My poor parents. We’re just continuing to take over just about every single room in the house with all of our “stuff.” It sure is a good thing they’re pretty good sports about it!
It probably doesn’t help matters much when I wind up going out and doing a totally unexpected haul at Marshall’s… I told Jay yesterday that I was planning on running over there quick on my lunch hour just to do a little browsing. I felt confident in my claim of “browsing” because lately, anytime I go and look at anything, I tend to hold back from purchasing because I just can’t make up my mind.
Well…let’s just say I didn’t really have a problem making up my mind yesterday. #whoops
I swear, every isle I cruised down had something with my name on it. And there was no hesitation about it either. I saw it, and was like, “umm yes, I gotta have you,” and that was that. As to how much of it will wind up being later returned? That is always unknown. #buyersremorse
But I wound up getting a bunch of these vacuum seal containers (similar to these, also a great deal!)for about half price of what I’ve been seeing them for, and I’m excited to include them in our pantry.
I also found a “potential” new rug for the foyer. I bought one recently at Kohl’s, but it was smaller than I would have wanted, so we’re gonna give this one a try.
I also found a few “odds and ends” that I thought would look cute on top of our kitchen cabinets, but I’ll be honest…I really have no clue what I’m doing. And I’m a little leery of putting anything up there, really, because I am the worst when it comes to dusting, let alone going out of my way to dust things up high.
So yeah, we’ll see there.
I also found some cute placemats, which have me thinking that perhaps I’ll like some pops of yellow throughout our kitchen?
I’m getting so ahead of myself here, it’s not even funny.
But seriously…I’m finding myself becoming totally consumed and overwhelmed with wanting to have everything done and decorated in the house right away, which I know is 110% unrealistic. For one, it’s going to take some time to get a feel for the space. And two, again, I’m really not great at the decorating thing. Send help, please.
On a slightly related note, however, I am TOTALLY stoked at our plans for our kitchen table. So we’ve been spending some time looking around at tables (like last weekend), and I’ve been browsing craigslist almost everyday, but we still haven’t really found “that” table. And every single time, I kept coming back to the look of a rustic farmhouse table. Sooo…we’re going to make our own…and it’s going to look semi-similar to this!
That table is actually one that was made by our cousins Mike and Brian (and you may remember the one at Brian and Mal’s house that I shared a while back) and I absolutely love it. Our plan? A darker stained top and an off-white color on the legs. We’ll do the same thing for the chairs too (which we’ll buy unfinished, because we’re not that ambitious) with darker seats and white legs/backs. I LOVE the look of the fabric chairs, but let’s be real…that’s just not realistic in our house.
And I’m not only blaming Lucas either.
But speaking of kitchens and all that jazz…man, I seriously miss baking. And sort of cooking, but not totally…I love having my mom cooking meals for us right now. But baking? Yes. Like, in a bad way. And I cannot wait to have my own kitchen once again so I can put it to use right away. But it’s been so long since I’ve baked and shared a recipe with you guys…this blog always ebbs and flows with whatever happens to be going on in my life, and I know that things have been a bit all over the place lately, so thanks for sticking with me! That said, I really want to bring some recipes back, and I’d love your input.
What kind of recipes do you want to see on STSL once I’m back up and running with a kitchen?
I figured, maybe if I start making notes now, then I’ll have some ideas at the ready for when we’re in the new place. Which, hopefully, is less than a week to goooo!