|the most orderly environment i have seen in months|
It is far from gorgeous or welcoming. I basically have one room (the dining room that is not being used as a dining room) for crafts, toys and school. It is a far cry from a dream room featured on any page in Domino magazine.
I am really loving Amy Butler's Home though!
Aside from general decor, I am officially starting preschool at home with Mr. Z in September (hey, if anyone can find a curriculum with step by step instructions that merges Catholic, Montessori and Charlotte Mason styles, let me know, HA). Not only am I preparing SIMPLE lessons (hey, this is Preschool after all), but I need to "prepare the environment". This term comes from the Montessori idea that items need to be accessible to little ones, orderly, and interesting, with natural materials, shapes, etc.
I am also organizing some really great books I picked up half off at the TORCH registration! I have bookmarked pages from a Montessori Teacher's Collective HERE and Maitri Learning. So far the only "curriculum" I am going to buy is the Before Five in a Row.
So far...it is going very slowly. I want to walk into my home and feel relaxed and inspired! Or does that not happen in real life? =)
How do you decorate? Where do you get your inspiration?