Saturday, July 30, 2011

bringing in some color

i've been a bit sick lately. mostly with migraines. i have them
often. really often. last week i had one that
just about did me in and lasted almost a full five days.
my meds weren't touching it.

it's over now. normally i would just
move on and take advantage of the feel good days
before the next one hits but this one
kicked me in the tail in a good way.

in an effort to (possibly) help with my migraines
 and just feel better, more energetic, in general (which would in turn
help my mirgaines) i have given up caffeine and sugar. and more than
that am shifting my family toward a more
"whole foods" diet.

i know this isn't a food blog but i have decided that from
time to time i will document how i'm doing with this
lifestyle change, for my own sake.

i have been off caffiene and sugar for several days now
and today i woke up migraine free and feeling great!

so, after being nearly non-functional for the last week i was
ready to clean and spruce and brighten up the place.

i had some fabric i was going to use to make lamp shades
but decided it was just what i needed in the kitchen to replace my old
meshy, neutral curtains.

i liked how the above curtains let light in and felt very airy
but they were just a little to beige for our fairly neutral kitchen.

this floral fabric was just right. it was a quick transformation thanks to
stitch witchery!

I'm linking up with Donna and Funky Junk Interiors.


  1. Sorry that you have been so sick...lovin' those new curtains...awesome print!!!


  2. LOVE the curtains! The kitchen looks awesome.

  3. so sorry for your migraines.. I've had them for years, too. Thankfully, not as much as I used to, but they really can take days off the calendar! Kudos for cutting out caffeine and sugar... glad it's making a difference. I found another site... that also discusses gluten as a trigger for migraines. Interesting and informative site...

    As for your new kitchen curtains... so cute!!! I love the pop of color and the row of flowers at the window... so cheery!! :-)