I have been looking for a boho pouf for so long now, I’d just about given up on finding one that I like and could afford. My search is over after a recent trip to Pier 1 Imports. When I saw it, I knew it was the one. I lucked up and caught it on sale for $99. It goes with my shabby chic boho decor and I couldn’t be happier with my new purchase. One less thing.
I moved into an apartment that was converted from a country store to a duplex. I have a neighbor who does not speak English although she can say hi. That’s a lot better than myself who can not say hi in her native language. Something I feel terrible about. Anyhow, my new home is perfect even with all of it’s little flaws. The reason I decided on my new home was because of a few things that I didn’t want to compromise on.
One was a tall ceiling. I have claustrophobia and after being bed bound for 4 years following a failed back surgery nightmare, looking at the ceiling day in and day out, I knew that I couldn’t live in another home without high ceilings. And I absolutely was not moving into a home with plaster on the ceilings. Mine is a combination, wood in some areas, sheet rock in others.
Another must have was no carpet. Albeit, the floors here are a tacky wood looking vinyl (gross), but they aren’t carpet and I did compromise on the vinyl flooring. I won’t compromise on that again. Reason being, glue or something was spilled all over the floor and I have to mop daily or dirt sticks to it. Even if it weren’t for that, I’d still have to mop every day to remove each little dirt particle that I swear falls from the ceiling on a daily basis.
And yet another important must have was no lawn. I owned my previous home for 20+ years, it was on a 2 acre lot that I tended to myself. It. was. not. fun. With continuing back problems, I did not want to strap myself down with lawn care this time around. It would take all day to mow the lawn because I couldn’t drive fast with my back injuries and pain. Trying to keep hedges trimmed was a torture to my pain.
I also refused to move to the country. I’ve lived in the country all of my life and I’m at the age where I don’t like inconveniences. At all. I wanted to live near a store, a library and the post office. I found the perfect spot, actually my daughters found it for me. We were all concerned about the small space being a bit too small but it appeared to be doable and I’ve managed so far. I am within a block of the post office, a store, and the library.
I’ve been decorating my home as I find pieces that go with the theme and interior which is a little eclectic, vintage, retro, boho, shabby chic. Finally finding my perfect “pouf” freed up that task and I can now move on the the next which is finding a pantry. I do not have enough cabinets and that’s become a bigger problem that I thought it would be. I have a china cabinet for my china but I’m storing all of my pans and otherwise in the few cabinets I do have. That leaves no room for food.
TO DO: buy new pantry.
COMPLETED: buy boho pouf.