It has been a great week but I’m thankful it’s Friday. My thoughts are very Thanksgiving focused right now so this week’s five is all about things I’m thankful for right now.
1. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Thanksgiving
We finally took down the Halloween Decor and decorated for Thanksgiving. The decor is minimal- Fall-colored striped table cloth, a few pumpkins on the table, and this new Thanksgiving banner. We made the banners as our craft in my Mom’s group yesterday. I had a great time chatting and making our banners together and I love that I have something to add to my minimal Thanksgiving decor.
2. Window Clings
These are from Target but I stumbled across them in Marc’s in Aisle 1. For $0.25 cents per set I thought they would be a fun Thanksgiving Decoration that my son could claim as his own. The second one says “Be Thankful” but he decided to creatively arrange the letters.
3. Mental Whitespace
Lately I have been craving more “me” time. I love being a stay at home mom but being “on” all day with a 15 month old and a nearly 4 year old had been wearing me out a bit more lately. At this stage they do not play together well and that makes for some long days. Plus my introverted self just has a hard time with the fact that my older son wants to ask questions and talk to me all day long. Don’t get me wrong- I have great kids and I love them very much but on Tuesday night I was feeling run down and just needed to get out of the house so that I could have some quiet alone time. My husband has always encouraged me to get out of the house more in the evenings and take more time for myself but I struggle with it because sometimes it makes me feel selfish and unproductive. Tuesday night I spent some time browsing in TJ Maxx and I saw this notebook that I thought was beautiful. I didn’t get it (I have too many notebooks right now) but it did perk me up a little.
4. The Weather
The weather this week has been glorious. I’ve taken the boys out as much as possible this week so that we can soak it all up before the cold weather comes.
5. Play Kitchen
Tomorrow morning I have an appointment with my father-in-law to begin work on a play kitchen that I want to make for my boys for Christmas. I like the look of the Pottery Barn Simply White Retro Kitchen… but I don’t want to spend $699. So we plan to make it ourselves. We’re hoping to use Camille from Imperfectly Imaginable’s kitchen plans as our guide-line. If any of you have built a play kitchen please send me your sage advice!
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