I don't even know what to say about this week except for was so crazy....especially Tuesday when I had to go home in the middle of the day and change my shirt. deodorant  failed.  It was crazy hot outside but also I was at a curtain install where the rods did not arrive....the texts were coming in rapid fire about sconce height....need kitchen hardware....backsplash decisions.  I almost had a melt down but I gassed up and just plowed through all the chaos.

But let's back up.  On Saturday Rose and I took a much needed day off and just scooted around Atlanta going to some of our favorite places.  I made one purchase at the consignment store "Swoox" and it actually got me motivated to play around with my bookshelves.

Lord it has been a minute since I have done anything to my house besides buying a new hot water heater....not really blog worthy:)

What is funny is that y'all probably won't really notice much difference.....haha.  I decided to lighten them up....which is something you usually do in the spring.  Hmmmm.....what's up with me:)

Here is a before...not sure which before though....but hey....nothing is static around here. is the after before I made a little change.  After posting a picture I realized that I needed to switch out the bowl with the white vase.  Why you ask?  because the bowl is the same color as the wooden bowl.....

So I fixed it:)

I also needed to replace the black and white art so I got out my paints and whipped up something.  I'm so impatient:)

Now for the other side.....before

OK....ready for the after?

Had to make one change after photographing.....too much black on the bottom shelf!

Ahhhhh.....much better!

The basket that started it all!

I will darken them up in the spring:)

So it was this day a year ago that I came home to discover that my husband had moved out.  Hard to believe.....

What a year it has been.  Of course I have been working a-lot.  Partly to stay busy but also to make money to pay the much more responsibility when you have to do it all alone. 

I'm not going to lie....there have been some dark times.....when I just didn't think I could get it together another day.  And I am sure it would help if I could actually get a finalized agreement.  But hey as they say one minute, one hour, one day at a time.

Trying times in the world for everyone not just me.  

And I have Cami who relies on me every day:)

I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday weekend!  I appreciate every one of you.  This blog means so much to me.....It's amazing that I have been telling stories about my life for 11 years.

THAT is a long time....and I appreciate how supportive you have all been.



Valerie Naples said...

Love the new styling (and the old too!). You are always inspiring! Stay strong!!!!

Jenny B said...

You are in inspiration in every way! Love the new styling, if this year has taught us anything, it is that there are no rules anymore - love the lightened shelves. Keep on keeping on!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You have finished a very difficult year. You have done an amazing job. I imagine it will get easier from here. I love your taste, energy and humor and can’t wait to see what you are up to....I think I’ve been reading since.....2010? Huge hugs to you!

Elstar said...

What a year it has been Sherry!
I’ve followed you for many years and have loved your style in home design, fashion, and your wonderful sense of humor. I remember worrying so when you told us all that something traumatic had happened last year but that you weren’t ready to share.
From the very beginning you approached the situation with self respect and grace.
The new lovely shelves reflect a lightness of being.

Anonymous said...

Once the divorce is finalized hopefully that chapter in your life can be put away. You've moved forward with what's important and gratifying to you. Keep your head up high and carry on.

debra @ 5th and state said...

perhaps it is a metaphor, one year (what?!!??) on and you are continuing to lighten your life.

beautiful as always!


Lynn said...

You are amazing and I don’t say that lightly. You have handled a lousy situation with grace, strength and humor. I know there have been dark times but you keep going. I’m so glad you have your Cami! Please continue sharing on your wonderful blog; I always smile when I see an email from you��

Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration in so many ways. Reading your post is the first thing I do every morning with my coffee. I too have just completed fourteen months on the same personal journey as you. I have found Vikki Stark of Runaway Husbands to have very beneficial wisdom for this peculiar kind of separation and divorce which is very different in many ways than other kinds.
I wish you a bold and beautiful life forward as I know you will have. I think those of us who experience this are a particular kind of warrior woman. You are amazing!

Linda Henderson said...

So a little basket was the start. What a great story idea! Very attractive arrangement. My eye was drawn to the beads in the basket. Do they also have a story?

Gail Storti said...

I read all the comments and I agree whole heartedly with them all. You have gone through a heartbreaking situation with such grace and style, not to mention your always faithful, sense of humor. I also smile when I see a post from you in my email inbox. Your shelves look beautiful and lightened, not that they weren’t beautiful before. And I’m so impressed that you got out your paints and whipped up that little gem that is the perfect addition to your shelves. Stay strong and keep laughing, after all, laughter is the best medicine.

My Notting Hill said...

I'm so glad you keep blogging - for the great design and the positive inspiration. Brava to you!

Michelle said...

I am newer to your blog, so I felt a sting for you when reading your post today. So sorry you had to go through that. I was in junior high when my mom, brother and I came home from church to find my dad had moved out and left a note on the coffee table. We struggled in every way. After I graduated high school I was in a much better place. As an adult now, going through that period definitely made me a stronger and more resilient person, with more grit. I wish the book referenced above had been available for my mother. I am glad you have a great talent and eye that allows you to channel your efforts and gifts into. I wish you much peace and happiness.

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