Friends. My brain has turned to mush this week.
First of all, the sky turned dark and it rained for the first time in what seems like months. And when it gets all gray and gloomy around here, it makes you extremely sleepy and unmotivated and blah. So I’ll give credit to the weather for most of my unorganized-can’t-keep-anything-straight mind-frame.
Second, my best friend and her family are here visiting.
And when your best friend and her husband and her three kids are staying in your house, everything else that might be considered important (like filling out the stack of paper work for the kids’ back to school) gets pushed ’til the very last minute. Playing at the park, going out on dates and staying up late to play cards is way more fun than prepping for the first day of school.
But you know what having out-of-town guests does motivate you to do?
Clean out your overstuffed pillow closet.
I might have a small problem with pillows. I just can’t stop. I try to just switch out the covers and use the same down inserts (hence all those white pillow forms), but what do you do when the pillow you like already comes with an insert and there is not a zipper? Cut it apart and add a zipper and then use one of your existing pillow inserts? That just seems too difficult. So I just choose the pillows I want for each season and stack/throw the extras in this upstairs closet and call it good. I got rid of a bunch, but I’m thinking I need to whittle down my collection even more.
There are more things to share, but first … one item of business:
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Okay, so we were talking about mushy brains and pillows and my bestie. Let’s also talk about how fun these new Starbucks sleeves are.
We sure do love our Seahawks! Hence, my chalkboard.
(Here’s the original diy for this little gem of a piece that proves to be very useful come football season and beyond).
Speaking of football season, next week is a big blog hop of fall house tours. Mine is set for Monday the 14th, so I did some styling and fluffing and photographing yesterday to prepare. Here’s a little sneak peek:
I’m calling it my early fall home decor. I’m not ready for deep colors and thanksgiving-y things quite yet. I’m still mourning that summer is over and my baby is in middle school and my littlest baby starts kindergarten in 4 days. And mostly I’m mourning that I have to set an alarm and be out of bed in the six o’clock hour. Me and six o’clock are not very good friends yet.
A few more things:
- I’m reading this – a chapter at a time before bed – and of course I adore it.
- This newish podcast is a new favorite. They are so darn likable.
- I can’t stop wearing this t-shirt/tunic. It’s super soft and just the right amount of flowy.
- This video is so adorable. I teared up watching it and then promptly ordered the makeup. #marketersdreamgirl
- We’re itching to build a barn. Or modern farmhouse. Or anything resembling this. Or this.
Alright, time to stop chatting. It was fun!