Sharing a few small changes today!
(BTW – looking for a fun patterned dish towel to put in front of this aqua one…)
I took this simple black basket…
spray painted it turquoise, and tossed in some fake red pomegranates. I’ll switch those out for some real ones once they pop up in the grocery store. Isn’t that a fun sight!? When pomegranates pop up in the grocery store! It means Thanksgiving! Which really means Christmas! Bring. it. on. And the binder behind the basket? I’m sure most would assume that’s a recipe binder. But this is me we’re talking about. Not recipes – just my home decor binder
. I stuck it there for now because it’s always out on my counter anyway and I like the pattern on the front. Still hunting for something fun to permanently display in this corner.
I took my red mail basket that sits in another corner of the kitchen..
and painted it in my new favorite aqua.
You may wonder where is all of the mail?
It’s sitting in a lovely pile waiting for Kenny to sort through it. I set a pile of mail/papers in front of him every few nights to sort through. He loves it. It’s his favorite thing to do. Right up there with hanging things up on the wall and getting family pictures taken.
I also took this red magnet board next to our back door…
taped it off…
and painted it – you guessed it! AQUA! I know. You’re thinking I may be over doing it with this color. Just a tad. But this was it. The last thing I’m painting this color.
This week. ;)
One last before and after because before and afters are fun.
I replaced our summer “get out the door list”
with some favorite pictures of the girls from past Octobers. I’m not as far as I wish I was on my October scrapbook (the point of that album was to pull it out every Fall so we could see past Fall pictures) so a quick fix for this year was to hang October pictures on the door!
The girls love it. They have spent a lot of time the past few days hanging out by the door looking at the pictures and getting excited for this coming October. Addie is pointing to her favorite.
The girls love this picture because of Frank (our buddy who shows up in the front yard mid October). I love this picture because of my girls. They were 2 & 4 and just look so little to me! Makes me sad how quickly they are growing up. :( I can’t stop to think about that lately or I end up in a puddle of tears.
Corner of the kitchen for October!
We got out our Halloween Advent Calendar! (Pottery Barn Kids) I also bought the candy to go in each slot. I also ate most of the candy that was supposed to go in each slot. In fact, I’m eating some of the candy that was supposed to go in those slots right now. For some reason I feel better now that I’ve admitted that.
I’m really not into too much Halloween decor. I don’t do the scary thing. Because well… it scares me. But I did want to display my “hoot owl”
and the girls love our spooky Halloween tree.
I bought these cute little frames to hang on our tree when I bought my owl. We make new ornaments for the tree each year so I’m sure these will soon be replaced with little beauties more like these:
Does Halloween decor make your kids want to leap across the furniture? No?
Just mine huh.
I still need to get out my fall wreaths which are buried somewhere in the garage.
I still need to decorate the front yard.
I still need to take pics of my hutch if I can stop tweaking it every time I walk by.
I still need to get these fun plates I bought at Z Gallerie up in the kitchen.
I still need to fill out some school forms, clean out my purse, write tomorrow’s to-do list and take off my make-up before I can go to bed tonight.
And I still need to put away the candy.
But at least I wrapped up a few small changes. :)