It was a busy weekend around here. I’ve clearly managed to overfill my plate for the month of October.

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While I’m feeling the pressure, I think it’s important every once in awhile to push yourself a little harder.Even though I still have a million and one things to do, I’m amazed at how much I’ve already accomplished this month.

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Paint – I’ve started painting the office (check out the colors here). And, to be honest, it’s been dreadful. I had to paint the ceiling, and that is probably one of my least favorite jobs. Especially when your ceilings are nine feet high. Paint splatters and drips everywhere. – I literally have specks of paint on my contact lenses. For a brief moment, I considered hiring someone to come and do it, but I decided to push onward and get it done myself. I’m hoping to have most of it completed by Sunday…

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Relax – … even-though, I’d much rather join these two on the couch.

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Decorate – Speaking of painting and decorating, I’m really into incorporating natural / weathered wood into my spaces lately. While I’m normally drawn to colorful or painted things, there is nothing like natural wood to add warmth and character. I’m talking more about this and sharing a few of my favorite wood accessories over on BHG’s Style Spotters blog. You can check that out here.

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Listen – Music is a must while I’m painting. I’m still loving The National Parks, and Keith Urban’s new album is wonderful. I’ve also been listening to Gregory Alan Isakov. His music is very coffee house / folksy. I recommend checking out this song to see if you like him. I suppose it’s a little more well known.

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Cook – I did spend a little time in the kitchen whipping up this amazing pasta dish for BHG’s Delish Dish Blog. I love a hardy pasta meal on a cool fall day. This comes together so quickly and it’s delicious! A must try.

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Remember – I posted my first #tbt (Throw Back Thursday) on Instagram this week. My uncle has been posting old family photos on Facebook, and I thought this one was a gem. I’m the baby. I assume 2-3ish. I’m just in love with this photo.

What’s going on in your life? What projects are keeping you busy around your home?

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  • Brenda Kula at

    With the ceiling, I’ve heard it helps to put your paint brush small end through a plastic lid about the size of a paint lid. Then it won’t fall back on you, it will fall back on the plastic.
    Brenda

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Good advice Brenda. I wonder if that would work with a roller too? That’s what gave me most of my issues. Thanks!

      xo Michael

  • TracyG at

    Great recipe, can’t wait to make it. As for the #tbt photo…you look exactly like your Mother. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww! Thanks so much Tracy!! I’ve been told that my entire life and that couldn’t make me happier. It was nice to hear again. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Elysa at

    Hi Michael – Just wanted to say Hello – I stumbled upon your blog a couple weeks ago and wanted to let you know I look forward to your posts. I very much enjoy reading them. Also love the “throw back” photo! You look adorable. Thanks for your blog! πŸ™‚

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I really appreciate that Elysa! I’m so glad you’re loving IBC. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar at

    Oh, I hear ya – painting ceilings in so annoying! Hang in there because the results will be worth it when you can sit and admire it with a cocktail; a strong one at that! πŸ˜‰

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. Exactly! I’m happy to say that the ceiling painting is complete! The worst part is over. Yay!! Time for that cocktail!

      xo Michael

  • Sarah at

    I’ve been admiring your white shelving unit for a few days now. I could really use something like that. Good luck with the painting, I can’t wait to see the final result!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Sarah. I assume you mean the big bookcase shelving? I actually made those with the help of my dad about eight years ago. They’ve been used over and over again.

      xo Michael

  • Kerry@homecrush at

    Loving the music suggestion, thanks for the recommendation! Really enjoy your blog.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You bet! Glad you are enjoying it Kerry!

      xo Michael

  • girlfromwva at

    Love the throwback photo!!! You favor your Mom so much! I hate doing anything to the ceiling; hurts my neck too much! πŸ™‚

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. Thank you so much! Yes – I agree. It’s literally a pain in the neck.

      xo Michael

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