This time last year oldest "baby" left for California
and graduate school.
Hard to believe it's been a whole year.
Not gonna lie, her absence left a big ol' hole in my heart
but it would be weird if she lived with me forever.
And this was her dream for a while now.
For a long time I didn't even go into Cassie's room.
She had her own entrance, after all,
so I didn't actually need to go there.
The few times I couldn't avoid it, I found the experience just awful.
First, because my daughter is wonderful and thoughtful, and she
had left the room the way I've always encouraged my girls to leave
a hotel or vacation house: in perfect condition, better than the way you found it.
And her room was scrubbed clean, the bed made to perfection.
But the space was too bare bones without her trinkets and pictures
and essence; it made me sad.
And you know what helps (sometimes) when you're sad.
This is the view from the little porch.
And guess who will be walking through this door in just a few hours.
Yep, oldest daughter will be home for a week-long visit!
The room is clean and cozy and ready for the best guest!
The linens are the same. No need to change those out.
There's a funky chair that desperately needs to be slipcovered, though
I haven't found the right person for the job.
In the meantime, a pillow and blanket
will help pull things together a bit.
Accessories are always my favorite.
Fresh towels from Pottery Barn, a splurge for sure.
But they are so elegant.
The bathroom is tiny, but it does have everything a person needs, including
a hair dryer and shampoo, conditioner, razor, soap, etc.
No need to drag those things across the country.
This time will fly, I know.
My daughter was home at Christmas, and it was a blur.
But for the next few days I will have
all three girls
under one roof.
And this is bliss.
Linking up with Kim at Savvy Southern Style!