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Our Master Closet: The Plan

Our Master Closet: The Plan

After a few considerations, we decided to have California Closets come in and work some magic on our incredibly small closet space. I sat down with an amazing Cal-Closet designer, told her exactly what I wanted (remember the wish list I had?) and watched her design it out right in front of my eyes.

Now, I knew my closet was going to have its limitations. It has two sliding doors so, unless I wanted to change the door function which I did not, Red and I will never be able to grab clothes on the same schedule. Only one side of the closet is accessible at any given time. Remember, it’s a reach-in closet so even though I want counter space, I definitely wasn’t going to get some kind of wonderful closet-island/countertop during our design session. I understood all of that but still wanted everything on my wish list and Jamie, my designer, worked it all out.

We are getting a super functional layout that is going to maximize the 87″ x 22″ space and update the room in a really bright and modern way.

Both Red and I will split the space equally (unfortunately) 😉 . He will get two hanging areas as will I and he will take the top 3 drawers and the very top, center, shelf. Since his is 6’5″, I thought that was only fair. Jamie made a joke that she could never live with this closet; she’s 5’1″; it was pretty funny. The open shelving next to the drawers is for shoes. Maybe a few of my favorite purses. I’m not sure yet but we are still a ways off from filling this closet in. Luckily, he has no need for a bunch of shoe space so I’ll get to take over some of the “his” shoe area. Yay!

We are on the waiting list for installation now that the design has been approved and I can’t wait to get this part of our home checked off of my ‘To-Do’ list.

Until Next Time!

 

Mom-life Lately

Mom-life Lately

We have finally gotten a month in of a day-to-day that resembles a routine. Yay us! In July we bought our house, in August we went on a three-week vacation to Puerto Rico and it was amazing. September was a little less eventful and that was perfect. We focused on digging into our homeschooling plan and enjoying the mid-80s weather. It’s not really Fall here in Texas but it’s not quite hot anymore and we are soaking it up.

I’m really feeling like a city-dweller again and I’m enjoying myself. I’m not going to lie, I miss Marshall and the country side. Part of me still mourns our little country-side lifestyle that never really got off of the ground. That’s how things roll. Sometimes things take you by surprise and change.

Now we are in San Antonio, reacquainting ourselves with all the new sights and eats and experiences that have sprung up since the last time I lived here in 2011; back when Red and I were long-distance dating and I had moved back home after undergrad.

San Antonio is really buzzing! The city is rebuilding some of my most beloved areas; the neighborhoods where most of my childhood memories are rooted. It’s been so wonderful relearning the Eastside and Downtown.

The kids are flying through their curriculum faster than expected and I’m trying to figure out what we are going to move onto next. I’m a proud mama bird.

I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself for the way I am able to bounce back in the situations that have surrounded our lives. What with my anxiety and structured nature, it would be easy for me to be paralyzed by the whirlwind that has become my life over the past year. There have been days that I sink into myself and become overly stressed and anxious, yes, but my kids…..they are the anchor that keeps me going. Their bright personalities and adorable belly laughs; it really is magic. They are not just a “quick fix” to my worries, they literally make things better…without even trying.

I think that it is pretty common to feel a loss of individuality when you transition from independent individual to motherhood. I have absolutely felt that loss in more ways than one but, let me tell you, the other side of that coin is so good. I am so fulfilled in being RJ and Milly’s mommy.

Until Next Time.

-Ashly

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