If you had all the time and resources necessary, would you indulge in tweaking your home? Fluffing your nest?
I would! Nothing extravagant you understand. Not over the top, no outlandishly expensive gold-flocked commodes. My aim is comfort and convenience wrapped up in pretty.
Now, pretty is in the eye of the beholder. I, for example, prefer simple and sparkle, while a friend of mine likes country chic with a lot of home made crafty touches. My mom reads glossy European design mags (which I inhale whenever I visit) while someone else may glean inspiration from the IKEA catalogue (much of my home is sponsored by the good folks with the blue and yellow flag).
Oddly enough, I have not unpacked any towels or pots and pans. I'm not sure now if I ever had any, or what I've done with them since first packing up. I do, however, have plenty of candles and candle holders, and an entire cupboard full of tea cups and tea pots. Not hard to tell what my priorities are!
Several times a week I venture out to a new dollar store or hardware store to look for some essential thing - like a can opener (I've had dreams in which I hear myself saying, "But I don't have a can opener" in great despair.) and inevitably come home with... another candle.