It’s an exciting venture. We are making our very own nook in the world, building a mini paradise lagoon of our stuff.
Poetically and romantically I compare moving in with the person you love with a swirl of two ice cream flavors sitting atop the one little ice cream cone. Together, the flavors work together to taste good, look pretty and balance out each others’ extremes.
This is where couples collide, while figuring out the right combination of flavors then translating it into interior design/decor.
Sure, simple. Choose and swirl. Right?
The process has been pretty smooth and creamy so far. The combo that we were working with was pretty good. Until, we hit a hiccup I’ll call, “the Glass Table.”
I thought the glass table was too big and in a dangerous spot, totally putting people at risk for bruises and what not. Especially, me with my manic rushing in the morning. He, on the other hand, was all for it, the table he had built himself, which I agree is super awesome, “but it’s just not in the right place,” I said.
But as the day moved on, ironically, I started to like it and actually said, “ooo it’s so pretty. I put my magazine on it and it seems all fancy.” I’ve already bought some flowers to put on it. Unexpectedly, dream boat started to not like it because as he phrased it, “that table is dangerous as $hit at night. I almost ran into it!”
I suddenly found myself looking around for some guidance in the process of two different people mixing their flavors effectively. “Why is every blog about wedding planning and not about all the other stuff?!” I huffed. This was a total hyperbole, but if you know me, I exaggerate to get my point across (it works too lol).
I looked around for some expertise in the area; needless to say, there is little out there. I was rummaging through a tech universe for just one post. After navigating my way around, I finally found a North Star, a post on LaurenConrad.com. It was a validating feeling to see that someone else in the world connected with this big step in my life.
The Lauren Conrad blog itself is super helpful in many ways too. Stuff is easy to find. It’s rich with answers. It’s so big, that Ms. Conrad not only writes her own posts, but has a team of writers and contributors. Pretty creamy right? Perfect for assistance in designing an elegant ice cream cone.
So, I will leave you with the post that helped me last night, Living Together: 5 Decorating Tips for Couples. Hope you enjoy the article and blog as much as I did. Let me know what you think.
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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