Compared to the usual nightly catching up on DVR’d shows, a game of Scrabble seems so much more civilized. Put on a little classical music and I can pretend we’re actually very cerebral and aristocratic , preferring to challenge our brains rather than rest them come 7:30 each night. Until I stare at the Scrabble board for five minutes straight, blinking away the sleepy haze that’s been slowly creeping over me, and arrange my letters to spell my super-slick, last ditch-effort word: F-U-N. It should come as no surprise that Danny usually wins.
We saw this awesome sofa at a thrift store on Saturday. By Monday, I had convinced Danny it was meant for our house. It makes me happy just looking at it. Danny thinks it’s terribly ugly. Crossing my fingers that he’ll change his mind.
* As you can see, we haven’t quite finished painting. We’ll get to that one of these days!
The boys and I found this sweet little pot of African violets at Trader Joe’s last week. My grandma loved African violets and I’ve managed to keep one of her plants alive, but it stopped blooming a few years ago. I’m hoping to be able to keep this one producing blooms!
Simple + cute organizing solutions
I found this wall-mounted organizer at Home Goods a few months ago, intending to use it to corral school papers and homework (and my notebooks and planner). I had been trying to figure out a solution for all the artwork the kids produce each day and had a light bulb moment the other day – the handy-dandy organizer can serve multiple purposes! Each day since, I’ve added their artwork to their slot as they present it to me. I’ll sort through it at the end of every week and put the museum-quality pieces up on the wall. Maybe I’ll even get around to making proper labels.
I saw this pin on Pinterest and finally got around to trying it today. Lemons, rosemary, vanilla and water simmering on the stove – smells wonderful and I’m happy to have found a way to make our house smell nice without chemical-y, potentially toxic scent warmers!
With school starting again in a few weeks (August 8 for Adrian and two weeks later for Wyatt), I pulled out the workbooks. They were both excited to work on them and spent a good hour happily working side by side. It was a very peaceful hour!