So this is the PB chalkboard that sat in Scarlet's room for years and boy, did she trash it. I don't know exactly what she did to it to destroy it so, but it is not pretty.
So last year it was sitting in the garage "throw away" pile and I kinda felt sad about that so I took it and put it on my porch and it's now one of my favorite ways to welcome the kids home from school or ring in a holiday!
Oh, and the fact that I'm not even kind of an artist doesn't stop me from drawing away on it! Bad doodling= love anyway! ;)
And yes, I know... it's not technically the Fall, but it's September 1st and that alone makes me giddy!!!
So in honor of September I have a few things going on around the Greding house...
A few corners of my home--
This is currently what my fireplace looks like, BUT-- I change things around CONSTANTLY, so tomorrow it could look completely different. It just depends on what I find that I think will look fun or what one of the kids brings home from school and I want to add.
The glass jars hold Pretzel M&Ms and Apple Cinnamon Popcorn.
That CUTE owl purse is from World Market and it's Scarlet's, but I'm obsessed by it's cuteness, so for now it will stay on my fireplace. (remember what I said about changing things up?!?!)
Those white balls that kinda look like pussy willows light up and look amazing at night! I bought them for Halloween, but my kids died over them and insisted I keep them out, so I added the apple branches to them and now we are both happy!
Oh, and I love a wreath on a mirror. I actually have a hard time not decorating all mirrors. It's something about their blankness and a frame. LOVE that for some weird reason.
This is the THE most transitional spot in my home. I change this bureau up even more than my fireplace. It is ALWAYS seasonally decorated.
Right now I'm loving the garland I just made. I LOVE Eric Carle and a flashcard makes my heart go pitter patter!
The ABC wipeboard is from Pottery Barn Kids and I'm loving using it for decorating.
I also like my mini chalkboard with our family math problem on it! :)
I'm telling you... it's the little things that make me heart happy.
One more thing--
I'm burning Apple Pie in my family room
and Cinnamon Spice in my bedroom
And I must tell you... my house smells divine!
I'm telling you, the scent of a candle can change my mood in a second! It's 85 degrees outside and I'm in the mood for sweaters, apple picking and a football game!
My favorite inspiration year after year, season after season always seems to come from folk art. I don't know what it is, but looking a a drawing of a barn with a clothesline in the background, or a wagon pulling a pile of pumpkins sends my heart into a frantic twitter.
I usually always have some kind of folk art drawing as my screen saver and it is usually always a seasonal one.
Here's my current favorite...
I want to be "there" right now!!!
So there you go... a few things that make me happy, right now, in SEPTEMBER!
I have been without a car for a week now! It's been a nightmare. Yesterday I borrowed my parents' car for a few minutes and took off to Trader Joe's to grab some cheese for last night's dinner.
While there I ran into some fall finds I just couldn't resist! I'm so excited for the weekend to whip up the waffles and the bread! I have the perfect apple/cranberry butter for the bread and pumpkin butter for the waffles. Yum! Oh, and the cookies have already passed the taste test with flying colors!
My latest obsession from Bath & Body Works. It's to die for! I can't start my day without the shower gel and then the lotion and then I top it all off with the spray! I smell just like a leaf! Kidding- it smells nothing like leaves. It more like spicy fall. AMAZING!!!