{october 12} happy corners of our home

a friend who lives down the street was getting rid of some things.

she knows me well and had a great pile of stuff for me to go through.

this old painted rake head had to come home with me.

it’s the perfect place to hang all of my favorite jewelry!october 12

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{october 11} happy corners of our home

the kids’ bathroom needs some major work…that we will get to eventually.

for now, i make it happy with bright DIY vintage artwork.

i bought inexpensive colored frames at ikea and target and put in sight word cards, and a vintage map puzzle.

i backed them with scrapbook paper!

i also like to use towel hooks instead of towel racks. it’s easier for the kids to hang their towels up!
october 11

{october 9} happy corners of our home

i cleaned up the kids rooms today.

it’s been on my to do list for over a week, but just kept getting pushed off.

i love it when i can see their floors and their beds are made.

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and, this guy has the most comfortable bed in the house. i know, because i end up sleeping in it for one reason or another almost every night.

  • vintage map: goodwill
  • duvet cover: pottery barn
  • headboard/bedframe: IKEA {and it’s on sale until october 12, 2015}

{october 7} happy corners of our home

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we have a vintage chalkboard at the top of our stairs.

it has our family calendar on it.

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we usually have some kind out “countdown” underneath the calendar, but this month i decided to decorate the whole chalkboard instead of just the name of the month.

it’s not an actual corner, but it’s happy.

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and, even happier with baby girl in the photo.

{it’s also a very hard place to photograph for this amateur photographer as far as location and lighting}

{october 6} happy corners of our home

ok, this is crazy.

today started out with a list of things i needed to get done in my head, but i felt led to go to IKEA.

seriously, like drop everything, get in the car and go.

i had one thing i knew i needed to get and one that i quickly looked for online.

rarely, do i just wander through IKEA. i get overloaded and usually end up with too much in my cart. when i shop {for almost anything} i have a list and a plan.

so, i found out where i needed to pick up the big items and headed through the maze.

i got my first item and put it on the crazy driving trolley thing.

then, i went to find the other item.

i couldn’t make up my mind on which color i wanted, so i decided to walk away and think about it. i also needed help loading it onto the trolley thing, so i started to look for help.

then i spotted it in the “as is” area…the item i was looking for…in one of the colors i was choosing from…at a highly discounted price…and it was already put together!

done.

i was led.

seriously, even in things as trivial as furniture and home design we can be led.

stop and listen when your head is having trouble making a decision.

sometimes you need to walk away.

you will be guided.

i was guided to this chair, that makes this a new happy corner of our home!

october 6

  • vintage map: goodwill
  • quilt and plaid throws: goodwill
  • picnic baskets: value village
  • thermos: value village
  • rug: rugs.com
  • chair: IKEA