{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