I think I’m finally finished with the decorating! I’ve got a couple of things I want to make to add to the decor, but I’m essentially done. Yay!
I got a little too detailed about the kitchen and got in “super clean mode” before decorating. Which, in retrospect, is a little silly because I don’t do much decorating in the kitchen. I like to keep the counters pretty sparse. But hey, at least I have a really clean kitchen. And I’ve kept it really clean for four whole days!!
The other bigger was the bookshelf in the living room. I’ve been eyeballing that shelf for months in it’s cluttered, disorganized state. One day last week I decided I had had it and I took everything off. I told the kids they could choose five movies each to keep out and the rest were going in storage. I was sick of looking at a whole entire bookshelf full of movies when the only time we turn on the TV, we watch Netflix!
Then I got busy and couldn’t get the bookshelf the way I wanted it. I boxed up the extra movies and put the keepers back on the shelf. Dd6 put a bunch of fall decor on the shelves but none of us had time to really “style” it until a couple of days ago. It sat like this for too many days:
We invited a new church member to our home for lunch on Sunday afternoon. Just the incentive I needed to make that bookcase look a little nicer.
The front porch I’ll share next week. I’ve had a lot of trouble pulling it together. Hay stacks were nearly impossible to find! Then there was an accident with one of the mums. It’s still hanging out in the sunshine trying to recover before I take pictures.
While I was puttering around with the fall decor, the kids were pouring over a rainy day activities book and begged me to make a stuffed cat. I had picked up a Halloween fabric remnant at Hobby Lobby last week for $1.40 and decided it was perfect. We actually made three cats.
The kids were thrilled.
It’s been a great week. I loved that we weren’t overloaded with activities. And I tried not to squeeze in too much DIY. Although I love it, I took time to play with my camera in my free time this week. The little kids were perfect models. The teen boys — not so much. They have promised to be sweet this weekend and let me get a family shot with the hay stack and pumpkins I finally found! If I get a decent shot, I’ll share it. In fact, I’ll probably share even if I don’t get a decent shot. ha ha
Have a great weekend everyone!