A little of my everyday

I'm participating in Ali Edward's, "A Week in the Life" project.  I have always loved the way she documents her everyday and I have often found myself struggling with whether or not my story is really worth telling.  She does an incredible job of validating the documenting process, whether you are a mother, a wife of a single college student- the important aspect about telling your story is actually telling it.  And I'm finding it more important the older wiser I get to document my life as it is in that moment.  It may not be perfect right now but I want to remember these times and what we were going through. 

This is a little snapshot of life in New Plymouth right now.  I thought it would be silly to capture this, since I don't really live in New Plymouth, it is a temporary situation.  But all too true to form, one day after taking this photo Mr. Cook and I received a clean bill of health for our new home.  The appraisal is scheduled and documents are updated.  Closing is around the corner.  If I hadn't taken the time to document what I thought was unimportant I may have never remembered spring time in New Plymouth and the baby calves I got to pass everyday on my way home from class.



I don't know what it is about me, but nesting is not only a hobby but a serious coping mechanism.  Thankfully there is an endless array of things to be organized, groceries to be purchased and cooked, and inspiring images to dream about. 

Mr. Cook and I are in what feels like the purgatory of home buying, stellar to be able to get such great deals in the market but also super disappointing to have only short sales and foreclosures as your options.  With that being said we *may* be getting close to actually getting our very first home.  The last time I saw this lovely abode was in November, when we put our offer in, so today our realtor took me back to get a refresher.  Problem: 3 hours to kill between interning at the high school and said meeting.  Solution: obsessive compulsive shopping at an adorable gift shop in Kuna, exploring our future 'town', and a blackberry margarita with an incredible friend (in a very similar boat) to take the edge off. 

Feeling very homey right now and so inspired by some incredible images, like:

Mr. Cook has a vendetta against all things headboard, I on the other hand am a huge fan.  Solution:  a super squishy, comfy, and inexpensive headboard (that I can change with my moods and plethora of bedding) to read against...seriously, we are old souls.

Seriously, so un-necessary it becomes necessary, a garland of springy happy birds strewn about.  Pretty sure I would make a fabulous ceiling 'vignette' of these.

Oi vay!  This line, Liberty, makes me go bannanas.  I want one of everything in everycolor.  Seriously, an incredible combination of amazing pattern, color and genius.  Who doesn't need a fabulous filing box or a matching dress?

And I just cannot get enough of the Cecilia and Gunilla textiles from IKEA...my Mecca.

Happy Nesting!