My Favorite Things
Jan. 18, 2012 3:59 pm
Updated: Mar. 5, 2013 10:50 am
Winter makes me gloomy, but it also makes me appreciate the things in life that make me happy. My family makes me happy and so does
surrounding myself with beautiful things that I love. Here are a few of those things.
It is not big or modern. It is small and bright and happy.
This is what I consider the breakfast station. It's my first stop in the morning for my coffee.
This is my cooking station. Plus, it's home to the treat jar. There's a strict limit of one treat per day. My boys might forget their
homework, where they put their shoes or what day of the week it is, but they never, ever forget to get their daily treat.
Here's a larger view of my kitchen and what I consider my bread station.
The image on my Hoosier is actually a cutting mat. My son got it for me for Christmas, but I thought it was too beautiful to cut on, so
I used some sticky tack (that's what we call it- I have no idea what it's really called) to attach it to the front of my Hoosier.
My spice cupboards are one of my favorite aspects of my kitchen. I have four of them running under my cabinets. I keep my spices in alphabetical
order so I never have to search for what I need.
Not all of my favorite things are in the kitchen. This nightstand next to my bed is one of my favorite things. I bought it for $10 at
a used furniture store. It was in very rough shape. I sanded and painted it and put on a new knob. Now I think it is beautiful.
I bought my desk at that same store for $50.00. I think that was a very good deal.
I love fresh flowers, bud vases and my retro planner.
I also adore this mirror my mom gave me for my birthday last year. It hangs in my dining room.
This crystal bubble bath decanter that I bought at an antique store last weekend for $2.00 is so pretty. I'm going to remove the original
label and make a new one for it.
I always find great things at estate sales. This bookshelf in my son's room cost me $17.00 and all it needed was a fresh coat of paint
to make it lovely.
Same goes for my corner cabinet in my dining room. It came from an estate sale and cost me $50.00 This was very ugly when I bought it,
but after a sanding job and some white paint, I think it's perfect.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite things. What are some of yours?