It's Monday morning and these are some scenes around my house...
This cute picture I found on Friday, while shopping for a gift.
I love everything about it...the cottage, chickens, flowers
and the stone walkway.
I hung it in the kitchen, next to the aprons
and it's one of those pieces that makes me smile
every time I pass it.
Speaking of Friday...
we had dinner at my friend Kim's, and it was such good food
and good company.
She made a meal of Chicken Bundles, fresh veggies, and for dessert
she had a chocolate fondue with an entire board of
options for dipping.
There were chips, Fritos, pretzels, fruit, brownies and nuts,
and it was delicious.
And isn't it so wonderful to be invited to someone
I never take that for granted.
Well, here's another scene from this morning.
Our dog Banjo has finally decided he's a dog, after all,
and that this bed on the floor is good for sleeping in
and not just laying there empty, while he sleeps
on all the furniture.
But you know how we came to this?
Because over the weekend, we gave our
couch and loveseat to our kids and we are now couchless
until the end of the week.
So our living room is pitiful looking
(and therefore, no pictures),
while we wait on a new couch
more conducive to this small space we have.
David and I currently have two chairs we are sitting in
and using a stool for an ottoman.
Times are tough, people!
I snapped this picture to remind me to talk about food...
more specifically stocking up on food.
Do you do it?
Are you a stocker upper or more of a food minimalist?
I think I agree with both arguments,
which would be stock up "just in case,"
verses those who like a more minimal
selection so they can use things up more
I get it and I think I flow back and forth
on this situation.
I get very ambitious sometimes and buy a bunch of produce,
only to waste some because it's gone bad before we can eat it.
Oh, the guilt when this happens!
I think I'll make that a goal this year...
to shop more efficiently,
always keeping in mind that our nest is much
smaller these days and we don't need
an entire bag of oranges!
Poor David 😀
When I over buy, then I'm constantly reminding him that
"we have fruit!"
And all the man wants is a nice cold glass of milk and some cookies.
And this 2-tier tray is something that's been on my mind,
after I read a blog post (HERE) and saw some adorable decorations
using a 3-tier tray.
Currently I've got my spoon collection here,
but maybe I'll buy another one to use on the table
and decorate it with fun things.
It's such a great tool to use!
I'm very much in decorating mode right now.
My project list is growing longer by the minute!
But, my budget is saying "slow down!"
and so I need to go in order of what's
affordable right now and what's bugging me the most.
That's usually how I decide on what to do next 😀
What about you?
Are you in cleaning mode, decorating mode,
exercising mode or nothing's different than last year mode?
Well, I'm off to tackle the to-do's of the day.
Until Next Time...