Sunday, October 2, 2011

FALL In Love.

FALL in Love with your Kitchen.
My favorite spot at home is in my kitchen. I love to cook, bake and spend time with my family in the kitchen. I have great memories of the boys and I gathered around the island baking cookies, pies and yummy breads. My boys love being in the kitchen too and I hope they continue that love as they get older. Lots of good times happen in the kitchen.
FALL in Love with Dining Together.
I am a firm believer that eating dinner together as a family is an important part to a happy family. There is so much to learn about each other while enjoying a nice meal at the family table. Make coming to dinner fun, set the table for the season, have prizes under the kids chairs or have fun with ice breaker questions listed on cards! More importatley use this time with your family to talk about the positive things in the day.
FALL in Love with Bed Time.
We just moved Blake into a Full size bed. Layered with soft sheets, warm blankets and all of his favorite friends. An inviting bed makes them ready for Bed Time. (right?)
FALL in Love with Entertaining.
When Doug and I finished the basement we knew we wanted a place to Entertain. We love our Entertaining Area. This space encludes the bar, game table and our lovely patio with a built in fire pit. This space is perfect for large groups or just four of us on a cold fall night.
FALL in Love with Game Night.
Set up a cozy spot in the house to host Family Game Night. Have games close by for playing and have the popcorn ready for popping!
FALL in Love with Quiet Time.
I set up this room in our basement for a soft place for the boys to play. This room is also set up for some much needed quiet time. This cozy daybed is a perfect place for afternoon naps, daydreaming and curling up with our favorite books. I love nothing more than to curl up with my boys for Snuggle Time. (I'm taking full advantage while I still can.)
FALL in Love with Your Home. Somedays all I can think about are all the negative things about our house... I think that it is easy to get wrapped up in the negatives sometimes. Lately, I have been on a mission to FALL back in Love with my Home. I haven't given my home a chance lately to shine like I know it can. I have spent the last few weeks digging in, organizing, decorating, rearranging rooms and Falling Hard for a house that I call HOME. I think that being content at HOME is important and when your job is your HOME it can be difficult at times to keep your peace.

3 comments:

Sue said...

I am falling in love with your house again too seeing all your pretty things and the love you put into all of it for your family.

The new chairs in the dining room look great. I had to look twice to see that the hutch was different it blends in so beautifully. Love the daybed with Grama's quilt on it.
xoxo
Mom

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I am so happy to see that you are back to blogging! I love your beautiful home and welcome any chance for another visit! What a great post and great advice for all of us!

Anonymous said...

Hooray nice to see a post, I so hope you blog more :)

Kathy :)