The Curse of Too Much Inspiration

Since I work as a wedding coordinator, I spent large amounts of time looking at wonderful ideas and inspiration.  However, I have started looking at home and garden magazines for inspiration for our place.  Enter the curse....
We now have talked about five different projects all requiring decent amounts of time and labor.  I think that we might be slightly overly ambitious.

We recently talked about creating a nice area to have a fire pit with some benches and chairs.


The problem is that we don't have an area where this can easily be created.  We have an area that we fondly call "the jungle" because it is overgrown with weeds and vines.  My son is convinced that Bigfoot lives there.  

Beautiful isn't it.  It's OK if you laugh; we do.  It isn't as though we don't have enough repair and upgrade projects that need to get completed; we invent more.  

Maybe I should stop reading magazines. 

Or at least stop looking at the pictures.


  1. My husband and I have the same problem! Plans, plans, and such beautiful ideas - but TOO MANY! I am S-L-O-W-L-Y working on our backyard vision (in between the crazy rain we've been getting!), but we have a living room vision, a bathroom vision and I don't even want to begin with the basement!!

    Your vision is beautiful, Bigfoot will love it - just give it time and patience (and a nice machete to whack the heck out of anything in your way!).

  2. I am really good at planning and coming up with inspiration. Actually implementing it? Not really what I'm good at.

    I think having a vision is wonderful. I think you could really do something like that in your space. But, if not, it is always fun to dream a little big.