But I have been thinking about how much my perspective on things has changed since becoming a Mom and also a Homeowner. The things that excite you and make you happy are totally different than you would have ever imagined. You know what I mean?? Who would have thought shopping for little boy clothing and getting new carpet would make me all giddy inside?
We moved into our house almost 2 years ago, and since then, we haven't made even half of the changes we planned. With the exception of a little paint on the walls, it's pretty much exactly the same as when we moved in! But the minute we bought the house, I pretty much made my Husband promise that I I could replace the carpet in the family room. It was in really bad shape and I just couldn't handle it. Well, 23 months later, I finally made good on that promise.
I can't tell you how excited and happy I was when I finally picked out the carpet and got the installation date all set. I even vacuumed the old carpet one last time for good measure. ;-)
I'm pretty sure the carpet that was in there before was just a cheap builders grade carpet. And it showed stains and dirt tracks like WHOA. So I ordered Frieze carpet, which is multi-toned and textured, a much better choice for this area!! Hard to see the difference from this photo, but when you're standing in the room, it makes such a huge difference.
If you would have told me 10 years ago, even 5 years ago, that I would be this excited and satisfied because of new carpet, I would have laughed at you. It's the small things.