Before I did anything else for our condo, I set up my new bookshelf. I have been waiting for my own bookshelf for years, ever since I received my first novel "Mandy" by Julie Andrews for Christmas. I didn't want it to rest on the family library shelves, because those books eventually ended up tattered and worn. I wanted my own shelves for my own books.
Kevin gave me the Ikea Expedit bookshelf for Christmas, and finally after years of collecting, I almost have enough books to fill the shelves.
My mom always taught me that a well-decorated home is one filled with books.