Senin, 10 Agustus 2015

A Few Small Changes

How is everyone? We've been enjoying the last few weeks of summer, but boy is it hot! 

I've had a busy day...I mopped the wood floors, washed/changed sheets, did four loads of laundry, and started some BBQ chicken in the crock pot. I think all I have left now is to empty the dishwasher and get the corn on the cob ready to go with the chicken. I'm trying something new with the corn. I'm using a recipe from Tiffani Thiessen that has sriracha sauce, mayo, and a few other ingredients.  We're spreading it on the corn on the cob instead of butter. I'll let you know if it's a hit. :)

So I've been making some small changes around the house. I got the urge to simplify/declutter things. 

Let's start in the dining room...

I removed everything off the kidney table and only left the soup tureen on the buffet. 

It sure is a lot easier to dust now. :)

I like the more streamlined look. I know I'll change it up again, but for now I'm loving it. 

I removed the tray I had on the dining table and replaced it with this simple glass hurricane. 

The silver cake plate hopped off the kidney table and over to this corner piece. 

I think the only thing I changed on this round table was replacing the green boxwood ball with a candle on that little stand. 

On the kitchen table, I removed the hydrangeas from that basket. I just got tired of constantly rearranging them when Holly poked her head into there. :) Yep, she would jump up there and poke her nose around that basket. 

I love this basket. I bought two of them at Kohl's and with my coupon, they hardly cost a thing. 

I added our coasters inside the basket. After staining/painting our kitchen table, I want to make sure we preserve the top, so I've trained the boys to always use a coaster. 

In the guest bath, I removed the lamp and decorative plate. I like the cleaner look.

Above is the other burlap basket I got at Kohl's.

I guess that's about it. I did try removing a few things from my kitchen counters, but ended up putting them right back because we use them regularly. All it took was one time of having to go to the pantry to get something for me to put it back on the counter. #lazy

I'm getting ready to photograph a small change we made to our kitchen cabinets and will hopefully get that post up later this week. 

Y'all have a great day!


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