Stuffed and Grateful - About Your Shoes????
Yep - that's what came to me as I rolled over late last night in delightful bliss. Happy stomach, happy mouth, happy feet = Happy Thanksgiving!
And I don't see it as a day, by the way. I don't even see it as a season. I see thankfulness and gratitude as an awesome and very grounding way to live each day.
It just so happens that for this girl (and many, many others) one of the things we're very grateful for is our shoes. We love them, we show them off and it's hard to shine without them.
So in addition to moist turkey and flowing chardonnay, I'm thankful for great shoes and a great place to store them.
I'm also really grateful for opportunities with a project called "The Not So Big House". This concept was pioneered by architect Sarah Susanka and is something I've followed for years. So, when Closet Works Designer Jane Van Almen brought this opportunity to the table for considersation, we leapt at it with enthusiasm because it's so in sync with what we do as closet designers.
We believe in maximizing space and making it beautiful and interesting. We love effective design and we appreciate that people need to be able to really live and function in their space.
And that's alot of what Susanka is about.
And you have an opportunity to actually see, first hand, examples of her approach to a "Not So Big House" in Libertyville, Illinois in conjunction with School Street Development.
The house will be open on weekends over the next several months. You can check it out -