Thanksgiving Decor

You all know how I love this time of year. From October through January my house is decorated for the different holidays. It’s so fun bringing out classic crafts, and making new ones. DSC_0520

This year we hung up our leaves again, and I also decided to keep the “spooky” tree up, because it tied in pretty well with the fall leaves.

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I had fun making some signs to hang up around the house. I think next year I’ll try to do an image transfer on wood, but this works for now.

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I did a pencil tracing of Match’s, Piglet’s, and my hand to use for decoration. I think it’s my favorite of the decorations I have up.

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Have you decorated for Thanksgiving?

Laundry Room Budget Makeover

I use the term “makeover” rather loosely here. If we weren’t renting, I’d have done so much more to this room. Since we are renters, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on updates, but I couldn’t stand the clutter.

Here’s the before:

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Can I just stop a minute and tell you how annoyed I am that the builder didn’t install cabinets in here? I mean come on! It’s the perfect space for them, and they wouldn’t have cost that much. It would have added so much more functionality to the small space.

As I said, if I owned our home, I would have installed cabinets, and probably a custom table top for foldding. Instead, I spent $12 on a wire rack from Amazon, and voila, instant makeover!

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I also decided to add a little character to the space. Using some inspiration from Pinterest, this is what I came up with:

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Yes that is Piglet’s adorable naked booty. It makes me smile whenever I run a load of laundry.

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The room still isn’t perfect, but it’s much better than it was before. I can walk through this space and not immediately get stressed out by all the junk.

DSC_0529Definitely worth the $12 spent!