Friday, December 23, 2011
12 Days Before Christmas: Day 11 with Making It Lovely
Over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas I have invited friends and people I am inspired by to share a few words. Today is Day 11.
Nicole Balch has been working on making on her home lovely for her family and documenting the creative process and results on her website Making It Lovely. She has been an inspiration of mine for many years and I am so honoured to have her visiting ish and chi today.
Through the years Nicole's family has grown and her blog not only documents the changes to her home but also her family. It is such a delight following along her journey.
I asked Nicole:
Do you have any tips for people, such as myself, who plan to tackle home renovation projects during the holiday season?
Any time you're taking on a renovation, but especially during a busy holiday season, you have to embrace the chaos. Just give in to the craziness a little, or you'll be fighting a losing battle! Nobody would expect the rest of your home to be spotless, the kitchen to be in perfect working order, or for anything to be done on schedule, so why self-inflict that pressure? I always go into projects hoping for the best, but realistically expecting things to take longer than estimated and be messier than expected, so I'm not surprised when those things inevitably happen!
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