January Be Like... || Personal Post

January... A month for getting projects done.

When it's winter, we tend to focus on projects inside our house so that when spring and summer arrive, we're outside as much as possible.  It's also a time where I am able to spend focused time on business planning for the coming year.

Right now we're FINALLY tackling our laundry room, which has DRIVEN me NUTS for the last 5 years we've lived here. When we bought our house, it needed a LOT of TLC. The previous owners left the home disgruntled, so there was a lot of fixing we had to do. One of the random things they did was take racks, doors, and cabinets when they left the house, which then sat empty for 2 years before we purchased it. One of the rooms left all disfigured was our laundry room.  And I am so excited we're finally renovating it!

We're in the process of putting that ever popular shiplap up on the walls and painting it white. The upper cabinets are finally in and have been painted white as well.

Images from my personal Instagram Account: @michellecnewell

Images from my personal Instagram Account: @michellecnewell

My husband built the lower cabinet and is installing reclaimed barn wood as the counter top for the vessel sink and vintage inspired faucet to sit on. Once the shiplap has been completely painted, we'll be putting two shelves above the sink on the wall out of more reclaimed barn wood. I'm so excited to see it all come together. It's turning out to be one of my favorite spaces. Plus, now I'll actually enjoy going in there to do laundry! Ha!

I'm glad we have some personal in-door projects to work on right now because I have been itching to get outside. I'm ready to plant my garden and enjoy warmer weather... But I keep reminding myself that we still have at least 2 more months of winter weather ahead of us... Gah! But that's okay. I will enjoy the calm before the busy spring and summer months ahead!

My schedule is already beginning to fill up with spring and summer portrait sessions. So don't delay if you've been on the fence with booking. I always get super bummed when my calendar is booked and I have to turn people away. So BOOK NOW!