Dear June: Feather Your Empty Nest



Congratulations, ladies! You have just completed the Mommy Marathon. You have just survived the month of June. You have done all the prep work, taxi driving, shopping, and scheduling necessary to move your college kid home from school and, for some, attended bittersweet college graduations. While you were checking off the lists of things to do for your children, you were most likely working, taking care of the family pet, and on top of everything else, trying to lose 10 pounds. I am worn out just thinking about it.

For those of you suffering the nostalgic pain of an empty nest, know that it does get better! Much better! In the past, I have written articles about how to transform your empty nest into a man cave or home office. This month, I want you all to do something to celebrate you! Do something to feather YOUR empty nest.

I don’t want you to get stressed about this project – that is the last thing you need. What I would like to encourage all my female readers to do this month is to celebrate the wonderful things you do for everyone else by doing something for yourself. One of my friends was ill recently and was speaking about how grateful she was for all the things people had done for her… I couldn’t help but notice that the names she mentioned were females. What would we do without our girlfriends?

Forget the man caves. Forget the home office. For July, I encourage you to tackle a design project that creates a space that you and your friends will enjoy! Splurge on something bright in your kitchen or some great art that you have had your eye on. Go out and purchase it with the same vigor you had when you bought your child the perfect bedspread for her dorm. Better yet, create a cozy coffee nook or guest bedroom cozy enough to make you want to invite your neighbor in for a cuppa joe or your former college roommate for a weekend visit. Adding life to the spaces you live in is like getting a good haircut. It gives you confidence, energy, and puts a little sparkle in your eye. If decorating is stressful, call or visit our store. Someone from our design team can help you celebrate yourself and your nest! Dream your dream, and we will design and implement it for you. No worries, just relax and let us take care of you!

God bless!


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