about your relationship and about loneliness and happiness . Hopefully you don't mind, but it's made me think a little differently about all of my relationships. So thank you.

And congrats on an organized house!

Anonymous said...

I can relate - don't you just feel like you can think again? There's a magic in organization, downsizing, simplifying - it allows space for creativity & spontaneous relationship building.
Bless you and your home. Thanks for the inspiration! Angel

Jessica said...

Great idea! Would love to see your take on it and the resulting package too! I really need some sweet packaging inspirations.